Delicious Wimbledon-Inspired Cocktails to Enjoy All Summer Long
Millions of spectators gather around a screen, in a pub, or, if they’re really lucky, at the All England Club to watch Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, unfolding throughout late June and early July. Die-hard tennis fans are allowed to camp overnight on the tournament grounds in order to get one of the few remaining seats for a day of matches.
If you’re staying stateside this summer and want to whip up a refreshing summer cocktail for you and guests to enjoy while watching some of the world’s top athletes battle it out in their tennis whites, we’ve got the recipes for you.
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Fact: Wimbledon spectators purchase over 80,000 pints of Pimm’s with lemonade each year. Conclusion: You must try this summer winner!
Wonderfully refreshing, this cool, pink treat is the answer to summer’s heat. All you need is a blender, a watermelon, lime juice, and mint (and a little sugar and salt). Save a few slices of watermelon for a garnish, and enjoy!
A burst of sunshine in a glass, this cocktail is a festive fixture perfect for any summery soiree. Add a playful straw and a sprig of mint, and serve on a silver tray for an added sense of glamour.
If you haven’t tried one of these Wimbledon favorites, the time has come! This homemade version includes a splash of OJ and ginger ale as well. But feel free to pile on the produce—sliced strawberries, mint, and cucumbers are British favorites.
Traditionally made with St. Germain, vodka, lemon, and basil, this brunch must-have is amped up a notch by Leah Bergman. The chef and blogger adds a splash of grapefruit juice to give this beauty its blushing shade.
The Shandy is a British summer favorite. The cocktail includes a generous pour of light beer and your choice of sparkling lemonade, ginger beer, or ginger ale. This adorable lemon Shandy has a little something extra in the form of a dark rum float. It’s summer, so why not?
The Brits love a classic G&T, but this blood orange version kicks the flavor up a notch, and the color is a joyful complement to any gathering. Even those who regularly shy away from gin should try this playful take on the original.
In honor of Wimbledon’s signature snack, strawberries and cream, we thought we’d add the strawberry grapefruit mimosa—a champagne cocktail with a sprig of thyme that’s a guest favorite whenever it’s served.