15 cold drinks perfect for cocktail hour in the sun
Summery sippers (some spiked, some not), to mix up this weekend
Backyard or balcony, pool-side or lake-side, or just kicking back on the couch, summer cocktail hour is the time to reach for the most refreshing, chilled sippers. So we pulled some of our coolest cocktails to share. Made with or without alcohol, they happen to pair beautifully with dips, or BBQ fare. Below, blended beverages, sangrias to sip on, and icy punches to shake (or stir) on a summer's eve.
If you don't have oranges, garnish your glass with any fruit you have in the fridge — strawberries, lemons or peaches will do!
A refreshing summer drink in only five simple steps.
This two-ingredient cocktail is as simple as can be — and what's not to love about a white wine slushie?
A pretty spin on the classic cocktail that's garnished with florals, and infused with them too!
Cheers to edible flowers in and on our drinks.
This fruity cocktail is particularly perfect for a summer night.
It's the quintessential British summer cocktail, easy to stir up and sip.
A simple rosé sangria to toast summer with.
For an adult version, feel free to add vodka or another spirit of your choice.
Naturally sweet, fresh as can be, and tastes just like summer.
A playfully named cocktail with ingredients that are just as fun.
This tangy rhubarb shrub can be added to mineral water, sodas or cocktails for a refreshing, tart drink.
This recipe doesn't just skip the clam juice, it brings you a briny, flavour-packed, vegan alternative.
A perennial go-to, this self-serve sipper is one of the easiest mixed drinks around.
A bubbly beverage full of sugar, spice and all things nice.