Easy summer cocktail recipes to keep you cool + a #giveaway!

summer cocktail recipes

It’s been a hot old summer and in my book, there’s nothing better than cooling down after a long hard mama day with a refreshing summery cocktail. Hurrah then that I’ve teamed up with Kingsland Drinks and their latest ranges; Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium, Willow & Stone and LIVE Fruit Fusion Rosé which are perfect for incorporating into creative summer cocktails with their notes of strawberry, lime, pineapple and raspberry as a little mama summer pick me up. So are you ready for a lovely bit of summer cocktail making? Then here we go:

Strawberry and Lime Rosé

summer cocktail recipes

Sangria Makes: a large pitcher

Ingredients:

500g strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise

2 limes, thinly sliced

1 Litre of LIVE Strawberry and Lime fruit fusion rosé

200ml white rum

500ml lemonade or soda water

Ice

Additional strawberries and lime slices for garnish, if desired.

Method:

Add strawberries and limes to a large jug or pitcher. Pour the LIVE Strawberry and Lime fruit fusion rosé and rum over the top. Cover tightly and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (up to 24hours). Remove from the fridge and add the lemonade or soda water and ice. Add a few pieces of fruit to your glass and pour the sangria over to serve.

Raspberry Rosé Bellini

summer cocktail recipes

Makes: 2 glasses

Ingredients:

1 bottle of Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé

Handful of ripe, juicy raspberries

50ml vodka

Juice of half a lemon

Ice

Method:

Place the raspberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle, gently squashing them with the back of a long spoon to release their juice. Add the ice cubes, vodka, lemon juice and shake, then strain into a champagne flute. Top up with chilled Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé.

Pineapple Cooler

Makes: a large pitcher

Ingredients: 1 bottle Mr Gladstone’s Sparkling Pineapple Cube

150ml white rum

250ml lemonade or soda water

250ml pineapple juice

1 pineapple cut into chunks

A handful of mint leaves 1 lime sliced Ice

Method:

Add the fruit and mint to a large pitcher, saving some for a garnish. Pour rum and wine into the pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Add lemonade or soda water before serving. Garnish glasses with the fruit and enjoy.

easy summer cocktail recipes

Mmmmm now if those aren’t the taste of summer for mama I don’t know what is! But now for the best bit…a giveaway!

***GIVEAWAY Win a selection of the above delicious mixers to make your very own cocktails over on my Giveaway page here. ***

LIVE Strawberry and Lime pouch format is available in 1,600 Co-op stores nationwide retailing at £7.49. Willow & Stone is currently stocked in Co-Op and B&M stores is excellent value at £3.99. Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium range is available in Tesco, Nisa and Jempsons stores, priced £4.00 – £5.00. 

 

15 comments

  1. I am so glad i came across this because we have been looking for some cocktail ideas recently and I am going to try the Strawberry and lime one. It sounds so lovely.

  2. The Sangria with Rose sounds yummy and a much lighter take on the original. My mummy sadly can’t drink alcohol at the moment die to the tablets she’s on but can’t wait to start again!

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