38 Summer Cocktails

Cocktailing for a cookout or crowd? Whether you stay classic or opt for an unexpected sip, these fun drinks pack the right kind of punch.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Party Ideas

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris

"This is a great frozen drink. It's so easy to throw together because I always have the ingredients on hand."

-Shelby Jo

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Chi Chi Cocktail

"If you like pina coladas like I do, you'll like this drink. It's not too sweet."

-Boomette

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Summer Berry Mojito

"This is a great Mojito recipe. The drinks are very refreshing and beautiful to look at."

-Lucky in Bayview

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Sangria Slush

"Made these to go along with an Italian dinner and by the end of the night they were completely gone! So refreshingly delicious."

-MichelleOnTheLake

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Pineapple Jell-O Shots

"These were absolutely the best! I made them for a party and they were a hit — all my guests loved them."

-christinabones

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Caribbean Rum Punch

"Yummy! This was so easy to make. And it's even good without the rum."

-Sharon123

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Banana Daiquiri

"WOW! This will be perfect for summer parties, even for the kids without the alcohol."

-Chris from Kansas

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White Peach Sangria

"The frozen peach slices are great to use instead of ice, and they taste delicious when you finish your drink."

-MA HIKER

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Mojitos by the Pitcher

"This was a great summer drink! We loved having these on our 4th of July picnic. I've already made them twice more."

-hope2day

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Avocado Daiquiri

Here's a drink for avocado lovers who know no bounds.

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Watermelon Cocktail

"This cocktail is lovely, light and refreshing for any hot evening. I ended up making two batches because everyone enjoyed them so much."

-Bonnie G #2

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Pina Colada Martinis

"This drink was so good. I loved the flavor combination."

-~Nimz~

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Cuban Mojitos

"This drink is absolutely wonderful. They are the perfect refreshment after a summer day in the garden."

-cinereo

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Recibido Julep

Can't get enough watermelon? Try mixing the juice with some rum, whiskey and mint syrup.

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Tequila Punch

"Delish! This is perfect for sipping by the pool. Next time, I'll make it by the pitcher!"

-alligirl

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Frozen Wine Slush

"The limeade in this adds such a nice tart flavor. Delicious!"

-FrenchBunny

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Roffignac Cup #1

With fruity Pimm's, tangy lime juice and spicy ginger, this cocktail is ideal for outdoor sipping.

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Peach Paradise

"This is a perfect tropical rum drink! It's flavorful and not too sweet."

-Baby Kato

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The Ultimate Margarita

"There's nothing like a margarita made with fresh lime juice. I used Grand Marnier for the orange liqueur."

-Rita~

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Battle of New Orleans

Cool off your bourbon with some orange bitters and a fresh lemon twist.

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Lemon Drop Cocktail

"The fresh lemon juice really makes a difference in the taste. Nice combination of sour and sweet, this is an alcoholic lemonade for the over-21 crowd that sneaks up on you because it goes down so easily!"

-Jociecee

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Dr. Ian Malcom

When it comes to tequila, a margarita isn't your only warm weather choice. Coconut simple syrup and pea flower tea just might make this one your new favorite.

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Passionfruit & Pink Peppercorn Gimlet

A tropical take on the famous Gimlet, just in time for warmer weather.

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Pineapple Cocktail

"I loved this! I thought the amount of each ingredient was exactly right, and the fresh lime juice was a nice touch."

-Kim127

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Kiwi & Midori Slushie

"Delicious! These were so good that they went down fast — maybe a little too fast!"

-mersaydees

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Mango Margaritas

"I added some fruit salad to my cocktail mixture and the drink tasted delicious."

-JanuaryBride

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Adult Shirley Temples

"This is a really good-tasting drink. You can't even tell it has vodka in it."

-NcMysteryShopper

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Tropical Tease

Travel to the tropics without an airplane. Fruity liqueurs and Malibu rum give this sweet sip some serious summer appeal.

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Summer Fruit Daiquiris

"I love the ease of this recipe. The drink tastes so wonderful, I can't wait to have another."

-alligirl

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Ocean Cruiser

"I loved the fresh peach and pineapple. I used frozen fruit which worked fantastically. It made the drink even colder and slushier."

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

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Mango Sangria

"I served this in over-sized wine glasses with ice and sliced oranges for garnish. It looked nice and tasted great!"

-ainsleydoll

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Tropical Rum Punch

"This was a great drink — sweet and tropical. It packs a punch but goes down smoothly, so watch out!"

-loof

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The Sexy Greek

"This cocktail tasted like liquid candy. It was so good! I'm definitely going to be making this again."

-DeeVaFoodie

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Kate's Wine Cooler

"I'm not a wine drinker, but I loved this cooler. It's light, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day."

-nmj

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Blue Lagoon

"Sometimes it's just wonderful to be blue. Doesn't drinking something blue make you smile and feel just a bit daring?"

-Kim127

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Frozen Mixed Berry Margarita

"This is so yummy. Very refreshing!"

-Boomette

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African Fruit Slush

"Love the combination of fruits. It was just sweet enough!"

-Dreamgoddess

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Jungle Juice Slush

"Great flavor, refreshing and not too sweet. Perfect for our July 4th celebration!"

-*Huntergirl*

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