Two cocktail glasses of passionfruit martini

Summer drink recipes

85 Recipes

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

Grown-up limeade

4

(4 ratings)

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

Mojito mocktail

4.6

(5 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

3.25

(4 ratings)

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

Citrus iced tea

3.75

(4 ratings)

If you love tea, but you don’t find it refreshing in hot weather, try this wonderfully fresh alternative
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Homemade pink lemonade

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Peach Melba smoothie

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Blend peaches, raspberries, orange juice and fresh custard into a fruity, creamy shake that's low in fat...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Gin & tonic sorbet

4.125

(8 ratings)

This classic drink makes a refreshing and cheeky summer party dessert
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Pink lemonade

4.055555

(18 ratings)

Adding raspberries to homemade lemonade gives it a tangy flavour and turns it a vivid pink
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Citrus peach cooler

5

(1 rating)

A refreshing non-alcoholic drink, perfect for a summer garden party. If you want to make it boozy, add a little peach schnapps
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ginger lemon fizz

4.857145

(14 ratings)

A refreshing alternative to shop-bought soft drinks, perfect for the summer
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Peach punch

4.6

(5 ratings)

Add a boozy kick to your summer party with this peachy cocktail
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sorbet fizz

4.75

(4 ratings)

The perfect fruity dessert for last minute al fresco dining - and it's fat-free too!
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Berry daiquiri

3.833335

(6 ratings)

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

Peach sangria

5

(7 ratings)

Give sangria a twist and make it peachy
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Mocha milkshake

4.6

(5 ratings)

A decadent iced coffee for a sunny afternoon. Serve in tall glasses for a retro treat
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Really easy lemonade

4.546875

(64 ratings)

A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Orange & cranberry spritz

5

(2 ratings)

James Martin's healthy spritzers are super quick and a refreshing addition to any brunch...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Melon & rose granita

4

(1 rating)

Granitas are half way between a drink and a sorbet – the mixture is so refreshing and the texture icy enough to eat with a teaspoon
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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