Celebrate National BBQ Week with the Slaters Drinks Guide

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Happy National BBQ Week everyone, we hope you’ve been firing up the coals this week, and hopefully you’ve even checked out our previous post on the Best BBQ food.

Today’s post is all about arguably one of the most important parts of any garden party or BBQ, the drinks. Whether you like a tipple, or stick to something soft, we’ve got some great recipes to quench your thirst this National BBQ Week.

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Most men love a fresh bottle of ale, but if you’re feeling fancy this summer, crack out the cocktail shaker and try out these great recipes.

www.waitrose.com/summer are to thank for the following cocktail recipes and outdoor dining essentials, all ideal for putting on the perfect Summer BBQ.

Keep your cocktail manly with this great highland recipe

A Highland Summer Sling

How to Make a Highland Summer Sling Cocktail

Highland Summer Sling Cocktail

Serves 4


  • 4 tsp loose-leaf Earl Grey tea (or 2 Earl Grey teabags)
  • 800ml coldwater
  • 200ml Compass Box Great King Street Artist Blend
  • 100ml Crabbies Ginger Wine
  • 100ml Lemon juice
  • Ice


  1. Put the Earl Grey tea in a jug and add the cold water.
  2. Leave the mixture to infuse for 2-3 hours.
  3. Strain to get rid of the tea/tea bags.
  4. Fill a large jug with ice.
  5. Add the whisky, ginger wine, cold Earl Grey and lemon juice and shake well to combine.
  6. As a garnish, pour the cocktail into 4 ice filled rocks glasses or tumblers.

Impress the ladies with this twist on a classic glass of fizz (or just enjoy it yourself, there’s nothing unmanly about a glass of prosecco)


How to make a Sgroppino cocktail

Sgroppino Cocktail

Makes 4


  • 500ml tub Waitrose Lemon Sorbet
  • 100ml Limoncello Santa Marta
  • 50ml Cooks’ Ingredients Yuzu Juice
  • 500ml Valdo Oro Puro Prosecco DOCG
  • Mint sprigs, to garnish


  1. Put the lemon sorbet, limoncello, yuzu juice and prosecco in a liquidiser
  2. Pulse carefully until smooth and foamy
  3. Pour into chilled flute and serve immediately
  4. Garnish with sprigs of mint

 Take your cocktail making skills to the next level with this cocktail slushy

Pomegranate and Lime Slushy

How to make a Pomegranate & Lime Slushy

Pomegranate & Lime Slushy

Serves 4


  • 150ml Dubonnet
  • 100ml Star of Bombay Gin
  • 800ml pomegranate juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Ice
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Lime twists to garnish


  1. Mix the Dubonnet with the gin, and the pomegranate and lime juices.
  2. Pour the mixture into a blender with a handful of ice and blitz until it forms a slush.
  3. Pour it into a container and leave to freeze for 30-45 minutes.
  4. As a garnish, spoon the slushy into 4 rocks glasses. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds and a twist of lime.

A lot of the time, a good drink is all about the presentation, as is the rest of a great BBQ. Waitrose have some great picnic and outdoor ware that are perfect for parties to make everything look great, but can also help save on the washing up.

Whether you enjoy hosting the perfectly presented party or you’re more of a bottled beer kind of man, we hope this post has been of some use to getting you ready to host the ultimate BBQ.

Thanks for reading, feel free to comment below with your own BBQ ideas, and stay up to date with all Slaters news on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram.






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