If the sun is shining, what better way to celebrate Summer than with a BBQ? Especially if you’ve got friends and family visiting! There's lots to prepare when hosting a BBQ, from food and tableware, to grill accessories. However, you also need to make sure you're stocked up on plenty of drinks to keep everyone refreshed.
Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best BBQ drinks to keep your guests happy and hydrated this Summer.
Full Bodied Fruit Juice
A refreshing option for all ages, fruit juice is perfect for quenching thirsts on a hot day. At Frobishers, we’re fruit juice experts. Choose from nine flavours including classics like Orange or Grapefruit Juice, or go for something more exotic like Mango or Pineapple. Fruit juices are also great for cocktails or mocktails, if you fancy a bit of mixology check out our 5 favourite cocktail and mocktail recipes here.
Tasty Fruity Fusions
Made from delicious combinations of fruits and mixed with a dash of water for a refreshing taste, fruit juice fusions are a great choice for a BBQ. Did you know our Fantastical Fusions have no added nasties, and count as one of your five a day? Perfect for helping your little ones pack in more nutrients.
Feeling like you want a bit of fizz? Our Spectacular Sparklers are perfect for adding a tongue-tingling and satisfyingly fresh taste to your occasion. Made from a medley of fruits and botanicals, with a good splash of sparkling water - we can guarantee guests are going to love these.
Don't forget to keep your drinks cool outside in an ice bucket so your guests can help themselves, this one from Outside Gang Shop has style and substance, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the occasion.
Summer pitchers are ideal when you’re hosting a large group of people. Cordials are great for making pitchers easily: simply pour in your desired Cordial, fill with soda water or lemonade and top with fresh fruits, for a delightfully fresh and zingy summer sharing pitcher. Want to make it boozy? Add a dash of alcohol of your choice. Try our favourite Summer cocktail pitcher recipe below:
Lemon & Mint Mojito Pitcher
A twist on the classic Mojito, this light, zesty and refreshing recipe is perfect for sharing at a summer BBQ.
You will need:
- 100ml Frobishers Lemon & Mint Cordial
- 100ml White Rum
- 600ml Lemonade / Soda Water
- 1 tbsp White Sugar
- Handful of Mint Leaves
- Pitcher Jug (we love this one from Dunelm)
- Optional: Mint Sprigs & Lemon Slices / Wedges
- Lightly crush mint leaves, sugar and white rum in a bowl
- Transfer this mix to the pitcher jug
- Half fill the pitcher jug with ice
- Add Lemon & Mint Cordial
- Pour in soda water or lemonade
- Top with mint sprigs and lemon slices or wedges
Canned Soft Drinks
Canned soft drinks are the talk of the town right now, and with delicious flavours combined in a convenient and recyclable can, it's not hard to see why. Have you tried our Sparkling Pressé Cans yet? They are delightfully fizzy and fruity, made from a blend of brilliant botanical, flavoursome fruits and balanced with delicately bubbly carbonated water. Choose from three flavours, Sicilian Lemonade, Raspberry & Rhubarb and Apple & Elderflower. For those wanting an appetising alcoholic beverage, pour into a glass with ice and mix with a drop of gin.
Fancy something a little different? Try one of our homemade ice lolly recipes for a frozen twist on a classic summer drink - a great way to keep kids cool and a fun activity for the school holidays.
Feeling inspired and ready to stock up on drinks for Summer? Build a custom box of soft drinks and mix and match everyone's favourite flavours. You can even order ahead of the occasion by selecting a delivery date of your choice.
If you need more ideas to help you get prepared for a BBQ, check out our blog post: Our favourite quick and easy Summer BBQ ideas.
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