7 Easy Cocktails to Make At Home

Updated: May 6, 2021

Here at Ice Events, we believe that a delicious cocktail can turn a bad day into a good one, and after a long winter, we’ve never been more ready for a taste of summer. So why not start early? Whether you’re hosting a group of six friends in the garden, or you simply fancy a glass of the good stuff to enjoy in front of a Netflix show, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s our top 7 summer cocktails recipes that are not only delicious but completely hassle free, so you can whip up the tastiest beverages from the comfort of your kitchen. No fancy shakers required!

1. Woo Woo

We’re kicking off our list with an ol’ classic: the Woo Woo. An easy but delicious blend of vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime, the Woo Woo is just as easy to make as it is to drink. If you’re feeling extra fancy, garnish your Woo Woo with a slice of lime or a couple of fresh strawberries. Don’t forget ice!

Woo Woo Ingredients:

•25ml vodka

• 25ml peach schnapps

• 50ml cranberry juice

•1 fresh lime

• Handful of ice

2. Sex On The Beach

A holiday in a glass, a sip of Sex On The Beach will transport you from your living room onto a white sanded beach in the tropics. Stir up a carton of fresh cranberry and orange fruit juice, add a generous splash of vodka and peach schnapps (don’t be shy) and voila! A sweet taste of the Caribbean sun, minus the travel expenses.

Sex On The Beach Ingredients:

• 75ml peach schnapps

• 75ml vodka

• 200ml cranberry juice

• 100ml orange juice

• Handful of ice

3. Tequila Sunrise

A cocktail that packs a punch, a refreshing glass of Tequila Sunrise is perfect for warm summer days and evenings (or just whenever, really). The most aesthetically pleasing cocktail on the list, the golden blend of tequila, grenadine and orange juice creates a beautiful ombre of colour that looks like the early summer morning sky. A cocktail fit for the ‘gram.

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients:

• 50ml tequila

• 25ml grenadine

•175ml orange juice

• Handful of ice

4. Mojito

The sweet and zingy Mojito is an all-round crowd pleaser and for good reason, too. The best thing about Mojito is that it’s flexible. Prefer your Mojito sweet? Add more sugar. Like it more sour? Simply add more fresh mint. However you take this cocktail, it’s guaranteed to please everyone. The perfect drink to compliment a hot summer day.

Mojito Ingredients:

• 1 lime

• Soda water

• Fresh mint leaves

• White sugar

• 50ml white or golden rum, whatever your preference is

• Handful of ice

• Handful of raspberries (optional, but extra delicious!).

5. Blue Ice

The dark horse of the list, the underrated Blue Ice is one of our best sellers here at Ice Events. Succulently sweet with a fruity kick, the Blue Ice beautifully combines vodka, white rum, blue caracao and pineapple juice to create a glass of Hawaiian paradise. Decorate the Blue with a cocktail umbrella and a chunk of pineapple to enjoy a real slice of summer.

Blue Ice Ingredients:

• 150ml pineapple juice

• 50ml of vodka

• 50ml of white rum

• Handful of ice

6. Purple Rain

A cocktail with a colour like no other, the Purple Rain offers a delightful citrus flavour to infect your guests with a severe case of disco fever. Mix up lemonade, cherry sourz, blue caracao, a good squeeze of lime for extra ‘zing, and pour delicately into your best margarita glass. Prince really was on to something with this one.

Purple Rain Ingredients:

• 75ml lemonade

• 50ml cherry sourz

• 50ml blue caracao

• 1 lime

• Handful of ice

7. Long Island Iced Tea

Last, but by no means least, is the Long Island Iced Tea - a light, refreshing but powerful cocktail. One glass of this stuff will really get the party started. The alpha of the group, the Long Island Iced Tea combines rum, vodka, gin and tequila with coke and a squeeze of lime. Don’t forget the ice with this one – you’re going to need it!

Long Island Iced Tea Ingredients:

• 25ml white rum

• 25ml vodka

• 25ml gin

• 25ml tequila

• 25ml lime juice

• Top up with ice cold Coca Cola

• Handful of ice

So there we have it - our top 7 delicious and easy cocktails recipes for you and your guests to enjoy this spring/summer. We hope you love these cocktails just as much as we do!

Want to know more about what we do here at Ice Events? Read more about our customised mobile bar services we offer and how we can make your party, event or wedding day this summer that little bit more special.

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