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How to Host the Perfect Zesty Picnic

in Competitions May 4, 2021

Planning a picnic to celebrate the arrival of the great British summertime? Make it a zesty affair with our bar-quality Zesty Orange 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.


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.


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.


Just as you would decorate your table ready for a dinner party, a beautiful blanket will set the scene for a stylish picnic. Inspired by their commitment to craftsmanship, we turn to Heating & Plumbing London to provide a sophisticated solution. Sharing our uncompromising approach to quality, this British lifestyle brand has a range of comfy and cosy outdoor rugs that are made from pure new wool and available in a range of eye-catching colours.

Easy to transport – thanks to a complementary leather carrying belt – these picnic blankets are the perfect companion for outdoor entertaining and socialising. The team have thought of everything, even giving the blankets a waterproof backing so not even wet grass can dampen your summertime spirits. 


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. Photography by @jennafifi.


To get your picnic off to the perfect start, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Wolf & Badger and Heating & Plumbing London to offer you two chances to win the ultimate outdoor sipping set, including our range of sensationally sippable ready-to-sip G&T cans, a beautiful Heating & Plumbing London waterproof blanket, and £150 to spend at, too – just in time for the bank holiday weekend. Find our T&Cs here.

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