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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

Warm weather means we need some refreshing and light summer cocktails to enjoy in the summer sun! Summertime is the time of relaxing, restoring, and resting on vacation, which makes it the perfect time for drinking in the daytime. The warmer months also bring a lot of fresh fruits back into our lives, which we absolutely must take advantage of! These fresh, fruity cocktails have that summertime bliss mixed into them that you definitely don’t want to miss.

1. Blackberry Mint Mojito

Mojitos are a classic when it comes to light summer cocktails. The flavor combination of blackberry and mint is the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and extra refreshing. It seems unlikely that you will stop at just one of these delicious drinks!

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Blackberry Mint Mojito

2. Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktails

These beautiful, light summer cocktails are hard to resist. With the little sliver of watermelon wrapping around the glass, these cocktails seem ultra-fancy, but they’re actually quite simple. The hardest part is cutting the watermelon thin enough to bend without breaking!

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

3. Mint Julep

You can’t truly enjoy your summer without having at least one of these light summer cocktails. Well, actually, with the bourbon in there they may taste light, but they hit you heavy if you aren’t careful! Is that really a bad thing though?

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

4. Paloma

A Paloma is a tequila drink that is served with a salted rim, just like a margarita, but there is no Cointreau! Instead, you’ll muddle some ruby red grapefruit and mint with your lime juice, then finish this cocktail off with some Mexican Squirt soda. If you can’t find Squirt, just know it’s a grapefruit soda. You could easily substitute with some San Pellegrino in a grapefruit flavor.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

5. The Bramble Cocktail

This simple cocktail has just four ingredients, so there’s nothing complicated about it. Gin, lemon, and simple syrup combine with blackberries for light summer cocktails with just enough tang. If you want to, you could even top this cocktail off with some club soda or ginger beer to cut down on that glass full of ice.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

6. Rosé Chilton

This amazing cocktail recipe is just three ingredients and calls for a specific kind of rosé vodka in order to get that perfect sip. Combine this rosé secret ingredient with lemon juice and club soda, and you’ll have yourself some delicious light summer cocktails to enjoy!

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

7. Champagne Punch

If you haven’t heard of a magical ingredient called grenadine, then you are seriously missing out! This fruity pomegranate syrup is dripping with summertime bliss; you must try some in this cocktail if you haven’t before. Grenadine comes from the French word grenade, which means pomegranate, and you can feel extra classy telling your friends this fact when you serve them this champagne punch. It’s much sweeter than other pomegranate syrups, too.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

8. Kiwi Mai Tai

These kiwi Mai Tais call for more ingredients than some of the other light summer cocktails on this list, but those extra ingredients make the flavor of the drink more complex as well. You get extra flavor out of the extra time you put in. This cocktail recipe also calls for grenadine syrup, so you can make both these kiwi Mai Tais and the champagne punch!

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

9. Blood Orange Moscow Mule

The addition of blood orange transforms the well known Moscow mule into your new, go-to, light summer cocktails for the summer. Fruity sweetness, spicy ginger, and refreshing mint will have you swooning all summer long. Like a Moscow Mule, but with some juice!

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

10. Melon, Lemon Verbena, And Prosecco Cocktail

If you can’t find lemon verbena, don’t sweat it. You can easily sub in lemongrass, which you can find at specialty Asian food markets quite easily. You can also order lemongrass tea off the internet if you don’t have any international food markets near you. The addition of melon in this cocktail is really what gets me! Some light summer cocktails require watermelon, which is more common, but cantaloupe? That’s something special.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

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11. Dogwood Punch

Enjoying light summer cocktails only gets better when you do it with friends. You know what gets better than enjoying light summer cocktails with friends? Making them in a pitcher so you don’t need to get up every time someone finishes their drink, which you know is bound to happen frequently.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

12. Peach Mojito

Call me crazy, but adding peaches to mojitos makes it really easy to down a couple in the daytime. Peach is such a lunchtime ingredient, don’t you think? Best in August when peaches are in season, add your favorite white rum, plus some mint, lime, simple syrup, and club soda for the perfect light summer cocktails.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

13. Ginger Peach Bourbon Smash

Ginger, peach, and bourbon make a smash hit for me! Perfect for August when peaches are blissfully ripe, you can use up that honey-ginger syrup from the farmer’s market that you bought and still don’t know what to do with. If you didn’t impulse buy this famous farmer’s market syrup, just follow the recipe to make your own, or order some online. Your choice.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

14. Frozen Cherry Daiquiri

What is summertime without a frozen blender beverage? With so little effort, you can have a full pitcher of delicious and light summer cocktails to sip by the pool. Bright cherry will keep this daiquiri from being too sweet, and the beautiful burgundy color will contrast well with the bright blue water of the pool in your next Instagram post.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

15. Orange Aperol Sun

This bright orange, tangy, and light summer cocktails live up to their name! You can choose to juice your own oranges for that extra bright burst of freshness, or buy everything in a bottle for a super easy pour and go drink. With just four ingredients, you won’t be stuck inside for long.

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15 Refreshing And Light Summer Cocktails To Enjoy

Which of these delicious and light summer cocktails will you be making come June? Let us know which recipes are your favorites!

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