Summer cocktail inspiration

Pimms on the lawn at Chalfont Dene

There's nothing quite like a thirst-quenching cocktail or summertime drink enjoyed at the end of a hot summer's day. We've pulled together some of our favourite cocktails and smoothies for a refreshing selection this summer.


Pimms on the lawn at Chalfont Dene


A classic choice for a summer's day.

Simply add 1 part Pimms with 3 parts lemonade to a large jug, add some fruit (we particularly like chopped strawberries, raspberries, satsuma/orange, cucumber and mint leaves. The cucumber adds a refreshing touch).

Iced tea

Iced Tea

Gin, vodka, tequila, white rum, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and syrup, topped with champagne and garnished with a slice of lemon. Summer perfection!

Champagne cocktails

Fancy a cocktail but no plans to leave the house? No problem! From a classic Kir Royale to a gin infused French 75, we have 10 fizz favourites for you to enjoy at home.

gin lemon drink


For a refreshing spring drink, why not try our Citrus Gin Fizz? This is a popular drink to toast the warmer weather. 

  • 50ml citrus gin (or gin and lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • Sparkling water or Prosecco
  • Slice of lemon or sprig of thyme to decorate

Plum Royale Fizz Cocktail

Our easy Plum Royale fizz cocktail is simple to make at home. Our Plum Royale uses just 5 ingredients;

  • Prosecco
  • Lemon juice
  • Peeled plums
  • Sugar syrup
  • Thyme (for decoration)
Strawberry smoothie

Non-alcohol? Try our smoothie boost

A fresh smoothie starts the day with a nutrient boost and can be exceptionally refreshing in hot weather. Try our strawberry, watermelon and mint smoothie;

  • 60g frozen strawberries
  • 60g watermelon flesh
  • 4g fresh mint
  • 75ml coconut water
  • 3 ice cubes