A toast to summer

Say hello to warmer weather with these fruit-forward cocktails.

Kate Spade New York Park Circle Rose Carafe and Stirrer. David Jones Collection Oslo Hi Ball Glasses, Capri Stemless Wine Glasses and Linen Union Tablecloth. Tom Dixon Stone Serving Board. Iittala Alvar Aalto Vase.

A season of celebrations awaits – delight your guests with refreshing summer spritzes made for balmy afternoons. With vibrant fruits and fresh garnishes, you’ll want to add these cocktails to your summer repertoire.

Peach and ginger crush

A jug cocktail is an entertainer’s dream and this one is no exception. Laden with fragrant peaches and citrus, think of it as a new, lighter take on sangria.

Serves 6-8

Prep: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS

4 peaches, sliced

1 small orange, diced, plus extra slices to serve

1 small lemon, diced, plus extra slices to serve

2 tbsp David Jones Australian Organic Honey

1½ tbsp finely grated ginger

½ cup Lark Classic Cask Whisky

Large ice cubes

1 bottle chilled rosé

Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water

Mary Valley Food Co Dried Orange Slices, to serve

METHOD

1. Combine peaches, orange, lemon, honey and ginger in a large serving jug. Muddle together to lightly crush and release the peach juices. Add whisky and stir to combine.

2. Add ice cubes to the jug, then rosé. Top with tonic water to taste, stir well and serve garnished with fresh and dried citrus slices.  

KATE SPADE

Park Circle Rose Carafe and Stirrer

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LARK

Classic Cask Single Malt Whisky

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TOM DIXON

Stone Serving Board

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MAISON SAINT AIX

Provence Rosé Magnum

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Cosi Tabelinni Champagne Bucket. Bollinger SPECIAL CUVÉE BRUT NV. In the Roundhouse C’est Bon Side Plate. Waterford Elegance Optic Champagne Coupe Pair. Iittala Raami Bowl. Cristina Re Moderne Spoon Set. Maison Balzac Chandelles Tapered Candles.

Watermelon and rose champagne cocktail

Cool, refreshing and chic, this frosty cocktail is perfect for summer entertaining. Be sure to chill your champagne coupes along with your champagne – we love Bollinger or Perrier-Jouët.

Serves 6-8

Prep: 15 mins plus freezing

INGREDIENTS

½ seedless watermelon, flesh coarsely chopped

¼ cup (60ml) gin

2½ tbsp maple syrup, or to taste

Juice of ½ lime

2 tsp rosewater, or to taste

Chilled champagne, to serve

METHOD

1. Process watermelon in a food processor until smooth then strain through a fine sieve (alternatively, juice watermelon in a juicer). Combine watermelon juice, gin, maple syrup, lime juice and rosewater in a container and freeze overnight. Scrape watermelon mixture into ice crystals with a fork and freeze until required.

2. To serve, fluff watermelon granita with a fork and spoon into chilled coupe glasses. Top with champagne and serve.

TAYLOR & SMITH

Gin

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WATERFORD CRYSTAL

Elegance Optic Champagne Coupe

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BOLLINGER

Special Cuvée Brut NV

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RUNAMOK

Maple Sparkle Syrup

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Styling & Recipe: Emma Knowles, Photography: Pablo Martin