Two cocktail glasses of passionfruit martini

Summer drink recipes

81 Recipes

Quench your thirst with these refreshing summer drinks including fruity punch and gin cocktails, cordials, juice blends and cooling slushies.

Passion fruit martini

4.5

(2 ratings)

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
  • 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

Mint & mango iced green tea

4.5

(2 ratings)

Blend the flavour of green tea with mango, fresh mint, lime and ice to make this iced tea. It makes a wonderfully refreshing summer drink at any time of day
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Iced tea

3.25

(4 ratings)

Make up a jug of refreshing iced tea to serve on summer days. With a subtle tea flavour, oranges, lemons and mint, it's an excellent alcohol-free party drink...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy sangria

5

(1 rating)

Embrace balmy summer days with a jug of sangria. With red wine, Spanish brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon and chopped fruit, it's a lovely sharing cocktail...
  • 10 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

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

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

Daiquiri

0

(0 ratings)

Master the art of the daiquiri with white rum, sugar and lime. We also have three twists on this classic cocktail that will go down a storm at any party
  • 5 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

Mojito pitcher

5

(1 rating)

Make a jug of refreshing mojitos to share, so you can spend more time with your guests. Try our three twists on this classic cocktail, too
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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

Pimm's

5

(6 ratings)

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

Gimlet cocktail

0

(0 ratings)

Make a classic gimlet, combining gin and lime syrup, stirred to the perfect dilution with lots of ice. A refreshing cocktail to enjoy with friends
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Homemade elderflower cordial

4.68

(25 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Limoncello spritz

4

(1 rating)

Mix up this easy limoncello spritz from Lina Stores in minutes. Add extra flavour by infusing your limoncello with thyme sprigs for the perfect summer drink
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb gin

4.814815

(27 ratings)

Use seasonal rhubarb to make a G&T with a difference, or top with soda water for a refreshing summertime drink in glorious pink
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

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

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

Blackcurrant cordial

4.25

(4 ratings)

This easy recipe is a great way to use up a pick-your-own glut of blackcurrants and makes a refreshing summer drink
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Screwdriver

0

(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

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

5

(3 ratings)

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon drizzle shots

3

(2 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

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