10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

Summer drinks are arguably the perfect cure for a hot summer day. There’s no better feeling than a cool, refreshing drink during the peak heat, and here are some simple but delicious drinks (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic) that you can make by yourself!

1. Watermelon Sangria

Sangria is one of the ultimate summer drinks, no matter what kind it is. This watermelon sangria is a unique take on the traditional sangria and is sure to be a hit.


4 cups of cubed watermelon

1 750 ml bottle of moscato

1 cup of rum

Juice of 4 limes

Zest of 2 limes

1 tbsp. sugar

Lime slices for garnish

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

2. Cranberry-Basil Spritzer

This cocktail is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. It’s sure to be a fan favourite amongst you and your friends because of its unique tastes and refreshing zest.


1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of basil leaves

2 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 liter of chilled club soda

4 slices of lime

1 cup of fresh cranberries

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

3. Island Breeze Cocktail

This is the definition of a drink that was made for summer. It just screams tropical weather and relaxing by the pool, and this drink will have you feeling like you’re on vacation on the beach, even if you’re just day-drinking in your backyard.


1-2 ounces of vodka

6 ounces of pineapple juice

A splash of cranberry juice

(Optional) Pineapple and maraschino cherry to garnish it

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

4. Frosé

Rosé in slushie form? Count me in. This cocktail was designed to be one of the most perfect summer drinks for all the fellow wine-lovers out there, and its minimal-effort method makes it even better.


1 bottle of dry rosé

300 grams of strawberries

50 grams of caster sugar

Juice from 1 lemon

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

5. Screwdriver

A screwdriver is one of the classic summer drinks. It’s strong enough to get a good buzz going and tastes good enough that you’ll have no problem sipping on them to get you through those incredibly hot summer days.


1 large/2 small oranges

1 clementine

50 mL of vodka

Angostura bitters (to taste)

Ice cubes

Orange wedge (for garnish)

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

6. Rosé Spritzer

Summer drinks should be tasty yet simple to make, and this has both bases covered. Another drink that is perfect for the wine lovers, but can be enjoyed equally by all because of the refreshing taste that isn’t overly sweet or sour.


Ice cubes

Rosé wine

Club soda

Slice of lemon (for garnish)

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

7. Blueberry Mojito

A mojito is a drink that works at any time of year, but this unique twist on the timeless classic on it is perfect to cool down and refresh yourself during the summer.


1 cup of fresh blueberries (and extra for garnish, if desired)

4 ounces of clear rum

10 fresh mint leaves

2 tsp of sugar

Juice from 2 limes

6 ounces of club soda

Ice cubes

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

8. Strawberry Daiquiri

This drink is pretty much summer in a cup. A fan-favourite on vacations, you can easily make this drink for yourself at home too! The irresistible taste of this classic from the comfort of your home is definitely a winning combination.


4 ounces of light rum

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

1/2 cup of frozen strawberries

Juice from 1 lime

Lime for garnish

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

9. Rainbow Sangria Recipe

If you love fruity drinks, this sangria is definitely one of the summer drinks that will be perfect for you. It’s hard to go wrong with a good sangria, but this recipe just does everything oh-so-right.


1 1/2 cups of chopped strawberries

1 1/2 cups of mandarin oranges

1 1/2 cups of cubed pineapple

1 cup of cubed kiwi

1 cup of blueberries

1 1/2 cups of red grapes

1/2 cup of brandy

1 750 mL bottle of Moscato

3 cups of lemon lime soda

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

10. Gin & Mango Iced Tea

Iced tea is really one of the unbeatable drinks to save you from summer heat and refresh you, so why not spice it up with some gin? This interesting twist on a timeless drink will have everyone asking you for the recipe.


1 quart of freshly brewed (chilled) tea

2 cups of (chilled) fresh mango juice

1/2 cup of gin

1/4 to 1/2 cup of simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water; heated until sugar dissolves)

Ice cubes

Fresh mangoes & mint sprigs for garnish

10 Summer Drinks Perfect For Those Hot Days

If you’ve tried any of these summer drinks, what are your thoughts on them? Comment down below!

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