With summer comes the usual stream of weddings, barbecues and picnics - so more than enough excuses to crack open a bottle of fizz. Whether you're craving a refreshing smoothie or a glass of something stronger, we have all the recipes you need. Chin chin!
Mocktail: Ginger lemondade
A hit of ginger gives this lemonade a touch of heat - a good recipe to hang onto, it can be enjoyed both chilled and warm.
Cocktail: Elderflower gin fizz
Elderflower is a classic summer flavour, and one that is complemented well by gin. This refreshing mixture includes apple and lime juice, and is garnished with a cool slice of cucumber.
Cocktail: The Frosé
Mocktail: Pineapple & Watercress smoothie
The perfect way to kick start a summer's day - say good morning to this healthy and refreshing green smoothie. It combines watercress with ginger, sweetened with pineapple and mixed together with lime juice and coconut water.
Cocktail: Caribbean Crush
Summer carnivals call for this punch recipe - a heady mix of mango juice, cocount water, mango, ice, raspberries, rum and sugar.
Cocktail: Pimms and strawberry granita
Granita is a Sicilian invention and it's the perfect thing for when you need to cool down on a hot day. It can be enjoyed as a dessert or a drink - essentially it's a semi-frozen mix of water, sugar and any additonal flavourings. This version includes puréed strawberries and a splash of Pimm's, giving it a grown up twist.
Mocktail: Raspberry and Mint punch
The mint in this refreshing mocktail makes it a fresh, summery choice for any barbecues or parties, and it's super simple to make with only a few ingredients.
Cocktail: Cucumber and Elderflower Gin Cooler
Cocktail: Turmeric and honey Margarita cocktail
Turmeric seems to be the ingredient of the moment, and it adds a lovely tint and warm colour to this Margarita recipe. Simply mix the tequila, Cointreau, turmeric, lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker or clean jar, shake together and serve over ice.
Cocktail: Raspberry sorbet bellini