Relive those summer feelings

Sitting out on your deck with a drink in hand, the barbecue sizzling away, listening to the gentle buzz of the campsite is one of the best things about a camping holiday. Long summer evenings are perfect for relaxing!

To help create that sunny holiday feeling during the hectic festive period we’ve put together our favourite summer drinks. Make them this winter to help bring back the memories of long, balmy summer evenings.

Poolside cocktail

Orange and Cranberry Spritz

This one brings back memories of fantastic summer holidays in Italy – a lovely fruity flavour with a bit of fizz. There’s no alcohol in it so it’s perfect for everyone.

  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sparkling water or lemonade

Easy peasy to make, simply mix it all together and serve in a tall glass or maybe one of those cool jar-type glasses. You can get some fab straws too to make it extra special.

If you’ve holidayed in the Veneto region of Italy, you’ll no doubt have come across the ‘Spritz’ – an orange drink that is available everywhere. In the Veneto region around 300,000 of these drinks are enjoyed every day.

To recreate the feeling of sitting in an Italian piazza sipping on a Spritz you just need four ingredients:

  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • Dash of soda
  • Some large ice cubes

Traditionally the Spritz is served in a large wine glass. First add the ice cubes, then the Prosecco, followed by the soda and Aperol. Give a little stir, sit back, even pop your shades on to relive the hot Italian summer and enjoy!

Tropical Fizz

A Tropical Fizz will definitely help to bring back memories of hot summers lying on the beach in Spain. After a day in the sun, there’s nothing more refreshing than fresh fruit or a fruity drink.

This cocktail is non-alcoholic so everyone can enjoy a glass and reminisce of summer’s gone by together.

To help bring back those memories you need a few ingredients:

  • Handful strawberries, hulled and halved (while strawberries aren’t in season, use frozen strawberries)
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pineapple rings, chopped
  • Sparkling apple juice
  • Tropical fruit juice
  • Soda water

To make, pop all of your fruit together in a bowl, then evenly spread it out between glasses. This recipe generally makes 8 drinks. Once the fruit is in, fill the glasses with equal amounts of cold sparkling apple juice, tropical fruit juice and soda water. Grab a glass and enjoy!

It’s fun to relive summer memories, particularly when the weather’s a bit cold and dark outside. Bring a little sunshine back!

If you fancy planning your 2016 holiday, take a look here.


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