Drinks Guide: 5 Dinner Party IdeasBy Adam Hassanali
As autumn looms and the evenings get colder, you may be starting to host more but not know what beverages/spirits/non-alcoholic options to serve guests. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best best drinks you can serve which will please any thirsty crowd.
The Lowdown: 58 and Co. is a B Corp-certified distillery that is leading the way in ethical spirits production. The distillery is run on 100% solar and renewable energy. The multi award-winning dry gin is a beautiful balance between citrus and savoury for a wonderfully versatile drink. Serve with a pink grapefruit tonic and a generous wedge of lemon. Sensational.
Price: £38 for 70cl
The Lowdown: Sagamore is a whisky which has aromas of baking spices, orange peel and warm cinnamon on the nose. The taste offers notes of caramel and toasted coconut, hazelnut, pecan, vanilla, and cinnamon that linger in the finish. If you want to try something new, we concocted the ‘Sagamore Seltzer,’ a light and bright drink comprising sparkling water, a glug of Sagamore, and a twist of lemon.
The Lowdown: San Miguel Gluten-Free is light in colour and full of flavour, it’s inspired by the original ingredients of San Miguel Especial. An excellent g substitute beer for those with coeliac disease, or simply prefer gluten-free.
Price: £5for 4x330ml
4. Uhuru Whisky
The Lowdown: Uhuru Whisky is a 10-year-old blended malt Scotch Whisky, and it’s a pretty special spirit. Boasting the perfect balance of sweet/smokey, it’s the only Scotch whisky to undergo micro maturation. The result? Beautiful colour and flavour, perfect for drinking anytime, anywhere. For an after-dinner drink, mix with cream soda and a wedge of pink grapefruit.
The Lowdown: Produced using Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively colour and high acidity; Mazuelo flavour and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect blends for long- ageing wines. True to Rioja, true to its origins.