By Ryan Thompson

Here are 5 drinks that will make your taste-buds tingle this summer:

Black Cow Vodka Grapefruit + Black Peppercorn No-Sugar Drink

  • 25ml Black Cow
  • soda water
  • twist of grapefruitblack peppercorns steeped in a little Black Cow

Muddle 3-4 steeped peppercorns in the bottom of a rocks glass with a little of the steeping vodka. Fill the glass with ice. Add Black Cow and top up with soda water. twist the zest over the drink to release the oils and then run around the rim before adding as garnish.

£28 for 70cl from Sainsbury’s


  • 50ml Pinkster Gin
  • 10ml Elderflower Cordial

Fill shaker with ice, throw in several raspberries
and then add five parts Pinkster to one part cordial, shake and pour. Garnish with a raspberry and sprig of spanked mint.

£32.45 for 70cl from 31Dover


Jawbox & Ginger Ale

  • 35ml Jawbox Gin
  • Premium ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel to garnish

Pour the Jawbox Gin into an ice filled glass.  Top up with some refreshing ginger ale.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

£30 for 70cl from M&S

The Northern Great with Glen Moray Whisky

  • Fresh mint
  • ½ lime juice
  • 50ml Glen Moray Classic
  • 2 barspoons maple syrup
  • A few raspberries
  • Sparkling water
  • Lime peel

In a tall glass add a few sprigs of mint and some ice cubes.  Add to a cocktail shaker the juice of half a lime, 50ml of Glen Moray Elgin Classic Whisky, 2 bar spoons of maple syrup, a few raspberries and ice.  Shake and strain into the tall glass. Top with sparkling water, stir and garnish with lime peel and one raspberry.

£18 for 70cl from Tesco

Italian Gimlet with Malfy Gin

Shake 4 parts Malfy Originale over ice with 1 part fresh sweetened lime juice.  Serve in a martini glass with a twist of lime.

£26.68 for 70cl from Master of Malt