What is your dream summer cocktail?

What is your dream summer cocktail?
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With summer now in full swing, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a fresh cocktail on a summer evening to wind-down with after a long day. But with so many cocktails and so many complicated recipes, which one is the right cocktail for you? Arlo & Jacob have done some research to find the ultimate cocktail to give you some drink ideas for your next get together.

Analysing everything from how long a drink takes to make and the number of ingredients to cost per serving and popularity, has been researched so you can narrow down to the perfect cocktail for you and your guests.

Source: Arlo & Jacob

Taking just five minutes to make and only costing £1.46 per serving, the Old Fashioned cocktail has come out on top. Other popular drinks include Bellini, Mojito and Pimm’s. We’ve popped some of our favourite drinks recipes below.

Old Fashioned

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Overall score: 65

No. of ingredients: 7

Cost per serving: £1.46

Prep time: 5 mins


Recipe:

2 tsp sugar syrup or 1 tsp granulated sugar

1-2 dashes Angostura bitters

Splash of water

60ml Scotch whisky or bourbon

Soda water (optional)

Orange slice

Maraschino cherry (optional)


Bellini

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Overall score: 64

No. of ingredients: 2

Cost per serving: £1.21

Prep time: 5 mins

Recipe:

500ml peach purée or peach nectar

1 bottle prosecco



Earl Grey Martini

Overall score: 63

No. of ingredients: 3

Cost per serving: £0.72

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 1,705

Popularity: 230

Recipe:

1 tbsp good loose-leaf Earl Grey tea

700ml bottle of decent gin

Ice



Orange Blossom Bellinis

Overall score: 61

No. of ingredients: 4

Cost per serving: £0.75

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 1

Popularity: 0

Recipe:

175ml chilled blood orange juice

1 tbsp orange blossom water

Chilled champagne or prosecco

Salted almonds and olives, to serve (optional)

 

Mojito

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Overall score: 59

No. of ingredients: 5

Cost per serving: £3.48

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 4,234,908

Popularity: 21,850


Recipe:

Juice of 1 lime

1 tsp granulated sugar

Small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve

60ml white rum

Soda water, to taste


Cosmopolitan

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Overall score: 57

No. of ingredients: 6

Cost per serving: £1.83

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 3,939

Popularity: 89,930

Recipe:

45ml lemon vodka

15ml triple sec

30ml cranberry juice

10ml lime juice

Ice

For the garnish:

Orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass

 

Apple, Elderflower & Gin Cocktail

Overall score: 57 

No. of ingredients: 4

Cost per serving: £1.26

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 1

Popularity: 60

Recipe:

250ml gin

200ml elderflower cordial

1l cloudy apple juice

Apple slices and ice, to serve


Pimm's

Overall score: 56

No. of ingredients: 3 (minus extras such as fruit)

Cost per serving: £1.91

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 445,795

Popularity: 14,050

Recipe:

200ml Pimm's No. 1

600ml lemonade

Mint sprigs, sliced cucumber, sliced orange and strawberries, to serve

 

White Russian

Overall score: 56

No. of ingredients: 3

Cost per serving: £2.25

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 161,833

Popularity: 35,770

Recipe:

60ml vodka

2 tbsp Kahlúa

1 tbsp cream


Coco Fizz

Overall score: 53

No. of ingredients: 5

Cost per serving: £1.21

Prep time: 5 mins

Beauty rating: 331

Popularity: 230

Recipe:

25ml coconut rum

50ml coconut water

Juice of ½ lime

Ice

50ml prosecco