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. 

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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.

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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.

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Salty Dog

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!

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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.

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Summer Punch

Summer is, or certainly should be, as fruity and absurdly buoyant as the HENDRICK’S Summer Punch.

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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.

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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.

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Enjoy summer's unusual moments

Thrill your guests
with the first sip of summer:

Refreshing HENDRICK’s
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.

HG OG bottle - related gins bottle

Hendrick's Gin

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.

41.4% ABV