Mix up a five-minute fruity cocktail for a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours. Our easy, refreshing recipes are ideal summer party drinks and guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Whizz up a fun slushie strawberry daiquiri or an elegant raspberry fizz for a quick treat to impress your guests.


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1. Frozen strawberry daiquiri

Strawberry cocktail in glass

Ever felt a pang of nostalgia for neon slushies and crippling brain freeze? Once you've tried this grown-up version, you'll never go back. When the sun comes out, everyone will want one of these frozen strawberry daiquiris. Blitz plump, ripe strawberries with rum, ice and a squeeze of lime for the ultimate sweet treat. Read our review of the best rum - taste tested to stock up your drinks cabinet.

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2. Apple, elderflower and gin cocktail

Apple cocktail with ice in glass

Botanical gin, delicate elderflower and fresh apple is an irresistible combination. You'll probably have the ingredients for this super-simple apple, elderflower and gin cocktail already tucked away in your cupboards, so mix up a pitcher in advance and chill in the fridge for when friends arrive.

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3. Raspberry fizz

Raspberry champagne cocktail in glass

Our elegant raspberry fizz is pretty as a picture and needs just three key ingredients. Raspberry liqueur, fresh berries and champagne are a match made in heaven. Need even more recipes to use up a bottle of bubbly? Try our 10 champagne cocktails you can make in minutes.

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4. French martini

Martinis with pineapple garnish

Take your tastebuds on a tropical tour with our French martini. This classy creation is easily customisable – just try using vanilla vodka or adding a splash of champagne or prosecco. You can even mix up your standard martini with a zingy dash of Chambord.

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5. White wine sangria

Sangria in pitcher with glasses

Our white wine sangria is a refreshing twist on the traditional. Swap your red for white and add a dash of elderflower and warming ginger to complement white fruits like peaches or pears. Make a jug of this pleasing punch and chill in the fridge until needed, but be warned, it'll disappear in no time.

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6. Passion fruit martini

Passionfruit martinis in glasses with fruit

If you're a fan of classic cocktails, you'll love our marvellous passion fruit martini. Using vanilla vodka adds a subtle sweetness to balance out the tarte flavours of the passion fruit and lime juice. Top up your drink with prosecco for a suitably swanky tipple, and decorate with half a passion fruit for added flair.

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7. Cava cocktail

Cava cocktail with orange slices in glass

Ready for a ray of sunshine in a glass? Try making our simple cava cocktail, with orange, lemon and delicate orange blossom flavours, brought together with a pinch of warming cinnamon. If you're after extra points for presentation, make the dried orange slices the day before to garnish your drinks.

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8. Bramble

Bramble cocktail with blackberries in glass

A classic bramble recipe is a gin sour that's spiked with a dash of blackberry liqueur. It's also easily adaptable if you want to try three fruity twists like our fresh fruit bramble, bramble royale or peach sour. Drizzle your crème de mure over the top of your cocktail so it 'bleeds' into the drink, creating an eye-catching visual effect.

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9. Woo woo

Woo woo with straw and umbrella in jar

We're peachy keen for this whimsical woo woo. Take five ingredients and five minutes to make this cranberry-infused bright red beauty. Garnish with a lime wedge, colourful straws and as many kitsch umbrellas as you can fit.

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10. French 75

Lemon cocktail in glass

Cleanse your palate and refresh your tastebuds with our French 75 cocktail. If you're a fan of gin and champagne, this light drink is right up your street. Combine them with lemon juice, sugar and ice for a perfect balance of sharp and sweet. This five-minute cocktail is sure to be a hit at any celebration. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest for a fruity flourish.

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