Strawberry cocktails during Wimbledon? Sounds like a Game. Set. Match Made In Heaven.
Not everyone loves a rudely shaped strawb as much as we do, but the Black Cow team down in Dorset def think they have their advantages. They've taken the wonky, surplus berries and pressed & infused with their classic, creamy, award-winning vodka to create Black Cow English Strawberries AKA strawberries and cream reimagined, baby.
This cocktail by Bill Shearer features in the 3rd box from the crew at Canvas AKA the ultimate bar at-home experience that we're obsessed with. The latest box "The Pleasing Particularities of Finals Weekend" has been created in collaboration with Sipsmiths (the official gin of the Championships, FYI), but if you miss out on one of the limited edition boxes (there's only 100 available and you have 'til 5th July to order) you can attempt to make ya own - this is how we'd make ours.
A Summer Cup is about as English as tutting at slow walkers, drinking tea in a heatwave and claiming Andy Murry is British rather than Scottish when he wins a Grand Slam. That's why you better make sure you've got plenty of cucumbers, strawberries and mint in your fridge so you're ready to whip up a jug at a moment's notice when Wimbledon is on, or you'll end up on the back foot...
Get ready to serve up this mixed doubles smasher. It combines Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin (which they've made with the official Wimbledon strawberries that didn't have the chance to be eaten last Summer), lemon juice and sugar syrup topped with SERVED Raspberry Hard Seltzer.
Wimbledon without strawberries and cream is like having a British government without a scandal. It just isn't possible. This indulgent number is made using Chase GB Gin - sweet, creamy, and not lactose intolerant friendly in the slightest.... but oh man, it tastes ace.