Blue Ribbon Summer Drink Recipes

Summer Sippers

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


Apr 29, 2020

Rose Sangria

By Theodora Stamelakos
My favorite summer breeze refreshment drink!
Apr 12, 2020

Best Bloody Mary

By Jennifer Scott
During my bartending days, my co-tender and I would have drink competitions during the slow night...
Jul 12, 2019

Colorado Slush

By Bonnie Porter
Everyone who has ever tasted this summertime icy drink loves it. I got this recipe...
May 27, 2019

Cherry Lime Mojito

By Cara J Mastrangello
I used to work as a bartender and learned so many different cocktail combinations. Even though...
May 2, 2019

Virgin Coco Mojito

By Mikekey *
A non-alcoholic version of a coconut mojito. This uses Torani (or another brand) coconut flavor coffee...
Feb 5, 2019

Mint Julep

By Janice Splaha
I love to watch horse races and, of course, the Kentucky Derby is my favorite. ...
Sep 5, 2018

Caramel Mocha Frappe

By Jan Mullikin
If you like the popular fast-food frappe, you'll like this recipe. You make the mix, keep...
Jul 2, 2018

Watermelon Vodka Slush

By Kristina Talkington
Such a light and refreshing drink! Great summer recipe!
Apr 26, 2018

Lynchburg Lemonade

By Debbie Morris
Really good in the summer with cookouts. Can be made individually or by the pitcher, just...
Apr 20, 2018

Frozen Blue Whale

By Kitchen Crew
This frozen Blue Whale recipe is the perfect summer drink! Cool, refreshing and oh-so-delicious, enjoy responsibly...
Apr 3, 2018

Orange Lemonade

By cheryl wu
In the summer, I thought of making lemonade but I wanted something better than regular lemonade....
Mar 26, 2018

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.
Aug 10, 2017

Texas Peach Sangria

By Sue Weaver
This is a quick and easy alcoholic punch/sangria that is fresh and fruity. Perfect for spring...
May 24, 2017

Blueberry Hibiscus Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
This is a light, crisp, refreshing beverage - perfect for summertime!
May 24, 2017

Carol's Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

By Carol Parkhurst
I wanted something that would have more fruit, yogurt and be a healthy drink.
Apr 25, 2017

Iced Mocha Coffee

By Virginia McGee
Do you like the Starbucks Frappuccinos? My husband is a coffeeholic. After 20 years in the...
Apr 25, 2017

Strawberry Kiwi Schnapps Smoothie

By Mary Lee
This is a delightful summer drink. Great for parties. You can triple or quadruple recipe and...
Apr 19, 2017

On the Beach

By NIKKI SMITH
This drink can be an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. You can also make this a kids...
Mar 21, 2017

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...
Mar 6, 2017

Peg's Pina Colada Punch

By Kay Skipper
The early 90's, I had this delicious punch at a baby shower hosted by Peg and...
Jan 10, 2017

Top Shelf Margaritas

By Jenny Powers
We love these margaritas, they are made with premium liquor and are not too tart. ...
May 17, 2016

Tropical Mist Cosmo

By Nor Mac
This is my creation. Enjoy this lovely watermelon drink with a hint of peach. It...
May 2, 2016

White Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
Mmm... so good & so refreshing! I made this little concoction yesterday for a barbecue &...
Apr 19, 2016

Strawberry Jasmine Sun Tea

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