The windows are open, summer tunes are flowing, your girls are gathered in the back garden (at a safe distance, of course!) and eeeeveryone has a drink in hand… but what happens when you want to try something a little different?
After all, there’s only so many G&T’s a girl can have before she craves something a little sweeter, a little fruitier, a little bit more… summery.
Now, we all love a good cocktail, but there's just so many to choose from… how do you know which to go for?
Girls, we’ve got you.
We’ve put together a list of the best, most delicious summer cocktails that are guaranteed to have you livin’ la vida loca all summer long!
Psst… not a boozey kinda girl?! Never fear! Every single one of these recipes tastes just as good (maybe even better!) with the alcohol left in the bottle! Mocktails here we come!
There’s no way we could even think of putting together a cocktail list without mentioning the classic Cosmopolitan.
The ultimate mix of sweet and sour, this cocktail of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus is perfect for a night out (or in) with the girls.
45ml lemon vodka
15ml triple sec
30ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice
Orange zest or lime wedge for the garnish
Another classic! (And one of our faves!)
Covid may have changed our summer plans, but this peachy, citrusy cocktail will make you feel like you are on the beach, no matter where you are!
30ml peach schnapps
60ml orange juice
60ml cranberry juice
Orange wedge for the garnish
We allll love a glass of Prosecco… well, this Frozen Prosecco (a FroSecco, if you will) is a game. changer.
Okay, this one takes a bit of forward planning, but to serve it is basically zero effort and trust us… you’ll be wanting to keep some in the freezer all summer!
400g granulated sugar
1 bottle Prosecco (or champagne)
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Needing no introduction, the Daiquiri is the ultimate sweet, fruity summertime cocktail.
Trust us, after trying these, you’ll be wanting to break out the blender every summer weekend! (They’re too delicious not to!)
120ml light rum
90g fresh strawberries - chopped (plus more for garnish)
290g frozen strawberries - chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Sliced lime for garnish
If you like piña coladas, And getting caught in the rain… (sorry, we couldn’t resist!)
The piña colada is a summertime favourite, with the perfect pineapple and coconut flavour combo to create a serrriously tropical vibe (and we’re here for it!)
120ml spiced rum
120ml coconut milk
60g fresh pineapple chunks (plus more for garnish)
Splash pineapple juice
2 maraschino cherries for garnish
Let’s face it… a cold glass of wine and fruit juice is perfect for a hot summer day. Sangria is traditionally made with red wine, but swapping red for white creates a crisp, light, fruity summer cocktail that’s both insta-worthy and delicious! (It’s a win-win!)
1 mango - peeled and diced
½ orange - thinly sliced
5 strawberries - sliced
1 bottle white wine
Fresh mint leaves for garnish
There we have it, our top cocktails for long summer days in the garden!
Bottoms up, ladies!
Do you have any summer cocktail recipes that we just have to try? Let us know in the comments!
For someone you love or simply for you - because girl, you deserve it.
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