TEISSEIRE: ADDING A FRENCH TWIST TO YOUR SUMMER COCKTAILS

Thankfully summer is definitely upon us and with some record temperatures up and down the country, the great British public are descending outdoors to take advantage of the weather while it lasts. Now wether you are enjoying a few drinks with friends in a beer garden, or in your very own garden at home, let us point you in the direction of a delicious little French addition which will give you some exceptional variants of classic cocktails to try.

For those who don’t know, Teisseire has been creating sirups and fruit juices since 1720, well capable of producing a tasty drink I’m sure you’l agree. Here we have selected three of our favourite cocktails we tried and tested in which we suggest that you follow suit, get on the band wagon, and try them yourself this summer!.

Firstly we start with the Gin Blush. 50ML Gin. 100ML Tonic. 15ML Teisseire pink grapefruit and 2 slices of fresh lime. Simply add your selected premium Gin, Teisseire Pink Grapefruit and tonic water to a rock glass, top with ice and garnish with your two slices of lime. What you have as a result is a wonderfully sharp, tart, refreshing drink which you can feel zapping at your cheeks curtesy of the sweet grapefruit undertones delivered by Teisseire.

Our next little charmer to excite your taste buds is the Sparkling Citron. 150ML Sparkling Water. 15ML of Teisseire Lemon. 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters. 10ML of Lemon Juice. 2 Slices of Lemon. Here we took a highball glass, add your Teisseire Lemon followed by your Angostura Bitters and Lemon Juice into the mix. Top the glass up with your measure of sparkling water and garnish with your lemon slices and a few ice cubes. We loved this cocktail for its sharp zesty zing and found that even with abundance of bitter sources, the finished article was in no way over powering in which there was a lovely freshness to the Teisseire sirup itself, even when we just tried it with sparkling water.

Our last selection is the Fraise De Champagne. 130ML of Champagne. 15ML Teisseire Strawberry. Fresh Strawberry. Simply cut a fair sized strawberry into thin slices, skewer with a toothpick and set this to one side. Pour your measure of Teisseire into a Champagne glass, top up your glass with a selected Champagne and garnish with your skewered strawberry on the rim of the glass. For me this cocktail is wonderfully simplistic yet effective in delivering a punchy hit of fruit in which the Teisseire Strawberry compliments the Champagne so well. Think of the classic strawberry in a glass of fizz however on a larger scale, not to over bearing, dangerously addictive and one all your garden party visitors will love.

We highly recommend you head down to your local supermarket now and grab yourself a variety of Teisseire sirups to try ranging from £2.79 to £3.49.

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