Nothing says summer more than firing up the barbecue and getting your friends and family around. Well, apart from if you add some delicious cocktail recipes, like the Mint Julep
or classic Highball
, to the mix. They’re super-simple to make, giving you more time to make sure you thrill on the grill.
Any leftover mint is the perfect excuse for muddling together a Mojito
, which combines those tangy, fresh green leaves with sugar for a Cuban classic. Surely you’re going be Havana-ing one at your next garden party?
If you’re off to the park with some friends for a picnic on one of those lazy, crazy days of summer, make some room in your hamper for a set of glasses and shaker. And don’t forget to steal a cucumber slice or two from the sandwiches for your Pimm's No.1 and lemonade
– it’s the ultimate easy summer drink.
Or why not mix together the classic summer flavours of rum, coconut and pineapple? The Piña Colada
was first created 60 years ago by some clever Puerto Rico bartenders – but you don’t need a desert island to enjoy one, or a fully stocked bar either. Simply shake those three ingredients together and you’ll instantly be transported to a tropical paradise.
For those extra-special (and hopefully extra-warm) days, like a wedding party, you can create your very own summer of love with a Strawberry Daiquiri
or Singapore Sling
. They’re easy to make and will impress all your guests – but just as someone needs to remember the ring, you shouldn’t forget the ice!