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The Bottle-O Knows...Enjoying the Outdoors

The Bottle-O Knows...Enjoying the Outdoors


With Summer in full swing, there’s plenty of opportunities to take advantage of entertaining outdoors this February. Nothing says summer like relaxing in a deck chair or enjoying an al fresco picnic, so why not head down to one of our handpicked locations to kick back and watch the world go by. Of course you’ll need some fresh hearty food and drinks on these long hot days, so why not try one of our top summer suggestions to really send summer off with a bang.

And let’s not forget that all important Valentine’s day. Whatever your relationship status, we’ve got you covered with our list of drinks to enjoy.

Kick back in a deckchair or enjoy a picnic at one of the best locations in Australia


Now that you have your drinks sorted and a few meal ideas perfect for Summer, check out the below locations, pull up a deck chair or picnic rug and enjoy.

  • Wendy’s Secret Garden, Sydney
  • Rippon Lea House and Gardens, Melbourne
  • Simpson Falls, Brisbane
  • Wiillunga Rose Garden
  • Wattamolla, Royal National Park
  • Rosalind Park, Bendingo
  • Lake Ranfurly, Mildura
  • Paddys Ranges State Park, Maryborough
  • Shelly Beach, Central Coast


Endless summer drinks list


30ml sweet negroni

30ml Bombay Sapphire gin

30ml Campari



Green Tea and Orange Cooler

30ml SKYY Vodka

2 green tea bags

Agave nectar to taste

1/4 orange sliced


French 75

20 ml Bombay Sapphire gin

12.5ml lemon juice

10ml sugar syrup

Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir Chardonnay


Watermelon Mojitos

2 watermelon chunks

1 lime

2 teaspoons sugar

30 ml Bundaberg UP rum


Summer picnic meal ideas

Warm lamb salad

500g lean lamb, cut into strips

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 lemon, zested

4 cups baby rocket

400g cannellini beans

½ red onion

4 tomatoes

100g feta

French dressing


Roast carrot and halloumi tacos

1 red capsicum

1 red large onion

4 carrots

1 ½ tablespoons

3 teaspoons ground coriander

8 taco shells

100g halloumi

200g tub natural yogurt

1 teaspoon grated lime rind

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ cup iceberg lettuce


Open prawn sandwiches with anchovy mayonnaise

225g (¾ cup) mayonnaise

4 anchovies, finely chopped

½ garlic clove, finely chopped

Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

8 thick slices seeded sourdough bread

1 baby cos, leaves separated, torn

24 medium cooked king prawns, tails intact


Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re spending the day with your bro, bestie or your special someone we’ve got the perfect drinks list covered for your Valentine’s plans.


Yellowglen Yellow

Best enjoyed on the beach! A long walk at sunset or not, Valentine's al fresco sounds like a good idea to us.

Jacob’s Creek Shiraz

Pair with steak for a meal for one, or two!

XXXX Gold or Pure Blonde Crisp Cider

Bro or bestie, flowers make anyone smile. How about putting a twist on it by creating a drinks bouquet - XXXX Gold for your bro, Pure Blonde Crisp Cider for your bestie.


Whatever meal, drink or location you decide on, The Bottle-O have got your back to ensure you have an absolute scorcher this February!