The 10 Best Long Cocktails to Enjoy This Summer

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.

Sea Breeze Cocktail

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Whilst this drink is typically enjoyed in Summer, a Sea Breeze cocktail can definitely be enjoyed all year round, especially if you want to reminisce about the taste of warm summer evenings.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Vodka


100ml Frobishers Cranberry Juice


50ml Frobishers Grapefruit Juice


Slice of lime

METHOD

1.

Half-fill a tall glass with ice then pour in the vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice

2.

Stir gently, then garnish with the lime slice

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Bay Breeze Cocktail

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Indulge in the tropical vibes of the Bay Breeze cocktail. Combining vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice, this drink is a refreshing blend of fruity sweetness with a hint of tartness.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Vodka


100ml Frobishers Cranberry Juice


50ml Frobishers Pineapple Juice


Garnish: Lime Wedge

METHOD

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Summer Breeze

Easy

Alcohol

Equipment

Capture the essence of a gentle summer breeze with this delightful cocktail. The Summer Breeze cocktail has a harmonious blend of flavours, with a hint of floral sweetness and a touch of tartness, making it the perfect companion for those warm summer evenings.

INGREDIENTS

60ml Vodka


30ml Elderflower Liqueur


45ml Frobishers Cranberry Juice


45ml Frobishers Apple Juice

METHOD

1.

Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice

2.

Strain into a highball glass with ice

3.

Garnish with a slice of apple

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Tequila Sunrise

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Embrace the vibrant colours of a summer sunrise with the Tequila Sunrise. This iconic cocktail blends tequila, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine syrup, creating a visually stunning drink. Sip on this fruity concoction and let its tropical flavours transport you to a sunny beach destination.

INGREDIENTS

50 ml Tequila


100 ml Frobishers Orange Juice


15 ml Grenadine syrup


Garnish: Orange Slice & Maraschino Cherry

METHOD

1.

Fill a highball glass with ice

2.

Add tequila and orange juice

3.

Slowly pour the grenadine syrup over the back of a spoon to create the sunrise effect

4.

Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry

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SLOE & RASPBERRY GIN FIZZ

Easy

Alcohol

Equipment

It’s the sloe berry season - so enjoy the delicious taste of our Sloe & Raspberry Cordial in this quick and easy gin fizz cocktail. Alcohol-free? Substitute the gin for your favourite zero-alcohol spirit (we love Sea Arch’s Coastal Juniper).

INGREDIENTS

20ml Frobishers Sloe & Raspberry Cordial


25ml Gin


Soda / Sparkling Water


Optional: 15ml simple syrup

METHOD

1.

In a shaker filled with ice combine sloe & raspberry cordial gin and simple syrup

2.

Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice

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Pomegranate & Rose Gin Punch

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Elevate your summer gatherings with the elegant Pomegranate & Rose Punch. Its delicate floral notes and tangy pomegranate flavours make it a perfect choice for celebrating special moments. Easily batch make this recipe by multiplying the ingredients below with the number of people you would like to serve.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Gin


15ml Frobishers Pomegranate & Rose Cordial


15ml Fresh Lime Juice


100ml Frobishers Elderflower Sparkler or any Soda/Sparkling Water

METHOD

1.

Add all of the ingredients into a highball glass with ice

2.

Stir gently to mix

3.

Serve and enjoy

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Elderflower Gin Fizz

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Indulge in the floral elegance of an Elderflower Gin Fizz. With its effervescence and delicate elderflower aroma, this drink offers a light and refreshing twist on the classic gin fizz.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Gin (or alcohol-free gin)


100ml Frobishers Elderflower Spectacular Sparkler


Freshly squeezed lemon juice (around 25ml)

METHOD

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San Francisco Cocktail

Easy

Alcohol

Equipment

The San Francisco cocktail is a classic drink that pays homage to the vibrant and eclectic city it is named after. The result is a beautiful crimson-coloured drink that offers a perfect balance of botanical notes from the gin, sweetness from the grenadine, and a hint of citrus from the orange juice.

INGREDIENTS

60ml Vodka


45ml Frobishers Pineapple Juice


45ml Frobishers Orange Juice


15ml Triple Sec


15ml Banana Liqueur

METHOD

1.

Half fill the glass with ice cubes

2.

Directly pour in the vodka, banana liqueur and orange juice

3.

Pour the grenadine syrup which will settle at the bottom of the glass

4.

Decorate with a slice of orange

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Singapore Sling Cocktail

More effort

Alcohol

Equipment

Transport yourself to the bustling streets of Singapore with this iconic cocktail. The Singapore Sling is a complex concoction that includes gin, cherry juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, Cointreau, and a dash of grenadine. Served with a cherry garnish, this cocktail offers a harmonious balance of sweet, sour, and tropical flavours.

INGREDIENTS

40ml Gin


40ml Frobishers Cherry Juice


60ml Frobishers Pineapple Juice


15ml Lime juice


10ml Cointreau


10ml Grenadine


Garnish: Cherry and pineapple wedge

METHOD

1.

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice

2.

Shake hard for 10 - 15 seconds

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Rhubarb & Raspberry Collins

Easy

Alcohol

No Equipment

Experience a delightful blend of fruity and tangy flavours with the Rhubarb & Raspberry Collins. With its vibrant pink colour and refreshing taste, it's a perfect choice for those who appreciate a touch of tartness in their summer drinks.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Gin


100ml Frobishers Raspberry & Rhubarb Spectacular Sparkler


25ml Fresh Lemon Juice


Garnish: Fresh Raspberries & a Slice of Rhubarb

METHOD

1.

Pour the gin into a highball or gin glass with ice

2.

Add the Raspberry & Rhubarb Sparkler and lemon juice

3.

Stir to mix

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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. 

Don’t forget you can build a custom box of delicious soft drinks at Frobishers. Shop Spectacular Sparklers (the perfect Gin Mixers), Jubilant Juices, Curious Cordials, Sparkling Presses, and Fantastical Fusions and discover your new favourite soft drinks!Long cocktails, with their larger volumes and generous mixers, provide a leisurely and relaxed sipping experience, allowing you to savour the flavours and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones.  

Pick your favourite flavours

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You’d like to choose your own selection? No problem, just mix and match 12 or 24 bottles from any of our ranges. Choose 24 and receive free delivery.