Summer is just around the corner, and what’s better than enjoying a delicious tipple or two in the warming sun. We have become inspired to share with you some tasty cocktail recipes that will definitely get your taste buds excited. Summer is all about fresh and exotic flavours and we have put together some of our favourites.

Bahama Mama

A real taste of summer. The Bahama Mama is a sweet taste of holiday with banana liqueur, coconut rum, grenadine, orange juice and more! 


  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • ½ ounce coconut rum
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • ½ ounce lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish: Pineapple wedge 

Simply layer all the ingredients in a large cocktail glass and garnish with a slice is fresh pineapple

We Recommend Using:

Dead Man’s Fingers Coconut Rum

For this cocktail, we recommend using the Dead Man’s Finger Coconut Rum for that ultimate tropical favour. 

Dead Man's Fingers Coconut Rum Miniature 37.5% ABV (5cl)

Tropical Beer Cocktail

Reminisce of days at the beach with this fruity beer based cocktail. A lush tropical cocktail with watermelon syrup and vodka. 


  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 200ml golden beer
  • 50ml vodka
  • ¾ -1 tsp watermelon syrup (or regular sugar syrup)
  • handful of crushed ice
  • slice of fresh watermelon, to garnish


  • Splash the rim of you glass with water and coat with the caster sugar
  • Simply pour in the beer, vodka and watermelon syrup and vodka
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh watermelon

We Recommend Using:

Au Green Watermelon Vodka

For this cocktail, we have put our own little twist on it and recommend using the Au Green Watermelon Vodka. Using the juiciest watermelons, our vodka is sure to leave your mouth tingling.

AU Green Watermelon Vodka 37.5% ABV (70cl)

Apple & Elderflower Gin

Enjoy your summer evenings with this cooling and refreshing cocktail. Bringing you fruity and floral flavours, this cocktail is not going to be something you forget easily


  • 250ml gin
  • 200ml elderflower cordial
  • 1l cloudy apple juice
  • apple slices and ice, to serve


  • In a separate glass, mix  the gin with the elderflower cordial. When it’s ready to serve, divide the mixture between eight glasses, top up with apple juice, apple slices and ice to give a very refreshing taste

We Recommend Using:

Salcombe Gin Start Point

Distilled with fine botanicals from all around the world, Salcombe Gin’s Start Point is the perfect accompaniment for this cocktail.

Salcombe Gin Start Point 44% ABV (70cl)

Peach Margarita

We love a fruity twist and in this Peach Margarita you can get exactly that. This drink is packed with peachy goodness, perfect for summer


  • 1 small peach, peeled and chopped
  • Tajín, for rimming
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Lime chopped for garnish


  • Add the chopped peach into a food processor or blender and liquidise it. Rub the outer rim of a rocks glass with a lime and rim with tajín.
  • In a cocktail shaker add the tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice and 1 oz of peach puree. Add the ice and shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty.
  • Strain into rocks glass and top with ice. Garnish with a peach slice or lime wedge.
  • Enjoy!

We Recommend Using:

Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila

Made from 100% blue agave, this sweet tequila is the perfect answer for your Peach Margarita. A classic tequila for the modern world.

Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila 38% ABV (70cl)

Frozen, Dark & Stormy

A frozen blend of dark rum and fresh ginger to give a very refreshing taste. 


  • 1 (8-oz.) can ginger beer
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 c. ice
  • 4 oz. dark rum


  • In a blender, blend ginger beer, fresh ginger, lime juice, and ice. 
  • Divide among two glasses and pour 2 oz. rum on top. 
  • Strain into rocks glass and top with ice. Garnish with a peach slice or lime wedge.
  • Enjoy this frozen cocktail

We Recommend Using:

Bumbu XO Rum

This dark, smooth and rich rum is a great addition to your cocktail. As one of the top rum brands in the world, it’s not hard to see why this would be a great feature to your drink.

Bumbu XO Rum 40% ABV (70cl)

Post By Ella


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