Tequila sunrise in long glass with cherry and cocktail umbrella

Summer cocktail recipes

42 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.

Tequila sunrise

5

(2 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

5

(4 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

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

Pimm's

5

(4 ratings)

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

Summer punch

0

(0 ratings)

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

(1 rating)

Get the taste of summer with this classic Italian cocktail. Our easy prosecco-based aperol spritz is perfect for sipping in the sunshine with friends
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cuba Libre

0

(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

Elderflower gin

3.75

(1 rating)

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

0

(0 ratings)

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

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

5

(1 rating)

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

Peach punch

4.55

(5 ratings)

Add a boozy kick to your summer party with this peachy cocktail
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pimm’s slushie

0

(0 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

Perfect spritz

0

(0 ratings)

Try this spritz for a party. It's sure to impress with a hint of lavender putting a lightly floral twist on a Perfect (sweet vermouth, dry vermouth and gin)...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle shots

0

(0 ratings)

If you love lemon, you'll love these lemon drizzle shots with vodka and triple sec. Serve with icing sugar on the glass rim and cubes of lemon sponge...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Melon & cucumber punch

0

(0 ratings)

Perfectly ripe Galia melon, orange liqueur and Pimm's pump this punch with summery flavour...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

White wine sangria

0

(0 ratings)

Try this refreshing twist on a traditional sangria and use white wine instead of red with elderflower to complement the fruit. Perfect for summer parties
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Gimlet

0

(0 ratings)

Gin lovers rejoice: learn how to master a perfect gimlet and make your own lime syrup as part of it. Garnish with edible flowers for a final flourish
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Pomegranate Pimm's

3.75

(1 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

Elderflower & cucumber G&Ts

4.166665

(3 ratings)

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

Apple prosecco punch

5

(1 rating)

Spritz up a basic apple cocktail with a dash of prosecco and a splash of vodka
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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