Let’s Enjoy The Hot Weather – Time For A Cool Cocktail

I was thinking lately that, although I like cooking and serving beautiful and delicious treats to my loved ones, I need to be able to sit and enjoy the time with them.

That is why and because it is the peak of the summer heats, I started thinking about different cool iced summer cocktails, for everyone’s taste.

I am presenting a few very easy to make summer cocktails – some only for adults, another suitable even for the younger members of the family. These recipes are super easy and enjoyable to make, leaving you plenty of time to sit in the sun under a shed and relax.

Not only that, but they are delicious to drink as well:

I like the Strawberry Daiquiri with the hint of exotic lands from the rum and the sweet and all-loved strawberry to give it a delicate flavour.

My little ones and I love the non-alcoholic cocktail in the hot afternoons. The pink grapefruit has a sweet and a little bit tart taste, making this cocktail a really refreshing choice in the summer.

And of course, the all loved Pina Colada cocktail. There can not be a summer party without a Pina Colada cocktail. I love the pineapple Pina Colada, the pineapple is both sweet and sour and it goes well with the coconut and rum flavour of this cocktail.

Strawberry Daiquiri  Strawberry daiquiri

What you’ll need (serves 2):

  • 50-100ml white rum

  • 1 cup strawberries

You can freeze half or more from the strawberries before use, if you want.

  • 2-3 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 cup ice


  1. In the kitchen blender add all the ingredients and blend until smooth

  2. Pour into the serving glasses and garnish with mint leaves

Pink Grapefruit Cooler

Recipe from The Telegraph – 10 delicious non-alcoholic cocktail recipes

What you’ll need (serves 2):

  • 100ml juice of pink grapefruit

  • half a lemon juiced

  • sparkling or soda water, cooled

  • 40ml sugar syrup

If you are preparing these, instead of store-bought, make it by mixing water and sugar 1:1, heat it until sugar is melted and let it cool before using.

  • ½ cup ice, crushed

  • mint leaves


  1. Pour the sugar syrup into the serving glasses, add the juices and top the glass with the crushed ice and sparkling water.

  2. Garnish with the mint leaves

Pineapple Pina Colada Cocktail  Pineapple Pina Colada

Recipe from the Food Network website – Pina Colada

What you’ll need (serves 2):

  • 1 cup ice

  • ½ cup diced and frozen pineapple

  • 50ml pineapple juice

  • 60ml coconut cream or coconut milk

  • 50ml white rum

  • pineapple slices, to decorate


  1. In a blender put all the ingredients and blend until smooth

  2. Pour the cocktail into serving glasses and decorate with the pineapple slices


I should admit that I discovered the enjoyment of having a nice cocktail (non-alcoholic or light) when I started searching for different furniture my family could use in the garden. Up until now, I have never thought that we need a swing (other than the children’s), but after seeing one of those in our friends’ house, I think that is an investment that everyone should consider. Especially, if you buy a multi-seater one for the garden with a shed.

I know you have your favourites, but I am going to share with you a couple of choices I am considering. See below:

Product: VonHaus Luxury Free Standing Swinging Garden Hammock with Metal Frame Hammock

Price: £44.99 (RRP £94.99)

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

Guarantee: 2 Year Warranty

My rating: 7/10

Product: Garden 3 Seater Swing Hanging Chair with Bed Function (Beige) Garden swing

Price: £74.81

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating: 8/10

I would love to hear from you. Share with me your favourite recipes for cocktails that you enjoy drinking, not only during the summer.

If you want to leave your recommendation what garden furniture is best to have, just leave a comment below!

Have a lovely summer and enjoy your time! Stay cool and relaxed!


  1. isaac

    That’s some delicious cocktails you got there. The pina colada especially is my favorite. Would love to try those recipes these days. I like the free standing swing. But do you know how heavy those are? I’m thinking of using it as some sort of a mobile swing that I can take to beach, camping etc.

    1. Ellie

      Hi Issac. I really don’t know how heavy these are, but I would suggest you shop around and search for a swing that you could carry around and build as needed. These 2, hammock and garden swing, are more suitable as garden equipment.

      I hope you find what you are looking for soon.

      Have a lovely day,



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