Food & Drink

What to drink when watching the Cricket World Cup

Break for G&T

With the Cricket World Cup final coming up on 14 July at Lord’s, we asked three bars in the local area to give us their recommendations for what to sip if…

You’re winning: play it cool

Rhubarb, raspberry and ginger G&T at The Ivy

Ingredients: 35ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, 10ml lemon juice, Fever-Tree ginger ale, 25ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur

Method: Add crushed ice to a hiball glass. Pour in Slingsby Rhubarb Gin. Add in lemon juice. Top up with FeverTree Ginger Ale and a dash of Chambord. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

120 St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SG, theivystjohnswood.com

You’re losing: time for the hard stuff

Mint julep The Mirror Bar at The Landmark Hotel

Ingredients: 60ml Bourbon whiskey, 8-10 mint leaves, 10ml sugar syrup, Angostura Bitters

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a julep cup. Fill the cup with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves and Angostura Bitters.

222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ, landmarklondon. co.uk

Rain stops play: make a pitcher

Crocker’s Punch at Crocker’s Folly

Ingredients: 200ml Gosling Rum, 150ml fresh lemonade, 150ml grapefruit juice, 30ml grenadine syrup, water

Method: Add the rum, lemonade, grapefruit juice, grenadine syrup to a large pitcher. Give it a light stir. Top up with water and garnish with orange slices, maraschino cherries and fresh mint.

24 Aberdeen Place, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8JR, crockersfolly.com