King Solomon's Cooler

King Solomon's Cooler
3 mins preparation,

The key to summer cocktails is to keep things really simple – after all, you want to spend your time in the garden, drink in hand, not in the kitchen laboriously chopping, crushing, muddling and mixing.

Summer cocktails should be light and refreshing, so a white spirit such as gin ticks the box and is easier to mix with fruit, which is another essential for summer cocktails. Citrus fruits give any drink a clean, refreshing lift; while summer fruits have a natural acidity which balances their sweetness, making them a good choice for cocktails. Tropical fruits are perfect for injecting an exotic holiday feeling into your drink, but don’t ignore more English flavours such as gooseberry.


40ml Whitley Neill gin
50ml Pressed English apple juice
Traditional lemonade



Glass: Sling


Squeeze one wedge of lemon and one wedge of lime into a sling glass


Add plenty of ice, the gin and apple juice


Gently stir and top up with lemonade


Garnish with lemon and lime wedges

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