As the temperatures rise and the sun shines, there's nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing, ice-cold cocktail to beat the summer heat.
A long cocktail, also known as a long drink, is a type of mixed alcoholic beverage that typically contains a larger amount of non-alcoholic mixer or diluent, resulting in a taller glass and a greater overall volume.
Long cocktails are often served over ice and are meant to be sipped slowly, allowing the flavours to meld and providing a refreshing and leisurely drinking experience. These drinks are perfect for hot summer days or occasions when you want a more prolonged and relaxed drinking session.
In contrast, short cocktails or short drinks tend to have a higher concentration of alcohol and are served in smaller glassware. They are designed to deliver a stronger and more concentrated flavour profile, making them well-suited for a quicker and more intense drinking experience, such as aperitifs or after-dinner drinks.
Delicious cocktails require high-quality ingredients. At Frobishers we are soft drinks aficionados with 23 different drinks to choose from. Historically specialising in Fruit Juice, our range of 9 Jubilant Juices make the perfect cocktail mixers, from classics like Orange and Apple, to the more unique Cherry and Bumbleberry Juice. Build a custom box of all your favourites flavours and cocktail ingredients, and have soft drinks delivered to your door on a date of your choice!
If you’ve not made cocktails before, we recommend reading our 15 Essentials For Cocktail Making At Home blog. It’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to get started including a full shopping list of cocktail-making equipment.
Ready to get mixing? We've compiled a list of the 10 best long cocktails that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.
Whether it's the crispness of an Apple & Elderflower Mojito, the tropical paradise of a Tequila Sunrise, or the sparkling elegance of a Raspberry & Rhubarb Gin Fizz, long drinks offer a delightful escape from the heat and a chance to unwind in the most enjoyable way.