2nd June 2022
It’s official. Summer has (finally) arrived!
We’d say throw up the bunting but we’re guessing some of you may already have the flags out, since June heralds The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and everyone’s getting into the party spirit.
June, as far as we’re concerned, is the time to start slowing things down and taking it easy. It’s the last few weeks of school term, the start of garden party season and not to mention World Gin Day. Stick the tonic on ice because we’ve pulled together some tips to make the most of the Summer Season with Caorunn.
Letʼs face it, we love any excuse for a celebration, but June 11th marks a big day in Caorunn’s calendar. After all, World Gin Day brings the world together to celebrate our favourite spirit, and we can definitely drink to that – our new favourite is a Caorunn Blood Orange Gin with Fever tree Blood Orange Soda.
Keep an eye on Caorunn’s Social Channels to see how we’re marking the occasion, in the meantime here’s some standout gin cocktails for the big day.
When could possibly be the best time to throw a splendid gin picnic you ask?
We’d say, almost definitely as part of National Picnic Week from the 18 – 26 June, but by all means have a trial run – see what works, what doesn’t, what transports well and what happens to a scotch egg in the sunshine (we’ll let you be the judge of that!)…
This year the only thing we’re leaving to chance in our picnic planning is the weather – although even that won’t get in the way of everyone having a great time and most importantly, making memories with friends and families.
We think it’s worth putting the effort in to a bit of pre-planning, dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s – there’s no reason a party in the park should look any less chic than a proper table setting.
Before we get to the good part (the fruity gin cocktails of course), here are our picnic mandatories.
Any food can be picnic food – it doesn’t have to be a quartered sandwich, sausage roll, savoury egg or chips and dip affair. For example, a pavlova can be assembled almost anywhere and is always a showstopping dessert. Scones with clotted cream and jam (always a winner!), fresh strawberries, raspberries, and chocolate bites for something sweet. An assortment of artisan breads and crackers, a seafood platter with langoustines and a side of baked salmon, continental meats platter, Mediterranean salad, olive tapenade, Caprese salad, coronation chicken. We really could go on and on…
If you need some more inspiration for your spread, have a gander at the National Picnic Week website.
Now for the jewel in the picnic crown - the Caorunn Gin cocktails.
Your summertime drinks menu is right here…
Hosting a memorable outdoor gathering is a bit of an art, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience in our view and the planning is half the fun.
We hope we’ve given you some (picnic) food for thought to ensure that from basket to blanket, your afternoon goes with a swing.
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