When you have a day off work in the summer or it is the weekend, there is nothing better than relaxing in the garden with a lovely fruity, refreshing drink. This is a great way to while away the sunny afternoons in the summer and means you can relax, chill out, and even have some friends over to enjoy a little afternoon relaxation or for a summer party in the garden.

If you want to be able to rustle up some refreshing, fruity cocktails to enjoy on summer afternoons, there are various options you can consider. If you go online you will find plenty of fruity cocktail recipes that taste delicious and are simple to make. You can also purchase all the ingredients you need online from grapefruit infused vodka through to mixers and cocktail decorations.

Some of the summer cocktail drinks to try

One of the great things about the summer fruity cocktails on our list is that they are very simple to make and extremely delicious to drink! This means you can enjoy maximum pleasure with minimal effort. So, if you are ready to start enjoying the thrill of making your own refreshing summer cocktails, let’s take a look at some of the options:

Blackberry Gin and Tonic

To make this delicious fruity cocktail, add some quality tonic water and a shot of gin to your cocktail shaker. Add a little simple syrup and a twist of lime and shake well. Blend some large blackberries and add the juice to the mix along with plenty of crushed ice and shake again. Then pour into a glass and garnish with extra blackberries.

White Wine Sangria

Sangria is a wonderful drink for the summer and with this variation you can enjoy a little twist on the original. Add a bottle of white wine, 150ml ginger wine, 40 ml elderflower cordial, 2 limes cut into thin slices, 1.5 peaches cut into slices, a handful of raspberries, and 500 ml sparkling water to a jug. Chill in the fridge for around an hour then top with water and ice just before you serv

Vodka and Cranberry Explosion

This is a cocktail that is simple, sumptuous, and delicious. Take a jug and add 200ml vodka, 200 ml Cointreau, 600 ml cranberry juice, and 400 ml orange juice. Shake well and then add crushed ice to glasses and pout the cocktail over the ice. Add some strips of peel from a lime as a garnish and then sit back and enjoy the kick from this fabulous cocktail.

Strawberry Gin

Another great summer fruit cocktail, this is a simple and sumptuous option. Add 700 ml gin, 400 gm sliced strawberries and 100 gm caster sugar to a bowl and mix well. Keep in the fridge and stir well every couple of days for three weeks. You are then ready to strain and serve to your guests. Obviously, this cocktail has to be made well in advance of your event.

These are just some of the great summer fruity cocktails you can make for your event or simply to enjoy alone.  

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