Who doesn't love a lazy afternoon feast in the great outdoors? Here’s how to prepare for a boozy picnic party.
Dust off your picnic blanket, dig out the esky and locate your portable speakers, because picnic season has arrived. Whether it’s for a parklands affair, a beachside jaunt or a harbourfront afternoon, making a portable feast should be one of your summer goals.
To help you throw a picnic to remember, we’ve partnered with Grey Goose to selected three easy-to-batch cocktails that will make you the king or queen of the alfresco party. We’ve also included some neat serving suggestions to ensure your group-sized cocktail is as easy to transport as it is to drink. Before you head out, check your local council website to ensure the area you’re visiting permits alcohol.
THREE BATCHABLE GREY GOOSE COCKTAILS
220ml Grey Goose Original
150ml lemon juice
100ml passionfruit syrup (or tinned passionfruit with seeds strained)
Combine all ingredients in a one-litre bottle. Gently roll the bottle to ensure all the ingredients are mixed. At the picnic, serve over ice and garnish with lemon wedges. (Don’t forget the knife.)
LE GRAND FIZZ
280ml Grey Goose Original
120ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
100ml lime juice
Like the Summer Lemonade, combine all ingredients in a one-litre vessel and gently roll to ensure all ingredients are mixed. When you’re ready to drink, serve over ice and garnish with lime wedges.
250ml Grey Goose Original
80ml Martini Bianco
670ml coconut water
1/2tsp sea salt flakes
Combine all ingredients and vigorously shake. Garnish with lime wedges when you’re ready to drink.
Click through the gallery below for tips on how to perfect these cocktails.
Upgrade your picnic by choosing super premium vodka for your batch cocktails. Grey Goose is distilled once and bottled in France, and the high quality vodka has a 100 percent traceable production process.
Illustrations: Barry Patenaude.