Everyone loves a good party, which is why you need these creative and fun drink ideas in your life. Leave the solo cups for the college kids, you’ll definitely want to serve these up in fancy glasses to really feel like a grown-up. Whether you like vodka, tequila or none of the above, these drink recipes will have you inspired and in a party mood!
What’s especially fun about these drinks is you can easily substitute one alcohol for a different one, or make it a virgin if you feel like taking it slow. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and experiment to make these drinks even more fun and creative!
1. Rum Sunset
This delicious drink is sweet without being cloying. It’s perfect for days spent lounging by the pool, or hanging out with friends in the park. Plus, it looks gorgeous in a glass so it’ll make the perfect Instagram picture! Prepare to be the life of the party with this fun drink.
If you want an even bolder flavor use dark rum instead of light rum. Serve with a nice, light salad and you have the perfect afternoon in front of you!
2. Rainbow Sangria
This fun drink is my all-time favorite for the summer. It’s sweet, fruity, and not too strong so you won’t feel like you’re going overboard. This recipe is packed with different kinds of fruit so you almost feel like it’s healthy, too! On a hot day, this drink really can’t be beaten.
You can use pretty much whichever kind of fruit you want, but I prefer strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to make the drink a deep, summery red color. Plus, once you finish the drink you have a huge glass of fruit to munch on!
3. Mermaid Lemonade
No matter how old you are, everyone loves a fun colored drink! The blue color comes from blue curacao, but all the flavor comes from the rum with a splash of lemonade. Definitely use light rum for this one or it will mess up the color, which is the most fun part about it!
I love to make this drink when the summer rain showers come in because it brightens everyone’s day. Smiles are guaranteed! Umbrellas are optional, of course, but it brings that great beachy vibe. Get the recipe here.
4. Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
What screams summer more than fresh, juicy watermelon? This fun drink will have you reaching for more the second you finish. It’s one of the most fun drinks I’ve ever made! Fruity, filling, and just the right amount of sweetness. Definitely bring this recipe out when you want to impress your friends.
I especially like this fun drink because it’s filling so you don’t get too drunk too quickly. But be careful, all that watermelon masks the alcohol flavor so you might find yourself drinking more than you normally would!
5. Moscow Mule
This is my favorite fun drink hands down! It’s refreshing, tastes clean and smooth, and couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is ginger beer, lime and vodka. It looks extra cute in a freezing cold copper mug, totally Instagram worthy!
You can mix it up by adding pomegranate, watermelon, or whatever your favorite fruit is. This one is easy to get creative with! Top with basil or mint to make it extra pretty looking, and even more refreshing. This fun drink pairs perfectly with a burger, salad, or pasta, so you really can’t go wrong!