The perfect summer Slingsby BBQ

For us, this summer is all about spending it with our favourite people, eating our favourite food and of course, drinking our favourite drinks. It’s been a really tough couple of years so a good old get together is just what we all need!

If you’re thinking of hosting a BBQ for your friends and family or have been invited to one yourself, we thought we would put together a guide to the perfect summer BBQ so that you can enjoy it in true Slingsby style.

Let’s start with setting up…

Table décor

Now is the perfect excuse to get your kitchen or garden looking lovely with a nice table set up. Add your sharing plates i.e. salads, breads, cheeses into the middle of the table with napkins and side plates around it. Pop some candles on the table when the sun goes in, as well as some of your drinks selection and everyone has everything they need whilst it still looks aesthetically pleasing. Win, win!

Glasses

If you’re thinking of serving G&Ts at your BBQ (which is always a good idea if you ask us!) then you need some gin goblet glasses. If you’re going to do it, why not do it in true Slingsby fashion with our branded goblet glasses? They are available in pairs on our website.

Eating alfresco

Besides the obvious of burgers, sausages and kebabs from the grill, we have found some amazing things that we love serving at our BBQs, you can see a list of all of our favourites below. However, if you want an option that requires minimum effort but maximum enjoyment, you need to pay Mama Doreens a visit. Their takeaway afternoon teas are perfect and have something to suit everyone. Not forgetting that they will look lovely served up on your table, and as for their Belgium chocolate dipped strawberries? Wonderful!

You can also try:

What are we drinking? Slingsby, of course!

Cocktails are one way to really impress your loved ones, and whether you want to create a sharer serve for everyone to enjoy or have a handful of cocktails on the menu to serve throughout the day, we have a perfect selection that everyone will love.

Slingsby Sangria
  • 100ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
  • 375ml White Wine
  • 100ml Ginger Ale, Cloudy Apple Juice and Elderflower Cordial
  • Drizzle of Runny Honey
  • 2 Sliced Lemons and 1 Green Apple
  • Sprigs of mint

Add ingredients to a jug with ice and then pour into individual tumblers and garnish each glass with a mint sprig.

Rhubarb & Grapefruit Spritz
  • 150ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
  • 200ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 100ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 400ml Soda

Build in a pitcher or sharer jug, pour over ice into individual glasses and garnish with wedges of pink grapefruit.

Marmalade & Aperol Spritz
  • 35ml Marmalade Gin
  • 25ml Aperol
  • Dash of Soda
  • Prosecco top

Build all of the ingredients in a wine glass with cubed ice - leaving the prosecco until last - and garnish with an orange wedge.

Espresso Martini
  • 30ml Slingsby Vodka
  • 20ml Coffee Liqueur
  • 60ml Cold Brew Coffee
  • 15ml Vanilla Syrup
  • Pinch of Salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice. Shake vigorously. Strain to remove the ice and then shake again. Lastly, strain into a Martini glass and garnish with coffee beans. Perfect for the evening!

Slingsby Solo Gin and Tonic Cans

Not sure which Slingsby gin to serve? We say have a bit of everything! You can now get our 3 existing Slingsby Solo flavours alongside the latest additions:

  • London Dry & Premium Tonic
  • Gooseberry Gin & Meditteranean Tonic
  • Blackberry Gin & Meditteranean Tonic

This completes our pre-mixed gin and tonic cans and our mixed case of 12 (2 of each flavour) means that everyone in the group has a G&T to suit them.

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