A fruity punch is the perfect stress-free solution for topping up everyone's glasses in a flash. Everyone's idea of the ultimate summer punch cocktail will differ, but we'd definitely suggest making our classic sangria and summer cup – great for picnics and barbecues. Looking for a summer punch cocktail with a bigger kick? Try our Jamaican rum punch recipe or negroni sbagliato.

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8 summer punch recipes

Classic sangria

Channel sunny holiday vibes from your garden with this classic Spanish tipple, made in 10 minutes with red wine, brandy, lemonade and plenty of juicy seasonal fruits. No one could turn down a glass or two.

Sangria in a jug with three glasses of sangria beside it

Olive summer cup

The summer cup is a British staple when the weather starts to warm up. This is our homemade version of Pimm's, it's the perfect drink for sipping with friends. Plus, you probably already have the ingredients lurking in your cupboard.

olive summer cup

Jamaican rum punch

This vibrant rum punch is packed with the tropical flavours of coconut, pineapple and lime. It's simple to make and can serve a crowd, meaning it's ideal for summer get-togethers at a moments notice.

Jamaican Rum Punch from original flava

Dark and stormy punch

Want an easy punch recipe that brings a little heat? This tropical cocktail features pineapple, zesty limes and fiery ginger. Gently crushing the pineapple with a rolling pin before mixing helps release the all-important juices.

Dark and Stormy Punch Recipe

Iced tea sangria

Eke out every second of warm weather with this easy-drinking wine cocktail. Packed with zesty lemons, juicy oranges and a touch of sweet honey, it's perfectly balanced and endlessly refreshing.

Iced Tea Sangria Recipe

Negroni sbagliato

Turn this classic short cocktail into a crowd-friendly jug cocktail. The bitter campari and sweet, herbal vermouth makes for a satisfying slow sipper, garnish with orange peel for an extra burst of citrus freshness.

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White port and grapefruit cooler

White port is the unsung hero of summer cocktails. The light fruity and floral flavours blend perfectly with sharp grapefruit. This three-ingredient punch is so simple anyone can make it at home.

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Raspberry frosé

Fresh, zingy raspberries and a glug of delicate rosé wine are a match made in heaven. Blitz up a pitcher of this perfectly pink cocktail in a flash with just four ingredients. Garnish with a few extra raspberries for an eye-catching jug.

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Hannah GuinnessSub editor and drinks writer

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