5 Best Recipes for Summer Alcoholic drinks

When it’s hot outside there is nothing better than to chill out with a cool refreshing cocktail. It is always nice to have something a little bit different but here we bring you back to some simple old classics, for that lazy evening with friends.

So here are the five best recipes for summer alcoholic drinks.

1. How about a fruity Margarita

Fruity Margarita 


  • 2-parts silver tequila

  • 1-part Cointreau

  • Crushed ice

  • lime juice

  • Course salt


Coat the rim of a chilled glass in the lime juice and then add the course salt by dipping the rim into it.

Mix the tequila, Cointreau and ice in the cocktail shaker and pour into the prepared glass.

 2. The Daiquiri



2 oz white rum

½ tsp superfine sugar

½ oz lime juice



Stir the sugar into the lime juice, add the rum and ice and shake, then strain the mixture into a chilled glass for a smooth cocktail.

3. Mojito

Summer Mojito 


  • 2 oz of white rum

  • ½ oz lime juice

  • 1 tsp superfine sugar

  • 3 mint leaves

  • Club soda

Stir the sugar into the lime juice in a cocktail glass, add the mint leaves and stir until soft enough to stick to the side of the glass, add about 2/3rds of a glass of ice and pour in the rum. Complete the drink with the club soda and the lime shell if desired.

4. Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Lime wedges
  • ice

Mix, pour over ice into a chilled glass, decorate with lime slices.
This couldn’t be easier and don’t worry about serving it in a copper mug. This was done to enhance the chill of the drink but in some states the copper mugs are no longer legal so unless you want to try other chilled tankers just serve in a cold cocktail glass and enjoy

5. The Sidecar

Sidecar Cocktail

Serves 4

  • 6 oz of cognac (VSOP or VS)
  • 3 oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz fresh lemon juice
  • ice
  • Sugar

Coat the rims of the cocktail glasses with the sugar. Put everything else in a jug and stir. Strain into the glasses. Decorate with orange peel if required.
Not quite a dainty cocktail but a quick serve idea for a small party and if you suspect the party may linger into the night, you might also be as well to stock up on our Ultimate Hangover Prevention, so that a lovely evening doesn’t become a dreadful morning.

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