15 Best Summer Cocktails To Try This Year

by Carole John

1. Classic Mojito

Best Summer Cocktails

The classic mojito is a perfect cocktail for the sunny and warm days in the summer. This cocktail is perfectly balanced with lime, rum, and fresh mint resulting in a well-balanced taste that is not too tasty, bubbly, or minty. Summer provides a good time to get fresh ingredients for the cocktail. The main ingredients include fresh mint, lime juice, rum, simple syrup, and soda water. Full recipe at a couple cooks. 

Best Summer Cocktail
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2. Strawberry Smash Cocktail

The strawberry Smash cocktail is amazingly delicious and easy to make. It takes 5 minutes to make and requires simple ingredients. The main ingredients include strawberries, basil leaves, lemon, honey, vodka, and club soda. Full recipe at COOKIE+kate

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3. Summer Breeze Cocktail

Alcoholic Summer Cocktails

The summer breeze cocktail is perfect for a summer party. It is easy to make and takes 2 minutes to prepare; hence you will not keep your guests waiting. The combination of tequila, vodka, and orange juice makes the cocktail amazingly delicious. The ice makes the drink cooling and refreshing on a sunny summer afternoon. Full recipe at mom foodie

Alcoholic Summer cocktail
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4. Summer Cobbler Cocktail

Summer Cocktails Alcoholic

This summer cobbler cocktail is easy to make and the whiskey gives a perfect kick for a sunny day drink. The combination of the different ingredients gives the drink a well-balanced taste that is not too acidic or sweet. The ingredients make the drink appealing to your guests and make it refreshing for a hot day. The main ingredients include white whiskey, orange-flavoured liqueur, lime juice, blackberries and lime peels. Full recipe at Southern Living. 

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5. Irish Sunset Cocktail

The Irish sunset cocktail is perfect for a sunny afternoon or evening. It has a sweet, fruity flavor and its beautiful coral color gives it a summer vibe. The delicious and smooth cocktail has a pretty appearance that will appeal to your guests. The main ingredients include Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, lemon juice, and maraschino cherry juice. Full recipe at Delicious Little Bites

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6. Pineapple Sunrise Mimosa

Best Summer Cocktails

The pineapple sunrise cocktail is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed with the kids. The cocktail is colorful and bright. Full recipe at Allrecipes.

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7. Jungle bird cocktail

Summer Cocktails Best

Jungle bird cocktail is an easy-to-make but amazingly delicious cocktail perfect for the sunny and hot summer season. The ingredients give the cocktail a fruity taste, and it is served with ice, making it very refreshing. You only need 5 ingredients, and it takes 5 minutes to prepare. The ingredients include dark rum, Campari, lime juice, pineapple juice, and mint. Full recipe at Tesco Real Food. 

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8. Classic Pimms cup: Best Summer Cocktails

The classic Pimms cup is made with a mixture of different flavors making it super delicious. It includes a combination of bitter herbs and citrus to make a perfect alcoholic cocktail that refreshes and relaxes. It’s perfect for summer parties to keep your guests refreshed while enjoying the different flavors. The main ingredients include lemon juice, basil leaves, Pimms No.1, cucumber, strawberries, and lemon san Pellegrino. Full recipe at The Modern Proper. 

Recipe for Summer Cocktails
Source: The Modern Proper

9. Watermelon Vodka Spritzer

Summer Cocktails Vodka

The watermelon vodka spritzer combines watermelon and vodka flavors for a delicious and refreshing cocktail. It’s easy to make, and you can pass all the ingredients through a blender for a perfect and smooth cocktail. Man ingredients include seedless watermelon, vodka, lime, salt, seltzer water, and mint. Full recipe at Savory Simple. 

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10. Negroni/Little Italy: Summer Cocktails

Best Summer Cocktails

The Negroni cocktail is perfect for the day one needs a sophisticated and strong drink and is great when training to enjoy bitter aperitifs. This cocktail is best served before meals, and it’s guaranteed your guests will enjoy and be impressed. It’s easy to make, and the ingredients include gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, and orange slices. Full recipe at the Spruce Eats. 

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11. Pineapple, Mango And Basil Sangria

The pineapple, mango, and basil sangria is flesh and sweet cocktail which is simple and easy to make. It is a perfect treat for summer parties or summer weekends when you are spending most of the day at home. Give the cocktail enough time to chill for a perfectly relaxing and refreshing drink. The main ingredients include dry white wine, pineapple juice, St Germain, fresh pineapple, fresh mango, and basil leaves. Full recipe at Inspired by Charm. 

Pineapple cocktail
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12. Sparkling Virgin Cosmo

Sparkling virgin Cosmo is a low-calorie cocktail perfect for the summer season that allows you to refresh and relax from a drink with low sugar and fat. The beautiful-looking and delicious cocktail is family-friendly and can be served to the children. The main ingredients include cranberry juice, lime juice, club soda, lime wedges and sugar. Full recipe at Just a Pinch

Source: Just a Pinch

13. Gin and Tonic

Summer Cocktails

This classic cocktail is easy to make, and its crisp botanical flavor makes it a favorite over the summer. The cocktail requires only two ingredients, Gin and Tonic and garnishes of your liking, including lemon, lime, cucumber, mint rosemary or orange. Find the full recipe at Advanced Mixology. 

Source: Advanced Mixology

14. Sex on the Beach

The sex on the beach cocktail is refreshing, colorful and looks classy, perfect for summer parties. The recipe is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients to make. The combination of different flavors gives the cocktail a beautiful color and lovely flavors. The main ingredients include Peach Schnapps, vodka cranberry, orange juice, lemonade ice and lime slices. Full recipe at Kj’s Food Journal. 

Source: Kj's Food Journal

15. Blue Hawaii; Summer Cocktails

The classic blue Hawaii cocktail is easy to make and appealing to your guests, perfect for a summer party. The combination of ingredients gives the cocktail a beautiful color and flavor. The main ingredients include rum, vodka, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and blue curacao. Full recipe at a couple cooks. 

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