The easy summery cocktails to make at home this weekend

We’ve pulled together some fruity easy summer cocktail recipes from real people to knock up at home in the sunshine. If you don’t have all the ingredients, take a nod from top mixologists who substitute with whatever else they have.

Time to get shaking…

Since we are now well past June 20th, the official start of British summer time, the cocktails season is calling us and we are listenin’.

While holidays are still up in the air, why not prepare the best seasonal cocktail concoctions at home? By now you’ve probably got your cocktail equipment (the essential lockdown purchase) and are looking for ways to fill the time before all your favourite bars and pubs begin to reopen *Hurry up 4 July* so we are here to help.

Cocktail ingredients: 1.5 Gin, 0.75 Elderflower Liqueur, 2 oz Pineapple Juice, 1 oz Lemon Juice (juice of 1 lemon appx), 0.75 oz Grenadine, 1 Egg White, 2 dashes lavender bitters.

Method: “In the last days of spring, we bring you this fantastic sipper. The Garden Sour. This drink is very loosely based on an Aviation, but in place of luxardo we added pineapple, grenadine, lemon, and egg white. This creates a very drinkable experience while blending nicely with the gin and elderflower. In the end, the whole experience leaves your mouth feeling rich, refreshed, and wanting more. Mix one up and enjoy!”

Cocktail ingredients: 45 ml London Dry Gin⁣ or Baby Pink, 15 ml Creme de mure⁣, 30 ml Lemon Juice⁣, 15 ml Blackberry Cordial, Redcurrants, Egg White.

Method: “Muddle a handful of red currants in a shaker and add the rest of the ingredient. First dry shake, add ice and shake again. Double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with blackberries.“

Cocktail ingredients: 1/8 cup of Berries (frozen or fresh), Quarter of a lemon cut in wedge, 1 tsp Sugar, 1.5oz Vodka, Prosecco, Lemon slice for garnish.

Method: “Mix, shake and pour!”

Cocktail ingredients: 40ml Gin, 10ml Fresh Lemon juice, 60ml Grapefruit juice, 40ml Tonic, Rosemary.

Method: “Add all ingredients into a shaker (except for tonic) filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled glass with ice cubes. Garnish and enjoy!”

Cocktail ingredients: 45ml Jose Cuervo gold, 15ml Amaretto, 30ml Pineapple Juice, 15ml Fresh Lime Juice, 15ml -Egg White, 3 Drops Aromatic Bitters (with cloves, star anise and allspice)

Method: “Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 30sec, double strain into a collins glass and garnish.”

Cocktail ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 1 oz strawberry shrub (syrup), 5 oz lemon juice, 3 oz ginger beer
Method: “Add shrub, vodka and lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass and top with ginger beer. Enjoy.”

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