Red sea breeze cocktail in a glass with lime slice and straw

Summer cocktail recipes

55 Recipes

Throw a cocktail party to celebrate summer. We've got lots of refreshing drinks mixes, from tequila sunrise and fruity punches to flavoured gins and spritzes.

Sea breeze

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(0 ratings)

Blend vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice to make a classic sea breeze cocktail. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with lime for a taste of summer
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tequila sunrise

5

(3 ratings)

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry gin

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Capture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that makes a stunning gin 'n' tonic or base for a fruity cocktail...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mango & pineapple mojito

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(0 ratings)

Give your favourite classic cocktail a tropical twist with our mango and pineapple mojito. This vibrant, fruity drink is perfect for summer party season
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Passion fruit martini

5

(1 rating)

This easy passion fruit cocktail, sometimes called a 'pornstar martini', is perfect for celebrating with friends. Top with prosecco for a special tipple...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut & pineapple cooler

5

(1 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
  • Vegetarian

Blueberry mojito

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(0 ratings)

Sip our refreshing blueberry mojito when the sun starts to shine. This easy cocktail can be mixed up in minutes with a handful of ingredients
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry mojito

5

(1 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
  • Vegetarian

Mango bellini

4

(1 rating)

Blend fresh fruit with champagne to make this fabulous mango bellini. It's great as a summer cocktail or a dinner party aperitif, or alongside a weekend brunch...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Frozen margarita

4

(1 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
  • Vegetarian

Pimm's

5

(5 ratings)

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

Summer punch

5

(1 rating)

A simple, refreshing drink that's perfect for a summery gathering. For an extra-special twist, swap the sparkling water for champagne...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Aperol spritz

5

(3 ratings)

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Screwdriver

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(0 ratings)

Bring the taste of summer holidays to your next party. Mix freshly squeezed orange juice with vodka and Angostura bitters for a classic screwdriver cocktail
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Woo woo

5

(1 rating)

Mix vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and fresh lime to make this perfect party cocktail, garnished with a lime wedge (and maybe a tiny umbrella too)
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cuba Libre

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(0 ratings)

A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Pour into a tall glass for the ultimate refreshing long cocktail
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Frosé

5

(2 ratings)

Make the coolest drink of the summer: frosé (frozen rosé). Blend rosé wine with strawberries, lemon and sugar to make a batch of this very grown-up slushie
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower gin

2.25

(4 ratings)

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Frozen strawberry daiquiri

5

(1 rating)

This slushy cocktail is best made when strawberries are in season and at their ripest. With just four ingredients you can whip up this thirst quencher in 10 minutes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Elderflower & champagne cocktail

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(0 ratings)

Mix elderflower cordial, gin, lychee juice and lemon bitters with chilled champagne to make this superb cocktail that tastes like summer all year round
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Pimm's iced tea

4.9

(10 ratings)

Mixing this summer favourite with ice-cold mint & citrus tea makes a less sweet but every bit as refreshing cooler
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Gin fizz

4.5

(2 ratings)

Mix a sparkling gin fizz cocktail (or two) for when you're entertaining. With just a handful of ingredients you can create a refreshing drink that evokes summer...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Long Island iced tea

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pimm’s slushie

3

(3 ratings)

Pimms and slushie: two words you may not have considered together but which combine to make the ultimate summer drink. Lemon sorbet is the magic ingredient
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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