30 Cocktails to Make the Most of Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

April 02, 2024 by Anna-Bet Stemmet

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Discover the magic of seasonal cocktails—a delightful double whammy of dew-dappled flavour and planet-first sustainability. As each season unveils its pretty palette of vibrant fruits, herbs, and spices, we invite you to lean right in. From the crispness of winter citrus to the succulence of summer berries, it’s time to explore all the joys of a seasonal cocktail menu 

Spring & Summer Seasonal Cocktails 

Spring and summer cocktails are normally quite juicy and fruity. To get you excited to experiment with sun-kissed seasonal cocktail ingredients, we’ve rounded up a selection of tequila cocktails, gin cocktails, and vodka cocktails that really celebrate the best of the sandy-toed season. 

1. Strawberry cocktails

Group of pink and refreshing Strawberry Daiquiris with vodka

Bursting with sweetness and vibrant color, strawberries have almost always been a quintessential cocktail ingredient. Whether juiced for freshness, muddled for intense flavour, or macerated for a burst of fruity essence, these versatile berries elevate even the best seasonal cocktails. Here are a few to try:  

Read more: 22 of the Freshest Strawberry Cocktails to Make All Year Round  

2. Raspberry cocktails

Clover Club Cocktail

Raspberries are rich in flavour and deeply coloured, adding a touch of sophistication with any drink. When crushed, it gets nice and tart, and in simple syrups it goes all sweet and dainty. Use them in a: 

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3. Peach cocktails

Peach Bellini cocktails served in flute glasses

Juicy and fragrant, peaches bring an undeniable taste of summer to cocktails. These stone fruits come strutting in with a luscious flavour profile that pairs well with a variety of spirits. Perfect for adding a hint of sunshine to any drink, peaches are a summertime treat in drinks like the:  

See next: 14 Refreshing Peach Cocktails to Try in 2024 

4. Cucumber cocktails

Close up of a pair of Cucumber-Soju Coolers in a bright outdoor settings

Crisp, cool, and subtly flavoured, cucumbers are a fantastic ingredient in all sorts of drinks. You can muddle it for a hint of freshness, twirl it into impressive garnishes, or even make DIY infusions to impart its subtle essence. We enjoy it in hot-weather clinkers like the:  

5. Tomato cocktails

Bloody Mary cocktail.

Surprisingly versatile, tomatoes lend a savoury complexity to cocktails. This versatile fruit has an umami-rich flavor profile that makes it a standout ingredient in dapper drinks like the:  

More savoury goodness: 10 Tasty Tomato Cocktails to Try at Home 

Autumn & Winter Seasonal Cocktails

Seasonal autumn cocktails and cocktails for the winter season tend to be a little more warming and cosy. This includes a variety of seasonal bourbon cocktails and whiskey cocktails, as well as all manner of autumnal fruitiness. Here are a few of the ones we love the best: 

6. Apple cocktails

Apple Pie Cocktail

Crisp, juicy, and synonymous with autumn, apples add a touch of delicious-yet-earthy sweetness to cocktails. This versatile ingredient can act as the base for a variety of flavour profiles, setting the scene for drinks like the: 

7. Orange cocktails

Top Shot of A Refreshing Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Bright, zesty, and bursting with citrus flavour, oranges are a classic cocktail ingredient that lends its sunny disposition to any drink. This includes classics like the:  

Zest with the best: 22 Orange Juice Cocktails for Every Occasion and Season  

8. Pear cocktails

Pear Martinis with sliced pear garnish against a neutral backdrop with fresh pears in the foreground

Sweet, fragrant, yet subtly flavoured, pears are inexplicably elegant. Muddled or puréed, these delicate fruits can always be counted on to impart a nuanced flavour profile that pairs well with a variety of spirits. This is evident in drinks like the:  

9. Cranberry cocktails

Front view of the best refreshing Cosmopolitan cocktails

Tart, tangy, and bursting with flavour, cranberries are a festive addition to cocktails. They deck the olfactory halls, so to speak. You can muddle them for a burst of acidity, juice them for a vibrant hue, or simmer them in a simple syrup for sweetness. Whichever way you choose to use them, these versatile berries add seasonal flair to any drink. This includes the: 

10. Pumpkin cocktails

Two cups of Pumpkin Spice Latte on a tray next to window with autumn decorations

Rich, creamy, and pretty much the quintessence of autumn, pumpkin adds warmth and depth to a variety of cocktails. Puréed it gives a velvety texture, infused in syrup it gets earthy and sweet, and laced with spice it becomes a full-on hug-in-a-mug. We love seeing it take centre stage in drinks like the: fa 

Read more: 18 Pumpkin Cocktails to Warm Up this Halloween 

There you have it – 30 seasonal cocktail recipes to enjoy all year round. Remember to tag us in your Instagram pics and sign up for our newsletter to receive the best of the season straight in your inbox. 


Celebrate the joys of spring and summer with seasonal cocktails highlighting fruit like strawberries, raspberries, and peaches. Introduce a refreshing twist with ingredients like cucumbers and mint for a revitalising sip that mirrors the essence of these sunlit seasons. As autumn and winter arrive, embrace the cosiness of the season by crafting drinks featuring seasonal delights such as apples, pears, and cranberries. Infuse your beverages with comforting spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, for extra warming notes.

Absolutely. Frozen fruits and vegetables are fantastic options for seasonal cocktails. They retain their flavour and texture, making them ideal for blending into icy sippers or using as garnishes to keep drinks cool and bursting with taste.

Yes, indeed. Explore a world of non-alcoholic delights with seasonal fruit and vegetable mocktails. Infuse sparkling water with seasonal berries or create refreshing herb-infused lemonades. With a dash of creativity, anyone can enjoy the crisp, refreshing flavours of the season in non-alcoholic beverages.

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