If you’ve been busy and you're in the mood to relax with something fresh -a nice cold fruity cocktail is all you need!
Some of the best fruity alcoholic drinks are surprisingly simple to make; you could whip up a jug in minutes. Serve it with some festive garnishes, and you're sure to have a crowd-pleaser.
Keep It Fresh, Fun, and Fancy-looking!
From fizzy fruity non-alcoholic cocktails to fruit-infused alcoholic slushies, there's one for everyone!
Before we talk about specific drinks, here’s a great tip: to ensure your easy fruity cocktails are top-notch, use a clear ice maker to make the best quality ice.
Clear ice not only lasts longer before melting – it also tastes better because it has no impurities. And to top it all, it looks gorgeous!
Keep the importance of quality ice in mind as we reveal our 10 choices for amazing fruity cocktail drinks recipes below.
1) Elderflower and Apple Gintini
Imagine sipping on fruity alcoholic mixed drinks in a beautiful botanical garden with birds tweeting and a gentle breeze blowing through the trees.
Botanical gin is all the rage right now, and what could be better than making it even more floral with some delicate elderflower?
This cocktail is super simple to make. All you need is:
- Some elderflower cordial;
- Cloudy apple juice;
- A couple of apple slices to serve.
TIP: Make a big batch and chill it in the fridge before having guests over. This cocktail is bound to be popular.
2) Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Brain freeze anyone? If you've had a neon slushie when you were a child, you'll know what I'm talking about! This is the grown-up version of this nostalgic drink.
To make a daiquiri, you'll need:
- Some plump ripe strawberries;
- Quality ice;
- A squeeze of lime;
- A good helping of rum.
Drop everything into your blender and mix it until it's a bright, yummy slush.
To make it zingy, squeeze more lime into this delicious sweet treat.
TIP: For an extra fruity drink, skip the ice and use frozen strawberries instead!
3) French Martini
Drinking a French Martini is like taking your taste buds on a tropical tour. This cocktail is flamboyant and beautiful.
It is made of:
- Chambord liqueur;
- Pineapple juice.
The Chambord gives it an understated black raspberry flavor with a hint of vanilla and honey, while the pineapple juice balances everything without overwhelming the drink.
TIP: Bring out the Chambord vanilla slightly more by using vanilla-flavored vodka instead of regular vodka.
4) Raspberry Fizz
When it comes to fruity mixed drinks, the Raspberry Fizz is one of the prettiest by far. It is so elegant and invigorating, and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make too!
The ingredients in this drink are a match made in heaven:
- Raspberry liqueur;
- Fresh raspberries;
- Sparkling wine.
TIP: For an extra classy version of this classic drink, use genuine champagne instead of sparkling wine. Or you could try prosecco for a slightly sweeter version of it.
5) Lychee Martini
Cool and sophisticated people who love traveling (or at least the idea of it!) will enjoy exotic fruity liquor drinks like the Lychee Martini. This delicate Asian fruit tastes like no other and is an excellent ingredient for the cocktail connoisseur.
Similar to a classic Dry Martini, the Lychee Martini is made of:
- A splash of vermouth;
- Some lychee juice;
- Fresh lychees (not necessary - just adds an interesting garnish).
TIP: Float an edible flower in your cocktail for an extra-exotic look!
6) Cava Cocktail
If you don't know how to make fruity cocktails but want to impress, this is the way to go! A Cava Cocktail is like a sunbeam in a glass: it's simply delicious, and it has complex flavors that are sure to impress.
At the same time, it's so straightforward to make that even your Gran could whip it up in a flash. Simply combine these ingredients together:
- Orange and lemon juice;
- Orange blossom water;
Top with cava, and enjoy the fruity flavor!
TIP: Squeeze orange peel around the rim of the glass for an aromatic experience while drinking this cocktail.
To make good fruity alcoholic drinks, you should balance the flavor of fresh fruit with the other ingredients. The Bramble is a drink with excellent equilibrium. The zesty lemon juice beautifully balances the sweet, tart, and bold flavors of the crème de mure.
This cocktail is made of:
- Lemon juice;
- Sugar syrup;
- A squeeze of crème de mure (for an eye-catching visual effect).
TIP: Serve with fresh blackberries in the glass for an even more stunning look and a fresh surprise at the end of the drink.
8) Woo Woo
The whimsical Woo Woo is a peachy delight in the form of a pretty beverage, and it takes only around five minutes and five ingredients to make.
To make this delightful drink, simply mix up these ingredients:
- Some vodka;
- Peach schnapps;
- Cranberry juice;
- A few drops of lime juice.
TIP: The Woo Woo is the embodiment of festive fun and should be served with as many fruity garnishes and kitschy umbrellas as you can find!
9) Mango Basil Lemonade
The Mango Basil Lemonade cocktail may sound strange, but it's simply delicious! Here's a drink that’s classy and refreshing; you'll be pleasantly surprised with how well the fruit and the herb go together.
This enjoyable cocktail is made with:
- Lemon juice;
- Mango purée;
- Basil leaves;
- Simple syrup;
- Soda water.
The basil delightfully highlights the cognac's spicy sweetness, and the mango gives it an exotic twist.
TIP: Before you pop the basil leaves into the drink, give them a gentle squeeze to extract the flavor.
10) Banana Daiquiri
If the Cava Cocktail is a sunbeam in a glass, the Banana Daiquiri is happiness in a glass! This is the kind of drink we can imagine Captain Jack Sparrow serving at pirate parties.
This cocktail is a combination of:
- Rum with triple sec;
- Coconut milk.
Coconut milk makes it feel tropical, and the sweetness makes it feel like a party drink. It's more or less a grown-up milkshake and incredibly moreish!
TIP: This cocktail is creamy perfection; we can't think of any way to improve it.
Fruity Cocktails Are Fun and Easy!
You don't have to study mixology to learn how to make the best fruity cocktails. The cocktails on this list are some of the easiest, quickest fruity alcohol drinks to make.
Even though they require little effort, these fabulous fruity drinks look stunning and taste divine. Why not give one a try?