What a better way to cool off in the hot summer than with these crisp and refreshing summer cocktail recipes. Not only do these recipes quench your thirst in the hazy summer heat, but these summer cocktails also give you a little bit of a sweet buzz. These recipes are also super simple to make, requiring only a few ingredients each and minimum prep time, making them a perfect refreshment for any of your summertime parties or poolside get-togethers.
1. Summer White Sangria
With the plethora of sangria concoctions, it can be tricky to find a recipe that satisfies your particular tastebuds or the others your sharing it with. This recipe for white wine sangria is extremely refreshing and not overly sweet. Comprised of strawberry, lime and orange infusions this sangria is sure to satisfy any fruity cravings and quench your thirst.
2. Grapefruit Margaritas
If you are obsessed with grapefruit this recipe will satisfy your fruity cravings. A take on a classic, this grapefruit margarita recipe is sweet and tangy and easy to make. To recreate this drink, find the recipe here.
3. Cucumber Collins
Forgo the classic Tom Collins cocktail and add a twist with refreshing cucumber. Cool cucumber complements the gin and lemon sweetly, making for a go-to refresher throughout the hot summer. Find the recipe here.
4. Grapefruit Rhubarb Gin & Tonics
Hello, Delicious cocktails! A spin on the classic gin and tonic, this recipe is sure to become a favorite summertime cocktail. Infusions of sweet grapefruit and tart rhubarb make for a lovely complement to gin and tonics To recreate this drink, find the exact recipe here.
5. Frozen Salty Dog
This easy to make home cocktail recipe combines sweet and salty flavors to make a yummy frozen drink. This chilled drink is perfect for cooling off the heat on summer days that are too hot to bare. Its simple, tart and totally refreshing. For the exact recipe click here.
6. Boozy Popsicle Mimosas
What is more perfect than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summers day, definitely a cooling popsicle with a little bit of alcohol. This recipe for boozy popsicles requires a selection of fruit that allows you to craft a personalized combination of fruit to put in your pop and takes only a short time to make. Once your popsicles are ready to take out of the freezer, place them in a glass and pour a slight bit of champagne, or rose of your choice over the top. As the popsicle begins to melt, fruity infusions will consume the champagne and a perfect fruit mimosa will be made. The bonus of this recipe is that the popsicles will help to keep your drink extra cool without getting watered down by ice cubes.
7. Jalapeno Spiked Bourbon Julep
Turn up the heat with this recipe for a spiked bourbon julep. Hints of jalapenos mixed with smooth bourbon make for a spicy cocktail that goes down smooth as butter. To find out how to make this delicious drink, click here.
8. The Firecracker
This recipe mixes sweet with spice for a perfect combination that leaves your tongue tingling and your senses revitalized. Cool notes of watermelon, lime and cucumber can be spiced up using hints of jalapeno. In addition, the fun name for this drink makes it perfect for a festive Fourth of July celebration drink. To find the full recipe click here.