With spring in full bloom and summer time just around the corner, we start turning to ways to cool down -- ocean swims, air con (or alternatively, four fans on full blast), acai bowls and of course, refreshing drinks.
Here are eight refreshing, delicious cocktails to try. These are packed with summery fruits like watermelon, mango and peaches, and use a variety of alcohol bases like wine, whisky and white rum.
To make these drinks alcohol-free, simply sub the alcohol for more juice or sparkling water.
1. Watermelon mojitos
Juicy watermelon is ideal for staying hydrated and cool on a hot day. These minty watermelon mojitos are incredibly easy to make and require just five ingredients. Here's the recipe.
2. Easy white sangria
From Minimalist Baker.
Wine lovers, grab some berries, stone fruit and your favourite white wine because it's time to make sangria. This recipe is simple and requires just eight ingredients, one pitcher and 15 minutes to whip up. Get the recipe.
3. Whisky lemonade with honey simple syrup
From Foodie Crush.
Need something a little stronger? Try this fresh whisky lemonade with your favourite herbs (basil, rosemary, lavender and mint all work well) and simple syrup made with honey instead of sugar. Try the recipe.
4. Mango mojitos
Mangoes are the symbol of summer and are perfect in cocktails. These mango mojitos are zesty, minty and super easy to make -- just pop your ingredients in the blender and enjoy. Here's the recipe.
5. Ginger beer paloma cocktails
From A Saucy Kitchen.
Ginger beer fans, try this fiery, gingery cocktail with grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and agave syrup. And don't forget the salt-dipped glasses for a salty twist. Get the recipe.
6. Rosé sangria
With its delicate and fresh flavour, rosé pairs beautifully with sangria. This sweet and summery rosé sangria is simple to make and best enjoyed by the poolside. Try the recipe.
7. Coconut water champagne fruit punch
From Averie Cooks.
This pretty pink punch is made with refreshing coconut water, champagne (or white wine if you prefer), juice and fresh fruit. All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or pitcher, stir to combine and chill in the fridge before serving. Get the recipe.
8. Frozen pineapple margaritas
From A Saucy Kitchen.
Add an adult twist to your favourite childhood slushies with these frozen pineapple maragarias. You'll need pineapple, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila and triple sec to make these naturally sweet and fresh margaritas. Here's the recipe.