11 citrus cocktails
Add some zesty flavours to your drinks with our best ever citrus cocktails. Try a blood orange margarita, a limoncello spritz or classic gimlet
Looking for a stunning sgroppino or simple spritz to kick off your next summer party in style? Try our citrus cocktails below.
We've got plenty of refreshing summer citrus cocktails, from grown-up negroni highballs to a white port and grapefruit cooler, as well as easy-drinking citrus vodka cocktails like our fruity grapefruit and lychee fizz.
11 citrus cocktail recipes
Make your spritz a zesty one with this refreshing idea. You'll need limoncello, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a little thyme to make this speedy cocktail, which will be ready in minutes. The citrus and herbal flavours are perfect partners.
Blood orange soda, lemon juice and orange bitters are mixed to make this twist on a classic negroni. The recipe comes from Italian restaurant Luca.
This refreshing gin cocktail gets a citrussy hit thanks to fresh lime juice, homemade lime syrup and mint – perfect for an afternoon in the sun.
If your go-to tipple is a zingy margarita, try our eye-catching twist on the classic. Blood oranges add a beautiful ruby red hue to a pitcher of margaritas. Remember to add a large pinch of hot chilli powder to really make your cocktail sing.
White port and grapefruit cooler
- Fill a large jug ¾ full with ice.
- Add 300ml white port, 500ml pink grapefruit tonic and stir.
- Garnish with pink grapefruit slices.
Martinis are one of our favourite mixed alcoholic drinks. We've added sweet and zesty orange marmalade and sharp lemon juice to this classic recipe for a citrus kick. The aromatic cardamom adds an extra layer of flavour and takes your tipple to the next level.
Put a taste of Italy in your glass with this mouth-watering mix. Making your own limoncello is surprisingly easy. Take it as a gift to a barbecue, use it in ice lollies or make this easy twist on a collins. Infusing the spirit takes a little longer, but it's well worth the effort.
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If you are having a party, it's good to have a recipe for an easy, fresh cocktail you can make in a jug for a crowd. This one has a base of vodka and chilled grapefruit juice, and is finished with fresh basil leaves.
Sweet and boozy, this twist on a traditional Venetian cocktail of lemon sorbet and prosecco uses blood oranges to give an extra boost of colour and sharp citrus flavour.
Campari is an Italian herbal liqueur, most famous for its bitter taste, beautiful red colour and the role it plays in the classic negroni. The sweet orange juice in this cocktail balances the slightly bitter taste of Campari to make a refreshing apéritif.
Kick back and relax with this refreshing cocktail, perfect for a lazy summer evening. Enjoy the fruity flavours of grapefruit and tropical lychee in this vodka and fizz cocktail. It's the ideal way to unwind on a Friday night.