summer cocktail blog

Best 6 Drinks To Beat The Heat This Summer

Want something a little more exciting than a gin and tonic this summer? With the warmest months on our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to create some refreshing drinks to help you keep cool. We’ve put together a few of the best drink ideas for you to enjoy during the long summer days.

Watermelon Martini

A lovely mix between a cocktail classic and a popular summer fruit. This watermelon martini is as refreshing as it is delicious.
Serves 1


30ml Fashion Vodka
10ml Watermelon syrup
5ml Sugar syrup
4-5 Pieces fresh watermelon

Mix sugar syrup and watermelon until all juice is extracted.
Add the remaining ingredients and shake well.
Pour into pre-chilled martini glass.
Add fresh watermelon as garnish.

Classic Margarita

A simple classic! The key to a perfect Margarita is to use quality tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Serves 1

Margarita or rocks

45ml Tequila
15ml Citrus-infused tequila
20ml Fresh lime juice
5ml Agave syrup

Put all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake hard.
Strain into a chilled glass with a salt rim.
Add a lime wedge as garnish.

Tequila Sangria

A great refreshing twist on the classic Spanish Sangria. Perfect for summer barbecues, outdoor events and those warm sunny days.
Serves 4

1.2L punch bowl or jug

120ml Tequila Reposado
90ml Triple Sec
90ml Cloudy apple juice
90ml Fresh lemon juice
60ml Sugar syrup
Sparkling white wine

Put all ingredients in large jug with lots of ice.
Top up with sparkling wine.
Add seasonal fruits and fresh mint as garnish.

Midori Splice

Sweet and super easy to drink, this delicious beverage will remind you of the popular ice cream.
Serves 1


30ml Midori
30ml Malibu
90ml Fresh pineapple juice
30ml Coconut cream

Fill glass with ice and add Midori, Malibu and pineapple juice and stir.
Add coconut cream along with plenty of ice.
Shake until frothy and pour over Midori mix.
Add pineapple wedge as garnish.

Mango Lemonade

Not all the best summer drinks are alcoholic. A great twist on the classic lemonade, this summer refresher features one of the most popular warm weather fruits!
Serves 1


Mango puree
lemonade (bought or make your own)

Add Mango puree to lemonade. (We recommend 1-2 tbsp per glass for a tropical taste)
Stir together.

Summer Gin Collins

A brilliant blend of sweet and tart without being too sugary.
Serves 1


50ml Gin
Juice of ½ a lemon
15ml Sugar syrup
8 Fresh raspberries
Soda water

Shake lemon juice, raspberries, gin and sugar together in shaker.
Add ice and shake further to break up the raspberries.
Strain into a highball glass over ice.
Top up with soda water.
Add lemon wedge and raspberries as garnish.

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