Looking for summer punch cocktails? We've got 10 recipes you can make in minutes that are fabulously fruity and will help your guests beat the heat. Prefer to skip the booze? We've also got recipes for non-alcoholic summer punch to keep you refreshed and hydrated all summer long.


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1. Summer punch

Punch bowl of yellow lemon juice next to three glasses with mint leaves

Simple, summery and thrown together in minutes, our summer punch is the perfect citrus serve. Mix together apple juice, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice and for an extra-special twist, try swapping sparkling water for champagne. Garnish with your choice of fresh herbs, we love mint and lemon verbena.

2. Pimm's punch

Glass of pimm's with cucumber, strawberry and mint

It wouldn't be summer without a chilled glass of Pimm's, with as much fruit as possible. This classic punch takes five minutes to make and is a guaranteed hit. For a tasty twist, try swapping the lemonade for fiery ginger beer.

3. Fruit punch

Summer punch in jug with fruit

Our non-alcoholic fruit punch is a drink the whole family can enjoy. Mix orange and pineapple juice for a tropical base and top up with lemonade, fresh fruit and a handful of mint leaves. If you need a speedy jug of something sweet, this is the perfect fix.

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4. Apple, elderflower & mint sparkle

Jug of elderflower sparkle being poured into a glass

Our delicate apple, elderflower & mint punch is the perfect balance of fruity and floral flavours. This gown up mocktail is great for picnics or dining al fresco. For easy portable serves, mix your cordial, juice and mint in a chilled flask, then top up with sparkling water when you're ready for drinks. It's also easily halved or doubled.

5. Rumberry punch

Pitchers of rumberry cocktail and garnished oranges

Believe it or not, dark rum and sharp cranberry juice are perfect partners in this three-ingredient cocktail punch. It's as simple as combining with ice and letting guests help themselves. The dark rum adds a layer of spice and sweetness to the zingy cranberry.

6. Cucumber, mint & melon punch

A vodka jug cocktail filled with cucumber, mint and melon

This minty melon combo uses a delicious mix of honeydew, cantaloupe and juicy watermelon. Vodka, lime and mint are flavours that naturally go together, then all you need is some sparkling water and a melon baller to scoop yourself a moreish party drink. If you leave it to steep for thirty minutes to an hour, the melon will soak up the boozy flavours.

7. Strawberry & elderflower rosé punch

Strawberry & elderflower rose punch in a jug and glasses

Made with sparkling rosé, elderflower liqueur and fresh strawberries, this pretty-in-pink cocktail makes a classy addition to your summer party. It's quick, easy and just what you need on a hot summer's day. Now try more elderflower recipes.

8. Apple Prosecco punch

Apple and prosecco punch top down view

A punch can only be improved by adding Prosecco. Spruce up a basic apple and vodka punch in a second with Prosecco, a squeeze of lemon juice and slices of green apple. This punch is also easy to top up when you start running low (which will happen pretty quickly, trust us). Simply pour and impress!

9. Watermelon punch

Watermelon punch in a jug with two filled glasses alongside

A seriously refreshing summer sip, your guests will love this vodka-based cocktail with plenty of fresh watermelon and lime. You can swap the vodka for more lemonade or soda water for a child-friendly, non-alcoholic alternative. Now try our top watermelon recipes.

10. Peach punch

Jug of peach punch being poured into a glass on a pink tablecloth

A light peach punch with soft fruit, rosé wine and schnapps. Peaches are perfectly ripe in the summer months, so take advantage with this flavour-packed drink. Top up with soda water or tonic to your own particular taste.

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