Blue Ribbon Summer Drink Recipes

Summer Sippers

Sip on these refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic summer drink recipes.


Kahlua Mocha Frappe

By Mary Lee
Mmm mmm good! Great couples drink.

Lynn & Paul's Fruit Tea

By Linda Barker
My neice gave me this recipe several years ago, we really like the blend of juices.

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

By Bonnie !
This is the best margarita you will ever drink! It took a while to fine-tune this...

Cupcake Martini

By Tara Pacheco
A friend brought this recipe over my house this weekend - and we made a few...

Aunt Fely's Fruit Tea

By Amanda Brecht
This is my Aunt Felyscia's fabulous fruit tea recipe that has become one of my absolute...

Tranquillo

By Tess Geer
This delicious drink is served at Firefly, a Kimpton restaurant, in Washington DC. It's one of...

Peach Wine

By G F
Refreshing summer drink.

Southern Sweet Tea

By Debby DeRousse
I love iced tea. I think I cut my teeth on iced tea. I drink it...

Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

By Kim Biegacki
Wow, this is an incredible tasting lemonade!!! It was my first time to infuse and...

Dirty Banana Cocktail

By Lynda Hayes
Back in the 70's everyone played cards on Saturday night I was growing up and there...

Tipsy Peach Lemonade

By Maggie M
This one is very inviting on a hot afternoon but be careful .. it's a sneaker...

Ginger Lemonade

By Diane Swan
This is so refreshing on a hot summer day. If you want to dress this...

Rum Coconut Slush

By ali Bresnahan
I made this drink for my honey for Fathers Day...yummy.

Pomegranate Margarita

By Grace Pulley
Love pomegranates and just purchased a case through my local co-op last week and used some...

Bourbon Slush

By Patti Petty
A great mild burbon-flavored beverage to sip on summer evenings--or any other time! Easy, easy, easy.

Skinny Mocha Coffee Frappe

By Jana Jones
I LOVE those pricey frozen coffee drinks but there's not one anywhere along my morning commute....

Strawberry Lime Slush

By Ashley Lemon
If you love tangy and sweet strawberries this is for you! This is an adult strawberry...

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

By Debbie W
Nothing says summer more than watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon and lemon compliment each other...

Jeanne's Very Berry Smoothie

By Jeanne Gliddon
I love smoothies and when I make them, I tend to put all things fruity that...

White Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
Mmm... so good & so refreshing! I made this little concoction yesterday for a barbecue &...

Liquid Almond Joy

By Thea Pappalardo
My husband asked for a mudslide the other night. I was pouring them and I...

Peppermint Chiller

By Tanya Jones
I planted a peppermint plant last year and was trying to decide what to do with...

Hibiscus Sparkler

By Jennifer H
Mimosa goes to the tropics! Perfect brunch companion.

Amanda's Brazilian Lemonade

By Amanda G
My husband fell in love with the lemonade at a Brazilian restaurant & I set out...
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