Home-made Fruit Cup; a low-cost alternative.

With the beautiful weather we’ve been having over the past few days (and on a Bank Holiday!) as well as the interest in the last few days in my Fruit Cup Tasting (thank you for all the kind comments) I thought I’d give a little more detail on my home-made alternative.

The ingredients for Home-made Fruit Cup

The ingredients for Home-made Fruit Cup

Fruit Cup#1

The Figures

(How much does it cost?)

Bellino Rosso Apertif (£2.79 for 70cl at Tesco)

Green’s Ginger Wine (£3.22 for 70cl at Tesco)

Using the above recipe you can make 2.1 litres of Fruit Cup for just £9.33 (that’s £4.44 per litre) When you combine this with being able to buy two litres of commercial for £26 (and that’s a good deal) it is a significant saving.

Mixing this One part Fruit Cup to three parts Lemonade/Ginger Ale gives you over 4 pitchers* worth of Fruit Cup drink.

If you fancy a drink with a bit more punch and a bit stronger may I suggest this recipe:

In Conclusion

I think Fruit Cup #1 is great if you’re having quite a few folks around for a BBQ or party as it’s tasty, refreshing and cheap. I mixed some up for a friends 50th Birthday party and it was the first to drink to run out. However I don’t think it is as good as the like of Pimm’s or Plymouth but probably represents better value for money.

Fruit Cup #2 has more flavour and is stronger (it has Gin in it) but it is a more expensive alternative than #1. In the end it depends on exactly what you’re looking for but whether you use #1, #2 or a Commercial brand it’s safe to say that Fruit Cups are one fo the best ways to relax and cool off with friends on a gloriously sunny day.

* My Pimm’s Pitchers hold 1.5 litres each

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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