Summer cocktail recipes for that holiday feeling in your home garden

Summer is coming: We present refreshing summer cocktail recipes for successful get-togethers on mild summer evenings

Summer cocktail recipes
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Author: House of Eden

Summer is just around the corner. That means balmy evenings when the grill is heated up, refined summers Cocktail Recipes, endless conversations until sunrise and dancing under the stars. Or short: Garden parties.

Summer, sun, garden party

Even if summer get-togethers take place in a reduced circle due to COVID-19, the fact that they are even possible is a reason to celebrate. In addition, the pandemic has the potential of ours Garden or balconies made clear and inspiration given. Among other things, inspiration for it, even without traveling, visiting restaurants or jour fixe in the Favorite bar to enjoy.

Now that the loosening of the initial restrictions and thus the establishment of social contacts increase, this inspiration wants to be implemented. Be it the first meeting with the best friends, a reunion with the family or a romantic evening - DIY decoration, soul food and drinks play together and promise an exuberant atmosphere. Particularly promising: summer cocktail recipes.

Cocktail recipes

Atmospheric guarantee: summer cocktail

Cocktails have proven to be the perfect companion for a successful garden party, especially at the current time. By choosing exquisite ingredients and exotic aromas, they not only bring a little variety to our everyday taste. Rather, they come with a paradisiacal flair and let us experience the feeling of distance and vacation even in our home garden.

Top 5 summer cocktail recipes

Whether an aperitif or a nightcap - we have put together our top 5 summer cocktail recipes for your successful garden party:

  1. Cucumber melon splashes
  2. Lillet Citrosé
  3. Raspberry Gin Tonic Ice Cream
  4. Negroni
  5. White peach margaritas

1. Cucumber melon splashes

Pure refreshment. This cocktail has a particularly vitalizing effect thanks to cucumber and mint. The light sweetness of the melon brings the extra touch of holiday feeling, which is why the spritzer has great potential for favorites this summer.

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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 30 ml gin
  • 45 ml water
  • ¼ honeydew melon
  • 3 tbsp melon syrup
  • 5 cucumber slices
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 4-5 ice cubes or crushed ice


Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small pan. Remove from heat after 30 seconds and let cool. Cut small balls out of the melon while cooling. Then mix the sugar and water with the melon in the mixer to a smooth mass. Place these with 2 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and shake. Then add the gin and syrup, shake again and pour the cocktail into a glass with ice. Decorate with cucumber and mint - the perfect appetizer is ready.

2. Lillet Citrosé

After Aperol headed the Hall of Fame for aperitifs for a long time, here comes a worthy Parisian-style comrade: Lillet. Consisting of fine wines from Bordeaux and natural macerates of exotic citrus fruits, Lillet tastes fruity and refreshing. Especially summery: Lillet Rosé with lemon.

Cocktail recipes - Lillet

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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 5cl Lillet Rosé
  • 10 cl lemonade
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 1 slice of lemon


Put ice cubes in a chilled glass and add Lillet Rosé and lemonade. Garnish with lemon and mint. Savoir-vivre is just as easy in your own garden.

3. Raspberry Gin Tonic Ice Cream

If you like it tart and refreshing, you are certainly familiar with the classic. But also as popsicles? On the occasion of the upcoming warm days, drinks and ice cream can be easily combined.

Cocktail recipes - Raspberry GT

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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 5 ml gin
  • 35 ml tonic
  • 20 g frozen raspberries
  • 15 ml water
  • Juice of one lime
  • ¼ tbsp sugar

Heat the water, lime juice and sugar over medium heat and simmer for about 1-2 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Then let it cool down and add the gin and tonic. The mixture can then rest briefly while the raspberries are crushed in a sealable bag. Put 1 tablespoon of each of the raspberries in an ice cream mold, pour the gin and tonic mixture over them and leave to rest for at least 6 hours. The refreshing all-rounder is ready and scores both as an aperitif and as a desert.

4. Negroni

As sweet as the Dolce Vita is, the certain bitterness must not be missing from its cocktails. The perfect example: Negroni. The Italian cocktail has been convincing with its simple elegance since 1919. The international Negroni Week is celebrated annually as a tribute to the oldest cocktail evergreen. Participating bars present their own creations and donate the proceeds to a good cause. Until the celebration this September, you can try out your own creations with this recipe.

Cocktail recipes - Negroni

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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 3 cl dry gin
  • 1 orange zest
  • 3 cl red wormwood
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3cl Campari


Put ice in a tumbler and add gin, wormwood and campari. Pay attention to the exact mixing ratio to avoid an overly pronounced bitter note. Then garnish with an orange zest and enjoy.

5. White peach margaritas

During the high season of sweet peach fruits between May and September, you should enjoy them to the fullest. And also as a cocktail. With their floral sweetness, White Peach Margaritas are perfect as a summer appetizer.

Cocktail recipes - margaritas

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Ingredients (2-3 servings)

  • 3 white peaches
  • 3 tbsp tequila
  • 1 tbsp triple sec
  • 1 TL honey
  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • 1 Lime


Roughly cut 2 peaches and put one aside for decoration. Mix the sliced ​​peaches with tequila, triple sec, honey and the juice of the lime in a blender until they are smooth. Then a little water can be added if the consistency does not seem soft enough. Finally, just fill glasses with ice, add margarita and garnish with peach slices and mint.



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