Outdoor Living

Fruity Infusions for the Perfect Summer Party

Summer is here! Which means it is the perfect opportunity to host some garden parties outside and refresh your guests with some Summer-themed drinks. Fruit-infused alcohol is an easy and inexpensive way to create your own delicious liqueurs to serve to guests and here are a few of our favourite recipes to inspire you. You can even try your own delicious experiments!


Kilner Square Clip Top 1.5 Litre Bottle

A great way of using up those extra stocks of lemons, and a delicious way to greet your guests. You can also decorate the bottle with ribbon and a tag for a thoughtful homemade gift.


  • 500g caster sugar
  • 700ml boiling water
  • Zest of 5 large lemons, grated
  • 1 litre vodka


  • Sterilise a Kilner® 2L Clip Top Jar and lid (see our Kilner®  How To page for instructions).
  • Place the sugar and boiling water in a heavy-based pan and heat gently until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Whilst the sugar is dissolving, add the lemon zest to the sterilised Clip Top Jar and pour in the vodka.
  • Pour the sugar syrup over the lemon zest and vodka in the jar. Seal and shake well.
  • Leave in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks, then shake well again. Repeat this for 2 months, shaking every 2 weeks until the zest has lost all of its colour.
  • Sterilise a Kilner® 1L Clip Top Bottle.
  • Sieve the Limoncello before decanting into the bottle.
  • Store in a cool dark place and use as a liqueur

Rhubarb Vodka

Kilner Square Clip Top 1 Litre Bottle & Kilner Preserve Jar 0.25 Litre


  • 1 litre vodka
  • 500g Rhubarb
  • 300g Caster sugar


  • Chop the rhubarb stems into chunks and place in a sterilised Kilner 1.5L Clip Top Jar. Pour the sugar and vodka into the jar, and seal.
  • Shake well and leave in a dark cupboard for at least 1 month shaking the jar every now and then. After one month, taste the vodka to check that you are happy with the flavour. If you prefer a stronger rhubarb taste, leave to infuse for an extra couple of weeks.
  • When you have reached the desired taste, strain the contents through a muslin cloth into a sterilised Kilner 1L Clip Top Bottle. For information on how to sterilise Kilner Jars and Bottles click here.

Raspberry Gin

When you are over-run with fresh raspberries, this makes a delicious sweet and tart liqueur.


  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 450g fresh raspberries
  • 750ml gin


Pink Lemonade

Kilner Preserve Jar 0.5 Litre

If you’re looking for something a little softer and faster to make, then there’s always this great looking and great tasting alcohol-free pink lemonade recipe!


  • 600g caster sugar
  • 3 Lemons, sliced
  • 2 Oranges, sliced
  • 1kg Raspberries
  • Ice and fresh mint to serve (optional)


  • Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and pour over 700ml cold water.
  • Bring to the boil, stirring often until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool.
  • Pour through a sieve, pressing down with a spoon to extract all the juices from the fruit.
  • The syrup can now be refrigerated in a Kilner 1L Clip Top Bottle for up to 1 week.
  • To serve, pour a little into a glass and top up with sparkling or still water, ice and mint. The Kilner 0.5L Preserve Jar is ideal for serving the lemonade in.

These are the perfect concoctions for your next outdoor Summer party . If you're still looking for some bits and pieces to finish off your outdoor space, shop our Summer garden range here.

Please Note: Alcohol should be enjoyed in moderation, please drink responsibly. Visit Drink Aware for more information.