With summer just around the corner, we are gearing up to sit in the garden each weekend with a tipple in hand! But forget your regular mojito and cosmopolitan we have found four easy summer cocktails that just scream English summer! Below are some of our favourite cocktails AND mocktails for the warmer months!

These easy summer cocktails are simple to prepare and perfect for enjoying during the warm summer months. For all of the below simply pour all the ingredients into a glass or jug with ice and stir!

Four of The Best Easy Summer Cocktails
Photo by Ánh Đặng

Four of The Best Easy Summer Cocktails

Rhubarb Fizz

Ingredients – makes 1 glass

  • 50ml rhubarb gin (substitute for Rhubarb Presse for a mocktail!)
  • 50ml grapefruit juice
  • 25ml elderflower cordial
  • Lemonade
Easy Summer Cocktails
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Lemon Ice Tea

Ingredients – makes 10 servings

  • 1L of cooled English breakfast tea (use 4 tea bags)
  • 1 ½ litres still lemonade
  • 6 tbsp. caster sugar
  • Mint sprigs and lemon slices to garnish
Easy Summer Cocktails (And Mocktails) - Lemon Iced Tea
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Orange and Basil Fizz

Ingredients – makes 6

  • 10 tbsp Cointreau
  • 10 drops of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Bottle of Chilled Prosecco or sparkling wine
  • Orange zest and basil leaves for garnish
Easy Summer Cocktails (And Mocktails) - Orange and Basil Fizz
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Blackberry Mojito

Ingredients – makes 1 glass

  • 50ml light rum
  • 100ml soda
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Fresh blackberries and a handful of fresh mint leaves for garnish
Easy Summer Cocktails (And Mocktails) - Blackberry Mojito
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Deliciously simple, these easy summer cocktails often require minimal effort and a handful of readily available ingredients including fresh, seasonal fruits and berries, as well as herbs like mint and basil, which add a refreshing and aromatic touch.

All of these easy summer cocktails can be made as a non-alcoholic option too, for those who prefer to skip the alcohol. And the lack of alcohol certainly won’t mean they’re lacking in taste.

So, whether you’re looking for a vibrant and citrusy drink to cool down on a scorching day or a fruity concoction to savour whilst on a picnic, these easy summer cocktails and mocktails make it easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun-soaked days of summer.

Do you have a favourite summer drink? Let us know by commenting below!

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