Cheers to Summer ...

Check out our latest and greatest sunny sips — from beer and cider to cooling cocktail recipes and a homegrown sparkling rosé. Come rain or shine, they’re a taste of holiday, from the comfort of home

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  1. Vin Crowd Botanical Spritz, 250ml
  2. Vin Crowd White Spritz, 250ml
  3. Vin Crowd Pink Spritz, 250ml
  4. Co-op Irresistible Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower Gin Liqueur, 50cl
  5. Co-op Irresistible Eight Acres Sparkling Rosé (available in selected stores only)
  6. Co-op Golden Ale, 500ml

 

Make it...

Tequila train twilight (VG) (GF)

All aboard! Take an imaginary train journey through the British countryside, with our tangy cocktail to hand

Serves 2 • Ready in 5 mins

Mix 90ml Co-op Irresistible pink grapefruit and elderflower gin liqueur60ml tequila and 150ml Co-op pure orange juice together, then chill. Pour into a hip flask (if you have one) to serve on the go!

Energy per glass 775kJ/186kcal.
Alcohol units per glass 2.1*

Sunset railway Rum (VG) (GF)

Apple and rum are a great pairing — preferably with a glorious sunset, too

Serves 2 • Ready in 10 mins, plus cooling

In a small pan, heat 400ml cloudy apple juice, along with 100ml water and 1 cinnamon stick. Bring gently to the boil, then take off the heat and set aside to infuse. When cool, discard the cinnamon. Add 100ml Co-op Irresistible pineapple rum spirit drink and shake over ice, then divide between two glasses. Cut ½ Co-op apple into slim wedges and toss in 2 tsp fresh lime juice. Garnish the glasses with the apple slices to serve.

Energy per glass 864kJ/207kcal.
Alcohol units per glass 2.0*

Chilli watermelon cooler (V) (GF)

Refreshing watermelon gets a fiery kick from chilli. Add a splash of vodka for a grown-up sharer with lunch or dinner

Serves 2 • Ready in 10 mins

Spread 2 tbsp Co-op Fairtrade demerara sugar in an even layer on a saucer. Wet the rims of two serving glasses, then dip them in the sugar. Chill in the freezer while you prepare the drink. Cut two slim wedges from a small watermelon (about 1.5kg) and set aside to decorate. Peel and chop the remaining watermelon, put in a blender, along with a pinch of chilli powder and 2 tsp Co-op clear honey, then blitz until smooth. Fill the glasses with ice and divide the cooler between them. Decorate with the watermelon wedges to serve.

Pineapple & strawberry picnic punch (V) (GF)

For a non-boozy version, simply swap out the rosé for lemonade

Serves 8 • Ready in 10 mins

Mix ½ Co-op pineapple, peeled and cut into thin wedges, 1 Co-op apple, cored and sliced (we used Braeburn), 8 large Co-op strawberries, sliced, 1 bottle Co-op Fairtrade Shiraz rosé and 300ml Co-op pineapple juice, together with plenty of ice. Serve in long glasses, decorated with extra sliced fruit if you like.

Energy per glass 499kJ/119kcal.
Alcohol units per glass 1.2*

*Approximate, based on Co-op branded alcohol where possible