When was the last time you drank Lambrini? Personally, Lambrini ranks pretty highly in my scale of drinks, but I know it doesn’t for everyone. If you’re not of that opinion, I’m here today to change your mind!
I’m not a big drinker. I’m happy to sit through a meal or night out with a glass of lime and soda or a still water. In the past, this might have made me boring, but nowadays it’s less looked down on. It’s a mixture of me just personally not liking being drunk and not really liking many alcohol flavours. I do however enjoy a cocktail every now and then.
I like sweet things. The sicklier, the better. While other people are happy to drink a bitter gin and tonic or a sharp white wine, I’m the girl in the corner sipping on something fruity and fun. Even better if it’s got a cherry and paper umbrella on top. Give me a single pina colada or dacquiri any day over a night on the vodka or beer. I like to savour my drinks too – I’ll usually only have one, and that’ll be my only drink for a month probably.
So when Lambrini offered to send me a bottle of each of their range, I was intrigued. I remember trying Lambrini as a teenager and liking the sweet fizz of it. It appealed to my taste of anything sweet and fruity. It bridges that gap between alcopop and grown up wine – looking sophisticated but tasting like a fruit punch.
But like I said, I’m not a big drinker. I’ve been holding on to these bottles for a month now and only managed to drink one so far – I’m savouring them over time! And I’m doing this by being creative too: I’m using them to make cocktails.
First up, I’ve got a quick and very simple recipe for a cocktail using the So Strawberry Lambrini: the Sweet Berry Sunshine cocktail:
60ml So Strawberry Lambrini
25ml White Rum
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
15ml squeezy honey
Shake the ingredients (apart from the Lambrini) with cubed ice, and strain into the glass. Top with crushed ice and Lambrini.
And it’s as simple as that! It looks pretty, it tastes lovely and the So Strawberry Lambrini sums me up very well: the Fruity One!
Let me know if you try it and what you think!