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20 Sensational Summer Cocktails

Today we’re sharing 20 Sensational Summer Cocktails… Our best beverages for kicking back with friends in the summer heat!

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Summer is the perfect time for rocking on the porch with a sweating iced beverage in hand.

Whether you enjoy a calm midsummer outdoor dinner party with fireflies and crickets as your entertainment, or a vivacious evening on the boardwalk, swaying to the beat of island rhythms… We’ve got a cocktail for you!

Take a look at our 20 Sensational Summer Cocktails. Find your favorite and share with friends.

The Best Margarita Recipe! #CincodeMayo #Margaritas #Mexican #Cocktails

The “Best Margarita Recipe” is the favorite in our house.

It is boozy and limey, yet still balanced with a hint of sweet and salty. We typically make it by the pitcher, although this particular day we made margaritas for two.

Best White Sangria with Melon, Ginger Liqueur and Berries! #sangria #summer #cocktails #party

Sparkling White Sangria

Saunter in summer with a cool refreshing pitcher of white sangria! The secret ingredients in this pretty pitcher will keep your party guests guessing all summer long.

The Indian Summer Cocktail

Still on the lookout for refreshing summer cocktails? Lt. Dan’s got an amazing lemon apricot bourbon cocktail for sultry summer evenings.

Fresh Basil Raspberry Mojitos

Basil Raspberry Mojitos

This vibrant Raspberry Mojito with Basil makes a Pitcher of Mojitos that is sure to be the life of the party! It’s the best mojito recipe I’ve tasted, by far.

Mexican Mai Tai #cocktails

Mexican Mai Tai

A twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail that is a little less sweet than the original, and incorporates tequila. It’s citrusy, bright, and refreshing. A great way to kick off the weekend!

Late Summer Negroni Recipe #cocktails #tgif

Late Summer Negroni

A fun twist on a classic Negroni recipe. The Late Summer Negroni combines the bitter-sweetness of Aperol with Chamomile Tea for a back porch cocktail to sip during a long Indian summer.

Pimm's Cup Variation - The Salty Miami! #cocktail

The Salty Miami

A twist on the classic Pimm’s Cup. Our resident mixologist Erin Hawley is showing us how to make a Salty Miami today! It’s bright, bold, and bursting with flavor.

Fruity Red Sangria #sangria #summer #wine

Fruity Red Sangria

This easy red sangria recipe is the absolute BEST sangria recipe we’ve ever made. Fruity, full-flavored, and loaded with boozy saturated fruit.

The Champ

Lieutenant Dan’s got a killer summer cocktail for you. This version of an easy Whiskey Sour, called “The Champ” is a bourbon cocktail with a refreshing twist!

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Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail

This was the first of many posts we categorized as “Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan” and we started with a real doozy. This fresh and fruity beverage tastes like summer in a glass.

Tom Collins

Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins

Looking for a refreshing and unique summer beverage? This Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins Cocktail is a play on the classic Tom Collins, similar to a Gin Rickey or Gimlet, with a sparkling burst of herby essence.

The Best Mulled Lemonade Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com Great for kids, and for cocktail mixing! #summer #lemonade

Mulled Lemonade

Easy Mulled Lemonade Recipe with HUGE flavor! The brilliant combination of fresh squeezed lemonade and mulling spices makes for a marvelous summer beverage for kids, the grownups spiked with booze!

The Aperol Spritz #cocktail #summer #italian

Aperol Spritz

A classic Italian cocktail that screams summer. The Aperol Spritz is my new summer beverage of choice and needs to be shared to enjoy!

Cucumber Rose Aperol Spritz #Cocktail

Cucumber Rose Aperol Spritz

Looking for a refreshing beverage you can sip all season? This Cucumber Rose Aperol Spritz is light, sparkling, and packed with summer flavor.

Sherry Cherry Cobbler #Cocktail - AKA the Sherry Cobbler!

Sherry Cherry Cobbler

Weekend cocktails with Erin Hawley are back with the Sherry Cherry Cobbler Cocktail. This vibrant “Sherry Cobbler” is just the beverage to serve at parties!

Rose Sangria Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com #sangria #cocktails #mothersday

Rose’ Sangria

A blushing Rose Sangria Recipe just in time to celebrate! Light, lively, and PINK. Just what we girls like to sip all season.

Blood Orange Caipirinha Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com #cocktails

Orange Caipirinha

A vivacious Blood Orange Caipirinha Recipe. It’s hot pink and bursting with fresh citrus flavor!

Bangkok Margarita

Bangkok Margarita

This cocktail puts an exotic spin on the traditional margarita. If you have difficulty finding Thai chilis or Hawaiian black salt, any other chili or kosher salt will substitute just fine.

Watermelon Cocktail - the Watermelon Shrub Collins!

Watermelon Shrub Collins

This drink is a good way to get acquainted with shrubs or drinking vinegar. Shrubs originated in the 17th century by using vinegar as a way to preserve fruit. They are now commonplace in bars and used as an alternative to citrus to provide acidity in a cocktail.

Bonita Apple Butter Cocktail! #fall #cocktails

Apple Bonita Cocktail

Infused apple butter with aged rum. A liquor with dark apple sweetness, then blended it with more apple butter, lime juice, pineapple juice, and orange liqueur to balance the intense apple flavor with a bright tangy punch.

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4 comments on “20 Sensational Summer Cocktails”

  1. A question… due to travel schedule, don’t always have fresh ginger available. Can you use the minced, jar version with the same results.?

  2. these are the most beautiful cocktails that I’ve ever seen, I don’t know which want I will start with.

  3. This is awesome! Its perfect for these hot summer days. Thanks!

  4. Darn! Which one do I start with??? :D