Warm days and balmy evenings are the perfect time to grab a glass and treat yourself to a cooling summer cocktail. Packed with ice and full of big summer flavours, these five classic recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot every time.
Keep things simple with a mojito, a gorgeous summer staple. White rum, lime, sugar, mint and soda water are all you need for this traditional recipe. Watch Jamie as he knocks together a classic mojito at home.
Made with lime, sugar and cachaça – this super-fresh, tropical cocktail is bursting with summer flavour and is so simple to make! Watch Jamie as he whips up four twists on this Brazilian favourite by the beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Margaritas are the perfect way to get your summer party started. Sweet, sour and super-refreshing – this cocktail has it all!
No summer cocktail line-up would be complete without a martini. Whether you take yours shaken or stirred, add a touch of class to your summer do with this deliciously classic drink. Once you’ve mastered the original, try one of Jamie’s three variations.
This old school Italian aperitif is a beautiful way to start a summer get-together. Refreshing, fragrant and gently bitter, the negroni is best served before a meal with a few savoury nibbles.
For more summer cocktails, check out our entire collection of tempting recipes. Or, for tips and tricks from the pros of the cocktail universe, check out Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube.