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

Summer cocktail 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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Cool off with this gin-based cocktail with both fruity and floral notes

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

5 mins
Easy
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These fragrant and sophisticated cocktails may sound exotic but are so simple to prepare

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

10 mins
Easy
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A lightly floral Prosecco-based cocktail with crushed fresh fruit and refreshing cordial

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

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Spritz up a basic apple cocktail with a dash of prosecco and a splash of vodka

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

Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard

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

Cold lager, chilli powder, pepper and lime: spice up your lager with this Mexican cocktail, popular throughout Latin America and great for a summer party

Easy
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This refreshing fruity drink is perfect for warmer weather, with nectarines, strawberries and orange liqueur - easily doubled for parties

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Peach melba comes in cocktail form with this retro vanilla vodka and peach schnapps combo, complete with layered effect

10 mins
Easy
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Our easy berry daiquiri is the perfect cocktail to quench your thirst when summer arrives. This cool slushy drink is great for entertaining too

10 mins
Easy
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Add a splash of the seaside to a classic G&T with this recipe that uses samphire and a seaweed-infused gin. Perfect on summer days or after a rich meal

5 mins
Easy
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A refreshing cocktail - perfect for a summer evening in the garden

10 mins
Easy
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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
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A sophisticated dinner party cocktail with a crisp cranberry kick

10 mins
Easy
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