What is the best cocktail to drink in June in the United Kingdom?

Cocktail Colin says:

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If you are looking for the best cocktail to drink in June in the United Kingdom, look no further than the "Pimms and Lemonade". With a stellar rating of 4.68/5, it is touted as the quintessential British summer cocktail. This classic drink combines the delightful herbal and fruity notes of Pimm's No. 1 with a refreshing top-up of lemonade and a medley of summer fruits like strawberries, cucumber, and mint. Served cold in a pitcher glass, its low alcohol content (2.53%) makes it perfect for enjoying throughout a sunny afternoon in the garden.

If you wish to explore further, the "Sapphire Summer Cup" (rated 4.23/5) is another excellent choice. This cocktail celebrates the London 2012 Olympics with its intricate blend of gin, vermouth, and an array of summer fruits, all together in a refreshing mix. With a higher alcohol content than Pimms and Lemonade, it serves as a sophisticated yet celebratory drink for those who want to enjoy more pronounced flavors.

Both these options encapsulate the essence of British summer—light, refreshing, and perfect for outdoor gatherings. Cheers to your June sips in the UK!

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You asked: Best UK summer cocktails for June. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Pimms and Lemonade

Touted as the best British summer cocktail, this classic drink takes Pimms and mixes it with a heap of fruit...

Lemonade (Top up), Pimm's No. 1 (200ml), Mint Leaves (Handful), Strawberry (Handful), Cucumber (Handful)

5 ingredients
4.68 / 5

Sapphire Summer Cup

This recipe first appeared in the London Duty Free special edition Bombay Sapphire Gin, to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics....

Triple Sec (15ml), Mint Leaves (5), Lemon (Quarter ), Ginger Ale (60ml), Strawberry (3), Gin (30ml), Orange (Quarter ), Lime (Quarter ), Red vermouth (30ml), Cucumber (Slices)

10 ingredients
4.23 / 5

Pomegranate Rose Gin Fizz

The Pomegranate Rose Gin Fizz is an aromatic and aesthetically pleasing cocktail that brings a delightful fusion of flavors to...

Gin (60ml), Pomegranate Juice (60ml), Rose Water (Teaspoon), Soda water (Top up)

4 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Summer Pimm’s Cocktail

The Summer Pimm's Cocktail is a refreshing and quintessentially British drink that encapsulates the spirit of summer gatherings and garden...

Ginger Ale (Top up), Pimm's No. 1 (90ml)

2 ingredients
3.89 / 5

English Cucumber Martini

The English Cucumber Martini is a refreshing twist on a classic cocktail, featuring the herbaceous and slightly floral notes of...

Mint Leaves (5), Pimm's No. 1 (60ml), Calvados (10), Lemon syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.86 / 5

Cotswold Mother’s Ruin

The Cotswold Mother’s Ruin is a refreshing cocktail imbued with the floral notes of elderflower cordial harmoniously blended with the...

Elderflower Cordial (30ml), Gin (60ml), Tonic water (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.8 / 5

Mother’s Ruin

In the mid-eighteenth century in the UK people frequented gin houses more often than traditional pubs. Many a young man...

Mint Leaves (6), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Gin (60ml), Cucumber (1 cup/120g), Elderflower Liqueur (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.72 / 5

English Garden

Apparently created by Dan Warner and Tobias Blazquez in London, England in 2001.

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (60ml), Apple Juice (60ml), Elderflower Liqueur (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.68 / 5

Jealous June

The Jealous June is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that combines the sweet and citrus notes of Cointreau with the...

Cointreau (15ml), Pineapple Juice (90ml), Melon liqueur (30ml), White rum (20ml)

4 ingredients
3.68 / 5

Pimms Rosã©

The Pimms Rosé cocktail is a refreshing and light drink that combines the classic British Pimm's No. 1 liqueur with...

Cranberry Juice (120ml), Lemonade (120ml), Pimm's No. 1 (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.5 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a good summer cocktail?

A good summer cocktail is typically light, refreshing, and often includes seasonal fruits and herbs. It should be easy to drink and preferably served cold to help beat the heat.

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What are some popular ingredients in summer cocktails?

Popular ingredients in summer cocktails often include fresh fruits like strawberries, lemons, and cucumbers, as well as herbs such as mint and basil. Light spirits like gin, vodka, and rum are also commonly used.

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How do I make a summer cocktail more festive?

To make a summer cocktail more festive, consider garnishing with colorful fruits, adding a splash of sparkling water for some fizz, or using unique ice cube shapes. You can also serve it in fun, themed glassware.

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What is a traditional British summer cocktail?

A traditional British summer cocktail is Pimms and Lemonade. It combines Pimm's No. 1 with lemonade and a variety of fresh fruits and herbs, making it light, refreshing, and perfect for outdoor gatherings.

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Can summer cocktails be low in alcohol?

Yes, summer cocktails can definitely be low in alcohol. For example, Pimms and Lemonade has a low alcohol content, making it suitable for enjoying over a long sunny afternoon without overindulgence.

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