Homemade summer drinks

My favorite summer drink is anything refreshing, preferably containing watermelon or strawberries (or both!)

Jam jars seem to be all the rage at the moment so if you have a couple lying around collecting dust in your pantry you should bust them out this summer for your own homemade cocktails.

(This one is just strawberries,vodka, basil leaves and lemonade)

I'm also intrigued by the idea of freezing delicious things to put into your drinks e.g fresh raspberries or slices of lemon, then as your ice cube melts the flavour seeps into your drink, awesome!

Here are some ideas I'm looking forward to trying this summer...

Blueberries and mint would be awesome for putting in your glass of lemonade or punch!

 These flowers are sooo pretty:) Just make sure the plants aren't poisonous ones first!
Rose petals are pretty cute too:)

Heres one of my favourite homemade drink recipes: 

Elderflower smash

4 or 5 mint leaves frozen into ice cubes
15 ml of gin (or as much as you like really!)
25 ml elderflower syrup

fill the rest of the glass with soda water
juice of half a lemon
3 dashes of bitters

Combine in a cocktail shaker or a jar! and smash (you could use a blender if you want a more 'slushie' constancy).

Happy drink creating friends x