Good Housekeeping UKCelebrate world cocktail day with our favourite recipes to enjoy in the sun11 May 2023 at 5:17 am1/56Celebrate world cocktail day with our favourite recipes to enjoy in the sunWorld cocktail day is this Saturday 13 May and we're going to be making a whole host of delicious drinks to celebrate with our friends and family. We've got plenty of options for everyone, whether you're more into fruity, sweet, sour or looking for low and no alcohol cocktails - we've got you covered.From boozy mojitos, Aperol Spritz, gin sours and non-alcoholic Pimm's, our cocktail recipes will give you plenty of inspiration to enjoy the warmer weather.We have plenty of ideas for frozen cocktails too - including a frozen strawberry daiquiri and a a frozen Aperol cocktail.If you're entertaining and want an easy option then you can't go wrong with a jug of Pimm's, or have a look at our tried and tested cocktails in a can for the ultimate convenience. (Hearst Owned)2/56Strawberry Royal CocktailThis deliciously fruity cocktail has a strawberry infused-gin base, topped up with sparkling wine for a fizzy finish. Recipe: Strawberry Royal Cocktail (Good Housekeeping - Hearst Owned)3/56Coconut rum punchThis summery cocktail is made with coconut rum, coconut water and vanilla pods. Recipe: Coconut rum punch (Good Housekeeing UK - Hearst Owned)4/56Ginger mojitoThe traditional mojito has a surprise up its sleeve - a sugar syrup made with ginger makes it zing on a hot summer's day.Recipe: Ginger mojito (Good Housekeeping - Hearst Owned)5/56Cucumber, mint and elderflower mocktail rA refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail made with elderflower cordial and soda water - then topped with mint and limes. Recipe: Cucumber, mint and elderflower mocktail (Gareth Morgans - Hearst Owned)6/56White Port and TonicYour go-to gin sidekick just got a new best friend. Floral white port pairs perfectly with sharp fizzy tonic. Swap the rosemary for fresh mint, if you like.Recipe: White Port and Tonic (Hearst Owned)7/56White wine sangriaWe've taken a refreshing twist on the Spanish classic, with this sparkling white wine Sangria – perfect for summer parties.Recipe: White wine sangria (Getty Images)8/56Banana ColadaA pina colada that uses fresh bananas and a banana and salted caramel-infused rum? Yes please!Recipe: Banana colada (Rockstar Spirits)9/56Rhubarb & Lime RickeyMake the most of rhubarb season by turning fresh rhubarb into a syrup to enjoy in this cocktail spiked with gin & lime.Recipe: Rhubarb & Lime Rickey (Isle of Harris)10/56Rhubarb martiniA martini with a twist for a sunny day – just add rhubarb syrup.Recipe: Rhubarb martini (Good Housekeeping)11/56Frozen strawberry daiquiriStrawberries, rum and lime combine for the perfect chilled summer cocktailRecipe: Frozen strawberry daiquiri (Good Housekeeping)12/56The Coole lemon frappeIngredients:65ml Coole Swan25ml Luxardo Limoncello8 drops Foodie Flavours Passionfruit Flavour Drops75ml soda waterlemon twist, to garnishMethod:Fill your shaker halfway with cubed ice followed by Coole Swan, Passionfruit Drops and Limoncello. Shake hard to attain the best foam.Fill your glass with cubed ice. Strain the mix into your glass slowly and simultaneously fill the same glass with soda using your free hand. (An old school technique to get a lovely head on the drink.) Garnish and enjoy!NB We recommend you use Luxardo as it works perfectly with Coole Swan, other products may impact the quality of the final drink. (Coole Swan)13/56FrozerolForget frosé (ok, we still love this, too) - Frozerol is about to become your new obsession. This Aperol Spritz slushie is the perfect adult summer drink. Recipe: Frozerol (Oscar Hather)14/56Frozen Espresso MartiniWe love an espresso martini and this frozen version is seriously tasty - hello summer!Recipe: Frozen Espresso Martini (Good Housekeeping)15/56Frozen Gin FizzLemonade, gin, caster sugar and lemon juice... that's it, and you've got this AMAZING drink!Recipe: Frozen Gin Fizz (Good Housekeeping)16/56Apple and ginger cocktailThis easy recipe has an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version Recipe: Apple and ginger cocktail (Good Housekeeping)17/56Elderflower and gin granitaElderflower is a big summer favourite – add gin for a boozy boost.Recipe: Elderflower and gin granita (Good Housekeeping)18/56Frozen MargaritaTequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice make up a margarita, and this frozen version is perfect for warm summer days.Recipe: Frozen Margarita (Good Housekeeping)19/56Tropical teaserAn easy non-alcoholic cocktail – using a secret shop-bought ingredient …Recipe: Tropical teaser (Good Housekeeping)20/56Frozen pink ginPink gin is the DRINK of the moment, and this frozen version using pre-mixed cans is a fun summer cocktail.Recipe: Frozen pink gin (Good Housekeeping)21/56Sophisticated slushyA dessert, a slushy, a cooling drink – it’s all of these and we like it!Recipe: Sophisticated slushy (Good Housekeeping)22/56Whiskey refresherInspired by the classic Mint Julep, a great option for a garden partyRecipe: Whiskey refresher (Good Housekeeping)23/56Prosecco slushiesHello Prosecco! Add frozen raspberries to make this gorgeous berry slushie.Recipe: Prosecco slushies (Good Housekeeping)24/56Non-alcoholic Lemon iced teaRefreshing chilled tea and zesty lemonade – what’s not to like?Recipe: Lemon iced tea (Good Housekeeping)25/56Dried fruit cocktailA quick and easy outdoor drink from your store cupboardRecipe: Dried fruit cocktail (Good Housekeeping)26/56Ramsbury Apple MartiniWhat you need:50ml Ramsbury Gin15ml Dry Vermouth Green appleMethod: Pour Ramsbury single estate gin and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well, then straining into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of fresh green apple. (Good Housekeeping)27/56Rhubarb in BloomWhat you need:15ml rhubarb and gigner liqueur15ml green apple liqueur15ml rhubarb gin15ml fresh lemon juice15ml William Fox raspberry sugar syrupMethod: Pour over Cubed ice and topp with 145ml of ginger ale.Serve with a strip of rhubarb, Mint sprig and a Viola Flower.Created by The Florist (Good Housekeeping)28/56Orange and basil sparkler cocktailThis refreshing cocktail makes a great start to an extra-special evening.Recipe: Orange and basil sparkler cocktail (Good Housekeeping)29/56The Earl's TippleA bold and fragrant cocktail with Cointreau and soda water.Recipe: The Earl's Tipple (Good Housekeeping)30/56MojitoTry our Mojito recipe - the classic Cuban cocktail.Recipe: The perfect mojito (Good Housekeeping)31/56CaipirinhaBrazil’s national cocktail is made with cachaça, a spirit distilled from sugar cane.Recipe: Classic caipirinha (Hearst Owned)32/56PassiontiniPassion fruit and pomegranate combine to make this delicious cocktail recipe.Recipe: Passiontini (Hearst Owned)33/56Rhubarb FizzWhat you need:50ml rhubarb gin50ml pink grapefruit25ml elderflowerGrapefruit lemonadeMethod: Add all ingredients to a tall glass over ice, stir. Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit. (Good Housekeeping)34/56Slingsby Summer CupWhat you need: Slingsby rhubarb gin25ml Pimms50ml lemonadeFresh strawberries and fruitMethod: Build the gin and Pimms over fruit and ice and top with lemonade, garnish with mint. (Good Housekeeping)35/56Distiller's GardenWhat you need:25ml Slingsby London Dry Gin50ml Cloudy Apple Juice25ml Lemon Juice12.5ml Rosemary Syrup Method:Shake and strain into a rocks glass with an ice ball. Garnish with spiralized apple and rosemary. (summer cocktails)36/56BrambleWhat you need:40 ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin10ml Sugar Syrup20ml Fresh Lemon Juice20ml Sipsmith Sloe GinCrème de mûre to floatMethod: Build in a Rocks glass with cube ice and stirTop with crushed iceDrizzle over Sloe gin or Crème de mûre for the floatGarnish with a blackberry. (summer cocktails)37/56Hop CollinsWhat you need:50ml London Dry Gin10ml Sugar Syrup20ml Lemon JuiceGood quality lager or pale aleMethod: Combine all ingredients, except the beer, in an ice filled shaker.Shake well.Double strain into a chilled glass and top with chilled beer.Garnish with a lemon twist or hop. (summer cocktails)38/56Non-alcoholic Monte RossoWhat you need:1 bottle of Monte RossoIce1 orangeHandful of strawberriesMethod: Lightly blend or crush ice, and fill a balloon glass 2/3s full.Rough chop a handful of strawberries in half and add to the glass.Pour over a bottle of Monte Rosso.Peel an orange into a long thin strip. Twist into a corkscrew shape and garnish. (summer cocktails)39/56Non-alcoholic Pimm'sWhat you need:1 bottle of The London Essence Company’s Grapefruit and Lemon Verbena soda.1 cucumber1 apple1 orangeHandful of strawberriesIceMethod: Thinly slice the cucumber until you have a long thin strip the length of the glass. Wrap this around the inner of the glass, creating a spiral from bottom to rim.Cut the strawberries into thin slices and place around the inner of the glass.Loosely stack ice the length of a tumbler glass.Pour in the soda, and cut a small fan shaped slice of orange to garnish. (summer cocktails)40/56Non-alcoholic Rhubarb and Cardamom FizzWhat you need:1 bottle of The London Essence Company’s Rhubarb and Cardamom soda1 stick of rhubarbIceMethod:Thinly slice your rhubarb until you have a long, thin strip the length of your glass.Loosely stack ice cubes to just below the rim of a tall glass.Pour over the soda and enjoy. (summer cocktails)41/56Wimbledon CollinsWhat you need:50ml Sipsmith London DryJuice of half a lemon15ml Simple SyrupSoda WaterStrawberriesMethod: Combine 50ml of Sipsmith Gin with the juice of half a lemon and 15ml simple syrup in a highballStir, layer with ice and fresh strawberry slices then top with soda water.Add straw and garnish with lemon (summer cocktails)42/56Lemon Drizzle MojitoWhat you need: 50ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin15ml Lemon Juice15ml Lime juice20ml Sugar Syrup8-10 mint leaves (plus more to garnish)Raspberry (to garnish)Lemon peel (to garnish)Method: Put Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin, Lemon Juice, Lime juice, Sugar Syrup and 8-10 mint leaves in glass.Churn with crushed ice.Top with more crushed ice and soda.Garnish with mint, raspberry and lemon peel. (summer cocktails)43/56Caorunn CoolerWhat you need:50ml Caorunn gin150ml Herbal apple soda1 part lemon juice7 parts apple juice7 parts green teaMethod:Hot brew the green tea to extract the flavour and tannins, and allow to cool.Mix ingredients well and chill in a fridge.Carbonate using a sodastream. (summer cocktails)44/56Espresso margaritaCombining an espresso martini with a margarita, this cocktail is refreshing and indulgent at the same time.Recipe: Espresso margarita (Cointreau)45/56French martiniTry something with a little je ne sais quoi to set the mood. Use a good quality vodka, like Russian Standard (widely available, RRP £15-£19), as it will show to superior effect in this rosy tipple.Recipe: French martini (Good Housekeeping)46/56Puck's mischiefThis simple, floral cocktail is made with hibiscus flowers in syrup. Perfect for a Summer garden party.Recipe: Puck's mischief (Good Housekeeping)47/56Rosy Glow CocktailsSomething a little special to set the mood (or raise a toast)Recipe: Rosy Glow Cocktails (Good Housekeeping)48/56Apple and Elderflower FizzThis summer cocktail recipe is a refreshing and sophisticated tipple made with apple juice and elderflower liqueur. Recipe: Apple and Elderflower Fizz (Good Housekeeping)49/56Berry Blush CocktailsUse any berry liqueur you like, such as crème de framboise, Chambord or cassis, to make these elegant and easy cocktails.Recipe: Berry Blush Cocktails (Good Housekeeping)50/56Fruity FizzThese fresh and fruity cocktails are sure to get the party goingRecipe: Fruity Fizz (Good Housekeeping)51/56French RivieraFeaturing apricot jam, honey, lemon, cognac & white rum to transport you to the south of France.Recipe: French Riviera (TT Liquor)52/56Raspberry sourA sweet and sour concoction of fresh raspberries, zingy lemon juice, vodka, raspberry liqueur and refreshing mint.Recipe: Raspberry sour (Dima's)53/56Campari spritzThe Campari spritz is a wonderful alternative to an Aperol spritz. Made with the famous Italian liqueur, Prosecco and soda water, it's intense and bittersweet.Recipe: Campari spritz (Getty)54/56Aperol spritzIf you're after a refreshing cocktail, an Aperol Spritz is probably the perfect tipple. Bright orange in colour and with a combination of sweet liqueur and white wine or fizzy Prosecco, it's refreshing with a bitter-sweet after taste.Recipe: Aperol spritz (Getty Images)55/56Classic MargaritaTangy and oh so refreshing. The salt rim on a Margarita cocktail isn’t just for appearances, it helps balance the flavours too.Recipe: Classic Margarita (Getty Images)56/56Pimm's No 1 CupDo you know how to make Pimm's properly? We explain how to make the perfect jug of Pimm's, whether you prefer the classic recipe or want to try something new.Recipe: How to make a jug of Pimm's (Getty - Getty Images)Here are our favourite summer cocktails from boozy mojitos to non-alcoholic Pimm's. enjoy these summer cocktail recipes in the sunshine.