A sensational collection of summer cocktail and mocktail recipes! Many of these summery drinks can be made kid friendly by simply omitting the alcohol! Perfect for planning your next barbecue, potluck, summer party or picnic!
Cool and refreshing drinks in the summertime, makes me cooler just by looking at these delicious beverages, how about you?
Browse this grand collection of sensational summer sips.
RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR SUMMER DRINKS
Essential tools make some jobs so much easier don’t you think? And yes, you can take short cuts in your bartending, but if you are building up tools to make life easier in the kitchen, then these are my tried and true suggestions for you.
Muddler | probably my most essential bar tool, can you use the end of a wooden spoon, sure you can, but a muddler is inexpensive and eases the essences and juices from mint, berries, citrus and more. Plus you look cool using it!
Measuring Cup | I have two of these, use them daily in my cooking, baking and drink making! LOVE THEM! Also comes in stainless.
Cocktail Set | well, not very necessary, typically I prefer to use a mason jar with a lid! But nice to have!
Squeezer please! | A definite must for moscow mules or gin and tonics where you are using limes or lemons as a part of the recipe! I adore this particular one, strong and takes the mess out of squeezing.
Drink ideas for your next backyard BBQ, Potluck, Garden Party, Book Club or just because! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic, some healthy and low carb too. From agua fresca, skinny margs, slushies to sangrias, more than 60 fabulous sips for summertime.
Learn how to make this gorgeous, layered Blueberry Gin Cocktail or as I like to call it, Blueberry Gin Gin Fizz. Made with a layer of homemade blueberry syrup on the bottom, spicy ginger beer in the middle and topped with this beautiful gin. Easy steps to create this lovely ombré layered look by a simple "float" process.
Let's make a beautiful Strawberry Gin Cocktail! This gorgeous pink gin and tonic uses a fresh strawberry syrup blended with your favorite gin and tonic for a fresh, bright, pink signature cocktail for spring and summertime. Great for Mother's Day, Bridal and Baby Showers, Easter or any summer cocktail hour.
This recipe for a delicious, refreshing, icy cold Mint Julep cocktail is perfect for any celebration or Derby party. Fresh mint, a wee bit of sugar, muddled together with a dose of bourbon and a couple generous splashes of club soda.
Enjoy a cool, tropical treat this summer with these creamy, refreshing and non-alcoholic Virgin Piña Coladas that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy! It’s a sip of paradise in every glass and will transport you right to the shade of a palm tree on a warm beach, no passport required!
Texas Tea is a wonderful, fresh recipe to have in your collection for a luncheon or party. I love it's bright red color, hint of mint, and the sweet and sour combo of lemon and pineapple. Perfect any time of year!
This All-Natural Hibiscus Mojito is the ideal summer/spring patio cocktail! Tangy, floral hibiscus syrup, refreshing mint, zesty lime, a a kick of rum, you'll feel like you've been transported to the tropics! Omit the rum for a refreshing mocktail!
CopycatStarbucks Passion Tea Lemonade is so refreshing, but today I'm showing you how to make one at home for a fraction fo the cost. It's one of my favorite zero to low calorie drinks, especially in the Spring and Summer!
A recipe for a refreshing, brightly colored, delicious cocktail (or mocktail) using red grapefruit, fresh basil and a grapefruit soda. This Grapefruit Basil Vodka Smash is the perfect drink for a hot summer evening.
The best, most simple and flavorful margarita, with a secret ingredient. This 4 ingredient recipe is so easy to throw together and always brings rave reviews, serve them over the rocks or freeze them for slushies.