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Drink & dine al fresco

Everything tastes better when the sun is shining – as these al fresco buys show

Chilled to perfection

Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen when the sun is shining? Not us! For the ultimate, no-cook summer lunch, pour yourself a bowl of chilled gazpacho. This Spanish vegetable soup – made with fresh tomatoes, red peppers, onions and cucumbers and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and white wine vinegar – couldn’t be easier to serve. Just pour it and eat!

Dressed to impress

Sprucing up a summer salad is easy when you have this delicious dressing. Farrington’s Mellow Yellow Honey & Mustard Dressing is made on the Farrington’s family farm in Northamptonshire, using their own cold-pressed rapeseed oil and a host of quality ingredients. With no additives or preservatives, this gluten-free dressing is all you need for summer meals.

Chilled chocolate milk

Cast your mind back to joyful childhood summers spent running around the garden or enjoying a picnic in a local park. If you quenched your thirst back then with an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk, then why not do the same today? Cocio Classic Chocolate Milk, made from just milk, cocoa and sugar – simple! – is the perfect summer drink for all the family. Give it a try today!

Tropical high

If you can’t get to the tropics this year, then let the tropics come to you! Malibu Original, a Caribbean rum with coconut flavour, is all you need to bring a beach holiday vibe to your own back garden. Create the perfect Piña Colada by filling a cocktail shaker with ice and pouring over 50ml Malibu Original, 75ml pineapple juice and 25ml coconut cream. Shake, pour and garnish with fresh pineapple.

Barbecue dreams

Looking for inspo for family barbecue meals? You can’t go wrong with a tender, juicy burger made from premium ingredients and cooked over glowing coals. New Taste the Difference Smoked British Beef Burgers are a cut above the rest. Made from British beef and smoked with real oak wood logs for a subtle, smoky finish, they deliver on barbecue flavour every single time.

Celebrate in style

Bring the taste of Spain to your next back garden or online happy hour with San Miguel’s limited edition 130-year anniversary packs. Marking the beer’s journey from its tropical origins in the Philippines and across every corner of the world to Spain, these new packs provide a colourful way to enjoy the crisp refreshing taste of San Miguel. Here’s to the next 130 years. Salud!

Good for grilling

If you’re hankering for something other than burgers and bangers to cook on your barbecue, try flavourful British lamb instead. Summer Edition by Sainsbury’s Lamb & Mint Kebabs offer a totally fresh summer taste, while Lamb Rump Steaks by Sainsbury’s, seasoned simply and seared over an open flame, are a flavour revelation.

Italian summer

For simple summer eating, stock up your fridge with Prosciutto di Parma. Made only in Parma in Northern Italy, this all-natural air-dried ham is made from just four ingredients – Italian pork, salt, air and time. With no additives and a delicious full-bodied flavour and silky texture, you can enjoy it on its own with a quality wine, or paired with other delicious foods in your favourite recipes.

Ice-cold fizz

Settle back in the sunshine with a refreshing carafe of ice-cold spritz, made using either Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin or Raspberry Gin, poured over ice, topped up with tonic water and garnished with fresh berries. Hand-crafted in small batches, these traditional botanical English gins are perfect for sharing at home on a sunny day.