Congratulations everyone – we’ve made it to summer! Swimming costumes have been washed and pressed, beach bods have been perfected, and now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy.
That being said, no summer is ever truly complete without a handful of sun-inspired drinks to impress your friends with. With that in mind, here are our four favourite tipples for summer 2018.
1. Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial
At the top list of our best drinks for this summer is Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial champagne. Presented in elegant white, this is the first-ever champagne created primarily to be served over ice, especially when you’re at a summer picnic, barbecue, or garden party. It is a sweeter, lighter, sparkling style of champagne with less dense bubbles that goes down smoothly, providing the perfect refreshment on your summertime.
The champagne is expertly made up of the best Pinot Noir to give it structure and density, Pinot Meunier for a richer and milder mouthfeel, and Chardonnay to add a little touch of refreshing acidity.
To get the most out of this fun and fresh drink, we recommend serving it on a lot of ice or with chopped plums and summer fruits. If you forget to bring the ice along to your summer picnic, don’t worry one bit as you can also drink the champagne as long as it is very chilled to give it the full fruity flavour. And that’s why Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial is a perfect summer drink!
2. Dom Perignon 2009
Dom Perignon is one of the most celebrated champagne brands worldwide, and they have a unique 2009 vintage designed for summer lovers. Well, the Dom Perignon 2009 is an iconic champagne —the first ever vintage to have been released out of a chronological order, meaning it hit the market even before the 2008 vintage.
The 2009 Champagne vintage was created using mature ripe grapefruits, finely chiseled to give a silky texture and one of a kind freshness. It offers a vivacious nose of guava and grapefruit with stone fruits that often burst from your glass right after you’ve poured the drink. We are talking about the white peach and nectarine! Take a sip and you’ll be amazed at the absolutely refreshing taste sensation of this rich fruity tipple as soon as it hits your tongue.
We love this drink because you can partner it with seafood, fish, hard cheese, fresh and citrus salads.
3. NYETIMBER NV Rosé Brut English Sparkling Wine
Nyetimber is a true pioneer, with over 25 years of experience in making some of the finest English sparkling wines you can find on the market today. They’re the first English producer to make sparkling wines exclusively from the popular sought after grape varieties — Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. NYETIMBER NV Rosé Brut English Sparkling Wine is one of their best, which spent 3 years in the fine lees and includes 2009 as well as 2010 vintages.
It’s one of the delicious wines you’ll ever taste this summer. The wine is made from hand-picked grapes, which are at their peak ripeness. The magnificent character emerges as soon as you open that bottle. On the nose, you’ll be greeted with a superb aroma of red fruit flavours with floral notes anise and lavender. The palate is amazingly creamy with a silky texture and refreshing cherry flavours to retain that sense of tension.
4. Zymurgorium Pink Grapefruit Gin Liqueur
We end our list of the best drinks for this summer with Zymurgorium Pink Grapefruit Gin Liqueur, which is full of flavour& colour and also excellently designed with a balanced tangy taste. Well, the manufacturer uses juniper and 20 other British botanicals along with a dry, crisp gin to produce liqueur that has a well-balanced pink grapefruit taste.
This bottle of gin liqueur can be taken either with or without crushed ice. And for those that love partnering, you too can never go wrong with Zymurgorium Pink Grapefruit Gin Liqueur. It is delicious when partnered with tonic, prosecco, lemonade, or cocktail simply by adding fruitiness.
There you have it! And we wish you a truly happy summer adventure.
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