Deliciously Refreshing Summer Cocktails
Summer is the time for bright flavoursome cocktails! Sun or no sun, these exquisite cocktails are a celebration of the season of radiant frivolity.
For those hunting for an easy-going gin cocktail to make at home or wishing to delight guests at a summer party or picnic, Gin and Tonic with Cucumber is a most refreshing choice. Led by the wonder of the almighty cucumber, in all its utterly civilised glory, Gin and Tonic must surely rank as one of the most refreshing HENDRICK'S serves.
Celebrate Summer with a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic With Cucumber
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
- 50ml HENDRICK'S Gin
- 150ml Tonic Water
- 3 Thinly sliced rounds of Cucumber
How to make
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice. Lightly stir and serve. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber.View Full Recipe
Enjoy other delicious Hendrick’s Gin summer cocktails
Behold gin cocktails recipes that can easily be made in the comfort of your own home, castle or interplanetary spacecraft. Here are summer cocktail party ideas of the highest order!
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
HENDRICK’S GIN & Tonic is the grand empress of all summer refreshments and remains an unimpeachable selection for those seeking a long cool diversion from the sun’s ultraviolet extravagances. Its beloved simplicity suits slow afternoons on the lawn, sultry trysts in orchards or animated summer lunches with favoured guests. This is the classic gin cocktail beloved by gin lovers across the world.
HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA Fizz
For beach soirees and picnics, might we suggest the addition of our coastally refreshing NEPTUNIA Fizz? Infused with an exquisite blend of locally sourced coastal botanicals and with a remarkable crisp citrus finish, NEPTUNIA is a thrilling base for the extravagant gin fizz.
The Greyhound can be easily made, even in the blasting madness of a July sun, but it lacks a certain something. That certain something is the flavoursome contrast of a salty rim, once so configured you have the wickedly naughty Salty Dog. This classic gin cocktail should be taken for walks in the summer months (and in the other seasons). Woof!
Gin Basil Smash
Fresh and arguably the most refreshing of all gin cocktails, the Basil Smash is best served with a high sun, in the presence of palm trees.
Summer is, or certainly should be, as fruity and absurdly buoyant as the HENDRICK’S Summer Punch.
HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA Curious Margarita
Agave Nectar, fresh lime, HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA and the noble crisp cucumber conspire to seduce your taste buds in this glorious summer cocktail. Ideal for idle afternoons watching the hummingbirds shimmer in the sunshine.
HENDRICK’S FLORA ADORA WILDGARDEN CUP
The most enchanting wonders bloom in a wildgarden! The HENDRICK’S FLORA ADORA Wildgarden Cup is resplendent in a fresh refined floral fruitiness far more from the everyday. A perfectly balanced gin cocktail.
Enjoy summer's unusual moments
Thrill your guests
with the first sip of summer:
GIN & Tonic with Cucumber
Banish thoughts of a complicated event to another day. Today we are thinking about cocktail ideas for a small gathering of your very closest friends. Perhaps in a garden, you meet and talk in the brilliant sunshine – sharing your usual silly jokes – is this a secret garden party? Well, you haven’t invited everyone, so it is to some extent. As the gin and tonics joyously fizz, the afternoon becomes a rip-roaring success! Not all cocktail ideas for parties need preparation; snatching the sunshine requires a carefree spontaneity (though planning to prepare a crisp, cool batch of cocktails is a marvellous idea).
How to host a
HENDRICK’s Summer party
There are a thousand gazillion reasons to host a party in Summer, with arguably the most important being ‘because it is an utter delight’– though coming a close second is that it is an ideal occasion to share the scrumptious merriment of the very best summer cocktails. Encourage guests to wear bright floral clothing (those who prefer more sombre coloured attire may adorn their hat with a flower). We recommend light food, light merry music and easy gin cocktails. The first fun cocktails of the day are best served in bright sunshine, culminating in Summer gin cocktails beneath a star-blessed night sky.
The original HENDRICK’S GIN. Deliciously infused with Rose and Cucumber.
HENDRICK’S ORIGINAL is an unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals. The curious, yet marvelous, infusions of rose & cucumber imbue our spirit with its uniquely balanced flavor resulting in an impeccably smooth distinct gin.