What to drink on hot summer nights, at garden parties or just on lazy sunny afternoons? Sangria of course, here's how to make this moreish fruit cup

Move over Pimms, sangria is making a come back this year so if you are entertaining over the summer here is all the help you need for drinks in the garden.

Serves 8

1 bottle dry white wine (sauvignon blanc, verdejo or pinot grigio)

150ml (5fl oz) white rum

200g (7oz) strawberries, hulled and chopped

1 peach, 2 apricots, 1 nectarine, stoned and roughly chopped

500ml (171⁄2fl oz) ginger ale or lemonade for a sweeter drink

You can make the base of this cocktail up to six hours beforehand. It’s best drunk with lots of ice and some of the fruit, so choose big glasses to serve.

Mix everything in a jug apart from the ginger ale. Leave in the fridge until ready to drink. To serve, place lots of ice in a glass and fill two-thirds full with the wine mix allowing some fruit to plop in. Top each glass with chilled ginger ale or lemonade. Sangria sorted.


For more drinks ideas

Click on our best elderflower cordial recipe or experiment with cocktails. If you prefer your wine on its own, read about the best red wines to drink chilled for summer entertaining.