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.

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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
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5 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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
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11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
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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
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This easy passion fruit cocktail is bursting with zingy flavours and is perfect for celebrating with friends. Top with prosecco for a special tipple

5 mins
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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
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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
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3 ratings 3.7 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
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
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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
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12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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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
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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)

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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
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
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6 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star 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
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5 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star 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.

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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

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10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
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4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
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6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star 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
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4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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
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