Friday Fast Five – Summer Drinks

This week it’s

Summer Drinks

Serve chilled or on ice these are some of my favourite summer drinks.

Mango Champs

My families favourite cocktail. Summer is mango season and that means it’s a great time for mango sorbet. You can make your own or buy it either way it’s a lovely drink perfect for cooling down on a hot day.

Bubbly & Orange Juice

Not one I have often but this is our Christmas morning drink.  It’s not a proper Christmas breakfast if its not accompanied by a glass of bubbly and orange juice.

Iced Tea

We make it in as big a batch as our fridge can handle yet its still always gone too soon. Particularly nice with a herbal or fruit tea and loaded with fresh fruit and ice.

Fruit Punch

I haven’t made a proper big batch in a long time but I have fond memories of getting to put the big fruity ice block in the middle when I was younger. These days I sometimes just doo my own single glass batch but its not quite the same.

Iced Coffee

While I’m not a big coffee drinker, I do love an Iced coffee. Not particularly fussed wether it’s the shop bought stuff or a proper barista made one I just like the chilled caffeine and sugar hit.

So that’s my five. What drinks are your summer go tos or what great memories do you have  of some favourite drinks?

Fast Five Friday – Cider

This weeks fast 5 is:


Cider is generally my go to drink if I’m out and these five are my go to ciders.


Somersby Pear

Somersby Pear is my favourite but their apple is good too.  It’s also usually reasonably priced which is always an up side.



I like Pipsqueak because it brings back memories of visiting the Little Creatures Brewery (and a number of others) on my last trip to Perth.


Rekorderlig (any flavour)

If you like other flavoured ciders Rekorderlig is the way to go. I’ve yet to come across a flavour I don’t like but I think my current favourite is mango-raspberry.


Strongbow Apple

Probably the first cider I ever tried Strongbow was cool before cider was cool. I prefer the sweet one but that’s probably because I have a big sweet tooth.


Bundaberg Apple Cider

A lovely no-alcoholic addition to the genre. I great drink for when you want the cider taste but you shouldn’t be drinking (like work lunches or id you’re the designated driver).

These are just my current favourites but I certainly haven’t tried all there is on offer so let me know if you have a different favourite so I can give it a go.


Please note: These are just my personal opinions on these products. I have not been paid by any companies to promote their product or give my opinion on them. I have just mentioned the ones I personally like to drink.