10 easy, fruity cocktails you can make in minutes

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 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

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.

More strawberry drinks…

Rose-scented strawberry cocktails
Strawberry gin
Rhubarb & strawberry vodka

2. Apple, elderflower and gin cocktail

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.

More apple drinks…

Apple prosecco punch
Appletini
Ginger, apple & vanilla punch

3. Raspberry fizz

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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Raspberry gin
Raspberry & rose spritzers
Raspberry martini fizz

4. French martini

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.

More tropical drinks…

Mango bellini
Tropical punch cups
Piña colada

5. White wine sangria

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.

More sangria recipes…

Peach sangria
Rosé sangria
Frozen raspberry sangria

6. Passion fruit martini

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.

More passion fruit drinks…

Raspberry & passion fruit martini
Caipirinhas

7. Cava cocktail

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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Orange blossom bellinis
Orange & cranberry spritz
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8. Bramble

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.

More berry drinks…

Berry daiquiri
Kir royale

9. Woo woo

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

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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