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Aldi Spring Summer Cocktails…


Aldi has created a lovely range of Spring/Summer cocktails and kindly got in touch to see If I would like to have a go at making some. Yummy, how nice!

Spring is the air and it is time to start planning some tasty cocktails for the lighter evenings on the garden with friends and BBQ weather.

I love cocktails. Especially tasty ones that have alcohol and fruit inside them.

I like the sound of all of them and The Bellucci Job sounded like it would be my favourite one.

Vodka, Amaretto, strawberries, cranberry juice and juice lemons. How yummy!? 

The Bellucci Job

Ingredients:

Methodology :

  1. Cut the strawberries into quarters, add to the cocktail shaker and sprinkle with white sugar.
  2. Using the back of a wooden spoon muddle or press down on the strawberries.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except the soda water) and shake hard over ice.
  4. Using a tea strainer fine strain the liquid into a tall ice-filled glass.
  5.  Top with soda water.

Decoration / to serve:

Tasting notes:

And here is the rest of the new recipes if you fancy having ago at making some?

Prosecco Thyme


Ingredients:

Methodology :

  1. Cut the plums into quarters and discard the stones.
  2. Muddle the plums in a cocktail shaker.
  3. To make thyme syrup add dissolve the white sugar in the hot water. Once dissolved add the thyme sprigs. Allow the mix to cool, and then strain before storing in the fridge until needed.
  4. Add 25ml of thyme syrup and ice to the cocktail shaker.
  5. Add the remaining lemon juice and shake hard.
  6. Strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice and top with Prosecco

Decoration / to serve:

Tasting notes:

Blackberry Smash



Ingredients:

Methodology :

  1. Fill a tall glass and a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.
  2. To make blackberry syrup dissolve the white sugar in the hot water. Once dissolved add in 10/12 blackberries and allow to cool down to room temperature before straining and chilling in the fridge.
  3. Add 25ml of blackberry syrup and all ingredients (except the sparkling water) to the cocktail shaker.
  4. Shake hard for ten seconds and then strain through a tea strainer into the ice-filled tall glass.
  5. Slowly top with sparkling water

Decoration / to serve:

Tasting notes:
Delicious fresh berries and fresh lemon juice combine with the crisp taste of gin to make this cocktail the perfect drink for a summer afternoon. With its uplifting citrus and berry notes, Blackberry Smash is an excellent drink to pair with a summer picnic or a cocktail you can enjoy in the garden.


White Sangria



Ingredients:

Methodology:

  1. Add all the fruit to a large jug or pitcher and lightly muddle using the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour over The Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay and stir to combine with the fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour or ideally overnight.
  3. Take the cold mixture from the fridge pour into a wine glass and add cubed ice.
  4. Top with Philippe Michel Crémant du Jura or soda water for a lighter drink

Decoration / to serve:

Tasting notes:



Grilled Peach Julep



Ingredients:

Methodology:

  1. Add the mint to the cocktail shaker and cover with the Highland Black 8 Year Old Whisky. Lightly muddle using a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the honey to the cocktail shaker and stir until dissolved.
  3. To make peach puree cut 1 peach in half and de-stone. Lightly grill the two halves until they begin to caramelise. Add to a blender until smooth and place in the fried to chill.
  4. Add 25ml of peach puree and all the remaining ingredients and stir to ensure all the flavours are combined.
  5. Pour into an ice-filled tall glass

Decoration / to serve:

Tasting notes



I was sent some sample to make up one of the recipes. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post. Thanks for supporting the brands that I work with.

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29 responses to “Aldi Spring Summer Cocktails…”

  1. Emma Lofthouse-Burch says:

    Wow they look and sound so amazing. Looking forward to cocktails this summer #triedtested

  2. Tamar SB says:

    Oh! I am so ready for summer cocktails!

  3. Jenny Eaves says:

    Oooh, I love cocktails! I don't generally drink much alcohol, but I can't resist a cocktail! #triedandtested x

  4. Coombe Mill says:

    What a wonderful looking cocktail with fantastic fresh ingredients, you could almost kid yourself it is healthy too! #triedtested

  5. Cathy says:

    Oh my goodness these look divine and so healthy with fresh fruit x

  6. Kate Fever says:

    They do all sound amazing, and perfect for summer BBQ's! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  7. Kate Fever says:

    They do all sound amazing, and perfect for summer BBQ's! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  8. Kim Carberry says:

    Oh wow! These sound amazing! What great flavours.They are so healthy too with all the fruit. hehehe x

  9. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    These all look delicious! I've never been to Aldi but I hear they are great!

  10. Cascia Talbert says:

    Those cocktails sound delicious! Have a terrific Tuesday!

  11. Margarett Murphy says:

    These look delicous

  12. Jessie M says:

    Stopping by from Wake up Wednesday linkup!These all sound delicious. But considering I love mint juleps, the grilled peach julep sounds like it would be my favorite. Yum! I love shopping at Aldi here, but ours don't carry liquor since our state won't allow it. Bummer!

  13. Mummy Melton says:

    Ooh yum can't beat cocktails in the summer #triedtested

  14. Winnie says:

    I usually don't drink alcohol but these cocktails look GREAT !! I'd love to try the raspberry cocktail

  15. Lucy O says:

    These sound lovely, especially the blackberry smash and the prosecco and thyme one. Gorgeous pictures too…really put me ina Spring/summer mood! #bigpinklink Lucy at occupation: (m)other

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