Reunions with friends and family over an alfresco feast never felt so good, especially when your picnic hamper includes a few expertly crafted gin sips.
After several months spent at home and more video-call parties than we can remember, summer socialising promises to be extra special this season for most. So, with the sun shining and green spaces across the country welcoming people who are ready for some gourmet grazing, we take a look at everything you need to pack for the perfect picnic.
A BAR-QUALITY GIN & TONIC
A self-catered picnic certainly doesn’t have to mean compromising on a quality gin and tonic. Don’t weigh down your basket with bottles and instead pack our Sipsmith Ready to Drink Gin & Tonic cans. Each eye-catching copper and green can combines Sipsmith London Dry Gin and the finest tonic water to create a beautifully balanced and skilfully blended sip – it’s like having your own personal bartender on hand. Our classic ready-to-sip cans are ccompanied by a Sipsmith Ready to Drink Gin & Tonic Light version, which contains 30% less calories. All the more reason to enjoy those deliciously indulgent sausage rolls, we think.
THE ONE-POUR MARTINI
Speaking of bar-quality sips that can be enjoyed while you are outside and soaking up the sunshine, let us introduce our Ready-to-Sip Martini. Launched this World Gin Day to raise money for Hospitality Action and Support Your Local Bar, each bottle contains Sipsmith London Dry Gin and Extra Dry Vermouth, and was hand-thrown during our incredible 24-hour Martini Throwing Marathon. Pop a bottle in the freezer before heading out, and you and your friends will soon be enjoying an aperitif to make you the envy of the park. These are available for a very limited time only, so buy a bottle now to ensure you don’t miss out.
MAKING LIFE SIMPLE
Packing up a picnic should never be a reason to panic. If the chances of you appearing on Masterchef aren’t likely to materialise any time soon, remember that shop-bought sandwiches and restaurant takeaways have come to the rescue of many a flustered home cook in the past. And, in the spirit of keeping things simple, don’t worry if your cocktail-making kit is missing a few items. Whatever delicious creation you are planning on shaking, stirring and serving during your alfresco adventure, a few kitchen essentials can easily be used as barware, if needed.
As the day draws to a close, and the sun starts to sink below the horizon, you can trust our Swans to have thought of everything. Crafted from pure wool, our Sipsmith Blanket with its chic grey fishbone pattern promises to keep you looking stylish while sipping.