In perfect timing for this weekend’s heatwave, The Botanist Reading have launched their new summer dessert and cocktail list.
The Summer Spritz menu- featuring seasonal treats and affordable fruity beverages- includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options and promises delicious and instagrammable photo props.
My choice of cocktails were the Peach and Orange Blossom spritz (£7.95) and the Summer Sangria (£5.95).
The Peach and Orange Blossom spritz- a concoction of fruity vodka, lemon juice and Rekorderlig botanicals- carried an enjoyable sweetness which was complemented by the coolness of the ice filled drink.
Interestingly, the recipe also included black pepper which- although unusual looking whilst floating among the crystal coloured drink- offered an intriguing complement to the smoothness of the beverage.
The Summer Sangria was equally as tasty. Offering more of a sour kick to the previous drink, its presentation- served with a section of passion fruit- was particularly impressive.
The beverage included Passao and Martini liqueurs paired with fruit juices, syrups and soda; resulting in a delightful coral coloured drink. This makes the perfect accompaniment to a sweet choice of dessert.
Coincidentally, my pudding choice was the Peach Melba (£6.95)- a raspberry and peach-based dish with amaretti biscuits, raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream.
The dessert- which aced the balance between fruity freshness and sweetness- was thoroughly appetising.
The Summer Spritz menu also includes mocktails and sweet dishes such as ice cream sundaes and cake-based treats.
For more information visit thebotanist.uk.com/locations/reading/menus/spritz%20menu.