Mix it up for the perfect gardeners’ drink

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For green fingers fond of a fragrant sundowner to match their grand designs, try mixing with Midori (£10.67, 50cl, Asda).

This melon liqueur is the perfect shade to imbibe the spirit of horticultural brilliance, and you don’t need to be a mixologist to try this easy recipe at home.

To make a Midori summer rose, take 15ml Midori, a slice melon, 30ml whisky, 15ml Benedictine and a dash Angostura Bitters

Mash the melon in a cocktail shaker and half fill with ice.

Pour in the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a dried rose.

With elderflowers dotting the countryside and sprinkling hedgerows with their creamy, yellow blossoms, the sweet and spicy flavours of M&S Elderflower Liqueur (£13.99, 50cl, Marks & Spencer) lend themselves to a fragrant martini to complement cottage gardens.

Add a couple of measures of Greenall’s Bloom London Dry Gin (£25.39, 70cl, Waitrose) and the bunch of botanicals and honeysuckle scent make this the freshest seasonal pour.