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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.

Strawberry green goddess smoothie

4.75

(8 ratings)

Try this tasty breakfast smoothie to start your day, pairing sweet fruit with nutritious spinach and avocado for a dose of calcium, vitamin C, folate and fibre
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sea breeze

0

(0 ratings)

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

Elderflower gin

2.25

(4 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

Lemon drop

5

(1 rating)

Mix vodka, lemon juice and triple sec, shaken with ice to make this refreshing lemon drop cocktail. Dip the rim of the glass in sugar to impress party guests
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fresh mint tea

5

(2 ratings)

Grab a handful of fresh mint leaves and pour over boiling water to release its wonderful flavour and scent. Sweeten the tea with honey according to taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry fizz

0

(0 ratings)

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

Earl Grey martini

5

(1 rating)

This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

White wine sangria

0

(0 ratings)

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

Watermelon lemonade

4

(7 ratings)

This watermelon lemonade looks amazing but is super-simple to make. It's perfect for a kids party or makes a refreshing summer drink for kids or adults...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Perfect spritz

0

(0 ratings)

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

Cucumber, apple & spinach juice

4

(1 rating)

Get started in the morning with an all-natural juice packed with cucumber, apple and spinach. To get the full nutritional benefits, drink it pulp and all
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry gin

4.666665

(6 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

Pink grapefruit punch

0

(0 ratings)

A pretty pink punch to keep your guests happy. Make it up in minutes and serve chilled
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Frozen strawberry daiquiri

5

(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

0

(0 ratings)

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

Gimlet

3

(2 ratings)

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

Melon & cucumber punch

0

(0 ratings)

Perfectly ripe Galia melon, orange liqueur and Pimm's pump this punch with summery flavour...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Frozen caipirinha

0

(0 ratings)

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

Apple prosecco punch

5

(1 rating)

Spritz up a basic apple cocktail with a dash of prosecco and a splash of vodka
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Cucumber, mint & melon punch

0

(0 ratings)

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

Raspberry cordial

5

(4 ratings)

Preserve the flavours of a batch of raspberries in this refreshing concentrated drink - delicious with soda on ice
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Grown-up limeade

4

(4 ratings)

A grown-up summer drink with a pleasantly bitter bite
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mojito mocktail

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try a refreshing, non-alcoholic mojito cocktail recipe that skips the usual rum to create a booze-free blend for parties
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Appletini

2

(1 rating)

Mix vodka with apple juice, lemon juice and maple syrup to make this divine appletini cocktail. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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