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Summer drinks in glass drinking jars

Summer drinks in glass drinking jars 

Fresh watermelon smoothie drink in mason jar on black stone.

What could be nicer than time spent outdoors during the summer months? Whether in the back garden, out in the countryside or at the beach, we Brits relish getting out and about when the sun shines. Long walks in the countryside, days spent sunbathing at the seaside and time whiled away pottering in the garden all have something in common – they are pretty thirsty work! When the thermometer starts to climb, it is important to stay hydrated; therefore, today we have put together some great ideas for refreshing summer drinks to tempt you.

Our range of glass drinking jars

If you are drinking outdoors, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, there is always the problem of how to avoid spilling your drink. With glass drinking jars and glass drinks dispensers, you can ensure that your drink stays exactly where it is supposed to be! Our drinking jars typically have a screw top lid and a drinking straw, making them perfect for outdoor use – there is no spillage involved and no nasty critters floating on the top of your drink! Check our online store to see a huge range of drinking jars and glass drinks dispensers in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

What to put in those glass drinking jars?

If you have not already gathered some sprigs of elderflower to make elderflower cordial, now is the time to do so before the blooms go over. Nothing is more evocative of a British summer than a cool glass of homemade elderflower cordial with ice cubes and perhaps a sprig of fresh mint, so try to make some before the elderberries form and it is too late.

Homemade lemonade is a simple summer drink that many of us have already tried; however, you can give it a special twist by adding raspberries to make a pink lemonade that looks fabulous and tastes sublime. You can also experiment with other fruits added to homemade lemonade, as it is very accommodating to additional flavours. Pineapple lemonade is exotic and really refreshing, whilst ginger and mint lemonade has a grown-up taste that is hard to beat.

If you are looking for some ideas for alcoholic summer drinks, rhubarb gin is definitely on trend. With a hint of sharpness and a gorgeous pink tinge, it is bound to go down very well at garden parties and barbecues. Another fabulous idea is to mix prosecco with limoncello and add frozen raspberries or strawberries in place of ice cubes. Add a spring of fresh mint and you have a very elegant summer drink that will have party guests queueing up for more.

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A cocktail for a drinking jar

A cocktail for a drinking jar 

raspberry lemonade in mason jar with ice and mint

With summer just around the corner, our thoughts are already turning to barbecues, garden parties, and long, warm evenings spent lazing outside on the patio. What could make such an evening more pleasant than a delicious and indulgent cocktail, served in style in fun glass drinking jars? Let’s take a look at the wide range of glass drinking jars we stock and have some fun with an idea or two for gorgeous cocktails to serve in them.

Serving cocktails in drinking jars

Glass drinking jars have been super-fashionable for some time now, ever since those hipster bars in London’s achingly cool Hoxton started using them to serve their crazy new cocktails. More and more people have decided that they want a slice of this trend, with these jars well and truly moving over to the mainstream and making an appearance at all sorts of parties and events up and down the country.

Pretty much anything goes when it comes to serving cocktails in glass drinking jars. Most of our jars hold 400-450ml, which makes for a generous cocktail and leaves plenty of space for ice and a slice. Many jars have handles, a lid and a straw, all of which help party-goers to avoid spills and mishaps when outside in the garden.

What to put in these drinking jars

Glass jars show off the contents of your cocktail brilliantly; therefore, any cocktail recipe that has colourful ingredients and plenty of fruit will look fabulous. Adding in-season fruit to vodka and topping up with lemonade is one of the simplest but most effective cocktails. Try blueberries, raspberries or plums for this cocktail, experimenting until you find your favourite flavour.

Fans of a good gin will love the idea of mixing gin with grapefruit juice for a refreshing take on a gin fizz. Add a sprig of fresh mint and some ice and you will have party guests queueing for a refill.

Summer wouldn’t be summer without Pimm’s, of course, and a Pimm’s-based cocktail will always go down well. For a refreshing twist, add Pimm’s, gin, lemonade and cranberry juice to a pitcher, then add slices of lemon, fresh mint leaves, and redcurrants or fresh cranberries. Once you have tried Pimm’s this way, you will wonder why you have been drinking it with just lemonade for so long.

Whatever your favourite tipple and fruity flavours, there is a summer cocktail to suit you perfectly. Served in a cool glass drinking jar and sipped through a colourful straw, a cocktail will make any party go with a swing.

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Fun with drinking jars

ice tea with slice of lemon in mason jar on the wooden rustic background

Ice tea with slice of lemon in mason drinking jars

Fun with drinking jars

 Drinking jars are currently all the rage and are popping up in bars and restaurants up and down the country. If you came across a drinking jar – or two – at your office Christmas party this year and are inspired to source some for your own parties and get-togethers, read on for some creative drinks ideas and a brief run-down of the jars we stock.

 Imaginative ideas for drinks in drinking jars

 Whilst you can serve pretty much anything in a drinking jar, they are a fun item and the drinks you serve should also be fun. Pina coladas look fabulous and so colourful in these jars and take you back to the 70s and 80s. For a novel spin on the traditional gin and tonic, try adding blueberries instead of a lemon slice for a colourful, intriguing and quite delicious drink. For a super-elegant option, try basil vodka. Put plenty of ice in the jar, pour the vodka over the ice and add two or three basil leaves and a slice of lime. For a late summer cocktail, add crushed blackberries to tequila and serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.

 Drinking jars for non-alcoholic drinks

 It is easy to achieve the wow factor with alcoholic drinks in jars, but how do you satisfy the non-drinkers at your party? After all, it is no fun watching your friends sipping a fabulously decadent drink served in a quirky jar whilst you sip plain orange juice from a standard hi-ball glass. If you want to offer some seriously cool non-alcoholic drinks, why not try your hand at ‘mocktails’ such as the classic Shirley Temple, which contains ginger ale, grenadine and a maraschino cherry? A ginger and elderflower cocktail is another great alcohol-free tipple and looks gorgeous served in a jar with a big slice of lemon.

 Our drinking jar range is extensive, with all sorts of shapes and sizes available. Some have handles, which make warm drinks easier to carry, and most have a drinking straw in the lid. Sizes range from the 140ml mini jar through to the 630ml (one pint) jars. Many of the jars follow the simple styling of standard Mason and Kilner jars; in addition, we offer a few more decorative jars, such as the owl-shaped jar and the coloured and vintage-styled jars from Kilner.

 There is so much fun to be had with a drinking jar – somehow, they just add a certain something to any party. Take a look at our range today and start planning your next party event.

 

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