Luxury Spring Drinks Guide 2017

Spring is almost here! That means sunshine and drinks outdoors – we cannot wait! To celebrate, we have pulled together some of our favourite Spring drinks, including an exciting new rum from Diplomatico, a wonderful tequila, pink fizz and a few cocktails too. Enjoy!

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum

We hadn’t heard of Diplomatico when we embarked on this guide; however, we are now ecstatic to see Diplomatico Mantuano Rum in our collection. This is a rounded and rich rum from Venezuela. Super smooth and with a pleasant sweetness, this rum is a welcome change from most of the well-trodden rum brands in the UK. Mantuano means “Noble man” in Venezuelan and we are sure that you will consider this rum of note when you give it a try. Available here. Why not try their Mary Pickford cocktail?

Mary Pickford

  • 50ml Diplomatico Mantuano
  • 40ml Pineapple Juice
  • 5ml Grenadine
  • 6 Dashes Maraschino Cherry
  • 6 Dashes Dry Vermouth

Add all ingredients to a Boston shaker, add ice, shake until frosted and then double-strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a pineapple leaf. 

Koko Kanu Jamaican Rum

Spring means the sun is on its way and the perfect companion to sun has to be Koko Kanu. This exciting new Jamaican rum with coconut is a premium offering and we love it. The unique and exotic flavour is created using rums with coconut notes, which are carefully selected before being aged for a whole year. According to the brand, the delicious, full-bodied rum is then charcoal filtered and blended with coconut to create Koko Kanu.

Koko Kanu captures the sense of Jamaica through striking branding and the even more striking taste. Whether you are looking to make a pina colada or a simple mixer, the coconut flavour is simply gorgeous. We would certainly recommend this Jamaican rum over any currently on the Supermarket shelves.

Why not try this cocktail?

Available for £19 from Ocado and Sainsburys.

Cazcabel Reposado Tequila  

Crafted from the very finest Agave from the Jalisco highlands and aged to perfection using traditional methods, this tequila is one to watch. Rested in American oak barrels for 8 months, this tequila has an inherent oakiness, yet it is balanced by the clean agave flavour and the double distillation.

The agave has tangible touches of eucalyptus and the slightest hint of white pepper. We have also noted a slight caramel aroma also. The taste is relatively dry and oaky, with a spicy finish. Thanks to a jalapeno touch.

Why not try this cocktail?

 Find out more here. 

Franklin & Sons – the perfect mixers 

Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 and the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients. An ethos which continues today in the new range of premium tonics and mixers.

Today’s range was developed to ensure the flavours are well balanced and bring out the best in spirits. The foundation of the Franklin & Sons tonic and mixer range is Staffordshire water and finest British sugar with the highest carbonation possible to lift the most delicate botanicals of any spirit. The range only uses natural flavours, extracts and colours and never include preservatives or sweeteners. Find out more here.


Bottega Rose Gold is a Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut rosé sparkling wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes. This gift pack also includes two Bottega branded glasses. Available at

Similar in style and taste to a fine Rosé Champagne – dry, fresh and full of floral and fruity flavours – scents of apple, berries, raspberries and blackcurrant glide from the glass. A truly gorgeous gift.

Find out more here.

OXO Good Grips Vacuum Wine Preserver with 2 Stoppers

Keep left over wine fresh for longer. With just a few easy pumps, the stoppers form a vacuum seal that slows down the oxidation process that can flatten the taste of wine, thereby preserving your wine’s flavors and aromas until you’re ready for another glass. This won’t cost the world, but it can help preserve those special wines and keep them for another precious day. Available from John Lewis.

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