19+ Sensational Summer Cocktails

July 24, 2019
Looking for summer cocktail ideas? -- We've got you covered.  With this collection of 19+ sensational summer cocktails, there's sure to be a few  you'll love! Or hey, should we say "sun"-sational cocktails for summer, right??

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Aaahhhhhhh, summertime. How does the saying go? -- "Summertime and the living is easy," right?  Well, I don't know if I would say that living is easy during the summer, but at least we do get a little bit more time to kick back and relax a bit.

And when we do get that bit of relaxation time, it's nice to kick back with some tasty and refreshing summer cocktails.

Whether it's a fruity mixed drink, sparkling sipper, a wine-based classic, or a frozen favorite you're looking for -- we've got you covered.  With this collection of 19+ "sun-sational" summer cocktails, there's sure to be a few ... or 19 ... you'll love!

Click on the link above each photo to get the full recipe.

It's nice to kick back with some tasty and refreshing summer cocktails.

Summer Mixed Drinks

Whether you're a fan of the show that inspired its name, or just love sweet tropical cocktails - give this Gilligan's Island Cocktail a try.  It's such a fun and fruity summer drink to sip on.

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No matter where you enjoy a Cake By the Ocean cocktail ... be it at the ocean, in the backyard, or in your own living room, ... one thing's for sure ~ it's just plain tasty.  With its fruity tropical flavors, cake-flavored vodka, and playful sprinkles rim, I dare you to try to drink this fun cocktail and not smile!

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Just three simple ingredients, quick to mix, and easy to prepare, this Dirty Arnold Palmer is a perfect cocktail for summer sipping.  It's also called a John Daly cocktail, but no matter what you call it it's just as refreshingly delicious on a hot day as the original Arnold Palmer drink!

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With this tasty Caribbean Rum Punch recipe, we're able to enjoy the fabulous tropical flavors of rum punch at home - no plane or cruise tickets needed.  It's the perfect cocktail for sipping poolside, or in a shaded porch rocking chair on a hot day.

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If you're looking for a crisp and refreshing go-to summer cocktail, give a Cucumber Gin & Tonic a try!  They don't say "cool as a cucumber" for nothing, right?

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A refreshingly delicious traditional Cuban cocktail, mojitos are a simple mix of just five basic ingredients.  Follow this post's simple steps on how to make them, and you'll be whipping up the best darn Mojitos in town!

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Hey, who put the lime in the coconut?  This tasty twist on Mojitos is such a delicious combination of fresh mint, lime, & coconut!

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Don't waste that watermelon juice that collects when you cut up a whole melon ... Use it to put a tasty spin on your Mojito instead!  Watermelon Mojitos are sure one delicious way to enjoy that summer watermelon.

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This fabulously fruity cocktail is beautiful, flavorful, refreshing, and super easy to make. -- What more could you ask for in a cocktail?  Not to mention with its signature layered sunrise effect, it's just plain fun, too.

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With a delicious mix of pineapple juice, coconut rum, vanilla vodka, amaretto, and grenadine, it's just perfect for summer sipping. And with its "sunrise" layered effect? -- It's sure one beautiful cocktail, too.

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Love the lemony deliciousness of Limoncello? Turn it into an amazingly refreshing layered cocktail! With its signature layered sunrise effect, a Limoncello Sunrise is one strikingly beautiful and tasty cocktail treat.

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Love those bottles of refreshing hard lemonade? Well, it's easy to make your own Hard Lemonade from scratch right at home, too!  Whip up some with just a little vodka and a batch of fresh-made homemade lemonade.

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Refreshingly delicious and super easy to make, Limoncello Lemonade is a perfect cocktail for summertime sipping. Its combination of Limoncello, fresh lemon juice, and a little hint of mint make it one tasty drink for poolside, front porch sitting, Sunday brunch, or even a summer bridal shower.

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Wine-Based Summer Cocktails

With its refreshing combination of white wine, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda, a Pineapple Wine Cooler is one super-tasty cocktail perfect for summer sipping. Whip them up individually, or in a larger batch for sharing.

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Highlighting honey as the key flavor, this Moscato Bee's Knees cocktail is sweet-but-not-too-sweet, light-and-lemony, and just perfect for summer sipping.

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Honey, fresh lemon juice, and fresh raspberries combine to create such wonderful flavor when mixed with the sweetness of Moscato as the base.  This cocktail just screams summer front porch sipping.

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Laced with muddled fresh raspberries and blackberries, this Champagne Cobbler Cocktail is crisp and refreshing.  It's packed with the fabulous flavor of fresh berries in every sensational sip.

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A zippy combination of fresh lime juice and Limoncello lemon liqueur, topped off with sparkling wine.  Think of it as kind of like sipping on a wonderfully delicious grown-up version of lemon-lime soda!

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Cool, crisp, and light, a Sparkling Raspberry-Limoncello Cocktail is perfectly refreshing for those hot summer days.  Not to mention with its vibrant red raspberries and pretty pale yellow color, it's stunningly beautiful, too!

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Give this refreshing combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime a try!  You'll be in for a true wine cocktail treat.

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21.  Sangria
Refreshing red wine sangria with oranges, lemons, and apples is perfect for Cinco de Mayo and summer sipping.  Grab a glass!

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Red wine and brandy combine with fresh lemon, lime, and orange to deliver up this refreshing and delicious Triple Citrus Sangria.  It's extra tasty that way.

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White wine is loaded with fruit in this tasty version of sangria.  Whip up a batch to beat the summer heat!

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Frozen Favorites

24.  Rum Slush
With its refreshing citrus taste and super-cool slushiness, Rum Slush is simply perfect for sipping on those hot summer days.

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Making this wonderful slush truly couldn't be any easier.  All you do is mix up watermelon juice with rum and a few simple ingredients, and freeze it.  So easy, right?  And sooo good.

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Just grab a big juicy watermelon and some semi-sweet white wine to whip up this refreshingly delicious summer fun!

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  1. So many perfect afternoon deck drinks! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party- hope to see you there tomorrow too!

  2. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - I look forward to see what you'll bring to tomorrow's party! Have a great weekend.

  3. oh my! the choices!! if I have to choose one, it would be the cucumber gin and tonic. Pinned it!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is awesome!


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