Tasty drinks to make at home: perfect cocktail and mocktail recipes

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Delicious drinks to make at home: tasty cocktails and mocktails!

Are you looking for the perfect drinks for a summer day? For example, for a cozy afternoon in the sun or a lively party on a summer evening? Then you are in the right place! In this blog, you will find some delicious cocktail and mocktail recipes that you can easily make at home. We also provide tips on which cocktail glasses best suit each cocktail. With these tips, you are guaranteed to prepare the perfect summer drinks!

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'Pornstar Martini' Recipe

One of the most popular cocktails right now is definitely the Pornstar Martini! With this delicious cocktail, you first eat the passion fruit, then neutralize your taste buds with the Prosecco served on the side, and finally enjoy the tasty cocktail. Sounds good, right? Make it yourself now!


60 ml Vanilla vodka
60 ml Passion fruit liqueur
100 ml passion fruit puree
5 ml fresh lime juice
40 ml egg white
1 passion fruit, halved
Prosecco (served separately)


1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

2. Add the vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit puree, egg white, and lime juice.

3. Shake vigorously to create a foam layer.

4. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with half a passion fruit. Serve with a small glass of Prosecco.

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'Moscow Mule' Recipe

One of the most refreshing cocktails you should definitely try is the Moscow Mule! This delicious cocktail is traditionally served in a copper mug, which not only provides a unique presentation but also helps keep your drink nice and cool. The combination of spicy ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and a generous shot of vodka makes this drink irresistible. This cocktail is simple but very tasty! Follow these steps and enjoy it yourself.


50 ml vodka
120 ml ginger beer (such as Fever-Tree or Goslings)
 10 ml fresh lime juice
 Crushed ice
 Lime slice and mint leaves for garnish


1. Fill a (preferably) copper mug with crushed ice. You can also use a glass, but traditionally this cocktail is served in a copper mug to keep it extra cold!

2. Add the vodka and lime juice.

3. Top up with ginger beer and stir gently.

4. Garnish with a lime slice and a sprig of mint.

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‘Sex on the Beach’ Recipe

A classic cocktail that never disappoints: the "Sex on the Beach"! It's a fruity and refreshing option, perfect for any occasion. This cocktail combines the sweetness of peach liqueur with the fresh, slightly tart notes of cranberry and orange juice, resulting in a flavor that is both sweet and refreshing. The Sex on the Beach is also a popular cocktail that almost everyone enjoys. So with this cocktail, you're always on the right track!


45 ml vodka
15 ml peach liqueur (Peachtree)
45 ml cranberry juice
45 ml orange juice
Orange slice and a maraschino cherry for garnish


1.  Distribute the ice cubes among the glasses.

2. Add the vodka, peach liqueur, and orange juice, and stir once with a long spoon.

3. Carefully pour in the cranberry juice and do not stir further, so the colors can blend beautifully.

4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and half an orange slice, and serve immediately.

Mocktail Recipes: Alcohol-Free Cocktails

One of the most refreshing non-alcoholic drinks you must try this summer is the Virgin Mojito! This mocktail is the perfect refreshing and thirst-quenching experience without alcohol. It's the ideal choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious cocktail alternative without alcohol.


10 fresh mint leaves
1 lime, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons cane sugar
Ice cubes
 150 ml sparkling mineral water
 A sprig of mint and a lime slice for garnish


1. Put the mint leaves and lime pieces into a glass.

2. Add the cane sugar and muddle the mixture to release the juices.

3. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

4. Pour in the sparkling mineral water and stir well.

5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime slice.

The best cocktail glasses

The right glass can make a big difference in the presentation and taste of your cocktails. Here are some recommendations for the perfect cocktail glasses:

Martini glasses: Ideal for elegant cocktails like the Pornstar Martini.

• Highball glasses: Perfect for cocktails like Sex on the Beach and non-alcoholic options.

With us, you'll find a wide selection of high-quality cocktail glasses to complete your home bar. Browse our assortment and order today to serve your favorite drinks in style.

Even more resfreshing drinks...

Don’t feel like spending a lot of time preparing your cocktails? No worries, there are also delicious summer drinks with and without alcohol that you can make in large quantities! Think, for example, of Pimm's, Tinto de Verano, and Sangria! You can easily prepare them in a jug or carafe, so you can refill as needed. This is super practical and creates a cozy atmosphere because you don't have to get up constantly to make new drinks, allowing you to enjoy the company.

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'Pimm's' pitcher recipe


2 cups Pimm’s No. 1
4-5 cups sparkling lemonade
Slices of strawberries, lemon, orange, and cucumber
 Ice and fresh mint


1. Place the slices of strawberries, lemon, orange, and cucumber into a large jug.

2. Pour in the Pimm's No. 1 and stir well.

3. Add the ice and lemonade, and stir again.

4. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

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'Tinto de Verano' pitcher recipe


1 bottle of red wine
1 liter of Spanish lemon soda
Lemon slices


1. Fill a large jug with ice cubes.

2. Pour the red wine and lemon soda into the jug.

3. Add the lemon slices and stir well.

4. Serve and enjoy!

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'Sangria' pitcher recipe


1 bottle of red wine
1 cup of orange juice
2 tablespoons of sugar
Pieces of orange, lemon, lime, and apple


1. Mix the red wine, orange juice, and sugar in a large jug..

2. Add the fruit pieces and ice, and stir well.

3. Serve the sangria and enjoy.

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