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Tropic like it’s hot

Summer is well and truly here!

The temperature is rising, and I know you’re thinking about that tropical summer getaway. But until you’re there hopefully we can help tide you over with a couple of summer cocktail recipes – perfect to enjoy in the sun!
We have been mixing and tasting here at the Not Just Jugs HQ to find the perfect drink for your summer parties.
Let’s bring out the big jugs (so to speak) and fancy glasses, gather some friends, fire up the barbecue and enjoy some simple-yet-delicious cocktails and punches.

Don’t forget to dress your drinks for the party; the look of the right glassware will help create the vibe and ambience. Show that you care just as much about the presentation as you do about the creation.
Here are some of our favourite punch recipes using fresh summer ingredients.

Brunch Punch

  • 200 ml Lemonade
  • 150 ml Orange Juice
  • 100 ml Pineapple Juice
  • 100 ml Vodka
  • 450 ml Prosecco
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sliced Orange
  • Raspberries
  • Sugar for rim

Brunch Punch cocktail

Add plenty of ice and pour lemonade, orange juice, pineapple juice, vodka and Prosecco.

Combine the fruit and fresh mint into the jug. Stir well.

Decorate the glass rim with sugar before serving the punch, then finish with a mint leaf garnish.

Pimm’s Summer Punch

  • 50 ml Pimm’s No 1
  • 650 ml Lemonade
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Sliced Oranges
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Lemon slices

Fill a jug with plenty of ice and pour over the Pimm’s and lemonade, give it a good stir.

Add the mint, cucumber and fruit into the mix.

Serve fresh and cold, and garnish with mint.

Summer Squash

  • 250 ml Apple Juice
  • 250 ml Cranberry Juice
  • 500 ml Prosecco
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Sliced Oranges
  • Sliced Lemon
  • Raspberries

Fill jug with ice, then pour lemonade, apple juice, cranberry juice and Prosecco.

Add fruit and fresh mint into the jug.

Serve fresh and garnish with mint.

Summer Punch Cocktail

So there it is! You did it. Go frolic in the sun with these in hand and escape into the sun.

You won’t even need to worry about running out of any liquidity-goodness as they’are such easy recipes to make again, and again, and again.

Share tips and photos of your creations using your favourite glassware from NJJ on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #NJJLoves #Summerpunch #MixandShare.

 

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