Blue Ribbon Quick & Easy Summer Drinks 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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

On the Beach

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

Orange Lemonade

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

Peach Wine

By G F
Refreshing summer drink.

Rose Sangria

By Theodora Stamelakos
My favorite summer breeze refreshment drink!

Skinny Mocha Coffee Frappe

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

Southern Sweet Tea

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

Strawberry Jasmine Sun Tea

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

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.

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...
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