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How to Host the Perfect Picnic

in Mixology June 23, 2021

Planning a picnic to celebrate the arrival of the great British summertime? Make it a zesty affair with our bar-quality G&T cans.

There’s no better way to welcome the warm weather than with a G&T. Spread out a rug, unpack your hamper and serve up an expertly crafted, ready-to-sip citrus cocktail. Here’s everything you need to prepare for the perfect al fresco afternoon.

1. SELECT YOUR PERFECT SIP

At Sipsmith, our team of summer-loving Swans know that eating outside doesn’t have to mean compromising on your drink. Of course, you could pack the all the ingredients you need to stir up a perfect gin and tonic, but why not enjoy the warm weather and let someone else take care of the cocktail-making for you?

Featuring a delightfully balanced blend of our award-winning London Dry Gin and the finest tonic water, our ready-to-sip G&T cans – decorated in our signature copper-and-green – promise a bar-quality cocktail, no matter where you’re sipping. From our classic G&T to our Light variation, which contains 30% less calories, we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

Our newest citrus edition was crafted for zesty sippers – Zesty Orange G&T cans – designed to be sipped anywhere, without compromising on taste or quality. Unsure which kind of sipper you are? Find out here.

2. SERVE A DELICIOUS SPREAD

Now that the cocktails have been taken care of, it’s time to pack your hamper. Once again, we’re happy to offer a helping hand with expert advice on preparing a delicious picnic platter from the experts at Grape & Fig. Our bar-quality G&T cans are best paired with light, delicious snacks such as chilli & garlic prawns, fine cheese and seasonal vegetables.

Gin and food grazing platter

Take it to the next level with a few different cheeses – a mixture of textures and flavours will ensure everyone finds a fromage that they love ­– and select a few seasonal ingredients. Tomatoes, cucumber and apricots say “summer’s here”, while strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are bursting with flavour. And just as there’s no gin without juniper, no picnic is complete without cured meats and a selection of antipasti. Finally, don’t forget to add crunch with oat cakes, French baguettes, pitta bread, chutney and relish.

3. THE ULTIMATE HAMPER

To celebrate our partnership with Wimbledon, and create the perfect al fresco or home sipping set-up to enjoy whilst you watch The Championships, we have curated the ultimate hamper. From our limited-edition Wimbledon gins, to our beautiful copper barware and Wimbledon blanket, this is the ultimate gift for tennis and gin fans alike. Exclusive to sipsmith.com.

wimbledon hamper

4. SHARE IT WITH FRIENDS

Once you’ve assembled all the ginny essentials you need for the ultimate picnic, invite friends and family to join you in raising a ready-to-sip can to the great British summertime. Don’t forget to share your on-the-go sipping with us on social media, tagging @sipsmith. Share how you #PerfectYourServe until 11th July for the chance to win some Wimbledon prizes (T&Cs apply). Photography by @jennafifi and @grapeandfig.

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