19+ Sun-sational Summer Cocktails

July 24, 2019
Looking for summer sipper ideas? - We've got you covered.  With this collection of 19+ sun-sational summer cocktails, there's sure to be a few  you'll love!

19 Sun-sational Summer Cocktails ~ Looking for summer sipper ideas? With this collection, there's sure to be a few (or 19)  you'll love!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

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 a tasty and refreshing summery cocktail.

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!

Summery Mixed Drinks

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1. Gilligan's Island Cocktail - 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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2.  Cake By the Ocean Cocktail - 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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3.  Dirty Arnold Palmer CocktailJust 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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4.  Caribbean Rum Punch - 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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5.  Cucumber Gin & Tonic - 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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6.  How to Make Mojitos - 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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7.  Coconut Mojito - 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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8.  Watermelon Mojito - 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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9. Pineapple Upside-Down CocktailWith 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.

10. Limoncello SunriseLove 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.

Wine-Based Cocktails

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11.  Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail - 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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12.  Moscato Honey Bee Cocktail - 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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13.  Champagne Cobbler Cocktail - 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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14.  Sparkling Limoncello Cooler - 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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15.  Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail - 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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16.  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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17.  Triple Citrus Sangria - 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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18.  White Sangria with Nectarines, Plums, & Lemons - White wine is loaded with fruit in this tasty version of sangria.  Whip up a batch to beat the summer heat!

Frozen Favorites

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19.  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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20.  Watermelon Rum Slush - 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.

Watermelon-Moscato Slush Cocktail Image
21.  Watermelon-Moscato Slush - Just grab a big juicy watermelon and some semi-sweet white wine to whip up this refreshingly delicious summer fun!

Happy summer and happy sipping!


  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.


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