5 Cocktails Great for Summer Events

Are you putting on an event this summer? The likelihood is that you might want some cocktails for this event, so it’s a great idea to get together a short list of summery drinks to keep your guests refreshed.

Luckily, Jaspers Event Hire service plenty of summer events so we have a good understanding of the drinks that are perfect for any occasion when the weather is warm. Read our list below.


The mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail, but it has come to be many people’s go to – especially for refreshment in the summer.


  • 50ml white rum
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • Soda water

Squeeze the lime into a glass with sugar and mint leaves and muddle until the sugar is dissolved. Now fill the glass with ice and add the rum. Top up with soda water and garnish with the lime shell and mint.


Easy to make and a crowd-pleaser, a classic margarita should be on any cocktail menu at a summer event.


  • 50ml tequila
  • 25ml Cointreau
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Coarse salt

Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker, then shake. Strain into a glass with ice, and choose whether to rim the glass with the salt.

Passion Fruit Martini

A summer classic, the passion fruit martini is a refreshing cocktail perfectly suited for any summer event. 


  • 25ml vodka
  • 15ml passoa
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ sugar syrup
  • 1 ripe passionfruit
  • Prosecco

Shake the ingredients (except the prosecco) altogether with ice, strain into a martini glass, top up with prosecco and garnish with a slice of passionfruit.

Aperol Spritz

A classic summer cocktail that will remind many people of holidaying in Italy, an Aperol spritz will be a favourite at your event.


  • 50ml Aperol
  • 75ml prosecco 
  • Soda water to top up

Simply add the prosecco to the Aperol in a glass with ice, and then top up with soda.


The pinnacle of British summer, no list of cocktails great for summer events would be complete without Pimm’s.


  • 200ml Pimm’s No. 1
  • 600ml lemonade
  • Mint, cucumber, orange, and strawberries

Make Pimm’s the right way, as a punch, by filling a jug with ice and adding the Pimm’s and the lemonade. You can then add mint, cucumber, orange, and strawberries, after stirring, for something a little extra.

Something for Everyone

With this list of go-to cocktails, your summer event is sure to be a hit and the drinks will be flowing freely. You get to have a wide choice to suit all tastes and make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy at your event.

Jaspers Event Hire

If you are hosting a summer event and are looking for furniture or kitchen and bar equipment to hire, contact us today. You can call us on 01582 749966 or fill out our simple contact form.

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