Cool down with a jug of one of our easy sizzling summer cocktails. Try a fruity daiquiri, refreshing mojito or a classic long drink made with Pimms.
Strawberry Daiquiri by Andy Pearson
The sweetness of strawberries and the kick of lime make this classic daiquiri a real crowd-pleaser of Summer Cocktails.
4 fresh strawberries, plus ½ strawberry to garnish
2 tsp white sugar
35ml/1½fl oz white rum
1 tbsp strawberry liqueur
25ml/1fl oz lime juice
Place the strawberries, sugar, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) with the end of a clean rolling pin.
Place the lid onto the cocktail shaker and shake well.
Strain the mixture into a Martini glass and garnish with half a strawberry.
Mojito by Andy Pearson
Irresistibly fresh and punchy, this authentic mojito cocktail recipe is a one-way salsa dance to the Caribbean.
1½ limes, cut into wedges
20 fresh mint leaves
2½ tsp granulated sugar
handful of ice
65ml/2½fl oz white rum
splash soda water, to taste
fresh mint sprig, to garnish
Place the limes, mint and sugar into a sturdy highball glass and ‘muddle’ or mash with the end of a clean rolling pin, to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.
Add the ice and pour over the rum.
Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.
Pimms Punch by Andy Pearson
This Pimms recipe has an extra kick from the fruity cider – perfect for summer barbecues or picnics.
3 handfuls mixed fruit pieces (such as orange, lemon, lime, strawberries)
250ml/9fl oz Pimms
Pour the cider into a large jug or punch bowl
Add a couple of straws and the mixed fresh fruit pieces, then gently pour the Pimms on top of the cider to create a separate layer.
Long Island iced tea by Wayne Collins
This classic cocktail certainly packs a punch! It includes vodka, gin, rum and orange liqueur.
15ml of each of the following:
Vodka, Gin, Light Rum, Orange Liqueur, Lemon Juice & Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice.
1 tsp sugar syrup
Cola, to top up
Lemon wedge, to garnish
Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake hard.
Strain the cocktail into a highball glass, top up with cola and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Margarita by Andy Pearson
This classic cocktail is the taste of summer!
35ml/1¼fl oz tequila
20ml/¾fl oz orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
35ml/1¼fl oz fresh lime juice
a handful of ice cubes
lime wedge, to garnish
Pour the Tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.
Add a lime wedge on the rim by way of garnish.
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