Summer Cocktails, mocktails and shotails (see what I did there...?)

Summer has taken its sweet time to get here, its the 3rd of July and its being mentioned on Twitter as #thehottestdayoftheyear! Hot, humid, and people in small shorts and tiny tops! What is better than to be out in the sun, glasses, nibbles and a fantastic list of creative cocktails, here I have listed some of the must try recipes for scrapping pennies!

Top 5 cocktails and top 5 mocktails.

The amount is UP TO YOU! As well as how many their are, feel free to put as much or little in, you cant do anything wrong thats whats so great about these!


5# Pink Bikini

A sweet and refreshing cocktail that will easily become a favorite. As one online reviwer claims, "I have made this twice and since sharing it with neighbors, it has become a neighborhood hit. It's a drink that goes down pretty easy, so be careful to not have too many."

Combine raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, and amaretto liqueur in a large pitcher. Stir well, and serve over ice.


  • 1 (1.75-liter) bottle raspberry lemonade (we used Simply Lemonade)

  • 1 3/4 cups coconut rum

  • 1 cup amaretto liqueur

#4 Ok so not really a cocktail, but this IS the best tasting shot that you will ever have. I guess you could say.... a shotail?!

This amazing shot has made me so hungry simply 3 quarters of the Chambord into the shot glass and fill the rest with the cream. Add a little bit of sugar on top, then knock it back and enjoy it!


  • A bottle of Chambord (blackberry liquor)

  • double cream (yes really)

  • some sugar (available from all well stocked cupboards).


#3 Spiked Sparkling Cider

This little lavish beauty has made some parties the most amazing night!

Grab a large bowl, combine the Prosecco, apple juice, and cinnamon schnapps.


  • bottles cold Prosecco (or some other dry sparkling wine)

  • cold apple juice

  • cup of cinnamon schnapps (such as Goldschlager)

#2 White Russian

There is this amzing place in Edinburgh that sells these, and having had one I was hooked. creamy and smooth, kind of like a Balieys. To make a White Russian, make a Black Russian then layer the light cream in the glass over the back of a barspoon.


  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce Kahlúa

  • 1 ounce light cream

Ranking #1Bone Daddy


5# Ginger-Orange Mocktails

As much as some of us love a good cocktail, sometimes we need to drive, there needs to be one with it person, or as well as I know many who dont drink at all, but do love a little mix up mixture of flavours, this is for you!

Stir together orange juice, ginger ale, and pineapple juice. Serve over ice.


  • 1 (89-oz.) container orange juice

  • 1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled

  • 1 (46-oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled

#4 Cran-Apple Cider

This is a tasty mixture which will get you hooked, all you need to do is rim the glass with cinnamon sugar.


  • Combine equal parts cranberry juice

  • Apple Juice

  • Garnish with a rock-candy swizzle stick

  • Cinnamon Suger​

#3 Chocolate Mock

Smiply coat inside of glass with chocolate syrup. Blend together 1/2 cup chocolate milk, 1 cup mint-chocolate chip ice cream and 4 ice cubes. Garnish with candy cane.

#2 Shirley Temple

Rim glass with pink Pop Rocks. Add 4 Tbsp grenadine syrup to 16 ounces ginger ale. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Ranking #1 Lady Lavender Mocktail


  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lavender

Feel like adding some added swift touches

Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 tsp Grenadine dashes Bitters

Combine above in shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with fresh lavender.

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • Combine 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp dried lavender to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat. Let mixture cool in the pan and then strain out the lavender.

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