09/08/2011 15:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Delicious Summer Cocktails You Can Make At Home

If you harbour secret dreams of hosting a fabulous summer cocktail party but your bartending knowledge only extends as far as pouring beer into a glass and watching sadly as it froths all over the place, don't worry because help is at hand. We've put together a selection of summery (and delicious) cocktails just for you - you'll find everything from a cucumber-y Garden Martini to the classic Pimm's Original.

Just dig out the cocktail shaker someone gave you for Christmas, click on the gallery below and get started:

Word to the wise: when the recipe asks you to 'muddle' something it basically means you have to put it in the glass and then press down on it with the handle of a wooden spoon while twisting - the idea is to crush it a bit and release the flavours NOT to make fruity mulch.