Mix this: Benjamin & Blum

A new line of bottled classic cocktails

How do you rate your cocktail mixing skills? Our Pimm’s is top notch, and we make a pretty mean punch, but if we’re being totally honest, anything more complicated is a little beyond us. The idea of serving really good cocktails at home always appeals though, especially when there’s al fresco entertaining in the air.

While a mixology qualification isn’t on the cards, delicious drinks are, with a new line of bottled classic cocktails from Benjamin & Blum, purveyors of luxury cold-brewed teas. Three gin-based drinks form the first line-up, all available from Harvey Nicks.

Formulated from centuries-old recipes, using the finest ingredients from around Europe, each cocktail contains a subtle tea infusion inspired by the brand’s collection of cold-brewed teas. The perfect summer serve, the Orange Bloom is our favourite. A warming citrussy take on the classic Martini, it is a blend of London gin, Italian red vermouth and French triple sec, with a subtle taste of Darjeeling tea.

All three cocktails are priced at £15 per bottle (harveynichols.com; benjaminandblum.com)