Need summer cocktail recipes for pool parties, family barbecues, or just a relaxing beach day? Here’s a collection of 36 of the best summer cocktails ranging from summer cooler drinks to summer punch recipes.
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This collection of summer cocktail recipes will ensure you never run out of drinks for the summer. Whether you need ideas for a barbeque or you are just looking to try something new, this list has got you covered with some of the best summer alcoholic drinks! If you need ideas on summer drink accessories, check here.
Spiked RaspberrySweetTeaDoubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. To serve a larger crowd, simply double the amount of tea bags then dilute with more water in multiple pitchers.
Swap Out the Champaign in the Sparkling Champaign Sangria: If this recipe caught your eye but you are not a fan of champaign, swap it out for another 750ml bottle of white wine and a splash of sparkling water.
Leave Out The Alcohol: Ditch the alcohol in any of the summer cocktail recipes below for some delicious summer mocktails.
Substitute Whiskey for Bourbon: For smoother bourbon cocktails for summer substitute whiskey for bourbon in any of the whisky cocktails.
Vodka Summer Cocktail Recipes
These vodka summer cocktails are the perfect refreshing drinks for summer. These vodka cocktails for summer are loaded with refreshing flavors. You’ll find everything from vodka lemonade cocktails to Dirty Shirley Floats.
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Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea
There is nothing better on a hot summer day than Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea! It’s sweet, fruity, and downright refreshing. It’s even better with the added twist of vodka when you need a cocktail for a crowd!
This simple cocktail recipe would be perfect for impromptu get togethers. You know, those times when you decide, spur of the moment, to have some friends over. When you’re up against the clock to get things ready, this cocktail will save the day.
A Lemon Drop Martini is a beautifully balanced, refreshingly tart, easy-to-make cocktail and tastes so much better than any bottled lemon drop or beverage at a bar. It’s a delicious drink with the perfect pucker and hint of sweetness.
A Dirty Shirley Float is a fun way to transform the traditional Shirley Temple into an adult boozy cocktail. With its pretty pink grenadine and bubbly lemon-lime soda, this boozy milkshake is the perfect sweet and refreshing sip for the kid at heart, but with a kick!
Whisky Cocktails For Summer Can be Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipes
These whiskey cocktails for summer are delicious, refreshing, and easy to make! Summer cocktails with bourbon and whisky are becoming increasingly popular. From twists on classic whisky sours to Watermelon Whisky, this list has the best collection of summer whisky drinks.
Pomegranate Whiskey Sour
This drink turns the most beautiful color pink! It’s perfectly sweet and tart at the same time – exactly what you want in a whiskey sour.
A Texas Tea is a simple twist on the popular mixed drink, Long Island Iced Tea, but this drink includes a shot of whisky-bourbon mixed in. While this easy cocktail recipe can be made in only 3 minutes, it packs a potent punch that’s meant for slow sipping!
These summer cocktails with gin are the perfect sweet drinks for a hot day. These gin cocktails include some of the most refreshing drinks to make at home that are perfect for a hot summer day. This section includes everything from a Strawberry Gin Smash to a Grapefruit and Elderflower Cocktail.
Strawberry Gin Smash
This Strawberry Gin Smash is one of the most refreshing summer cocktails. It uses simple ingredients and is easy to make.
This delicious Alaskan Glacier Martini Recipe is made up of vodka, gin, light rum, blue curacao, sweet n’ sours mixer, and topped off with a splash of lemon-lime soda. But the icing on the cake is the sweet and airy meringue cookie “glacier” floating on the top!
These summer sangria recipes are beautiful and delicious. These simple yet perfect sangria recipes are perfect for one person or a large crowd. This list includes a Rainbow Sangria recipe, a Peach Rosé Sangria recipe, and so much more!
Rainbow Sangria brings the delicious tastes of Spain right to your backyard. It’s the perfect drink to serve at a summer party. It is cool, refreshing, and beautiful!
These summer cocktails with tequila are all mouthwatering ways to make margaritas. This list includes some of the most refreshing summer mixed drinks. In this section, you’ll find everything from a Classic Margarita to Raspberry Mango Margaritas.
There is nothing like a good Margarita to help kick off the weekend. Especially when they are a little sweet, a little tart and a little salty.