Summer Supping With 31 Dover & WIN A Bottle Of Outer Space Vodka!

I may be pregnant this summer and having to miss out on sunny supping myself (sob – I LOVE G&T in the sunshine) but that doesn’t mean everyone else has to abstain with me… We had friends over for a BBQ on a rare sunny day this week and I absolutely revelled in creating the perfect cocktails and drinks for them because, regardless of what I myself am consuming, this is a role I love to take on… The drink maker!

There’s something really lovely about making that perfect drink for a friend, something to accompany the food and which will look as good as it tastes and my friends are always very appreciative of my efforts. It’s almost, ALMOST, as good seeing them enjoy the drinks as it is tasting them myself and because of this I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much.

I always turn to my go to on line drinks shop 31Dover when it comes to planning a party (or indeed giving a gift – their bottles are delivered looking so beautiful in their black boxes) and this time was no exception. I have to admit it was a little bit bitter sweet ordering Rhubarb and Ginger Gin from Edinburgh Gin (because this would be my top tipple choice) but I literally couldn’t resist much to my pals pleasure!

I also ordered a bottle of Outerspace Vodka because I LOVE to have a talking point spirit in the cupboard – we’re all out of the Butcher’s Gin we ordered from 31Dover last year, it’s a gin steeped over meat (I kid you not) and needed something new and exciting in the drinks huddle to entice people and make them pick up the bottle and ask more questions. The Outerspace Vodka certainly does just that and everyone loved the alien’s head shape to the thick glass but more than that they all enjoyed drinking the contents whichΒ is one of the smoothest vodkas my pals assure me they have tried. At the bottom of this post you can WIN a bottle of this delicious talking point vodka for yourself but first take a look at how we had our summer drinks (more sun coming up please as we want to do more of this)!

Edinburgh Gin –Β Rhubarb and Ginger Gin with a seasonal berry blitz:

In the Nutribullet I whizzed up a small handful of frozen and seasonal berries like raspberries and black berries along with some of the best tonicΒ water – Fever Tree (this can also be ordered from 31Dover). I used this as a mixer for the Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin along with a squeeze of lemon for an extra tarte element and garnished with some lemon peel, more berries and a slice of ginger – YUM!

Outerspace Vodka over Ice with a candy floss soda:

I added a small amount of candy floss to the bottom of glasses just for an extra sweet kick and then topped with the Outerspace Vodka from 31Dover and soda water over ice – this went down a treat but the more drinkie of my pals also tried the vodka neat and LOVED it!

So… Wanna win one of those alien shaped bottles of Outerspace Vodka from 31Dover? Then look no further than the Rafflecopter entry form below!

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This post is in collaboration with 31Dover.com. T&Cs: UK entrants and 18+ only.

110 thoughts on “Summer Supping With 31 Dover & WIN A Bottle Of Outer Space Vodka!

  1. I enjoy a tipple out in the Sunshine because it is refreshing and relaxing, especially during the lighter evenings!

  2. I always enjoy a tipple in the summer, while putting my feet whether it is in the garden or on holiday

  3. I love the alien shape bottle and would love the try with the candy floss . I usually drink Baileys neat but need to widen my experiences. (I clicked on the rafflecopter for blog comment accidentally before I read what to put so I apologise if this is not what was asked for.

  4. I like sitting in the sun with a tipple as it feels so relaxing and gives you the holiday feel

  5. I love the buzz of both the sun and the drink. Add music and friends and it makes it even more enjoyable πŸ˜‹

  6. There’s nothing as summery as drinks with family & friends at a BBQ. I would especially love to try the candy floss idea 😊

  7. It’s so much more fun drinking in the sunshine with friends, the weather makes everybody enjoy it more and get a bit of sun at the same time.

  8. I love a summer tipple in the garden with the sunshine beating down and everything relaxed. Good friends and conversation with a nice drink make a good day

  9. There is nothing nicer than an ice cold drink with friends and family in the garden when the sun is shining!

  10. For me it signifies the weekend! As we like to do it (crikey!) on a Friday evening, that summer breeze, the ducky night, the radio softly playing, feet up, nicely tired and Monday worlds away! Cheers! xx

  11. That is an unusual bottle shape, but I’d really love to have it, ……unopened that is πŸ˜‰

  12. I love how refreshing a tipple can be in the sunshine! nothing better than relaxing with a lovely cool refreshing glass of something delicious!

  13. I think a Summer tipple in the garden is relaxing and refreshing…it means you can enjoy some precious time to yourself and forget about the world for a little while.

  14. There is nothing more relaxing that lying on a lounger in the garden on a sunny day, with your favourite tipple by your side.

  15. Not going to lie, I’ll have a tipple whether it’s sunshine or hail, but there is something about sitting in a pub garden (or any garden) on a warm day with a cold drink, it’s like a feel good factor! Loving that bottle!

  16. Its the general feeling of content, when the sun is shining and youre relaxing with a lovely drink x roll on summer!

  17. It’s so relaxing to sit in the sunshine enjoying a drink, it can amost feel like being on holidays for a bit

  18. I dont have a summer tiple but after seeing your recipie for the rhubarb and cherry done in the nutribullet, it looks so refreshing.x loving your blog.x great ideas.x

  19. I love sitting on the patio watching the kids whilst having a nice refreshing drink! Preferably a barbecue too with family and friends πŸ™‚

  20. During rare summer evenings, it feels like being on holiday when you can have a tipple in the evening in your own garden

  21. Nothing beats sitting in the sunshine feeling the warmth on your skin sipping a lush cold cocktail.

  22. I’m tempted to say just the sunshine for a change , but I think its the move to lighter refreshing drinks rather than comforting warming ones . Sitting outside with a good drink and a book removes you from all of the practicalities of life that lie back indoors .

  23. For me it’s the escape factor – leaving the house and all it’s mess and clutter from my 11 month old to sitting sipping a cool drink outside in the garden whilst she plays in her ball pool or just on a rug on the grass. Heaven 😊

  24. I would love to try this, I normally drink vodka it is really nice, and always up for trying different types as they are alldifferent and there are some amaing ones out there now

  25. I all the time emailed this blog post page to all my contacts, as if like to read it after that my contacts will too.

  26. i love spending the summer evening with family and a good chat and tipple. Lovely memories to be made, thats if i don’t over do the tipple x

  27. It’s the ultimate thing I can do to relax and the sun makes me feel good and so does the vodka lol

  28. I think it’s the relaxation with friends and family that makes a summer tippe in the garden so special.

  29. It just makes you feel good! Can’t wait for the summer, I’m so ready for drinks and BBQ’s in the sunshine.

  30. I just love being able to chill and relax with a nice drink with good friends. One of my most favourite things to do x

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