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!