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Summer Cocktails


posted: 05/27/15

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There is nothing better than sipping on cool refreshing Summer Cocktails in the heat of summer. If you need some cocktail inspiration, you’ll find what you are looking for here.

If you have a favorite summer drink recipe, leave me a comment below telling me what it is!

a collage of four summer cocktails with a graphic overlay

Sangria Recipes

To me, there is nothing better to entertain with than a great pitcher of sangria. And there are so many recipes that are perfect for summer.

White Sangria

pitcher of white sangria with triple sec

Red Sangria

clear pitcher of the best red sangria recipe with lemons, limes, and oranges floating in it

Tropical Margarita Sangria

Cherry Sangria

Sunset Sangria

Pina Colada Sangria

Margarita Recipes

Give me a patio somewhere and a cold margarita with some tacos and I am a very happy girl.

The BEST Margarita Recipe

up close straight on view of a tumbler full of a margarita on ice with a salted rim and a lime wedge, two blurred margaritas int he background on a galvanized metal and wooden tray

Strawberry Margarita

two margarita glasses rimmed with sugar and filled with strawberry margaritas surrounded by strawberries and limes

Jalapeno Margarita

close up picture of a tumbler lined with salt, garnished with a lime wedge filled with a jalapeño margarita that has fresh jalapeño slices

Strawberry Mango Margarita

Mojito Margarita

Margarita Milkshake

Frozen Cocktails

The ultimate cool down drink is a nice frozen blended one. I have several recipes that are perfect and most of them are only three ingredients!

3 Ingredient Pina Colada

hurricane glass filled with an easy pina colada garnished with a pineapple


face on view of glass of frose with straws and garnished by strawberries

Frozen Moscow Mule

frosty copper mug of frozen moscow mule

Pink Party Punch

3 Ingredient Wine Slushies

Red White and Blue Wine Slushies

Dole Whip with Rum

Rum Cocktails

Rum tends to make the best summer cocktails. Here are a few I love, starting with my favorite.


up close view of a high ball glass filled with a mojito cocktail, lime slices, fresh mint, striped green straws, and garnished with lime wedges and fresh mint

Dark and Stormy

two tall glasses filled with dark and stormy cocktails and garnished with lime wedges with striped straws and ginger beer bottles in the background

Watermelon Rum Punch

Pina Colada Rum Punch

Watermelon Pina Colada

Vodka Cocktails

When all else fails, vodka is the perfect mixer to create a great summer cocktail recipe.

Moscow Mule

moscow mule in sweaty copper mug garnished with mint and lime

Iced Coffee Cocktail

two tall tumblers with ice, iced coffee, and cream swirling in them with metal straws

Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch

stemlesss wine glass with a lemon slice and three raspberries skewered over a pink lemonade vodka punch

French 76

champagne being poured into a flute to top off a French 76 recipe

Watermelon Vodka Tonic

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cookies and Cream Pudding Shots

Cherry Lime Vodka Tonic

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says

    I’m going to make it my mission to try every single one of these this summer! I already got one under my belt :) Thanks for including me!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Thank you for including me!!

  3. [email protected] says

    Wanna make it through the whole list by the end of summer?? (say yes!) Thanks for including me, Lisa!

  4. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says

    I am loving all the summer cocktails I’ve been seeing lately too! Love this round-up! Can’t wait to make a few of these this summer!

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