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

Summer cocktail recipes

50 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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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

5

(5 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

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(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

Mango bellini

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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

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

(2 ratings)

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

Screwdriver

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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

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(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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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

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(1 rating)

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

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(3 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

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(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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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

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

Long Island iced tea

5

(1 rating)

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

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(2 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

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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

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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

Raspberry fizz

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Serve this fruity cocktail at a garden party or wedding reception. With crushed fresh raspberries, raspberry liqueur and champagne, it's a real taste of summer...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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