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Quench your thirst with these homemade fresh and fruity libations—the best summer cocktails perfect for the sunny season.
As temperatures begin to heat up, parks and public spaces begin to re-open, and friends begin to gather again, it’s time to hit refresh on your cocktail of choice. Afterall, there is nothing better than a light, refreshing cocktail on a sweltering summer day.
So, set your Champagne flutes aside, stash the beer glasses, and prep your at-home bar with some fresh ingredients to craft one of these perfect seasonal cocktails. After searching wide and far, we rounded up a list of must-try summer libations, ranging from a boozy lemonade slushie to a pineapple rum punch. Cheers!
PROBIOTIC PROSECCO PUNCH
We love the idea of adding a little wellness benefit to our cocktails. This Probiotic Prosecco Punch by Nutra Organics is made with prosecco rosé, ginger kombucha, grapefruit, peaches, nectarines and The Wholefood Pantry maple syrup. And, it’s just as pretty as it is palate pleasing.
There is nothing better than a light, refreshing cocktail on a sweltering summer day.
SKINNY MOSCOW MULE
Grab your copper mugs and pour up one of these Skinny Moscow Mule by A Lo Profile. It is the original Moscow mule recipe with a super simple swap, ginger kombucha instead of ginger beer—putting a twist on this classic: one of the best-ever summer cocktail.
BOOZY LEMONADE SLUSHIE
What’s better than cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? A Boozy Lemonade Slushie by Mommy Cooking. It’s your favorite childhood beverage with a twist! All you need is some lemonade, limoncello and lemon vodka with a cute sugar and lemon wedge garnish.
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Spice up your summer with a bit of tequila and jalapeños. We can’t wait to try this Jalapeño Margarita by Well Plated, made with tequila, lime, orange juice, jalapeños and agave nectar. You might even be called to take a dip in the closest infinity pool or water’s edge ocean to cool you down, because this summer cocktail will really turn up the heat.
SUMMER WATERMELON SANGRIA
No Summer BBQ is complete without some sliced watermelon. If you want to really take your BBQ to the next level, how about this Summer Watermelon Sangria by The Salty Marshmallow? It sounds absolutely mouth-watering, made with cubed watermelon, sugar, white wine, vodka, fresh lime juice and sparkling water.
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PINEAPPLE CUCUMBER GIN AND TONIC
Who doesn’t love a good ole’ gin and tonic? We love taking a classic drink and adding a bit of something to change things up, like this Pineapple Cucumber Gin and Tonic by Liquor.com. Freshen up this summer cocktail with some cool cucumber, energizing pineapple and a squeeze of lime.
PINEAPPLE RUM PUNCH
Transport yourself to the beaches of the Caribbean without having to leave your own kitchen, with this Pineapple Rum Punch by Paper & Stitch. It’s made with a simple list of ingredients including pineapple coconut juice, orange juice, coconut rum and of course your garnish of choice. One sip of this summer cocktail…the best, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from letting out a nice, refreshing “ahhh.”