Picture yourself on a luxury yacht, the gentle waves lapping against the hull, a warm breeze rustling through your hair, and, in your hand, a perfect drink. Indeed, no vacation is complete without the addition of summer cocktails.  

When it comes to creating memorable moments on the water (and anywhere, for that matter), having the right summer cocktail recipes at your fingertips is essential. Especially if you leave all your worries behind. 

From the vibrant hues of an Aperol Spritz to the sophisticated balance of a Negroni, these drinks are not just beverages—they are experiences that capture the essence of summer.   

And the best part? You don’t have to worry about hunting down every ingredient. Our reliable provisioning service can ensure you have all the ingredients for summer cocktails so you can focus on relaxation and enjoyment.  

But what are known to be the best summer cocktails?   

We give you some of the most popular summer cocktail recipes, perfect for sipping on a yacht or anywhere you can soak up the summer sun.  

So, get ready to mix, sip, and enjoy.  

1. Aperol Spritz  

Aperol Spritz, known for its vibrant orange hue and refreshing, bittersweet flavour, has become a global sensation. It is particularly enjoyed during warm afternoons as a light and delightful aperitif. So, in short, it is the best summer cocktail to enjoy at all opportunities.  

Aperol Spritz’s origin comes from Italy, becoming popular in the Veneto region in the early 20th century.  

Ingredients for Aperol Spritz:  


Fill a wine glass with ice.  

Add Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water.  

Stir gently.  

Garnish with an orange slice and serve.  

2. Grey Goose Le Fizz  

Grey Goose Le Fizz was crafted by the renowned vodka brand Grey Goose for elegant and upscale occasions.  

It’s celebrated for its refined and sophisticated taste and is known as a favourite at events. It embodies a sense of luxury and elegance.   

Seems like a perfect summer cocktail for you, doesn’t it?  

Ingredients for Grey Goose Le Fizz:  

  • 45 ml Grey Goose vodka  
  • 30 ml St-Germain elderflower liqueur  
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice  
  • 60 ml soda water  
  • Ice  


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  

Add Grey Goose vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, and fresh lime juice.  

Shake well and strain it into a champagne flute.  

Top all with soda water and serve.  

3. Classic Daiquiri  

The Classic Daiquiri originated in the early 1900s in Cuba, named after a small village near the city of Santiago.  

Daiquiri’s enduring appeal lies in its simplicity. This summer cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and sour, making it a timeless choice for enthusiasts who appreciate a straightforward and refreshing drink.  

Ingredients for Classic Daiquiri:  


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  

Add Bacardi White Rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.  

Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  

Garnish with a lime wheel if desired.  

4. Tom Collins  

The Tom Collins has been enjoyed since the 19th century, with its origins linked to bartender John Collins of Limmer’s Hotel in London and it is a perfect blend of tradition and refreshment. 

Its light, fizzy, and refreshing nature has made it a beloved classic, especially during the summer months.  

Ingredients for Tom Collins:   

  • 60 ml Beefeater Gin  
  • 30 ml lemon juice  
  • 15 ml simple syrup  
  • Club soda  
  • Ice  
  • Lemon slice and cherry, for garnish  


Fill a tall glass with ice.  

Add Beefeater Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.  

Stir well and top with club soda.  

Garnish with a slice of lemon and/or cherry, and serve.  

5. Dark ‘n’ Stormy  

The Dark’ n’ Stormy is one of the most know drinks made with rum, created in Bermuda. Even though the original recipe is recognized only With Goslings Black Seal rum you can use Captain Morgan as a decent substitute.  

Dark’ n’ Stormy’s distinctive combination of dark rum and ginger beer delivers a bold, spicy taste, making it a favourite for those who enjoy a bit of kick in their drink.  

Ingredients for Dark’ n’ Stormy:    

  • 60 ml Goslings Black Seal or Captain Morgan Rum  
  • 90 ml ginger beer  
  • 15 ml lime juice (optional)  
  • Ice  
  • Lime wedge for garnish  


Fill a glass with ice.  

Add Captain Morgan Rum and top with ginger beer.  

Add lime juice if desired.  

Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.  

6. Sangria Recipe  

Sangria has deep roots in Spain and Portugal. It is a cocktail enjoyed for centuries, especially served on festive occasions.  

This fruity, wine-based punch is a staple at summer parties and gatherings. It is cherished for its refreshing and customizable nature, allowing for a variety of fruity and flavorful combinations.  

Ingredients for Sangria:  

  • 1 bottle of red wine (750 ml)  
  • 60 ml brandy  
  • 60 ml orange juice  
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)  
  • 1 orange, sliced  
  • 1 lemon, sliced  
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced  
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)  
  • 250 ml soda water (optional for a fizzy touch)  
  • Ice  


In a large pitcher, mix the base and combine the red wine, brandy, and orange juice.  

Add the sugar and stir it until it’s totally dissolved.  

Add sliced orange, lemon, and apple. For a hint of spice, use a cinnamon stick.   

Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. This allows the flavours to meld together.  

Before serving, you can add the soda water or club soda to give it a fizzy kick.  

Fill glasses with ice, pour the sangria over the ice, and ensure each glass gets some fruit slices.  

Garnish with additional fresh fruit slices and/or mint for an extra touch of colour and taste.  

7. Sidecar  

The Sidecar is believed to have been invented in the 1920s at either Harry’s Bar in Paris or the Buck’s Club in London.  

Esteemed for its sophisticated blend of flavours, the Sidecar has remained a classic cocktail, appealing to those who appreciate its elegant balance of sweetness and tartness.  

Ingredients for Sidecar:  

  • 60 ml Hennessy Cognac  
  • 22.5 ml Cointreau  
  • 22.5 ml lemon juice  
  • Ice  
  • Sugar for rim (optional)   
  • Lemon twist or orange twist for garnish  


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  

Add Hennessy Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice.  

Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass.  

Garnish with a lemon or orange twist and serve.  

8. Lynchburg Lemonade  

Named after Lynchburg, Tennessee, home of Jack Daniel’s distillery, this cocktail has gained fame for its refreshing, tangy flavour, making it a popular choice for outdoor and summer events. With its easygoing and vibrant character, Lynchburg Lemonade really shines as a summer cocktail.   

Ingredients for Lynchburg Lemonade:  

  • 45 ml Jack Daniel’s Whiskey  
  • 30 ml triple sec  
  • 30 ml lemon juice  
  • 120 ml lemon-lime soda  
  • Ice  
  • Lemon slice, for garnish  


Fill a tall glass with ice.  

Add Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, triple sec, and lemon juice.  

Top with lemon-lime soda.  

Stir gently and decorate it with a lemon slice.  

9. Martini Bianco Spritz  

A modern variant of the traditional Italian spritz, the Martini Bianco Spritz has become quite popular in recent years.  

It is loved for its light and slightly sweeter taste compared to the traditional spritz. It is a chic and refreshing option, ideal for those looking for a contemporary twist on a classic summer drink.  

Ingredients for Martini Bianco Spritz:  

  • 60 ml Martini Bianco  
  • 90 ml Prosecco  
  • 30 ml soda water  
  • Ice  
  • Lemon slice or mint sprig for garnish  


Fill a wine glass with ice.  

Pour Martini Bianco over the ice.  

Add Prosecco and a splash of soda water and stir gently to combine.  

Garnish with a slice of lemon or a mint sprig, depending on your preference.  

10. Negroni  

It is believed Count Camillo Negroni invented the Negroni in 1919 in Florence, Italy. This iconic cocktail is celebrated for its sophisticated, bitter, and aromatic profile, making it a favourite among those who enjoy complex and robust flavours.  

Ingredients for Negroni:  

  • 30 ml Bombay Sapphire Gin  
  • 30 ml Campari  
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth  
  • Ice  
  • Orange twist for garnish  


Fill a mixing glass with ice.  

Add Bombay Sapphire Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.  

Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass filled with ice.   

Garnish with an orange twist and serve.  

Bonus – Negroni Sbagliato  

The Negroni Sbagliato is a delightful variation of the classic Negroni cocktail. The word “sbagliato” in Italian translates to “mistaken” or “wrong”. The cocktail’s origin is that it was supposedly created by a happy accident.  

The tale goes on to say that a bartender in Milan mistakenly used sparkling wine while preparing a Negroni. The result was surprisingly pleasant, and thus, the Negroni Sbagliato was born. The sparkling wine adds a refreshing element that beautifully complements the bitterness of the Campari and the herbal sweetness of the vermouth.  

Ingredients for Negroni Sbagliato:  

  • 30 ml Campari  
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth  
  • 30 ml Prosecco (instead of gin, as used in the traditional Negroni)  
  • Ice  
  • Orange slice or twist for garnish  


Fill a glass with ice and pour Campari and sweet vermouth over the ice.  

Top the mix with Prosecco to add a sparkling and lighter twist.  

Stir contents gently to combine.  

Typically, it’s garnished with an orange slice or a twist to add a citrusy note.  

Provisioning service – all you need for the best summer cocktails   

Whether you’re lounging on the deck of your luxury yacht with your friends or hosting a party for your family —a great summer cocktail can elevate any gathering.   

It is said that cocktails are best enjoyed in company, and the best ones are best enjoyed while vacationing on a yacht.   

But summer cocktails are also great to enjoy alone, soaking your feet in the warm water while sitting on the yacht platform and gazing at the stars…   

With our Premium Supply Croatia provisioning service, you can rest assured that everything you need, from fresh fruit to premium spirits, is handled.  

Contact us and let us know if you have any special preferences. You can also simply check out our supply shop.