The weather’s holding, school is almost out and everyone is starting to feel a bit more summer-holidayish. Which is all well and good, but if you have to go to one more barbecue or summer drinks party where the hosts are serving up unimaginative jugs of this and the same old pitchers of that, you could be more likely to succumb to boredom than sunstroke.


Never fear! We have the answer. After hours of intensive testing (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it) we have come up with five simple cocktails that combine some of our summeriest Fruit Wines with a mixer, ice and a slice to make delicious long drinks.


ELDERFLOWER WINE COLLINS


Mix 1 part Elderflower Wine with 3 parts tonic for a light, crisp and beautifully refreshing long drink with a floral-citrus kick. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint.


STRAWBERRY WINE DAIQUIRI


Mix 1 part Strawberry Wine with 3 parts cloudy lemonade for a stunning long drink with a citrus tang and mouth-watering notes of wild strawberries. Serve over ice with a wedge of lime.


RASPBERRY WINE AND APPLE SPRITZ


Mix 1 part Raspberry Wine with 3 parts apple juice for a lively long drink with zesty apple notes and a ripe berry finish. Serve over ice with a slice of chilled apple. 


CHERRY WINE KALIMOTXO


Mix 1 part Cherry Wine with 3 parts cola for a sweet yet refreshing long drink with a burst of black cherry, a hint of almond and a smooth finish. Serve over ice with a wedge of lime. 


PEACH WINE BELLINI


Mix 1 part Peach Wine with 3 parts lemonade for a delicious summer long drink with soft ripe fruit flavours. Serve over ice with a slice of fresh peach.


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We certainly had great fun experimenting with different combinations of long drinks, so if you try one of our suggestions we’d love to know what you thought. And if you fancy inventing your own Lyme Bay long drink take your pick from our full range of Fruit Wines and let us know what you come up with – or better still, send us a photo.


You can buy all our Fruit Wines online or at the Winery shop so do pop in and stock up if you are passing. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone.


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