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The Best Summer Cocktails - Mixed Drinks Recipes To Beat The Heat

Check out this collection of the best summer cocktails. Cool down and enjoy a homemade mixed drink on a hot summer day. These cocktails taste like they came from a high-end bar but are surprisingly easy to make at home!
The Best Summer Cocktails - Mixed Drinks Recipes To Beat The Heat
The Best Summer Cocktails - Mixed Drinks Recipes To Beat The Heat
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What Is The Best Summer Cocktail?

There's nothing quite like kicking back with a delicious cocktail in hand on a hot summer day. But with so many options, it can be hard to decide what to drink.

When choosing the best summer cocktails, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Choose Cocktails That Are Refreshing And Keep You Hydrated

Summer days are perfect for all-day pool parties and long weekends of boozy fun. So you likely find yourself drinking during the day and into the night.

To avoid going overboard and falling asleep by the pool or having a heat stroke, it's best to choose refreshing cocktails with lower alcohol content. Summer cocktails with juice, seltzer, coconut water, and stimulating herbs like mint or lemongrass will do the trick.

Summer is also the time to finally enjoy all those frozen mixed drink favorites. Don't make them too fruity and sweet; it's easy to down sweet drinks without keeping track.

Don't forget the less sugary options and go for something savory or zesty.

The best summer cocktails can give you that nice buzz and keep you hydrated at the same time.

With that said, here are a few of the best summer cocktails to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Classic Mojito

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Mojito

BACARDÍ

A classic Mojito cocktail recipe is so easy to make at home, and it's probably one of the best cocktail recipes for summer.

The delicious, refreshing combination of fresh mint, lime, sugar, and Bacardi White Rum never gets old.

If you want to give this classic summer cocktail a bit of a fun flavorful twist, try these:

Pomegranate Mojito

Coconut Mojito

Blueberry Lemon Mojito

Strawberry Mojito

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

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Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

Live Eat Learn

When you’re craving a cocktail that can cool you off in the summer heat, this Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri is the answer; taking almost no time to prepare this summer cocktail will keep you buzzed and hydrated.

Classic Margarita

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Patrón Classic Margarita

Patrón Tequila

A timeless tequila cocktail to enjoy on a summer day! Just a few simple ingredients and a cocktail shaker, and you are ready to impress with your mixology skills!

Go easy on tequila if you are planning a whole day of drinking in the sun, and check out some fruity Margarita cocktail options too:

Strawberry Cilantro Margarita

Melon Jalapeno Margarita

Prickly Pear Margarita

Or check out all 22 Margarita Cocktail Recipes collection for even more ideas!

Frosé Daiquiri

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Frosé Daiquiri

A Taste of Koko

The Frosé Daiquiri is dangerously delicious, and you’ll want to drink more than one! Perfect for making in big batches for those summer parties.

Here are some more great frozen cocktail options (aka boozy slushies):

Cherry Rose Slushy

Frozen Summer Peach Frosé

Frozen Mango Margarita Slushy

Iced Raspberry Spritz

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Aperol Spritz

Vincenzo's Plate

Aperol Spritz might be one of your go-to summer drinks, but try this fruity spritz version this summer; you won't regret it!

Sexy Summer Sangria

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Sexy Summer Sangria

Love Happy Hour

Sangria just screams summer party and fun! You can easily go for a
Classic Sangria, but we highly recommend you make your sangria sexy this summer!

Check out some more summer Sangria recipes too:

Peach Melba Sangria

White Sangria

Tropical Fruit Summer Sangria

Rose Petal Sangria

Bourbon Campari Punch

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Bourbon Campari Punch

Domesticate Me

This boozy, bittersweet mixed drink with smoky grilled oranges is a pitcher-perfect cocktail with some serious summer flair.

Maitai in the East

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Maitai in the East

CNS Imports

Maitai cocktail with a Polynesian twist, made with rum, Curaçao, and lime juice.

Mint Julep

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Mint Julep

Angel's Envy Bourbon

Mint, sugar, bourbon, ice.

Fun fact: this simple, delicious concoction is the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby! Perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

Bloody Mary

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Bloody Mary

GREY GOOSE

The best Bloody Mary recipe for your next party!

The classic savory cocktail with tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, vodka, and fresh herbs is the unsung hero of brunches everywhere. Top with a few olives and a splash of hot sauce to make it extra delicious.

And if you are looking to really wow your guests, make these Bloody Mary Popsicles with Homemade Tomato Juice (we used celery for popsicle sticks)!

Tequila Sunrise

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Tequila Sunrise

Patrón Tequila

This Tequila Sunrise recipe is easy to make and an absolute beauty to look at! This colorful tequila cocktail gets its signature hues from orange juice and grenadine. This beautiful, intoxicating tequila-based mix will transport you to a sunny beach from the first sip!

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