Creating the perfect summer spritz with Fever-Tree

This week, for the latest edition in our Home in on Happy series, we sat down with Fever-Tree’s resident mixologist Lauren, who chatted to us about how to make the perfect summer serve ready to sit back and relax with family and friends this summer. There’s never been a more important time to bring a little joy into our lives, and Fever-Tree are the experts in creating these ‘moments’ of happiness – whether that’s stretching out on your sofa after a long week with a G&T in hand for some ‘me-time’, or getting the family together in your garden, sipping on a spritz in your favourite garden chair.

Just in time for us all to start meeting up with loved ones again, Fever-Tree have shared three simple drink recipes and some top tips to help elevate your hosting skills so you’ll be set to impress…

The spritz for summer afternoons in the garden

If you can’t go to Italy, bring the Italian Aperitivo to your back garden! For a deliciously refreshing spritz, simply fill your favourite glass with ice, add 50ml Campari or Italian liqueur mix with our Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda and garnish with a slice of orange. With a lower ABV than most mixed drinks, this is the perfect pre-dinner drink. Top tip – for this serve we love to use a large wine glass! This is the perfect serve for summer evenings in the garden – relaxing alone, or with family and friends.

The perfect tipple to enjoy all to yourself

After a twist on your G&T? Our sweet rhubarb and raspberry tonic water is deliciously refreshing and fruity, with sweet British rhubarb and juicy Scottish raspberries, reminiscent of an English summer. Simply mix with London Dry Gin for a sweeter twist on your gin and tonic. The perfect drink to enjoy after work on a light evening, relaxing on the sofa.

@kylamagrathinteriors‘ pink Teddy sofa bed is the perfect place to enjoy a G&T with a twist

The crowd-pleasing drink for family occasions

Our Skala garden sofa set creates the perfect outdoor space for family and friends – time to share a glass of this zesty drink!

Impress your friends with a vodka lime soda – but not as they may know it! We use zesty Mexican Limes and floral citrusy Yuzu juice to create our Mexican Lime Soda, which pairs perfectly with premium vodka or tequila – the ideal accompaniment to any outdoor fiesta enjoyed with family and friends.

Our friends at Fever-Tree started with a meeting of two minds and one simple premise: if 3/4s of your drink is the tonic, wouldn’t you want it to be the best? Having started with their first bottle of Premium Indian Tonic Water, they now have a mixer to help you celebrate every occasion, from tonics and gingers to flavoured sodas. The perfect drink awaits you – whatever your choice of tipple!