These easy summer cocktail recipes are a refreshing treat to beat the heat this season!
Let’s admit it, summertime isn’t complete without the weekend backyard party. And you can’t host a party without drinks.
These mojito recipes, lemonade cocktails, Hawaiian mimosas, tequilas, and more are among our favorites…and they’re the perfect pair to sizzling BBQ!
So if you’re looking for some of the best alcoholic drinks this summer, then look no further. There’s something for every mood, party, and holiday for you!
32+ Summer Cocktail Recipes Easy
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1. Salty Dog Cocktail – summer cocktail recipes
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This delicious Salty Dog Cocktail is my favorite beach cocktail. The mix of grapefruit and vodka with a hint of lime and salt is so refreshing and tasty!
2. Strawberry Mojito Recipe
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This strawberry mojito recipe is made with fresh muddled strawberries, mint, and as always, a generous helping of rum. It’s one of our favorite variations, especially when strawberries are in season!
3. Limoncello Spritz – summer cocktail recipes
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The Limoncello Spritz is a delightful combination of limoncello, prosecco, and club soda that will transport you to an Italian lemon grove. Add some mint and lemon slices for color, and you’ve got a simple cocktail that is also easy on the eyes.
4. Hawaiian Mimosas
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Hawaiian Mimosas – this easy cocktail recipe has just three ingredients and will make you think you’re on a beach in paradise. Pineapple, Rum, and Champagne are all it takes to make this delicious cocktail! Make it for one or make it for a party in a pitcher – they’re easy to make either way!
5. Pina Colada Sangria – summer cocktail recipes
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Easy 5-ingredient tropical pina colada sangria is a refreshing summer beverage! This boozy sangria punch makes enough to serve a crowd.
6. Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail
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A cocktail that tastes just like a Pineapple Upside Down Cake will sweeten up your weekend. It’s such a girly drink- insanely sweet and gorgeous in color.
7. Pineapple Coconut Mojitos – summer cocktail recipes
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These are incredibly simple to make with ingredients you can easily find. These are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering!
8. Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails
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The perfect summer libation; these Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails are a great antidote to the heat of the day. Best to wait until watermelons are at their peak.
9. Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz – summer cocktail recipes
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Super quick, very simple, and OH so refreshing. Muddle up all the ingredients (except the club soda) in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Add a splash of club soda and a little garnish and you’re all set.
10. Frozen Peach Bellini Cocktail Recipe
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This Peach Bellini Slushies recipe is a frozen take on the classic brunch cocktail! Made in the blender with just 4 ingredients, this easy champagne cocktail is a refreshingly boozy beverage to enjoy all summer.
11. Blackberry-Pineapple Rum Cocktail
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The combination of flavors in this blackberry pineapple rum cocktail brings to mind tropical vibes and summertime fun.
12. Ink Bikini Cocktail – summer cocktail recipes
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Pink Bikini Cocktails are a sweet and tropical tasting cocktail that is super easy to make and are perfect for your picnic or backyard gathering.
This Easy Summer Cocktail is made with raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, amaretto, and topped with a scoop of orange sherbet.
13. Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail
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This Gorgeous Raspberry Vodka Lemonade is the kind of fun summer sipper you whip up for guests and parties – especially when you can use up excess fresh raspberries, tart lemons, and your favorite vodka.
14. Orange Mojitos
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Orange mojitos are the perfect refreshing cocktail recipe. The ingredients are simple – rum, fresh mint, oranges, and sugar!
15. Pineapple Coconut Moscow Mule
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The natural flavors from the fresh pineapple chunks and fresh cilantro really turn this Pineapple Coconut Moscow Mule into a refreshing anytime drink.
16. Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe
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If you love gin and tonics, this frozen gin and tonic will be your new favorite cocktail! It will get you through hot summer days. Made with lime juice, gin, tonic, and a little cucumber, this drink is refreshing, full of flavor, and easy to make!
17. Strawberry Lime Vodka Tonic
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Strawberry Lime Vodka Tonic is made with vodka, tonic water, freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh strawberries, and just a pinch of sugar with a sugar rim and a lime slice garnish.
18. Frozen Mango Margarita – summer cocktail recipes
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Frozen mangoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a touch of agave nectar, make this Frozen Mango Margarita the ultimate summer cocktail!
19. Cake By The Ocean Cocktail
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No matter where you enjoy a Cake By the Ocean cocktail … be it at the ocean, in the backyard, or your own living room, … one thing’s for sure ~ it’s just plain fun to drink. With its fruity tropical flavors, tasty cake vodka, and playful sprinkles rim, I dare you to try to drink this fun cocktail and not smile!
20. Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos
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These Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos are going to become your next refreshing go-to summer drink – serve them in an ice-cold pitcher!
21. Blood Orange Elderflower Gin Cocktail
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The refreshing elderflower gin cocktail gets a pop of color and flavor from the addition of blood orange juice.
22. Cucumber Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita
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I’m on a cucumber juice in cocktails kick lately, so naturally, it was time to use it in a margarita with this Cucumber Jalapeño Cilantro Margarita version.
23. Blackberry Caipiroska
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The Caipiroska is a twist on the popular Caipirinha – the national cocktail of Brazil. A simple cocktail made with muddled limes, sugar, vodka, and plenty of crushed ice. Learn how to make a classic ‘Roska, or make my fruity Blackberry variation to create a vibrant cocktail that is perfect for summer.
24. Sex on the Beach
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Sex on the Beach is a classic cocktail that’s stood the test of time for a reason – it’s delicious. There are many different stories about how the cocktail got its name but we’d like to think it’s because it’s so good – it’s as good as sex on the beach.
25. Make the Perfect Tequila Sunrise Drink
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A Tequila Sunrise combines tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup to create a beautiful cocktail named for the colors of a sunrise. The way the red from the grenadine and the orange from the juice come together makes for a gorgeous drink.
26. Coconut Margarita
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This tropical, fruity coconut margarita will trick you into thinking you’re sipping cocktails on the beach. It’s sweet, tart, and delicious.
27. Long Island Iced Tea
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The Long Island Iced Tea is a heady cocktail made with tequila, rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, lime, and lemon juice topped with a splash of cola. Learn how to make the classic Long Island drink plus a few fun variations.
28. Citrus Mezcal Cocktails
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This liquor has a distinct personality, filled with a smokey coolness that definitely separates it from its sister spirit, tequila. If you haven’t tried this liquor before, fear not! I’ve whipped up some delicious citrus cocktail recipes that will help your taste buds get acquainted.
29. Cuban Mojitos
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The classic mojito is a traditional Cuban libation made with lime, mint, and rum. If you’re looking for a simple, thirst-quenching drink to get through the summer heat, this may very well be your new favorite cocktail.
30. Jamaican Rum Punch
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This Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe is the perfect drink for the summer. It’s delicious and refreshing and the perfect drink to bring you to the Caribbean. This post is meant for an audience of 21 and over.
31. Blue Margarita (summer cocktail recipes)
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This Blue Margarita is an easy drink to make, and a fun way to switch up your typical margarita recipe, but still keep it really simple. You simply mix everything in a cocktail shaker and pour it over ice. You could salt your rim too if you want to be extra fancy, or just love salt with your margarita as I do.
32. Passion Fruit Mojito (summer cocktail recipes)
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A fun and tropical passion fruit mojito perfect for summer parties and BBQs! This simple cocktail recipe will be a new summer favorite!
33. Strawberry Sangria (summer cocktail recipes)
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This refreshing sangria Strawberry Sangria Recipe is a crowd-winner-over. With fresh fruit, white wine, and a sweet yet tart kick, this is one of my new favorite sangria recipes to sip during the spring and summer!
27+ Best Summer Cocktail Recipes
- grapefruit juice
- lemon-lime soda
- Kosher salt
- simple syrup
- sprig mint
- Coconut Rum
- Pineapple Juice
- Pineapple slices
- white wine
- maraschino cherries
- cake-flavored vodka
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I hope you enjoy our list of refreshing summer cocktail recipes! Tell me, which one of these are you going to try first?
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