Summer cocktails are perfect for relaxing on the patio, chilling with the girlfriends, a pool party, sipping on the beach, a family barbecue, or just because. With fresh fruit, herbs and spices old favorites are given new twists and unseen before combinations will become new favorites. I can’t wait to try some of these fabulous summer cocktails. Ready to get shaking?
1. Circo Pomegranate Lemonade
Let's kick off summer cocktails with something that looks as refreshing as it tastes delicious.
2. Sex in the Driveway
Can't have sex on the beach? Have sex in the driveway instead.
3. Hula Dancer
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Pineapple? Vodka? Vanilla? Rum? Lychee syrup? Sign me up!
4. Fresh Cherry Mojito
Want to try a changeup of the traditional mojito?
5. White Wine Peach Sangria
Don't like sangria because don't like red wine? Have a white wine sangria instead!
6. Hippie Juice
This might be the best summer cocktail ever.
7. Skinny Mojito
On a diet? This skinny version of the classic mojito won't sabotage your weight loss goals.
8. Island Girl
Classic cocktail ingredients come together in a refreshing summer drink.
9. Spiked Arnold Palmer’s with Honey Jack Daniel's Whiskey
They say you can't taste the alcohol in this one.
10. Fresh Mint Margarita
Add some mintiness to a margarita
11. Skinny Bikini
Is there anything not good about coconut vodka?
12. Blackberry Sage Cooler
Beautiful and you can enjoy the benefits of fresh blackberries and sage.
13. Pink Grapefruit Mojito Mimosa
Mojita mimosa - even the name sounds so dreamy
14. Elderflower Champagne Cocktail
Summer cocktails with a spritz - so fashionable, so sophisticated.
15. Indian Summer Cocktail
Peach. Mango. Champagne. A match made in heaven.
16. Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
That mule doesn't seem so 'ornery now!
17. Champagne, Grapefruit, Sage Cocktail
Fruity, fresh and fizzy.
18. Watermelon Cooler
With rum, without rum. Either way it's yummy.
19. White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries!
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What a stunning combination. Don't you just love melon and ginger?
20. Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas
Some of the most perfect cocktails for summer are frozen.
21. Berry Mojito
Add berries to brighten up your mojito.
22. The Gin Rickey
Ok, so this really is just a gin and tonic with lime, but the name sounds kinda' cool.
23. Vodka Lavender Lemonade
I think this is what you call grown up lemonade.
24. Pineapple Cooler
The sun is beating down. It's time for the pineapple to come out to play. The fresh lavender is a nice touch.
25. Your Sageness
It seems like sage is becoming the favorite cocktail herb.
26. Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
Lemonade gets a Southern makeover.
27. The Crazy Worm
Gummy worms in a cocktail. Too right sister.
28. Cherry Beer Margarita
A change up on the beer with a margarita chaser. All in one glass.
29. Summer Peach
30. Blackberry Bramble
Blackberries make gin taste soooo good.
31. Pineapple Cilantro Julep
Don't like mint julep? Here's the alternative.
32. Light Summer Cocktail
Simple ingredients. Simple to make. Simply delicious.
33. Guava Grapefruit Summer Cocktail
Guava. Grapefruit. Gorgeous.
34. Italia Libera
Rum gets a herby hit with Amaro.
35. Basil Gimlet
So green. So scrummy.
36. Summer Sunset
Start the day with a tequila sunrise and end it with a tequila sunset
37. Sunset in Paris Cocktail
Romance in a glass.
38. Fresh Cherry Margarita
I'm having me one of those.
39. Sonic Screwdriver
For Doctor Who fans everywhere.
40. Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail
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Wowzer! Perfect if you like a hit of chili.
41. Watermelon Champagne Sangria
Sangria goes sophisticated.
42. Raspberry Daiquiri
Everyone should know how to make at least one flavor of daiquiri.
43. Watermelon Frosty
Ohhh yum! Watermelon, coconut, vodka. My mouth is watering.
44. Sweet-and-Salty Dog
There's less than 200 calories in this little darling.
45. Teenage Dream
I'm not sure teenagers should be let loose on the vodka.
46. Pink Margarita 1
Turn your margarita camp pink with Campari.
47. Tequila Sunrise Sangria
Add a touch of Mexico to your Spanish sangria.
48. Pink Grapefruit Margarita
Margarita likes to act a little tart every now and then.
49. Strawberry Basil Lemonade
XXX rated lemonade.
50. Coconut & Cardamom Summer Cocktail
This just reeks of the Indian sub-continent.
51. Pineapple Planter's Punch
Antebellum mansions, Southern belles, and the distinct whiff of the tropics.
52. Malibu Bay Breeze
Just a sip will have you thinking of the gentle cooling winds coming off the sea.
53. Brandy Slush
Why have dessert when you can have a cocktail?
54. Pomegranate-Peach Sangria
Sangria has an affinity with so many delicious summer fruits.
55. Rosé Crush Cocktail
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So pretty, so scrummy.
56. Light S'more Summer Cocktail
The best way to enjoy s'mores in the summer.
57. Blueberry Cocktail:
Classic martini meets trendy mojito.
58. Blackberry Mint Julep
Temper the taste of mint with sweet blackberries.
59. The Vino Quencher
A light version of the classic sangria.
You don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy a Paloma.
61. Summer Cocktail
Make a pitcher for a party.
62. Cantaloupe Quenchers
It isn't just watermelons that make great summer cocktails.
63. Pimm's Cup
Henley Regatta. A Day at the Races. A summer picnic. Or, just wherever.
64. Pucker Watermelon Passion Spritzer
Doesn't this sound delicious?
65. Sake Sunrise
Ok. I'm intrigued. I've never heard of sake being used in a cocktail before.
66. Whiskey Slush Summer Cocktail
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A new way to enjoy a wee dram or two.
67. Skinny Fresh Watermelon Margarita
Our favorite margarita gets the skinny treatment.
How many of these tempting summer cocktails are you noting down to try?