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10 Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes to Make At Home

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10 Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes to Make At Home

In this article, discover 10 of our most popular summer cocktail recipes and bring out your inner mixologist – responsibly, of course!

Planning a party, a gathering, or a few relaxing days by the pool this summer? Sounds like the perfect excuse for a cocktail or four. Ditch the white wine this sunny season and wow your friends and family with some deliciously cooling concoctions.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails when it’s cheaper and – let’s face it – much more fun to make them yourself.

Pineapple & Demerara Frozen Margarita

If you’re looking for a refreshing drink, a frozen Margarita is a perfect way to stay chilled on a sunny day. With pineapple, lime, tequila, triple sec and a dusting of Tate & Lyle Demerara Sugar, this fruity little number is lip-lickingly delicious.

Demerara Bloody Mary

Ah the Bloody Mary, arguably the Queen of cocktails. Featuring chilled tomato juice, lemon juice, Vodka, Demerara sugar, and a good splash of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce, the Bloody Mary cocktail dates back to the 1920s and it’s still just as popular today.

Copious Caipirinhas

If a Caipirinha is your tipple, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve got 2 delicious recipes for you to try.

Classic Caipirinha

The classic Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and it’s made with lime, Demerara sugar, crushed ice cubes and a few tablespoons of Cachaça (a spirit made from sugarcane juice). While similar in ingredients and appearance to a Mojito, a Caipirinha tastes very different.

Summer Berry Caipirinha

Our Summer Berry Caipirinha adds a fruitier twist to the classic Caipirinha. While our cocktail recipe calls for raspberries and blackberries specifically, you can pretty much make this cocktail with other seasonal berries instead, like blackcurrants or redcurrants.

Multiple Mojitos

If you’re a bit of a Mojito maniac, get stuck in to one (or both) of our much-loved Mojito recipes.

Easy Mojito

Enjoy this iconic Cuban cocktail made easy with our simple, straightforward recipe. Made with rum, lime and fresh mint, and sweetened with Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Caster Sugar, our Easy Mojito is the ultimate summertime thirst-quencher.

Strawberry & Lemon Mojito

If you like a Mojito with a more exotic, fruity twist, this one’s for you. In addition to the classic Mojito ingredients, you’ll also need strawberries and lemons for that even-sweeter taste. This recipe features our Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar and some have even called it our best summer cocktail recipe.

Spiced Island Rum Punch

Take just one sip of this delicious cocktail and you’ll swear you’re on a beach in the Caribbean! Featuring Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Unrefined Demerara Sugar, dark rum, ginger ale, nutmeg and lime juice, your tastebuds will be tingling with each mouthful of this delicious summer drink!

Watermelon Gin Slushie

Gin is quite possibly the best summertime spirit. It’s refreshing, it cools you down and it pairs perfectly with so many flavours! With each sip like a cool breeze, we think you’ll enjoy our sweet and juicy watermelon gin slushies.

Watermelon & Lime Blast

Made with watermelon, lime, a few blueberries, ice and a splash of vodka, these beauties are mouth-wateringly delicious and taste just like summer in a glass. In fact, that’s probably what we should have called the cocktail!

Summer Fruits Prosecco Slushie

Last but certainly not least on our list of summer cocktail recipes is our summer fruits prosecco slushie. This one is so straightforward that the recipe only has 2 steps! Get some mixed fresh berries, some ice cubes and a small bottle of Prosecco and blend it all together for a blissful beverage.

Prepare for your party with Tate & Lyle

Before you start mixing your summer cocktail recipes, make sure you have everything you need. Aside from the alcohol and mixers, you’ll also be needing some of our simple syrups and sugars.

Once you’ve exhausted these recipes, why not get creative and craft some new cocktails of your own?

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