The arrival of this beautiful Spring weather means that the sun is out and the air is fresh, so it’s the perfect excuse to get outside and relax. And we say that there’s no better way to enjoy the start of this new season than with a delicious and refreshing drink. So whether you’re planning an outdoor summer party and need some drinks inspiration or whether you’re just looking to have your friends and family around for a get together, then these mouth-watering cocktail and mocktail ideas will be sure to go down well with all of your guests!
Watermelon Pina Colada
3 oz. Pineapple juice
2 oz. Malibu White Rum
1 oz. Coconut Milk
2–3 Cubes Watermelon (should be around 1-inch each)
1 cup of crushed ice
Watermelon slice to garnish
This tasty concoction takes a refreshing twist on the classic and much loved tropical cocktail, the Pina Colada. It’s super easy to make and all you need is a blender! Simply throw all the ingredients into the blender and blend for about a minute. Once finished, pour into Pina Colada glasses and garnish the side with a slice of watermelon. For maximum effect, add in a cocktail umbrella for that authentic holiday feel!
Passion fruit Mojito Recipe
2 large, ripe passion fruit, halved
Large handful mint leaves, torn
2 tbsp light brown sugar
2 ½ oz. white rum
Soda water, to top up
Once again, we’ve taken a tasty twist on another favourite cocktail, the Mojito. This time around, we’ve added some passionfruit to it and made it come alive! It doesn’t take long to make and tastes fantastic. To begin, simply remove the pulp from the passion fruit and place into a jug along with the mint leaves, sugar and the white rum.
Then place your muddler to crush the ingredients and mix them well together. If you don’t have a muddler, then the end of a rolling pin will work perfectly too. Add in plenty of crushed ice to the jug, before pouring in soda water to fill up the jug. Serve in two hi-ball glasses and prepare your taste buds for a real taste sensation!
Summer Berry Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
10ml Elderflower Cordial
10ml Ginger Syrup
10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
60ml Cranberry Juice
60ml Apple Juice
Strawberry and lemon slice to garnish on the side
The Summer Berry Mocktail is a refreshing alternative to an alcoholic cocktail and makes for the ideal drink for the warmer weather. To make, add the strawberries into a cocktail shaker and muddle. Once the strawberries have been crushed well, add in the elderflower cordial, lemon, cranberry juice, ginger syrup and apple juices. Pop on the top and get shaking! Add ice to a tall glass and pour tall – just don’t forget to add your fruit to garnish. So there you have it – the perfect summer berry mocktail which be sure to be a hit with the whole crowd!