Pull up a chair and grab a drink – I’ve gathered 21 of the most perfect summer cocktail recipes to enjoy at the end of a hot day.
Refreshing summer cocktail recipes to enjoy at your next gathering
If you are looking for a refreshing adult beverage to enjoy after a long work week, or for no other reason than just because on a hot summer’s day, I’ve gathered 21 of the most Simply Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipes that you are going to want to get your hands on!
Whether you prefer your summer cocktails with vodka, tequila or gin, or perhaps you want to drink something with a delightful fizz, the list of summer cocktail ideas below will have all of your possible cravings covered!
So grab your favorite glass, some ice and keep reading to find a summer cocktail you are going to love!
Make these tonight: Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipes
1. The Hemingway Daiquiri
The Hemingway Daiquiri from Lark & Linen – Now, don’t be fooled by the flighty title; this pretty boy packs one heck of a punch & it is absolutely, without a doubt, a crowd pleaser. Ideal for summer brunches or happy hours on the patio – no matter the occasion, Mr. Hemingway should be your main event!
2. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slushie
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slushie from Alice & Lois – Have your guests feeling nostalgic at your next barbecue with this adult version of every kid’s favorite summertime drink – a refreshing slushy cocktail made with real strawberries!
3. Cucumber Refresher
Cucumber Refresher from Almost Makes Perfect – This 3-ingredient summer cocktail recipe requires none of the fancy stuff that bartenders use, but it will impress your friends just as much!
4. Mango Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
Mango Blackberry Vodka Cocktail from Alice & Lois – How awesome is it that you can make these cocktails in a mason jar and serve them individually over ice?! I mean, the fresh fruit and mint combo sound thirst-quenching, but the mason jar idea will keep this beverage ice cold!
5. Grapefruit Fennel Fizz
Grapefruit Fennel Fizz from Jojotastic – Here is a recipe that will please margarita and citrus lovers. Fennel is a herb used for many dishes but often dismissed for garnishing cocktails!
6. Blackberry Bramble
Blackberry Bramble from Feasting At Home – This refreshing summer drink is a spin-off from the popular drink created in the ’80s called the Bramble – this version features fresh muddled blackberries, gin, lemon juice and soda or ginger beer.
7. Champagne Cobbler Cocktail
Champagne Cobbler Cocktail from The Kitchen Is My Playground – Packed with the fresh summer flavors of raspberries and blackberries, this Champagne Cobbler Cocktail is crisp and delightfully thirst-quenching.
8. Limoncello Sunrise
Limoncello Sunrise from A Night Owl Blog – With a name that screams summer, how can this cocktail be anything but perfect for day-drinking on the deck?!
9. Moscow Mule Margarita
Moscow Mule Margarita from Oh My Creative! – Can’t decide between a margarita or a Moscow mule? Why not just combine the two for your new favorite signature summer drink?!
10. Orange Gin Buck Recipe
Orange Gin Buck Recipe from A Simple Pantry – Sparkling drinks make everything better, especially ones that are easy to make!
11. Twisted Frozen Cosmo
Twisted Frozen Cosmo from Kleinworth & Co. – A frozen cocktail that is pretty to look at but also deliciously refreshing – what more could you ask for out of your summer cocktail?!
12. Basil Berry Daiquiri
Basil Berry Daiquiri from Home Cooking Memories – The key to making this summer cocktail recipe easy is to use a pre-made daiquiri mix. Just dump, add a few fresh ingredients, & drink!
13. Peach Bourbon Smash
Peach Bourbon Smash from Chasing Daisies – This easy 4-ingredient peach bourbon cocktail with fresh peach juice and thyme is the perfect blend of flavors for any cocktail lover.
14. Strawberry Frose
Strawberry Frosé from Maple + Mango – This frozen wine recipe is basically an adult slushie, and it’s the perfect summer cocktail to cool you down while you sit and gossip with your girls. TIP: Use an ice cream maker to get a flawless slush texture!
15. Blended Cucumber Gin Cocktail
Blended Cucumber Gin Cocktail from It’s A Veg World After All – This veggie-based cocktail may look like a green smoothie, but don’t let yourself be fooled. This drink packs a punch!
16. Fresh Paloma
Fresh Paloma from Boulder Locavore – You’ll want to keep this Paloma cocktail recipe nearby to take the heat out of the hottest of summer days.
17. Rosemary Watermelon Cocktails
Rosemary Watermelon Cocktails from Life As A Strawberry – This drink balances the earthy notes from fresh rosemary and touch of tanginess from lemon juice. Did mention that its’ ready in under 20 minutes?
18. Rum Punch Summer Drink
Rum Punch Summer Cocktail from Happy Go Lucky – This Rum Punch Summer Cocktail has all the flavors of summer – oranges, pineapples, bananas, and more that will have you feeling like you are sitting on a tropical island.
19. Lavender Lemonade Pear Juice
Lavender Lemonade Pear Juice Cocktail from Chasing Daisies – A lavender cocktail is just what you need during the warm weather months!
20. Triple Citrus Frozen Margarita
Triple Citrus Frozen Margarita from Maple + Mango – This blended margarita is bursting with citrus flavors – lemon, lime and orange for a thirst-quenching experience!
21. Pink Porch Crawler
Porch Crawler Drink from the Crazy Craft Lady – Be warned: this drink packs a serious punch, but it’s perfect when hosting a crowd.