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, Cucumber Lemonade is a most refreshing choice. Led by the wonder of the almighty cucumber, in all its utterly civilised glory, Cucumber Lemonade must surely rank as one of the most refreshing Hendrick’s serves.
Celebrate Summer with a Deliciously Refreshing Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade
- 50ml Hendrick's Gin
- 20 ml Lemon Juice
- 20 ml Sugar Syrup
- Top with Soda Water
- Lemon wheel
How to make
Combine all ingredients in a highball filled with cubed ice. Lightly stir and serve. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber. To make a batch recipe for sharing, simply multiply each quantity by 4.View Full Recipe
Enjoy other delicious Hendrick’s Gin summer cocktails
Behold gin cocktail 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.
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!
As floral and as fizzy as the mythical carbonated gardens of Alusdusa, the Floradora is a gin cocktail that is not afraid of the seductive power of the raspberry. (Come to think of it, who is fearful of the seductive power of the raspberry?). Serving suggestion: follow with a love poem beneath a meteor shower. The bartender Jimmy O’Brien created the drink for a young actor from the cast of the Edwardian musical comedy ‘Floradora’; she claimed that she had already tried every cocktail, and O’Brien responded by creating this miraculous cocktail just for her. Here is an outrageous summer gin cocktail waiting to seduce gin lovers of every kind.
Gin Basil Smash
Fresh and extremely refreshing, the Gin Basil Smash is a cocktail invented by the charismatic Joerg Meyer. Some think of the Gin Basil Smash as a Spring gin cocktail, but it is happy to refuse categorisation.
Ready the Campari, and prepare for the perfect aperitivo! The Negroni is the epitome of the classic cocktail. Watch bartenders tremble in fear as it is ordered, as a perfect Negroni marks you out as the distinguished cocktailier.
HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA Fizz
Other gin cocktails are of course desirable, but few match the outlandish wonder of the HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA GIN Fizz. It is impossible to avoid bias when speaking of this masterpiece. Something about the ravishingly refreshing opera of flavour of the HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA Fizz inspires lifelong loyalty. Judge for yourself, we’re extremely confident you’ll agree.
HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA Curious Margarita
THE INCURIOUS MAY LOOK AWAY NOW. For those with an unquenchable desire for more, the Curious Margarita awaits you. This gin margarita is an utterly seductive dance of Agave Nectar, fresh lime, HENDRICK’S NEPTUNIA and the noble crisp cucumber. If it was a mythical beast it would be the Hahvyap, a mermaid with the head of a lime and the body of a cucumber. Ideal for sharing overly tall tales. This is the gin margarita that gin lovers long for.
Enjoy summer's unusual moments
Thrill your guests
with the first sip of summer:
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 Cucumber Lemonades 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).
As the Cucumber Lemonades 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 is an unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals. The curious, yet marvelous, infusions of rose & cucumber imbue our spirit with its uniquely balanced flavour resulting in an impeccably smooth and distinct gin.