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The Best Summer Cocktail Recipes

cocktail recipes for summer

Summer is upon us, which means that it’s time to kick back with a delicious cocktail. Below, we’ll go over some of the best summer cocktail recipes so that you can easily create these beautiful drinks from the comfort of your home.

Simple Wine Spritzer

best summer cocktail recipesWine lovers, rejoice! This wine spritzer is super easy to make and refreshingly light for a delicious all-day drink. Grab your favorite wine and craft one of the best summer cocktail recipes available.


  • Red wine of choice
  • Sprite or Club Soda
  • Lemon Juice, to taste

How to Make It:

Mix 1 part wine with 1 part club soda or Sprite for a sweeter spritzer. Add a squirt of lemon juice to taste and use a lemon slice for garnish. That’s it! This recipe can also be created with a white wine of choice.

Ginger White Wine Cocktail

summer cocktail recipesThis peppy cocktail can be made with any delicious white wine, but we love this gorgeous Pinot Grigio. While this cocktail may take a bit more time to craft with its simple syrup ingredient, it’s definitely worth the payoff.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped ginger
  • 1 cup of white wine

How to Make It

To make this refreshing cocktail, start by creating a simple syrup with water, sugar, and ginger: Bring the water to a boil and add in the sugar and ginger. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Strain out any remaining ginger and allow the mixture to fully cool overnight. Once it’s cocktail hour, take a cold glass and mix 1 cup of wine with about an ounce of ginger simple syrup for a delightfully delicious cocktail.

Tropical Shandy

summer cocktail recipesLooking for one of the best summer cocktails that’s centered around beer? Pick up your favorite craft beer and indulge in this fruity, refreshing drink. You can create this cocktail with regular beer or IPAs.


How to Make It

Mix beer with Sparkling ICE. Shake the mixture thoroughly, and serve over ice. Use a high-quality shaker. Garnish with fresh fruit for some added flair.

Easy Mojitos

cocktail recipes for summerMojitos are easily a summer classic, so they definitely deserve a spot on the list of best summer cocktail recipes. This recipe is super simple making it great for bartenders of all skill levels (If you want an even easier route, check out this delicious Blueberry Lemon Mint Mojito mix from Stonewall Kitchen. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed).


  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 limes cut into thin slices
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 ounce of white rum
  • 5 ounces of Diet Sprite or 7’s Up

How to Make It

Put sugar, mint, and lime slices at the bottom of each glass. Mash the mixture together slightly with a spoon. Pour in soda and rum, then mix together with a spoon. Add ice, and you’re set!

Tequila Sunrise

summer cocktail recipesThis classic drink has to make the list of best summer cocktail recipes due to its cheery appearance and delicious citrusy flavor. Plus, it takes no time at all to create once you have all of the ingredients! Make sure to let the grenadine syrup sit before taking a sip. You’re sure to get an Insta-worthy drink complete with beautiful red and orange colors.


  • 1 ounce of Tequila
  • 3 ounces of orange juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
  • ¼ ounce of grenadine syrup
  • Cocktail cherries

How to Make It

Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice cubes. Pour in the tequila and orange juice. Add grenadine syrup to taste. Add cherries as a garnish and enjoy.

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Any of these cocktails are sure to be total crowd-pleasers and won’t take up too much of your time. If you’re getting eager for autumn, maybe you better try some fall-themed cocktails instead! Whatever you end up crafting, enjoy creating delicious cocktails from the comfort of your home. You can even invite your friends to join you for virtual happy hour! Bottoms up!

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