summer cocktail recipe from a boat

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 10 classic cocktail 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 flavour and is so easy 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 so refreshing – this cocktail has it all! Watch Jamie in action here.

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 gathering with this classic drink. Once you’ve mastered the original, try one of Jamie’s three delicious variations that he demonstrates here.

This old-school Italian aperitif is a beautiful way to start a garden get-together. Refreshing, fragrant and gently bitter, the negroni is best served before a meal with a few savoury nibbles – let Jamie show you how.

Add a fun twist to the classic mojito by topping up with a fizz of your choice. Have a go at making your own sugar syrup to make it that little bit more special.

Shake things up with a fruity caipirinha, made with mango, lime, cachaça, honey and ice cubes. To make this a gorgeous mocktail, simply leave out the cachaça. Happy days.

Use your store-cupboard staples to rustle up a quick and easy daiquiri. Take your pick between raspberry or strawberry jam to create this sweet rum concoction, perfect for a warm evening. 

Strawberries and Prosecco or sparkling white wine are all you need for this simple summer sip. Easy!

A new take on this Mexican classic. A combination of tequila, tomato, lime juice and a dash of hot chilli sauce makes for game-changing flavour.

For more summer cocktails, check out our entire collection of refreshing recipes.