Beyond Pimm’s: 7 Summer Cocktails That Will Rock Your World

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Break away from Pimm’s and find your new garden party go-to. Here are some tantalising cocktails to keep you cool this summer.

1 – White Port and Grapefruit Cooler

If you’re a fan of gin you’ll be a fan of white port: it’s crisp, it’s clean, it’s refreshing. When mixed with grapefruit juice, tonic and fresh mint, this drink is reviving to even the most sunburnt on a baking afternoon.

White Port & Grapefruit Cooler

2 – Strawberry Balsamic Shrub

This drink is also by the incredible Little Epicurean. As the name says, this mock-tail for the non-drinkers, youngsters, or the designated drivers. But actually EVERYONE should try it. – Hang on. Balsamic vinegar in a cocktail? No way am I sipping from that pitcher! – Have some faith. The strong, concentrated balsamic vinegar actually compliments the sweet strawberries beautifully. P.S. it actually stops that sickly sweet artificial strawberry flavour that has you DESPERATE for water. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself.

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub

3 – Citrus Mezcal Kombucha

On a health kick? Or want to pretend like you are? This drink is for you. Cocktails are renowned for bursting with refined sugar, juice and syrups which isn’t the best for our summer bod. No need to cut out cocktails though, just use kombucha as a mixer instead!

Citrus Mezcal Kombucha

4 – Peach Bourbon Slush

As the weather heats up people have been gasping for the iced goodness of a slushy and with cinema’s closed Tango Ice Blasts are out of the question. So let’s have a drink just as refreshing and much less artificial. Sorry it won’t make your tongue blue but this cocktail slush will more than make up for it. Trust me!

Peach Bourbon Slush

5 – Negroni Sbagliato

No that isn’t a typo that is this drink’s name. Very similar to a classic negroni but with Prosecco instead of gin. It makes it a much lighter drink. Much like an iced tea these can be sipped on all summer long. Refills all round!

Negroni Sbagliato

6 – Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

A twist on a classic, this raspberry vodka lemonade is a gorgeous colour and probably the most Instagramable drink on this list. I mean, just look at it! Also the ever mysterious and elusive TikTok algorithm approved and this video went viral so if thats not encouragement enough I don’t know what is.

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

7 – Cranberry Pimm’s

If any of these drinks don’t take your fancy and I haven’t convinced you to cheat on Pimm’s how about you still get your friends and family excited by jazzing it up a little. Tickle their tastebuds and give this staple a twist!

Cranberry Pimm’s

Pro Tip: if you want to make a new cocktail but can’t be bothered to go to the shops just put the ingredients you have lying around the house into this handy generator and it tells you all the drinks you can make with what you already have at home! Happy Refreshments!

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