A Bank Holiday is always something to celebrate, and if the sun manages to make an appearance (seriously though, where is the sunshine?), there’ll be even more reason to raise a glass or several. From juicy pet-nats to perfectly mixed palomas to teeny tiny martinis, these are the drinks we’ll be sipping on during our three-day weekends. CHEERS!
Nouveau Wine Pot Luck
Indie purveyors of low-intervention wine, Nouveau’s pet nat Pot Luck is, as they put it, a good time wine (so, perfect for a three-day weekend). The naturally sparkling wine is packed with red notes (think strawberries, grapefruit, raspberries and peaches) and made to be unfussy – bring on the burgers and bottle openers.
Black Lines Paloma
If you’re into tequila, you’re into Palomas and if you’re into Palomas, you’re gonna be into this one from Black Lines. Made with Olmeca Blanco tequila, grapefruit soda, citrus and Maldon salt, this isn’t just any old pre-mixed cocktail. But since it is pre-mixed, just chill and serve over ice and you’re good to go – but if you’re feeling fancy, add a slice of grapefruit too.
Entre Vinyes Pet Nat Rosé
Yes way, rosé. This zippy and saline Pet Nat is made from Garnacha grapes picked from an area known as ‘The Witches Path’ in the countryside just south of Barcelona, and it’s scary how easily this sparkling wine slips down. The perfect bottle to pop in the bank holiday sun.
These Days Spritz
With a can of These Days, any hour can be aperitivo hour. The Sundowner Spritz, with blood orange, chinotto and organic white wine, is fresh and fruity, whilst the Venetian Spritz, with peach and organic white wine, gives a long, dry finish. Can’t choose? Load up on both for the long weekend.
Sip on perfectly mixed, bar quality cocktails with absolutely zero effort by cracking open a couple of cans of Whitebox Cocktails. There’s a drink in the range for everyone, from the Pocket Negroni to the Squeezy’s Margarita to the new Tiny Tee’s Dirty Martini, the world’s first single serve dirty vodka martini, and all the branding is on point too.
JP Cava & Cocktail Mixers
If you’re partial to a spritz, you’ll want this little kit from José Pizarro. He’s created two mixers – the apricot, vermouth & verjus Puesta de Sol and the passion fruit vodka, vanilla & verjus Fruta de la pasión – designed to be topped up with some of his own Gran Reserva Cava to create the perfect fruity serve.
REAL Peony Blush
If you’re off the sauce over the long weekends, you can still have something interesting in your glass thanks to sparkling tea experts REAL. The new Peony Blush flavour has notes of white peony tea, strawberries, cherries, and summer fruits, making it a great AF-free rosé option.
L’Occhiolino Sparkling Red
This Italian sparkling red comes from the heart of Bologna and with just 7.5% alcohol, it’s the perfect bottle to whip out over a lazy lunch. Best served chilled, it’s full of fruity, spicy notes and delicate ruby-red bubbles.
Beavertown’s Critical Mass IPA
With grapefruit, passion fruit and white grape notes, this juicy, dry-hopped newbie from Beavertown is the perfect spring beer. It’s a very drinkable 4.7% and it also happens to be gluten-free so it’s a double win.
MOMO x Caravan Coffee Kombucha
Kombucha may be made from fermented tea but coffee is now joining the party thanks to this MOMO x Caravan collab. It’s a mix of MOMO’s organic kombucha blends with Caravan’s cold brew Gesha coffee, creating a caramel, fruity and tart flavour profile, a little like cold brew and tonic.