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BANK HOLIDAY LIBATIONS | TOAST TO THE LONG WEEKENDS WITH THESE BEVVIES

Even if you couldn’t care less about the Coronation, an extra Bank Holiday certainly is 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.

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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.

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Whitebox Cocktails

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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