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Summer drink recipes

32 Recipes

Refreshing summer drinks such as peach punch and daiquiri.

Raspberry cordial

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(1 ratings)
Preserve the flavours of a batch of raspberries in this refreshing concentrated drink - delicious with soda on ice
20 minutes
Easy

Homemade elderflower cordial

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(11 ratings)
Fragrant and refreshing, elderflower cordial is simple to make. Mix with soda water, or add to sparkling wine to start a summer party in style
24 hours
Easy

Ginger, apple & vanilla punch

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(2 ratings)
A refreshing and punchy ginger-beer based cocktail with vanilla vodka, limes, ginger and apple slices
5 minutes
Easy

Grown-up limeade

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A grown-up summer drink with a pleasantly bitter bite
10 minutes
Easy

Mojito mocktail

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A refreshing, summery cocktail for the designated driver
5 minutes
Easy

Citrus iced tea

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(3 ratings)
If you love tea, but you don’t find it refreshing in hot weather, try this wonderfully fresh alternative
15 minutes
Easy

Homemade pink lemonade

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(3 ratings)
Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries
10 minutes
Easy

Peach Melba smoothie

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(4 ratings)
Blend peaches, raspberries, orange juice and fresh custard into a fruity, creamy shake that's low in fat
5 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Michelada (Mexican beer cocktail)

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On a warm summer evening start the weekend with an easy Mexican-inspired cocktail
5 minutes
Easy

Vodka & cranberry blush

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(8 ratings)
A sophisticated dinner party cocktail with a crisp cranberry kick
10 minutes
Easy

Elderflower, lemon & vanilla cordial

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(1 ratings)
A refreshing floral concentrate to dilute with water as a drink or use in creamy light desserts like fools and syllabubs
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Gin & tonic sorbet

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(3 ratings)
This classic drink makes a refreshing and cheeky summer party dessert
20 minutes
Easy

Pink lemonade

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(13 ratings)
Adding raspberries to homemade lemonade gives it a tangy flavour and turns it a vivid pink
10 minutes
Easy

Citrus peach cooler

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A refreshing non-alcoholic drink, perfect for a summer garden party. If you want to make it boozy, add a little peach schnapps
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Ginger lemon fizz

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(10 ratings)
A refreshing alternative to shop-bought soft drinks, perfect for the summer
15 minutes
Easy

Refreshing red wine cooler

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A lighter, sparkling alternative to regular red wine
5 minutes
Easy

Watermelon gin spritzer

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(3 ratings)
A refreshing cocktail - perfect for a summer evening in the garden
10 minutes
Easy

Fruity white wine punch

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The best way we know to brighten up a bottle of wine in the summer, and the perfect picnic drink
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Peach punch

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Add a boozy kick to your summer party with this peachy cocktail
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sorbet fizz

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The perfect fruity dessert for last minute al fresco dining - and it's fat-free too!
5 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Berry daiquiri

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The perfect treat to quench a summer thirst
10 minutes
Easy

Peach sangria

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(5 ratings)
Give sangria a twist and make it peachy
20 minutes
Easy

Non-alcoholic tropical fizz

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The perfect thirst quencher for a summer drinks party - and it's alcohol-free
10 minutes
Easy

Rose-scented strawberry cocktails

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These fragrant and sophisticated cocktails may sound exotic but are so simple to prepare
5 minutes
Easy

Mocha milkshake

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A decadent iced coffee for a sunny afternoon. Serve in tall glasses for a retro treat
15 minutes
Easy

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