Reverend Hubert Summer Cup Reviewed on Saturday Kitchen
by Charlie Edelman on Apr 03, 2023
"I love this, it's delicious", commented Matt Tebbutt as he and Helen McGinn discuss the Reverend Hubert Summer Cup on Saturday Kitchen with their guests
The Saturday Kitchen team were in raptures over our delicious Summer Cup. Drinks expert Helen McGinn mixed the Summer Cup with ice and soda water, which really let the rhubarb flavour shine through. We also love it with tonic - but if you prefer a sweeter take then use lemonade.
The recipe for the Summer Cup dates back to 1904 when the Reverend Hubert Lester created this quintessential summer drink using fruit from the vicarage garden. His great-grandson Thomas Lester has recreated and improved the recipe, creating a burst of fruit flavours by combining rhubarb, plums, pomegranate and cranberries.
The Reverend Hubert Summer Cup is perfect mixed with tonic, soda water or lemonade. And it couldn't be quicker or easier to make. First add plenty of ice to a glass, then pour a generous measure of the Summer Cup, add your favourite mixer and stir with a rhubarb stick. Add sunshine and a crowd for the perfect afternoon.
Or you can try one of our delicious Summer Cup cocktails - a Cotswold Spritz, a Summer Sour or, for something really impressive, a Garden Party Frozen Cocktail.
Our Summer Cup is hand crafted in the Cotswolds from a balanced quartet of real fruit. Sweetness from luscious plums and bursting pomegranates is balanced with tart rhubarb and sharp cranberries. Check out all our cocktail recipes here.