Blue Ribbon Summer Drink Recipes Quick & Easy

Summer Sippers

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


BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

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

Ginger Lemonade

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

Southern Sweet Tea

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

Caramel Mocha Frappe

By Jan Mullikin
If you like the popular fast-food frappe, you'll like this recipe. You make the mix, keep...

Cayden's Carribean Cooler

By cayden stillwell
I wanted a to make dessert and decided on a smoothie. My grandma said...

Amanda's Brazilian Lemonade

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

Orange Lemonade

By cheryl wu
In the summer, I thought of making lemonade but I wanted something better than regular lemonade....

On the Beach

By NIKKI SMITH
This drink can be an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. You can also make this a kids...

Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

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

Strawberry Jasmine Sun Tea

By Monica H
Store tea in the fridge when not in use; after two days discard the leftovers. ...

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...

Bourbon Slush

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

A RED HAT "SCARLETT FLOZZIE" VODKA MARTINI

By Nancy J. Patrykus
I have been trying to come up with a special cocktail for my group of Red...

Cherry Lime Mojito

By Cara J Mastrangello
I used to work as a bartender and learned so many different cocktail combinations. Even though...

Rose Sangria

By Theodora Stamelakos
My favorite summer breeze refreshment drink!

Strawberry Lemonade with NO sugar added

By Charlotte Carlile
This is a wonderful refreshing summer quencher that you can enjoy and enjoy and enjoy with...

White Sangria

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

Kahlua Mocha Frappe

By Mary Lee
Mmm mmm good! Great couples drink.

Carol's Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

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

Hibiscus Sparkler

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

Colorado Slush

By Bonnie Porter
Everyone who has ever tasted this summertime icy drink loves it. I got this recipe...

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...

Skinny Mocha Coffee Frappe

By Jana Jones
I LOVE those pricey frozen coffee drinks but there's not one anywhere along my morning commute....
10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat


One of the summer staples is hearing the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood and ice cream sandwiches are always on the menu. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies they are a classic summer treat. These days, ice cream sandwiches have gotten a makeover and you don’t need the ice […]

22 Refreshing Summer Dinner Salads

22 Refreshing Summer Dinner Salads


On a hot night, a refreshing summer salad is a fantastic dinner option. Serve one of these easy salad recipes to your family and you won’t hear complaints about salad for dinner. Packed with flavor and made with simple ingredients, you won’t be heating the kitchen for a long period when preparing dinner. Plus, these […]

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. […]