If you’re looking for refreshing drinks for hot weather, you’ll love these 50+ summer cocktails! Get vodka, tequila, whiskey, drinks for a crowd, lemonade, margaritas, and more. There’s a little something for everyone here!
One thing I’ve learned to enjoy as I get older is porch sitting. The unfortunate part of living in the south for so long (which I did for 15 years) is that I couldn’t do much of it, because I 1) didn’t like humidity and 2) was feasted on by mosquitoes every time I walked out the door. Sometimes even with bug spray on. 😮
I should’ve introduced myself to people with screened in porches.
Anyway, the best thing about porch sitting, for me, is having a beverage in hand. What’s better on a lazy summer afternoon than a refreshing cocktail? My favorites are beverages with pineapple juice and grapefruit juice. I love a drink that is light and delicious!
Now that I’m in the northwest, I’m not mosquito food anymore. I’m preparing for a nice summer out on my back patio with some summer cocktails. I put together a list of recipes I’d like to try, and I think you’re going to enjoy as well.
Grab some easy ideas for summer refreshments below. I’d love to know which ones on this you’ve tried, and what’s in your favorite summer cocktails. Leave me a comment with your favorite drink!
When it gets warm outside, I love a delicious and refreshing alcoholic beverage! You're going to love this collection of summer cocktail recipes, perfect for beating the heat. Includes vodka, whiskey, frozen recipes, recipes for a crowd, margaritas, hard lemonades, and more.
This grapefruit and thyme bourbon Smash is full of bright citrus flavor and aromatic herbs. It’s the perfect way to get the most out of those amazing grapefruits. This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavor and totally gorgeous!
Unicorns are a thing of whimsical beauty, and this Baileys Almande fruit smoothie is no different. Three layers of fruit puree combined with coconut water, dairy-free whipped cream and sprinkles. Unicorns may not truly exist, but this summer drink sure does.
Watermelon coolers are not only easy to make, they’re so refreshing! When it gets pretty hot during the summer, the only thing I want to be sipping on is something frozen. These definitely go down easy.
Sweet, fresh peaches are a highlight of summer. This Peach Cocktail has all the loveliness you’d expect in a margarita, except with the addition of sweetened peach puree. They’re incredibly delicious!!
A good margarita is the perfect drink for a hot summer afternoon, and this recipe put a refreshing spin on a classic. When you add some coconut milk and a touch of mint it becomes mighty hard to have just one of these!
This recipe ups the ante on the typical margarita by adding in pineapple juice and blueberry simple syrup. It might not seem like a huge revelation, but together those ingredients packs in a real flavor-punch that will treat your taste-buds for summer.
You'll love this delicious white Sangria recipe. Instructions are provided for a both a single cocktail and a large batch. This easy Sangria recipe has a fruity flavor and bittersweet aftertaste that is so good!
This pitcher style pineapple ginger prosecco punch is perfect for an intimate party or a full-blown celebration! Make ahead and add the prosecco at the last-minute for a bubbly and refreshing cocktail.
Blackberry lemon gin & tonic is one of my favorite mixed drinks. It’s one of those perfect cocktails for a hot summer day. Blackberries, lemon & gin is a delicious combination! Serve it at all your parties & backyard BBQ’s.
If you are looking for an easy to make cocktail recipe, look no further. The lovely Malibu Sunset is a coconut rum drink with a beautiful blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine. Layered cocktails like this one look amazing and impressive but require very little skill!