If we’re honest, the best part about summer is the ability to enjoy cold and refreshing cocktails while basking in the summer heat. Whether your taste is fruity, strong, or somewhere in between, there is definitely a delicious cocktail recipe out there for you to try this season. So here is a list of the best summer cocktails to check out for when you need something to numb that sunburn!
1. Spiked Iced Coffee
What a way to start the day! Everyone loves a good cold brew in the summertime, but what about a spiked cold brew? Even better! This recipe is the best of both worlds, and it’s easy to make! If you’re feeling really fancy, make a batch of coffee ice cubes to throw in your cocktail, so it doesn’t get watered down in the hot summer heat.
2. Classic Bloody Mary
This drink is one of the most excellent summer cocktails to sip on while you’re at your Sunday brunch get-togethers! Customize it depending on your spice tolerance, and make it as crazy as you’d like!
3. Vodka Lavender Lemonade
Talk about a photo-op! This drink isn’t just pretty to look at, but it’s also delicious! Is there anything more refreshing than a cold lemonade during summertime? I think not! Which is why this is one of the tastiest summer cocktails that you’ll want to sip on all year round.
4. Summertime White Sangria
Everyone loves a good batch of sangria, and this recipe is no exception. Made with white wine for a crisp flavor, make a large batch of this citrus-filled drink for one of the best summer cocktails to serve at your next party!
5. Raspberry Smash
Summer is one of the best times to take advantage of all the fresh fruit around you, and what better way to get your fruit intake taken care of than mixed in one of your favorite summer cocktails? This raspberry smash contains both your choice of vodka and St. Germain liqueur and is finished with club soda for the fizzy final touch!
6. Grapefruit Margarita
This fun twist on your classic margarita will definitely not leave you disappointed! Juicy, fresh, and citrusy, it’s the perfect combination! Try out this recipe for the best summer cocktails that you could pair at your next Taco-Tuesday get-together. They’ll pair nicely, and it’ll be a fun twist on your regular margarita recipe.
7. Mint Mojitos
This cocktail is a summer go-to! You really can’t go wrong with this classic mint mojito recipe. So treat yourself to one of these babies once the summer heat rolls in.
8. Sunshine Cocktail
This drink is really all you need on a sunny summer day, it’s called the sunshine cocktail after all! Just don’t lose this drink in the sand because you’ll want every last drop. Mixed with orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and Malibu rum, this drink is basically the beach in a cup! Soak up the summer sunshine with one of these bad boys and you’ll be set.
9. Pina Colada
It doesn’t get any more classic than a cold pina colada on a hot summer day, and that’s reason enough for you to add this to your list of summer cocktails this year!
10. Frozen Dark and Stormy
If dark liquor is more your speed, then the best summer cocktail for you may be a dark and stormy! The perfect combination of dark rum and ginger beer, this frozen version is a great summer twist to your favorite drink!
11. Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
This frozen version of your favorite pink wine is one of the greatest summer cocktails to date! Cold, refreshing, and pink!? Say no more. Blend this delicious drink with some frozen fruit for a fresher (or healthier) take on day-drinking while you work on your tan.
12. Peach Mule
This cocktail is another excellent excuse to take advantage of all the delicious fruit that summertime supplies us with! And adding fresh peaches to a classic Moscow mule is probably the best way!