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Looking for a way to brighten up your weekend? Try one of our summer cocktail recipes! Whether you're throwing a summer barbecue or fancy an evening treat, there's something to suit the mood. We have a mix of classic concoctions for you to try at home.

Each recipe is for one drink, so keep that in mind if there's more than one of you. (Got visitors? Don't forget the designated driver - there's a delicious summer mocktail recipe below).


4 easy to make cocktails for summer


One of our simple summer cocktails with a zesty kick is a Cosmopolitan. Follow the steps below for an easy to make cocktail that’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser:

60ml SPAR Vodka
30ml Orange Liqueur
A squeeze of fresh lime Juice
25ml Cranberry Juice

Place the vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
Shake hard and strain into a glass after.

Elderflower Collins

A classic summer cocktail, with refreshing elderflower and zingy lemon. Pull out all the stops with a homemade gin cocktail this summer:

50ml SPAR Gin
20ml lemon juice
10ml elderflower cordial
Top with soda water
Rock ice (enough to fill the glass)

Shake the gin with lemon & elderflower cordial.
Fill a tall glass with ice and lengthen with soda water.

Peach Bellini

For those who love a bit of bubbly, this simple summer cocktail is a winner. Follow these steps to make a Peach Bellini:

60ml Peach puree
120ml SPAR Prosecco

Add the puree to a champagne glass.
Carefully add the Prosecco and enjoy!

Alcohol Free Strawberry Daiquri

Whether you’re catering for the designated driver or have guests who are expecting, having an alcohol-free option is always a good idea:

* This one is alcohol-free*

10 fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon of strawberry syrup
1 teaspoon lime juice
Cracked ice

Blend the strawberries, lime juice and strawberry syrup until smooth.
Add the cracked ice and blend again

It's Cocktail Time!

Now it’s time to try out making your own simple summer cocktails! Just pop over to your local SPAR to find all the ingredients you need.