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Summer drink recipes

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

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  • Passion fruit cocktails in glasses with olives and halved fruit

    Passion fruit martini

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 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

  • Tequila sunrise served with an umbrella

    Tequila sunrise

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 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

  • Mint & mango iced green tea served in tumbler glasses

    Mint & mango iced green tea

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 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

  • Iced tea served in a jug and two glasses

    Easy iced tea

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 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

  • Coffee frappé with cream and straw

    Frappé

    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make a cooling coffee frappé with our easy recipe. Enjoy this refreshing iced coffee drink with a dollop of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Iced coffee in glass with spoon

    Iced latte

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.14 ratings

    Cool off with a refreshing iced latte. This simple drink only needs a handful of ingredients and is perfect for a hot weather caffeine kick

  • Summer mocktail in glass with fruit and ice

    Summer cup mocktail

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Get into the summer vibe with this fruity mocktail featuring red berries, lemonade, mint, and cucumber. Cool and refreshing, it's fabulous on hot summer days

  • Whipped coffee in glass

    Dalgona coffee

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.42 ratings

    Our easy whipped coffee recipe is simple enough to make at home. This frothy drink, known as dalgona coffee, might just be your new favourite caffeine kick

  • Fruit punch served in a jug and two glasses

    Fruit punch

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this fruit punch as a non-alcoholic drink for a summer party. With fresh fruit, mint, juice and lemonade, it's wonderfully refreshing

  • Sangria in a jug and two glasses

    Easy sangria

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Coconut & pineapple cooler served in jars

    Coconut & pineapple cooler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Frozen margarita with lime wedge on glass

    Frozen margarita

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Cocktail in glass with orange

    Aperol spritz

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 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

  • A daiquiri served with a slice of lime

    Daiquiri

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 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

  • Woo woo cocktail

    Woo woo

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    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)

  • Mojito pitcher

    Mojito pitcher

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Cuba Libre served in a tall cocktail glass

    Cuba Libre

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Pour into a tall glass for the ultimate refreshing long cocktail

  • Pimm's in glasses with fruit and cucumber

    Pimm's

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Gimlet served in a cocktail glass

    Gimlet cocktail

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Iced mocha in two glasses with whipped cream

    Iced mocha

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Combine the richness of chocolate milk with a hit of espresso and a whipped cream topping to make a moreish iced mocha – it's like a dessert in a glass

  • Frosé strawberry wine cocktail served in a glass

    Frosé

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 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

  • Homemade elderflower cordial

    Homemade elderflower cordial

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.61 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

  • Limoncello spritz cocktail in glass with thyme

    Limoncello spritz

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 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

  • Rhubarb gin

    Rhubarb gin

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.53 ratings

    Use seasonal rhubarb to make this G&T-with-a-difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing and gloriously pink summertime drink

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