10 fruity cocktail recipes
When the sun comes out, make one of our top 10 fruity cocktails to quench your thirst. These simple, refreshing drinks recipes are perfect for parties.
Mix a fruity alcohol cocktail for a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours. Our easy, refreshing recipes are ideal summer party drinks and guaranteed crowd-pleasers. For more cocktail recipes that are perfect for sipping in the sun, check out our summer cocktail recipes, summer punch recipes and party drinks recipes. Cocktails aren’t only to be enjoyed in the sun, though: for more winter cocktail recipes and drinks perfect for the winter festive period, check out our Christmas drinks & cocktail recipes and New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes. Whizz up a fun slushie strawberry daiquiri or an elegant rhubarb fizz for a quick treat to impress your guests.
Unwind with a sip of nature's bounty in our enticing fruit alcoholic drinks and get even more cocktails and drinks ideas with our best ever recipes, how-to guides and expert bartending tips.
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. Dive into a refreshing splash of flavour with our fruity alcoholic drink. 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. Spiced apple snaps fizz
This cocktail uses a punchy aquavit scented with caraway, aniseed and fennel, and sparkling wine – or you can use gin if you prefer. Pour aquavit or gin into a cocktail shaker with a squeeze of lemon juice, apple juice, a generous pinch of cinnamon and ice cubes. Shake well, then strain into two fluted glasses.
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Create a crowd-pleasing mule with a tropical flair by incorporating passion fruit into the traditional vodka and ginger beer blend. For more inspiration for fruity cocktails using vodka as a base, check out our vodka cocktail recipes.
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Take your tastebuds on a tropical tour with our french martini. This classy creation is easily customisable – try using vanilla vodka or adding a splash of champagne or prosecco.
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Our white wine sangria is a refreshing twist on the traditional. Swap red wine for white and add a dash of elderflower and warming ginger to complement floral-scented fruits, like peaches or pears. Make a jug of this pleasing punch and chill until needed, but be warned: it'll disappear in no time.
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If you're a fan of classic cocktails, you'll love our passion fruit martini which is a part of our popular fruity cocktails. Vanilla vodka adds subtle sweetness to balance the tart flavours of the passion fruit and lime juice. Top up your drink with prosecco for a suitably swanky tipple, and garnish with half a passion fruit for added flair.
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7. Rhubarb fizz
Use bright-pink stemmed rhubarb to achieve the gorgeous blush colour of this rhubarb fizz cocktail, made with a blend of sparkling wine and gin.
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A classic bramble recipe is a gin sour that's spiked with a dash of blackberry liqueur. It's also easily adaptable, so try our three fruity twists, including a fresh fruit bramble, bramble royale or peach sour. Drizzle crème de mure over the cocktail so it 'bleeds' into the drink, creating an eye-catching visual effect.
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We're peachy keen for this classic sex on the beach cocktail. Made using just five ingredients in 5 minutes, this cranberry-infused bright red beauty is garnished with orange slices and glacé cherries.
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Mix vodka, limoncello, Aperol and orange juice to create this punchy citrus party drink (or make with Campari if you prefer). It’s a great drink to serve to a crowd, as the recipe can easily be doubled.
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