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Favourite Summer drink

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DiscoGran Fri 31-Jul-20 14:00:28

Just going on a supermarket run and thinking about some nice drinks for the weekend. Fancying a fruity cocktail like the sort you might have around the pool on your usual (before Covid) foreign holidays. A mai tai, or a mojito maybe.
What are your favourites? 🍹

Callistemon Fri 31-Jul-20 14:29:19

I had a gin and Fevertree tonic with fresh lime juice last night.
But without the gin.
It was very refreshing.

Strawberry Daiquiri is lovely
Or a Pimms with fruit

Urmstongran Fri 31-Jul-20 14:46:39

Porn star martini is my favourite cocktail.

Puzzler61 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:15:19

Blood orange martini with a slice of blood orange on the side.
Don’t know if it has a special name like Urmston ‘s. 🙂

TwiceAsNice Fri 31-Jul-20 15:23:47

Aperol Spritz. I measure of Aperol 2 measures of sparkling wine, top up with soda and a large slice of orange. Fab!
I also like a Mai Tai

TwiceAsNice Fri 31-Jul-20 15:24:31

It might be controversial on here but I HATE Gin and Tonic

Kate1949 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:27:13

I've never had a cocktail or a gin and tonic. Cold, crisp white wine for me.

geekesse Fri 31-Jul-20 15:36:16

I love G&T, but better still is a French 75.

However, in weather like this nothing beats a long cold glass of Roses Lime Cordial.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 31-Jul-20 16:06:32


It might be controversial on here but I HATE Gin and Tonic

I was the only non gin drinker amongst my girlfriends so I decided to try different brands over the last three years and finally found one I like (Brockmans with cucumber slices, lots of ice and fever tree tonic)

It is the only gin that none of them like 🤬

MawB Fri 31-Jul-20 16:10:58

Pimms - goes down like lemonade (until you stand up!)

Jane10 Fri 31-Jul-20 16:11:02

I love a fruity cocktail so I was very pleased to discover M&S 'Peach on the Beach'. It comes in cans or a bottle. Beware though. Its such a lovely drink and slips down so easily but each small can holds a double vodka. However, the orange and cranberry juice must be part of my 5 a day. 🍹

ninathenana Fri 31-Jul-20 16:46:54

Ice cold San Miguel

Nortsat Fri 31-Jul-20 16:50:33

A white wine spritzer on a sunny day, in a pretty British pub garden, overlooking a river.

A glass of chilled Chablis on a summer’s evening, in the gardens of a French bistro whilst waiting for our dinner to be served.

A Peach Bellini, in the shaded gardens of a beautiful villa in the Veneto.

A glass of champagne on a candle lit deck at dusk, on a river cruise meandering through the Loire valley.

I have been shielding since March and this thread has set me off, daydreaming. 🥂 Cheers 😎

AGAA4 Fri 31-Jul-20 16:50:58

Tonic water with elderflower. Refreshing. No gin!

MiniMoon Fri 31-Jul-20 18:33:53

I like a Tom Collins when I can get one.

Sangria with lots of frui.

Mostly it's soft drinks around here. We like Cawsons apple and elderflower juice.

phoenix Fri 31-Jul-20 18:43:59

Very, very cold Frascati, drunk outside in the evening sun.

Frascati seems to only work outside in the sunshine!

Daddima Fri 31-Jul-20 19:14:36

White Lady for me ( gin, Cointreau or triple sec, lemon juice, and sugar syrup).
I feel very envious watching people drinking ice cold beer in summer, but it makes me feel too hot!

GrandmaMoira Fri 31-Jul-20 19:23:49

Twice as Nice - I used to like gin but can't stand tonic. It makes me feel very thirsty.
I like lager when it's very hot but can only drink half a bottle and I have to let it go flat as can't drink fizzy drinks any more.
Usually summer drinks are either white wine or a nice fruit juice.

merlotgran Fri 31-Jul-20 19:27:02


BlueSky Fri 31-Jul-20 19:27:24

It's got to be mojito! G&T second!

grannypiper Fri 31-Jul-20 20:08:08

Midori and lemonade, i could drink it by the bucket load, it only makes you drunk when you stand upgrin

muffin Fri 31-Jul-20 21:05:14

I've just had a vodka, lots of ice, lime juice cordial topped up with lemonade or 7up, so refreshing with a little kick, my favourite summer drink

NfkDumpling Fri 31-Jul-20 21:35:54

Pimms. With fruit and mint its one of your five a day, so five Pimms and you're there!

Urmstongran Fri 31-Jul-20 22:29:53

Porn star martini. ❤️

Urmstongran Fri 31-Jul-20 22:31:26

“The porn star martini is a cold, passion fruit-flavoured cocktail made with vanilla-flavoured vodka, Passoã, passion fruit juice, and lime juice. It is traditionally accompanied by a chilled shot glass of prosecco or cava. It is not a true martini, but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term into their names. Wikipedia”