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The official advice is it’s better not to drink alcohol but I wonder how many people actually follow it? Maybe it’s more a question of diluting your drinks more or switching to ones that are naturally lower in alcohol like a low alcohol beer or do you stick to the drinks you normally drink but just have them a bit colder? Would you be averse to putting an ice cube in your red wine as I did the other night?!
What are you finding particularly refreshing right now? Cold brews? Cordials? Cocktails? and if so what kind? Love to know!
My wife and I are enjoying the 0% gins from Gordon's Tanqueray and Sipsmith which are so refreshing with any tonic. Neither of us misses the alcoholic kick either.
North Carolina Iced Tea (sweet tea).
Cold Tea, honey, pepper corns, cloves, orange zest. Cool and drink with lots of ice and lemon slices.
Bourbon and Campari to taste if you want 👍😊
For non alcohol, Addams Ghost Ship 0.5, and Waitrose low alcohol cider are both good. Otherwise continue with wine but smaller glasses and drink water in parallel.
Ice, water with ice, Rose with ice, chilled Radler- and salad.
Fresh and ice cold white wines, rebujitos ( fino sherry, sprite, mint leaves over ice), white port and tonic.
Pimms obv! But much better if not too sweet. So ditch the lemonade and use either a good quality tonic or soda water. 70/30 with some ginger ale. Delicious!
Summer, for me, is the time for rosé and chilled light reds - a Côte de Brouilly, maybe. And champagne, of course. Tchin-tchin!
Cider with plenty of ice or Gin and tonic in a large glass with loads of ice does for me.
Ice cold water on the side to keep the hydration up.
All the best
Ice cold white wine. From fridge to 40 mins in freezer. But balanced with plenty of soft drinks to keep the hydration up.