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Summer cocktail recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 10 June 2024

This summer, kick back with one of our favourite summer cocktail recipes. From boozy classics to mocktails for all to enjoy, there’s something on this list for everyone to sip on. 

Negroni Sbagliato

Negroni Sbagliato

by Olly Smith
from Fizz

A softer take on this classic Italian cocktail, the negroni sbagliato is finished with Prosecco. Classic, refined and perfect for hot summer evenings.

Life's a Beach Cocktail

Life’s A Beach Cocktail

by The Alchemist

Fresh and zingy, this citrus-based cocktail features a blend of whisky, vermouth and cherry liqueur. Sunshine in liquid form.

Seedlip Thyme Mocktail

Seedlip Thyme Mocktail

by Ben Branson

A refreshing, elegant mocktail that has summertime written all over it, this cooling non-alcoholic drink from Seedlip is flavoured with the winning combination of thyme and lemon. 

Sherbet Fizz Mocktail

Sherbet Fizz Mocktail

by Olly Smith
from Fizz

A crowd-pleasing drink that also happens to be booze-free, this delicious mocktail is bursting with citrus flavours thanks to the fresh grapefruit juice, finished with a satisfying sherbet fizz. 

Seedlip Clements Mocktail

Seedlip Clements Mocktail

by Ben Branson

Seedlip’s Clements mocktail is a picture-perfect summer drink that makes a particularly elegant non-alcoholic drink to serve to your guests. 

Ainsley Harriott’s Mango and Coconut Rum Daiquiri

Ainsley Harriott’s Mango and Coconut Rum Daiquiri

Soak up the flavours of the Caribbean with Ainsley’s delicious Mango and Coconut Rum Daquiri, bursting with flavour from  sweet and juicy mangoes and tropical coconut-flavoured rum. 

Rebujito Cocktail

Rebujito Cocktail

by Olly Smith
from Fizz

If you’ve ever wondered how they handle the heat in the south of Spain, here’s your answer. This exceptionally refreshing cocktail made with fresh mint, lemonade and fino sherry served over ice is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer’s day. 

Elderflower and Passionfruit Cooler

Elderflower and Passionfruit Cooler

This mocktail recipe from Nigella Summeris all about sunshine flavours. Even during the drizzliest of British Summers, this cooler is bound to brighten up your day.

Pimm’s

Pimm’s

Pimm’s is an essential Summer cocktail. Now, with this recipe from Simon Hopkinson Cooks, you can make this classic crowd-pleaser to perfection every time. 

Elegante

Elegante

by Tony Conigliaro
from Drinks

A cocktail of prosecco, lemon sorbet and vodka? Now that does sound summery! Recline in your favourite sunny spot with this recipe.

Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

by Duval Timothy, Folayemi Brown and Jacob Fodio Todd

This fiery non-alcoholic Ginger Beer recipe is one of our go-to Summer drinks. Either enjoy a refreshing glass on its own or stir into a mocktail or cocktail for a quintessentially British Summer treat. 

Special Sangria

Special Sangria

This isn’t any old sangria recipe, it’s Omar Allibhoy’s Special Sangria from his hit book, Tapas Revolution. Omar’s Sangria is loaded with citrus fruits, pear, plums and strawberries plus is packing a punch of brandy, triple sec and Spanish red wine. Delicious!

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