Summer punch with fruit in pitcher

Barbecue drinks recipes

Complete your barbecue with our colourful summer drinks. Try a boozy fruit punch pitcher, a refreshing cordial or a classic sangria recipe.

1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

A fruity, minty, refreshing punch for a summer party. The mix of juicy honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon chunks make this the ultimate cooler to beat the heat

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries

5 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this fiery ginger beer at a family barbecue or pour into a bottle for a picnic. It's made by cooking up a ginger cordial and topping up with soda water

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a jug of refreshing mojitos to share, so you can spend more time with your guests. Try our three twists on this classic cocktail, too

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

What better way to end a garden party than with a cocktail/sorbet combo? These watermelon prosecco slushies are refreshing with a real kick

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make up a jug of refreshing iced tea to serve on summer days. With a subtle tea flavour, oranges, lemons and mint, it's an excellent alcohol-free party drink

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
71 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Spritz up a basic apple cocktail with a dash of prosecco and a splash of vodka

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries

10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cool off this summer with our super-simple frozen margarita recipe. This refreshing tequila cocktail can be made in just five minutes in a blender

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Perfectly ripe Galia melon, orange liqueur and Pimm's pump this punch with summery flavour

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Cool down with this frozen spin on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha. The secret is squeezing as much lime into the sugar as you can

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Whisky cocktails don’t come much more refreshing than a mint julep. Serve over mounds of crushed ice and top with freshly picked garden mint

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Refreshing and fruity, this delicious drink is guaranteed to please at a family picnic, barbecue or party

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Add an extra fruity twist to this classic summer drink with pomegranate juice and seeds - double up the quantities to please a crowd

10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Shivi Ramoutar's recipe for this classic Caribbean cocktail combines sweet and sour flavours for a fruity weekend tipple

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Mix up a refreshing strawberry mojito to sip in the summer sun. This easy, fruity cocktail is perfect for barbecue season or a relaxed party with friends

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this crowd-pleasing tropical cocktail with coconut rum, gin and pineapple juice. It will sit happily in an ice bucket for several hours, ideal for summer barbecues 

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This delicately coloured, refreshing take on the classic gin and tonic makes a perfect picnic tipple

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
51 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style

24 hrs
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Embrace balmy summer days with a jug of sangria. With red wine, Spanish brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon and chopped fruit, it's a lovely sharing cocktail

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give sangria a twist and make it peachy

20 mins
Easy
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