3 Summer Cocktails You Need To Try

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  • Summer cocktails are full of fun, fruity flavours and are the ideal refreshment for a hot day. If there’s one thing you do this summer, make sure you try these three cocktail recipes – whether it’s warm out or we have a classic British summer and end up spending the day indoors, these coktails are perfect for every occasion.

    Summer cocktails are all about the berries and seasonal fruit, plenty of ice and a bit of zest. When it’s hot out, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing cocktail to cool you down. Winter is all about the creamier cocktails and more intense flavours, whereas summer cocktails are much lighter and fun!

    Find out how to make more delightful cocktails by browsing through our cocktail recipes collection.

    First up, try putting a twist on a classic margarita, by making our fab strawberry frozen margarita!

    Strawberry Margarita

    A strawberry margarita is not only a really simple take on a classic, but it’s also a cheeky way of getting some of your five-a-day in your diet.

    Once you’ve blitzed the strawberries, you just muddle with the other ingredients and serve over ice for a strawberry margarita! Alternatively, you can blitz everything with ice to make a frozen marg!

    To make 4 servings, you’ll need:

    • 250g strawberries, washed and hulled
    • 175ml tequila
    • 60ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 60ml sugar syrup
    • Crushed ice

    Whizz the strawberries in a blender. Mix with the liquids, then pour
    over crushed ice and top each with a slice of fresh strawberry.


    Caipirosca is a Brazilian lime cocktail so it’s super zesty which makes it perfectly cooling and refreshing on a hot day. This one goes great at a barbecue and you can easily make a jug and keep topping guests’ glasses up.

    To make 4 servings, you’ll need:

    • 16 lime wedges
    • 45ml sugar
      syrup (we used Funkin)
    • 200ml vodka
    • Crushed ice
    • Sprigs of mint, lightly

    Put the lime wedges, mint and sugar syrup in a jug and muddle them together to
    extract the oils and juice. Divide between 4 short tumblers and add
    lots of crushed ice and the vodka, plus a sprig of mint.

    Homemade Kir

    Kir is basically a blackcurrant vodka liqueur that’s delicious over ice with
    tonic as well as a base topped up with sparkling wine, to make a Kir
    Royal. This is best made a week before you need it, so it’s perfectly infused and ready to top up with whatever you choose.

    You’ll need:

    • A 1-litre Kilner jar or similar
    • 425g blackcurrants
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 300ml vodka

    Add all the ingredients to the Kilner jar. Seal then shake well. Keep doing this over a week until it’s ready to strain into a fresh bottle. Store in the fridge and serve with fizz.Save