Blue Ribbon Summer Drink Recipes

Summer Sippers

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


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...

Amanda's Brazilian Lemonade

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

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...

Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

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

Best Bloody Mary

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

Blueberry Hibiscus Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
This is a light, crisp, refreshing beverage - perfect for summertime!

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

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

Bourbon Slush

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

Bullfrog

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

Caramel Mocha Frappe

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

Carol's Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

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

Cayden's Carribean Cooler

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

Cherry Lime Mojito

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

Colorado Slush

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

Cupcake Martini

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

Dirty Banana Cocktail

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

Frosty Cranberry Shrub

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

Frozen Blue Whale

By Kitchen Crew
This frozen Blue Whale recipe is the perfect summer drink! Cool, refreshing and oh-so-delicious, enjoy responsibly...

Ginger Lemonade

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

Hibiscus Sparkler

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

Iced Mocha Coffee

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

Jeanne's Very Berry Smoothie

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

Kahlua Mocha Frappe

By Mary Lee
Mmm mmm good! Great couples drink.

Liquid Almond Joy

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