48 Summer Cocktails

Cocktailing for a cookout or crowd? Whether you stay classic or opt for an unexpected sip, these fun drinks pack the right kind of punch.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris

"This is a great frozen drink. It's so easy to throw together because I always have the ingredients on hand."

-Shelby Jo

Mojitos by the Pitcher

"This was a great summer drink! We loved having these on our 4th of July picnic. I've already made them twice more."


Chi Chi Cocktail

"If you like pina coladas like I do, you'll like this drink. It's not too sweet."


Watermelon Herb Cooler

“Inspired by visions of clear blue water, sandy toes and a cold drink dripping with condensation, you opt for a very Summer Friday libation. This refreshing watermelon, mint and basil margarita is the perfect warm weather companion.”


Summer Elderberry Cocktail

"A refreshingly perfect drink to survive any summer heat."

-Jessica H.

Relaxing Lavender Gin & Tonic by the Pitcher

“Sit back and enjoy these after a long hard day. I'm a gin lover so that is my choice, but a good vodka works as well!”


Orange Dreamsickle Heaven

A heavenly blended drink that is both refreshing and delicious.

Virgin Margarita

"This is really refreshing. I salted the rim of the glass to make it extra special."

-Outta Here

Recibido Julep

Can't get enough watermelon? Try mixing the juice with some rum, whiskey and mint syrup.

Cherry Creamsicle Dream

"A surprisingly tasty twist on a classic creamsicle."


Pink Grapefruit Frosé

“If you’re hosting summer parties, this will be the perfect cocktail/dessert to make because you can make it ahead of time; leaving you more time to plan for the rest of your menu.”

-Amy T.

Ron Ron Juice

"This turned out absolutely amazing. I made it while binging jersey shore!"


Battle of New Orleans

Cool off your bourbon with some orange bitters and a fresh lemon twist.

Pineapple Jell-O Shots

"These were absolutely the best! I made them for a party and they were a hit — all my guests loved them."


Champagne Sorbet Floats

This twist on the root beer float combines fruity sorbet with bubbly champagne.

Mango Margaritas

"I added some fruit salad to my cocktail mixture and the drink tasted delicious."


Mango Sangria

"I served this in over-sized wine glasses with ice and sliced oranges for garnish. It looked nice and tasted great!"


Kate's Wine Cooler

"I'm not a wine drinker, but I loved this cooler. It's light, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day."


Lemon Drop Cocktail

"The fresh lemon juice really makes a difference in the taste. Nice combination of sour and sweet, this is an alcoholic lemonade for the over-21 crowd that sneaks up on you because it goes down so easily!"


Tequila Punch

"Delish! This is perfect for sipping by the pool. Next time, I'll make it by the pitcher!"


The Ultimate Margarita

"There's nothing like a margarita made with fresh lime juice. I used Grand Marnier for the orange liqueur."


Roffignac Cup #1

With fruity Pimm's, tangy lime juice and spicy ginger, this cocktail is ideal for outdoor sipping.

Peach Paradise

"This is a perfect tropical rum drink! It's flavorful and not too sweet."

-Baby Kato

Summer Berry Mojito

"This is a great Mojito recipe. The drinks are very refreshing and beautiful to look at."

-Lucky in Bayview

Pina Colada Martinis

"This drink was so good. I loved the flavor combination."


Cuban Mojitos

"This drink is absolutely wonderful. They are the perfect refreshment after a summer day in the garden."


Dr. Ian Malcom

When it comes to tequila, a margarita isn't your only warm weather choice. Coconut simple syrup and pea flower tea just might make this one your new favorite.

Pineapple Cocktail

"I loved this! I thought the amount of each ingredient was exactly right, and the fresh lime juice was a nice touch."


White Peach Sangria

"The frozen peach slices are great to use instead of ice, and they taste delicious when you finish your drink."


Mint Julep

"This is the best Mint Julep I've had. It doesn't look like much, but it's very refreshing."


Watermelon Cocktail

"This cocktail is lovely, light and refreshing for any hot evening. I ended up making two batches because everyone enjoyed them so much."

-Bonnie G #2

Passionfruit & Pink Peppercorn Gimlet

A tropical take on the famous Gimlet, just in time for warmer weather.

Sangria Slush

"Made these to go along with an Italian dinner and by the end of the night they were completely gone! So refreshingly delicious."


Caribbean Rum Punch

"Yummy! This was so easy to make. And it's even good without the rum."


Banana Daiquiri

"WOW! This will be perfect for summer parties, even for the kids without the alcohol."

-Chris from Kansas

Avocado Daiquiri

Here's a drink for avocado lovers who know no bounds.

Frozen Wine Slush

"The limeade in this adds such a nice tart flavor. Delicious!"


Kiwi & Midori Slushie

"Delicious! These were so good that they went down fast — maybe a little too fast!"


Adult Shirley Temples

"This is a really good-tasting drink. You can't even tell it has vodka in it."


Tropical Tease

Travel to the tropics without an airplane. Fruity liqueurs and Malibu rum give this sweet sip some serious summer appeal.

Summer Fruit Daiquiris

"I love the ease of this recipe. The drink tastes so wonderful, I can't wait to have another."


Ocean Cruiser

"I loved the fresh peach and pineapple. I used frozen fruit which worked fantastically. It made the drink even colder and slushier."

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

Tropical Rum Punch

"This was a great drink — sweet and tropical. It packs a punch but goes down smoothly, so watch out!"


The Sexy Greek

"This cocktail tasted like liquid candy. It was so good! I'm definitely going to be making this again."


Blue Lagoon

"Sometimes it's just wonderful to be blue. Doesn't drinking something blue make you smile and feel just a bit daring?"


Frozen Mixed Berry Margarita

"This is so yummy. Very refreshing!"


African Fruit Slush

"Love the combination of fruits. It was just sweet enough!"


Jungle Juice Slush

"Great flavor, refreshing and not too sweet. Perfect for our July 4th celebration!"