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The Perfect Serve: 11 Alternative Drinks to Watch Wimbledon With

03 July 2019

Despite never quite knowing how to dress for it, summer in the UK is buzzing with exciting things to do and major sporting events to soak up; none more quintessentially British than Wimbledon!

If you’re watching the action from your sun-drenched sun lounger/from the shelter of your living room (delete as appropriate!), you’ll need refreshment fitting the occasion.

But if you’re not sweet on Pimms, you don’t have to miss out! There are loads of great drinks alternatives to summer punch, from gin infusions and sparkling wine to sweet ciders! So get ready to serve, and check out B&M’s best alternative drinks for Wimbledon 2019!

The Perfect Serve...over Ice


It’s fruity, it’s refreshing and it’s dressed all in white…perfect for tennis! Freixenet Ice Cuvee Especial Cava really hits the sweet spot, with a nose of peaches, ripe pears, flowers and nuances of tropical fruits.

Enjoy in a large glass over big chunks of ice, garnished with mint or slices of orange for the perfect serve.

Let the Games BeGin!

For those who simply can’t ignore their Pimms cravings, why not take aim at this delightful alternative from Echo Falls? A Rose Wine & Gin Infusion that pits two top ‘seeds’ from the world of sweet, juicy fruits: strawberry and raspberry!

We’ll be waving our Union Jacks for Andy Murray this year, hoping he can win his third Wimbledon title in 6 years, especially having missed out on the tournament through injury last year.

The Scot became a British legend when he became the first man to win at SW19 since Fred Perry in 1936. Battenberg cake has been a British favourite even longer than that (since the late 19th century), and now you can drink to Andy’s success with this Brambles Battenberg Cake Gin Liqueur!

A bold gin with notes of marzipan and vanilla cake. Two British classics in a perfect doubles partnership!

Great Double Acts

If we’re lucky enough to see any sunshine this year, then staying cool will be on everyone’s agenda. And refreshing beverages will be on everyone’s lips as we take in the tennis.

Most cans at Wimbledon contain the famous furry green balls pinged from end to end on centre court. But for those of us watching from the sidelines, these tasty pre-mixed alcoholic drinks are a great alternative!

Choose from four Classic Combinations:

Taste the Great British Summer

Speaking of great partnerships, some things in life are simply made for each other: fish and chips, lemon and lime, and of course, strawberries and cream!

Brothers Cider have released these oh-so-tempting new flavours just in time for summer, including the classic centre court pairing of Strawberries & Cream.

And why not try their other irresistible British summer flavours, from Rhubarb & Custard and Parma Violet to the indulgent Toffee Apple.

B&M Top Tip: don’t forget about our Beer Festival! It’s on for a limited time only and includes great offers on premium beers, lagers and ales, like Birra Moretti, San Miguel and Guinness.

What will you be serving up while you’re watching Wimbledon? Share your alternative drinks with the B&M Community on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

*alcohol will only be sold to persons 18+ years. If our store staff believe you may be under the age of 25, they may ask you for age verification (proof of ID) in accordance with current legislation. Please drink responsibly.

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