Blue Ribbon Summer Drink Recipes

Summer Sippers

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


Rum Coconut Slush

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

Tranquillo

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

Iced Mocha Coffee

By Virginia McGee
Do you like the Starbucks Frappuccinos? My husband is a coffeeholic. After 20 years in the...

Best Bloody Mary

By Jennifer Scott
During my bartending days, my co-tender and I would have drink competitions during the slow night...

Kahlua Mocha Frappe

By Mary Lee
Mmm mmm good! Great couples drink.

Cupcake Martini

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

Lynchburg Lemonade

By Debbie Morris
Really good in the summer with cookouts. Can be made individually or by the pitcher, just...

Carol's Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

By Carol Parkhurst
I wanted something that would have more fruit, yogurt and be a healthy drink.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

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

Strawberry Kiwi Schnapps Smoothie

By Mary Lee
This is a delightful summer drink. Great for parties. You can triple or quadruple recipe and...

Mint Julep

By Janice Splaha
I love to watch horse races and, of course, the Kentucky Derby is my favorite. ...

Pomegranate Margarita

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

Hibiscus Sparkler

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

Frosty Cranberry Shrub

By Jennifer Enders
I love anything with cranberry in it. This is great for anytime, winter or summer.

Peach Wine

By G F
Refreshing summer drink.

Jeanne's Very Berry Smoothie

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

Tipsy Peach Lemonade

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

Peppermint Chiller

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

Skinny Mocha Coffee Frappe

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

Bullfrog

By Renée G.
These are something of a cross between a fruit smoothie and a cocktail.

Strawberry Lime Slush

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

Strawberry Key Lime Smoothie

By Sharon Whitley
It's that smoothie time of year. This recipe makes one serving. It is easy and low-fat.

Tropical Mist Cosmo

By Nor Mac
This is my creation. Enjoy this lovely watermelon drink with a hint of peach. It...

Blueberry Hibiscus Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
This is a light, crisp, refreshing beverage - perfect for summertime!
13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads

13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads


Ever get sick of eating lettuce-based salads? We definitely do. That’s when we turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing summer lettuce-less salads to change things up! Bursting with summer vegetables and fruits, you’re going to love these flavorful dishes.

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus


Looking for dinner inspiration? We’re here for you! Check out our week’s worth of summer dinner menus that are family tested and approved. From Meatless Monday to Taco Tuesday to Sunday night supper, we have summer favorites that you’re going to love.

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite


A summer BBQ menu isn’t complete without a side of baked beans. They’re delicious with a juicy burger or a nicely grilled hot dog. It’s a classic side dish that can be prepared sweeter (think apples and brown sugar) or savory (hello bacon!). All these recipes start with canned beans which makes prep a breeze. […]