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There is nothing in life more rewarding than getting drunk during the day when the sun’s out. Literally nothing. Think about it – have you ever seen an unhappy tramp during the summer months? Of course you haven’t, those guys are having the time of their lives. Warm rays of pure joy beaming down from Heaven, a fresh can of the sweet stuff quenching the insides. It’s brilliant. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d compile the greatest drinks to quaff on a long sunny afternoon…
1. Weak Lager
Outdoor drinking is different to indoor drinking – there are rules. For example, no strong lagers. You’re in it for the long haul, and anything over 5 per cent will have you staggering around in pools of your own vomit before teatime. Hence, it’s weak lagers all the way, and nothing quite splashes the insides like an icy cold Fosters or Carlsberg. Yum.
2. Weak Lager Top
Now, outdoor drinking isn’t men only, girls will be there too. So, thank Christ for the lager top, an invention designed specifically for beautiful young women. The idea is simple – take the pint of weak lager, and add a dash of sweet lemonade to take away some of the beery potency. It’s like putting on mascara, or lipstick. Or Chanel No 5.
3. Weak Lager Shandy
Okay, so men and women are catered for, but what about youngsters, or those with small drinking problems trying to cut down? Well, again, start with a weak lager base, but this time add half a glass of lemonade, making for a 50/50 lager/lemonade mix. For those unsure of what time to start drinking, this makes for a fantastic amuse bouche.
4. Gin and Tonic
In these times of recession, most of us can’t afford snazzy cocktails, so this one is for special occasions only. It might be your birthday? Or perhaps you’re at a lavish wedding? Either way, this is a delicious drink. Really really delicious.