The best refreshing cocktails for summer

Summer is finally here!

The hot weather has arrived and it is hopefully here to stay this time. With the scorching heat that’s hit England, there always follows the inevitable next step, people looking to find a way to cool down. 

Well don’t worry, we have the best answer to your prayers, one word…cocktails! 

We may be biased but cocktails are a great way to keep refreshed and cooled off in the summer weather. 

The only difficult part comes in trying to decide out of all of the cocktail recipes there are which ones to choose from and what will be the most refreshing cocktail to keep you feeling cool. So here is a breakdown of what cocktails are the most refreshing to get you through this summer heat.

Rum Punch


100ml Rum

50ml lime juice

100ml pineapple juice

100ml orange juice

50ml grenadine

Angostura Bitters to taste

Sprig of mint

Rum punch is a beautifully fruity and delicious cocktail that will leave you wanting to go back for more. You can even spice it up a bit with a unique flavoured rum to really make this a treat for the senses. The rum mixed with the smooth fruits blends well together and gives an exotic yet simple taste, making the rum punch that bit too easy to get through on a hot summer’s day.

A rum punch is a perfect cocktail to make for those bbq nights with friends and family. It is a cocktail that goes down well with all and has a little something for everyone. 

Not only that but it can be made in bulk without compromising on quality or flavour, ensuring you can make this delicious punch in the batches…no judging. 

Sea Breeze 


50ml vodka

100ml cranberry juice

50ml grapefruit juice


thin slice of lime

A sea breeze does what it says in the name. While taking those sips you feel like you are sat on the beach surrounded by friends and everything is right with the world. It is a simple yet elegant cocktail, making it easy to drink for any occasion.

The cocktail might sound dull but it is the perfect drink to tackle the heat. With no complicated flavours or tang that takes some getting used to before you can actually enjoy it makes it easy for anyone to enjoy and you aren’t struggling through any parts of it, just pure enjoyment to taste in summer (or any time of the year).

Watermelon Daiquiri



50ml white rum

25ml watermelon liqueur or watermelon-flavoured spirit, such as gin

10ml lime juice

100g watermelon (prepared weight), plus a wedge to garnish

A watermelon Daiquiri is the best of both worlds, it is one of those rare alcoholic drinks that actually quenches your thirst while you drink it, which makes it the perfect blend for a refreshing summer tipple! 

It is the perfect cocktail to have for those that are new or not too keen on rum or new to alcohol in general. The ice in the daiquiri allows the rum to water down slightly so can still provide you with a burst of flavour from the watermelon while still diluting the sharpness from the rum.

A watermelon Daiquiri is a cocktail you can make look fancy without having to spend much on it, a bit of sugar around the rim of the cocktail glass and a piece of watermelon stuck on the end and you have the perfect cocktail for a fancy get together or girls night, enjoy!

Pornstar martini


2 ripe passion fruits (they should have a crinkly appearance), halved

60ml vanilla vodka

30ml passoa

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp sugar syrup

prosecco, to serve

Finally, the cocktail we’ve all been waiting for, the pornstar martini. It is the creme de la creme of cocktails, the party favourite that never seems to disappoint. 

The pornstar martini is that one drink that you look for on every menu as a just in case because you know it is always going to satisfy you, especially in those summer days. It offers a sharp yet fruity taste that makes you utilise every 2 for 1 offer you can find on them. 

The passionfruit on top gets slowly absorbed by the cocktail meaning it only gets better as the drink goes on and is a great incentive to hold back and really enjoy every sip for an overall better experience. 

The only thing we are still left questioning about this top tier drink is the age-old question that many great minds still debate and ponder to this day, do you shot the prosecco or pour it in?  

All in all, nothing really beats a good cocktail when the sun is shining – it’s a way to celebrate the turn in the weather, and good company! So why not try one of these fan favourites and invite some joy into your summer? We guarantee you won’t regret it…