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Our Top Summer Drinks

We love the long, lush drinks of summer, and along with the traditional summer classic, Double Dutch has some unique warm weather flavour pairings that we think you’ll find delicious. Please raise your glasses!

Our Top Drinks for Summer

Here is our list of best summer drinks plus the cocktail recipes. So on the next summer's day, sit back and make yourself one of these refreshing drinks and thank us later.

    Dutch Garden Cocktail

    We harkened back to our childhood summers for this refreshing gin-themed summer cocktail. Proost!

    Dutch Garden Cocktail

    Dutch Garden Ingredients

    • 50ml gin
    • Fresh lime Juice
    • Cucumber
    • Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon

    Method For Making a Dutch Garden

    Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the gin over it, followed by a squeeze of lime juice. Top off with Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon and stir gently until well mixed before garnishing with a cucumber ribbon. Drink in the shade for maximum cool.

    Ginger Spice Cocktail

    If you think of ginger as a winter flavour, we’re here to change your mind!

    Ginger Spice Cocktail

    Ingredients for a Ginger Spice

    • 50mlspiced rum
    • Lime
    • Blackberries
    • Double Dutch Cranberry & Ginger Tonic

    Ginger Spice Cocktail Method

    Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the rum, followed by a squeeze of fresh lime and a generous serving of Double Dutch Cranberry & Ginger. Stir carefully until mixed and garnish with blackberries.

    Mediterranean Blush

    Blue skies, calm seas, pine-fringed beaches and fresh flavours - our Mediterranean themed cocktail evokes summer’s most sophisticated elements.

    Mediterranean Blush Cocktail

    Ingredients for a Mediterranean Blush

    • 50ml tequila
    • Fresh strawberries
    • Basil
    • Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil

    Mediterranean Blush Method

    Start with an ice-filled highball glass and pour in 50ml tequila. Slice and add strawberries and top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil before stirring gently. Garnish with fresh basil.

    Sunset Spritz Cocktail

    That quintessential summer cooler, a spritz, gets a vibrant Double Dutch makeover.

    Aperol and Pink Grapefruit cocktail

    Sunset Spritz Ingredients

    • 60ml Aperol
    • 60ml Prosecco
    • Pink grapefruit juice
    • Agave syrup (optional)
    • Thyme
    • Double DutchPink Grapefruit Soda

    Sunset Spritz Method

    Start with a wine glass filled with ice and pour in the Prosecco and Aperol and a spoonful of agave syrup if desired. Top off with Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda, stir, and garnish with a grapefruit half-moon and a sprig of thyme.

    Honorable Mentions

    Aperol Spritz

    A simple and delicious cocktail that is synonymous with summer days. All you need is 90ml of prosecco, 60ml of Aperol, 30ml of club soda and a garnish of an orange slice. Mix it all together and you've got yourself a classic summer drink

    Piña Colada

    A poolside and beach classic. Three main ingredients, 120ml pineapple juice, 60ml white rum, 60ml coconut cream and a pineapple to give that signature look. Add everything (apart from the garnishing pineapple) to a blender with some ice and you've got yourself an amazing drink.

    Tequila Sunrise

    A beautiful cocktail that looks as good as it tastes. You do need a few more ingredients for this classic however. You'll need 2 tsp grenadine, ice, 50ml tequila, 1 tbsp triple sec, 1 large orange or 2 small ones juiced (120ml of orange juice will work), ½ lemon juiced, 1 cocktail cherry.

    Pour the grenadine into the base of a tall glass and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec and fruit juices. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.

    Add a few ice cubes from the shaker into the tall glass and strain the rest of the shaker into it. Try not to disturb the grenadine too much. Lastly, garnish with a cherry or a cocktail umbrella if you have them handy.

    Any Summer Drinks You'd Recommend?

    Let us know any summer drinks you would have added to our list. We're always keen to find new drinks and new ideas to test out.