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Easy iced tea

Make up a jug of refreshing iced tea to serve on summer days. With a subtle tea flavour, oranges, lemons and mint, it's an excellent alcohol-free party...

Author: Miriam Nice

Cherry Vodka

Author: Anne Applebaum

Classic Dry Martini

A classic dry martini cocktail made with gin and vermouth and stirred with ice.

Author: The Editors of Epicurious

Hot buttered rum

Try rounding off dinner with some hot buttered rum. Sweet and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, it's a warming treat for cold evenings

Author: Liberty Mendez

Mango lassi

Blitz up mangoes with yogurt, cardamom, lime and honey and you have the most delicious lassi drink - a bit like a smoothie and great for breakfast

Author: Elena Silcock

Limoncello

Make up a batch of this boozy lemony drink - it's great as a homemade gift or poured over ice cream

Author: Mary Cadogan

Irish coffee

Indulge dinner guests with a classic Irish coffee at the end of a dinner party. Made with Irish whiskey, cream and coffee, it's a decadent finale to a...

Author: Miriam Nice

Homemade ginger beer

Enjoy this fiery ginger beer at a family barbecue or pour into a bottle for a picnic. It's made by cooking up a ginger cordial and topping up with soda...

Author: Esther Clark

Homemade hot chocolate

Indulge in a homemade hot chocolate. Perfect as the cold nights draw in, you can add a pinch of chilli, cinnamon or a slug of rum if you like

Author: Anna Glover

Hot toddy

Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter

Author: Elena Silcock

Mulled cider

It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

Author: Good Food team

Cappuccino

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Author: Kane Statton

Iced mocha

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Author: Miriam Nice

Homemade Chai

This chai recipe-inspired by versions in India-combines black tea, spices, and milk. The savory notes from black pepper and cardamom in this version give...

Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie

Tasty, and healthy, too: Coconut water is high in potassium and other electrolytes. And Flaxseeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3s.

Author: Janet Taylor McCracken

Cherry vodka

We say make it a double! This is perfect chilled, with a few cherries in, or make it long and add some soda or lemonade

Author: Mary Cadogan

Pineapple smoothie

Blend fresh pineapple and banana with lime juice to make this tangy pineapple smoothie. It's great for breakfast and kids will love it too

Author: Miriam Nice

Dirty martini

Mix up a classic dirty martini to impress guests at your next party. This easy, elegant cocktail combines dry gin, vermouth and green olives

Author: Miriam Nice

Old Fashioned

The invention of the drink is frequently (and probably inaccurately) credited to a bartender at the Pendennis Club, in Louisville, Kentucky, who around...

Author: Robert Hess

Hot spiced buttered rum

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Author: Emma Freud

Frappé

Make a cooling coffee frappé with our easy recipe. Enjoy this refreshing iced coffee drink with a dollop of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Author: Lulu Grimes

Strawberry smoothie

Get your fruit fix with our strawberry smoothie made with banana and orange juice. It's free from dairy, so it's vegan too - making it a great start to...

Author: Miriam Nice

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

Cold brew coffee

High in caffeine, this iced cold brew coffee will keep you cool on hot days while giving you the boost you need - an ultra refreshing kick-start to the...

Author: Miriam Nice

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty...

Author: Miriam Nice

Mulled wine

Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

Author: Good Food team

Piña Colada

Created in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the 1950s, this is a longstanding classic. While it can be made with a variety of rums-dark, aged, spiced, white,...

Author: Kim Haasarud

Hot Buttered Rum

Of all the rums we tried for this recipe, we liked Myers's best. But Oronoco, a new white rum from Brazil, also made a beautifully balanced drink.

Pumpkin spice latte

Get cosy with a pumpkin spice latte, perfect for cold autumn and winter nights. With ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin flavours, it's a real treat

Author: Anna Glover

Mimosa

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Author: Good Food team

25 Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Here's the most perfect frozen fruit smoothie you'll find! It's healthy, easy to blend up, and has the best creamy texture and fruity flavor.

Author: Sonja Overhiser

Peanut butter smoothie

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Author: Miriam Nice

Pimm's

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries

Author: Good Food team

Mexican hot chocolate

Be sure to add a frothy finish to this Mexican hot chocolate, which is warming and spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and chilli

Author: Vuyelo Ndlovu

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!

Author: Sophie Godwin - Cookery writer

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix for Margaritas

A base used for making Margaritas

Aguas Frescas (Mexican Fruit Coolers)

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Author: Eddie Hernandez

The Classic Margarita

Learn the classic recipe for a margarita on the rocks, a refreshing cocktail made with high quality tequila.

Mai tai

Treat yourself to a mai tai cocktail, with the flavours of rum and orange curacao. This recipe serves one, but it's easily multiplied for a party

Author: Miriam Nice

Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade

An easy Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade ercipe. This distinctive fat-free drink is a great change of pace from coffee or tea.

Iced Chai

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Author: Leena Trivedi-Grenier

Blueberry milkshakes

The perfect use for overripe berries - enjoy in retro glasses with colourful straws for added fun factor

Author: Cassie Best

Blackberry gin

Bottle up the taste of a late summer hedgerow with this vibrant bramble liqueur with gin and blackberries. Perfect for cocktails, try it in a bramble

Author: Miriam Nice

Sloe gin

Make this sloe gin in advance and leave to mature for a richly rounded, fruity flavour. It makes for a perfect homemade gift

Author: Mary Cadogan

Almond milk

Make your own almond milk to use as a substitute for dairy milk. It's simple to make and tastes great in porridge, smoothies and hot drinks

Author: Good Food team

Coquito

Try our version of coquito, a festive Puerto Rican drink. It keeps in the fridge for up to four days. Enjoy any leftovers poured over puddings

Author: Miriam Nice

Mango Blueberry "Fool"

A quick buzz in the blender and this creamy, fruity dessert is practically done. Just add juicy summer blueberries and a sprinkling of lime zest and you've...

Author: Lillian Chou

Amaretto Sour Slushy

The base for this make-ahead frozen cocktail goes in the freezer before serving, so it doesn't require much ice to stay cool. Serve at your next bbq!

Author: Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David

Frozen watermelon margarita

Remember to put the watermelon in the freezer the night before to make these frozen margaritas. They're ideal for a summer garden party

Author: Liberty Mendez

Hot Toddy

Brandy or Scotch also work well in a hot toddy, but the vanilla sweetness of good bourbon was our favorite-this time, at least.