Beat the Heat: Delicious Warm Weather Cocktails

As the temperature rises and the sun graces us with its warm presence, there’s no better way to cool off and unwind than with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a barbecue, or simply enjoying a lazy afternoon on the patio, these delightful warm weather cocktails are sure to hit the spot. From classic favorites to innovative blends, these are perfect for embracing the summer vibes all year long!

Classic Mimosa

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The Mimosa is a timeless brunch favorite, known for its light and bubbly nature. This simple cocktail combines champagne with freshly squeezed orange juice, creating a refreshing and sophisticated drink.


  1. Fill a champagne tulip flute halfway with chilled champagne.
  2. Top it off with chilled orange juice.
  3. Gently stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange.


With winter well and truly over, Passoã is the quintessential taste of summer and should be the star of any cocktail menu.


2 parts Passoã
3 parts Prosecco
1 part soda water

Combine in a large wine glass with ice.

Crisp White Wine Spritzer

A White Wine Spritzer is a quintessential summer drink that’s light, crisp, and incredibly easy to make. It allows the wine’s flavors to shine through while offering a touch of effervescence and a hint of sweetness.


  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour chilled white wine halfway into the glass.
  3. Top it off with club soda or sparkling water.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.

Whisky and Sweet Tea

Scotch whisky mixed perfectly with sweet tea on a summers day with a BBQ and summer music… Nothing compares. So, so refreshing.


  1. Combine the black tea with boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea and combine with the sugar. Stir till the sugar dissolves then add the lemon and scotch.
  3. Stir again and taste/adjust the sugar to your liking.
  4. Split between 2 glasses filled with ice and enjoy.

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Aperitif Spritz

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An Aperitif Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail perfect for leisurely summer afternoons. Made with prosecco, soda water, and a bitter liqueur such as Aperol or Campari, it’s both vibrant in flavor and visually striking.


  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add equal parts prosecco and soda water.
  3. Top it off with a splash of Aperol or Campari.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Garnish with an orange slice.


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A Michelada is a Mexican beer cocktail that’s perfect for beating the heat. It combines beer with lime juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, creating a spicy and refreshing drink.


  1. Rim a glass with salt and chili powder.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Add a few dashes of hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
  5. Pour in your favorite Mexican beer.
  6. Stir gently to combine.

Espresso Martini

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The Espresso Martini is a cocktail that combines the rich flavours of coffee with the smoothness of vodka and the sweetness of the coffee liqueur. It’s perfect warm weather cocktail for an evening pick-me-up or a late-night gathering under the stars.


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add 1 ½ ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, and 1 ounce of freshly brewed espresso.
  3. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Optionally, garnish with coffee beans.

Gin and Tonic

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A Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail that’s both simple and refreshing. It combines gin with tonic water and a squeeze of lime, creating a drink that’s perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.


  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 ounces of gin over the ice.
  3. Top it off with tonic water.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
  5. Stir gently to combine.

Cheers to sunny days and delightful sips! What will you be mixing this season?

Amanda Wilkinson

When Amanda is busy running While Fat she can be found running her own Digital Marketing Agency in Bristol, UK. Amanda can also be found reading books on her Bookstagram, drinking Aperol, and dreaming about her next trip.

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