With Andy Murray bringing a little bit of Scotland to Wimbledon, we thought we’d add a wee Scottish twist to the classic Pimms and lemonade combo favoured by spectators at centre court.

With that in mind we teamed up with Summerhouse Drinks and mixologists Graeme Mackay and Warren Campbell to create some alternative Wimbledon cocktail recipes.

These cocktails use Scottish ingredients, taste delicious and are the perfect way to toast – finger crossed –  Andy Murray winning the tournament for the second time. Come on Andy!

Raspberry & Gin-Ger

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Ingredients

• 30ml Eden Mill love gin or Arbikie vodka
• 200ml Summerhouse Raspberry Lemonade
• 3g fresh root ginger plus a slice to garnish
• Fresh raspberries to garnish

Method

Peel the fresh root ginger and grind to a pulp with pestle & mortar. A garlic press also works well. Add ice to a tall glass and add ginger pulp and juice. Add gin and Raspberry Lemonade. Cut a slice of fresh root ginger and push onto edge of glass. Carefully work this around the rim of the glass then leave as a garnish.

Mint madness

Dog

Ingredients

• 30ml Daffy’s gin
• 150ml Summerhouse Drinks Hint O’Mint Lemonade
• 1/8 Pink Grapefruit

Method

Add ice to glass and pink grapefruit slice to a glass. Add gin and Hint O’ Mint Lemonade. Add mint garnish

Honey and lavendar whisky sour

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• 25ml Blended Scotch whisky
• 175ml Summerhouse Drinks Lavender Lemonade
• 5ml runny honey
• To garnish: springs of lavender & lemon zest

Method

Dissolve the honey in the whisky then pour over with chilled lavender lemonade and garnish with the lavender and lemon zest. Serve.

Juniper Brownie

Dog

Ingredients

• 37.5ml Strathearn oak gin
• 15ml dark creme de cacao
• 10ml sugar syrup
• 15ml lemon juice
• 2 dashes angostura bitters
• Lemon rind to garnish

Method

Mix the Strathearnoak gin, creme de cacao and sugar syrup over ice, add a the lemon juice and dashes of angostura, stir then garnish with the lemon rind.

Aperol and gin Spritz

Dog

Ingredients

• 50ml of Aperol
• 25ml of NB gin
• 75ml of Prosecco
• Splash of Soda Water
• 1 Slice of Orange

Method

Add lots of ice to a large wine glass, then firstly pour over the Aperol and secondly prosecco.
Give a quick stir, just once, and add a dash of soda water and slice of orange.

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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