22 Cheers-Worthy Summer Cocktails

Summer cocktail recipes

Get your shakers, blenders, and ice-makers ready! These cheers-worthy summer cocktails are the refreshing drink you need to beat the heat. No matter your drink of choice, we have a tasty adult beverage that’s sure to have you reaching for your cocktail glasses. Margaritas, mojitos, mint juleps, and a plethora of cocktails that don’t start with M’s, you’re going to love this list of boozy drinks!

Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

“Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail southern inspired flavors of bourbon and peaches. Turn any party into a celebration with this fun and easy drink!” - Paula
Watermelon Vodka Slush

Watermelon Vodka Slush

“I made this drink for our Memorial Day BBQ and it was a big hit!” - Christine
Herb-Infused White Sangria

Herb-Infused White Sangria

“Beat the heat this summer with some fruity herb-infused white sangria, minus the heavy liqueur and sugar! There’s no need to use an expensive white wine because the fruit and herbs do all the flavor work, especially after it sits overnight in the refrigerator (or 4-5 hours before serving). Simply pour this light and refreshing fruity cocktail over some ice cubes and sip away!” - Shikha
Frozen Blue Whale

Frozen Blue Whale

“This frozen Blue Whale recipe is the perfect summer drink! Cool, refreshing and oh-so-delicious, enjoy responsibly because these tasty drinks can sneak up on you. Whether you're sipping by the pool, lake, in your backyard or just the comfort of your own home, you're going to love these frozen Blue Whales this summer! Cheers!” - Kitchen Crew
Mojitos

Mojitos

“I certainly enjoyed my mojito last weekend with the tacos but it is also the perfect drink to be relaxing with this long weekend!” - Kevin
Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

“A little tart, a little sweet, and completely refreshing, Pineapple Margarita will be your favorite cocktail this summer!” - Paula
Strawberry Lime Slush

Strawberry Lime Slush

“If you love tangy and sweet strawberries this is for you! This is an adult strawberry limeade slush recipe but can also be made without the alcohol. Make a pitcher of these and watch them disappear.” - Ashley
Grand Mimosa

Grand Mimosa

“A Grand Mimosa is just a plain ole mimosa brought up a notch with a shot of Grand Marnier. Here in the south we look for excuses to serve mimosas. While we have them on special occasions like Mother’s Day, wedding showers, and holidays we also have them just because it’s Sunday. I mean you can’t have Sunday brunch without a refreshing Grand Mimosa.” - Debbie
Rose Sangria

Rose Sangria

“We can imagine sipping on this Rosé Sangria while sitting by the pool. It's a refreshing drink for the summer. Turning Rosé wine into a sangria is genius. The citrus flavors give this sangria a pop of flavor. Fresh berries soak up the alcohol and are tasty to snack on. Make this for your next summer cookout or pool party and you'll have a very happy group of friends.” - Kitchen Crew
Tropical Wine Slushy

Tropical Wine Slushy

“Made this for girls night and it was a HUGE HIT! We were all sad when it was gone and it has become one of our summer girls night go-tos. So fruity and delicious, but not too sweet. It does pack quite the alcoholic punch soooo be careful. Luckily we're all in the same neighborhood so walking home was safe haha! 10/10 would recommend!” - Ginny
Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade

Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade

“Gin Spiked Cucumber Lemonade is the easiest and delicious boozy recipe to bring to a party. It takes minutes to put together for a deliciously summery cocktail!!” - Paula
Best Bloody Mary

Best Bloody Mary

“Bloody Mary's and brunch go together like peas and carrots. This one has a little kick thanks to the horseradish and hot sauce. There is a little saltiness from pickle juice. If you've never had a splash of beer in a Bloody Mary, it's amazing. The beer adds a little bit of balance to all the flavors. This is a recipe you can play with and make your own... add more vodka, beer or tomato juice to your liking. The basic flavor comes from the first mixture with the horseradish.” - Kitchen Crew
Texas Peach Sangria

Texas Peach Sangria

“This is a quick and easy alcoholic punch/sangria that is fresh and fruity. Perfect for spring or summer cookouts, pool parties, a baby shower or wedding shower, brunch, or just relaxing on the porch with friends. Cheers!” - Sue
Pina Colada Slush

Pina Colada Slush

“If you're having a cookout or a party this summer, greet your guests with a tall, cool drink! Having a bucket of slush prepared is a very easy (...and economical!) way to serve cocktails.” - Quinn
Sugar Champagne Grapes

Sugar Champagne Grapes

“Boozy, sweet, festive, and fun, Sugar Champagne Grapes is a tasty treat for any celebration or occasion. With just three simple ingredients, prep is easy, the cost is low, and they’ll disappear in a flash!” - Paula
Cherry Lime Mojito

Cherry Lime Mojito

“I used to work as a bartender and learned so many different cocktail combinations. Even though I rarely drink, this is one of my favorite springtime cocktails. When made right it has a beautiful presentation and easily impresses your guests with little effort.” - Cara
Mint Julep

Mint Julep

“This Mint Julep recipe is definitely not for the faint of heart. It's meant to be sipped so the ice melts while drinking. The simple instructions make preparing this refreshing cocktail at home a cinch. Muddling the mint leaves makes it quite refreshing and mixes wonderfully with the slightly sweet drink. It's smooth as silk and perfect to sip on for the Kentucky Derby or throughout the summer.” - Kitchen Crew
Colorado Slush

Colorado Slush

“Everyone who has ever tasted this summertime icy drink loves it. I got this recipe from a friend about 25 years ago, when I was lucky enough to stop by her house with another friend and we were offered a taste of her new-found drink. I hope you all enjoy it too. I keep a batch of it in the freezer year round, just in case someone stops by.” - Bonnie
Top Shelf Margaritas

Top Shelf Margaritas

“We love these margaritas, they are made with premium liquor and are not too tart. Careful, they do not taste strong, but are. Enjoy!” - Jenny
Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler (aka Hangover Helper)

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler (aka Hangover Helper)

“I haven't been on a bender since well before I had kids. But sometimes a new cocktail might leave me a bit more bleary-eyed than I'd like. That's when I turn to this refreshing concoction. The melon and cucumber help to hydrate you, while the salt and mint aid in settling your stomach.” - Nicole
Pineapple Jalapeño Granita

Pineapple Jalapeño Granita

“This sweet-and-spicy Pineapple Jalapeño Granita recipe is perfect for making a refreshing summertime dessert. And don’t worry, it’s not too spicy!” - Kiersten
Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

“Nothing says summer more than watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon and lemon compliment each other beautifully. The fresh mint makes this drink cool and refreshing. If you want an extra kick you can add a shot of vodka per glass. The perfect summer drink!” - Debbie