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, Gin and Tonic with Cucumber is a most refreshing summer drinks choice. Led by the wonder of the almighty cucumber, in all its utterly civilised glory, Gin and Tonic must surely rank as one of the most refreshing HENDRICK'S serves

Celebrate Summer with a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic With Cucumber


Hendrick’s Original Gin & Tonic Cocktail



  • 150ml Tonic Water
  • 3 Thinly sliced rounds of Cucumber

How to make

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice. Lightly stir and serve.  Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber. 

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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!

Flora Adora Wildgarden Cup

The most enchanting wonders bloom in a wild garden! The HENDRICK’S FLORA ADORA Wildgarden Cup is resplendent in a fresh refined floral fruitiness far more from the everyday. A perfectly balanced gin cocktail.

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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.

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You cannot control the behaviour of wasps at a picnic; you can, however ensure you have a summer drink as azure in flavour as the summer evening is long. HENDRICK'S Cucumber Lemonade brims with naughty thoughts for summers yet to be. This is an unashamedly refreshing summer gin cocktail.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Enjoy summer's unusual moments

Thrill your guests
with the first sip of summer:

Refreshing HENDRICK’S
Cucumber Lemonade

​​Banish thoughts of a complicated event to another day. Today we are thinking about easy summer 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 gin and tonics 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 refreshing cocktails is a marvellous idea). Batch summer cocktails will be your way forward for your next summer garden party, an easy summer punch will do the trick nicely.

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.

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Hendrick’s Original

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.

41.4% ABV

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