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25 Best Summer Cocktails Recipes

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year because it’s summer! And with summer comes all the best Summer Cocktails.

Here you’ll find a delicious variety of the best summer cocktails to choose from. There are easy summer cocktails you can create when you’re short on time. Plus, several extra refreshing summer cocktails because, well, it’s hot outside and these cocktails are cool.

If you’re looking for a particular liquor for your summer cocktails recipes, check out the section below on summer rum drinks or summer cocktails with vodka (although several are sprinkled throughout this list).

Collage of Summer Cocktail Recipes for pinterest pin.


Easy Summer Cocktails

Here are a few easy summer cocktails for those busy days or lazy days when you’re ready for a cool summer drink without any fuss. Pour, stir and sip. Quick and easy yet still deliciously satisfying.

Pineapple Rum Punch – All you need are just 3-4 simple ingredients (depending on if you’re adding a floater). In a matter of a few minutes, you’ll have a refreshing rum punch cocktail in your hands.


Summer Cocktail Recipes: Pineapple Rum Punch with a dark rum floater and pink drink umbrella.


Tropical Bay Breeze – This cocktail includes all the tropical drink flavors we love. Sweet pineapple, coconut and cranberry juice create a tasty summer drink for sipping by the pool or even better… the beach!

Tropical Bay Breeze Summer cocktail with the beach and ocean in the background.



The Bullfrog – With just two ingredients, this vodka drink is the easiest of all summer cocktails. This happens to be my go-to batch summer cocktail when I need to serve a delicious drink for guests in a snap. It’s so easy and everyone loves it. Win-win, right?

Glass and Pitcher of the Bullfrog summer cocktail with pool in the background.



Red White and Berry Vodka Lemonade – An easy patriotic cocktail is nice to have in your recipe collection. Beautiful 4th of July layered drinks are wonderful but sometimes you just want a delicious and simple drink that’s easy to serve a crowd.

ummer cocktail with strawberries and blueberries with a tropical drink umbrella.


Refreshing Summer Cocktails

When the temperatures rise it’s time to start making refreshing summer cocktails. Here are several summer cocktail recipes perfectly refreshing to keep you cool this summer.


Mermaid Water – Summer is the perfect season to enjoy this Mermaid Water drink. Refreshing pineapple juice and two types of rum plus Blue Curacao for this magical green-blue color.Mermaid water summer drink with a yellow tropical drink umbrella.


Strawberry Mojito – Using mint is a sure way to make refreshing summer cocktails. Change up the traditional Mojito for this cool summer strawberry version.Strawberry Mojito summer cocktail in a hurricane glass


Sparkling Crown Royal Peach Mixed Drink – Crown Royal Peach is a summer cocktail dream. Enjoy this Crown Peach mixed drink with a bubbly fizz for a refreshing effervescent cocktail.

Peach Crown Royal Mixed Drinks with Crown Roayl Peach bottlte and fresh peach slices along with gummy peach rings.


Strawberry Margaritas on the Rocks – Oh, this Margarita is extra refreshing. Mix fresh strawberries with lime and tequila for a delish summer cocktail.Glasses of strawberry margaritas with salt rim and fresh strawberry garnish.


The Crown Peach Beach – the best summer cocktails are made with peach whisky! Crown Peach with pineapple juice and orange juice combine to make a fruity summer cocktail.

Best Summer Cocktails: The Peach Beach summer cocktail with bottle of crown royal peach in the background.


Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Drink – The sweet and tart of Strawberry Lemonade vodka mixed with a delightful pink lemonade bubbly is a thirst-quenching refreshing summer cocktail.

Strawberry Lemonade vodka drink with fresh strawberry garnish with a Strawberry Lemonade Vodka bottle and fresh lemons on table.

Summer Rum Drinks

Summer is the time for rum! It reminds us of the islands and tropical getaways where rum is as popular as the beaches. Here are a few of our favorite summer cocktails made with rum.

Lava Flow – This Hawaiian inspired cocktail is extra creamy because there is no ice in this drink. Follow the special pouring procedure to make the strawberry puree creep up the sides of the glass for the signature Lava Flow look.

Summer Cocktail Recipes: The Lava Flow drink in a hurricane glass with swimming pool in the background.


The Electric Smurf – another colorful and fun summer cocktail! Get a taste of the islands with Malibu Coconut Rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and topped with lemon-lime soda for a little refreshing bubbly taste. The best summer cocktails are blue, right?

Malibu Rum bottle and Electric Smurf Summer Cocktail.



Famous Soggy Dollar Painkiller – The Painkiller is a pretty famous summer rum drink. In the BVI’s every watering hole offers this delicious concoction. Here is the actual Soggy Dollar Bar Painkiller recipe as well as an option to pump up the creaminess.

Summer cocktail recipes: Soggy Dollar Painkiller drink with a pineapple chunk for garnish


Dirty Monkey Drink – The Dirty Monkey is another summer rum drink popular in the tropics. It’s most famous in places like Cancun and Cozumel and the Dominican Republic where everyone’s loving summer cocktails year round.

Dirty Monkey summer cocktail in a hurricane glass with colorful placemat background.


Blue Hawaiian – Don’t you just love gorgeous colored summer cocktail recipes? Here’s another rum and Blue Curacao tropical drink that will be fun to serve up this summer.Refreshing summer cocktail The Blue Hawaiian by the pool.


Summer Cocktails with Vodka

Vodka is a light and refreshing liquor that’s practically made for summers. Try these favorite summer cocktail recipes featuring a variety of vodka flavors

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Shots – Strawberry Lemonade is a quintessential summer drink and it’s even better when spiked with vodka for a sweet and tart shot recipe.A row of Strawberry Lemonade vodka shots garnished with lemon and strawberries.


The Blue Lagoon – Bright blue summer cocktails are so fun! This one is also a delicious lemonade cocktail, perfect for a thirst-quenching summer drink!


Deep Eddy Vodka Lemonade Fizz – Lemonade summer cocktails are possibly the most refreshing cocktails. Try this Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, champagne and lemonade on a hot summer day.

Summer Cocktails Deep Eddy Vodka Lemonade Fizz drink with champagne bottle and Lemon Vodka Bottle.


Dirty Banana – The Dirty Banana is another summer cocktail recipe popular in the islands. You simply can’t go wrong with vodka, Kahlua, banana, coconut and chocolate!

Summer cocktail recipes: Dirty Banana drink with beach and ocean background.


Pineapple Strawberry Vodka Slush – Pineapple and strawberries are the best fruits for summer cocktail recipes. This refreshing drink is perfect all summer long.

A cocktail glass of Pineapple Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slush with fresh strawberries and pineapple chunks for garnish.


A Few More Summer Cocktail Recipes

If you want to check out all our summer cocktail recipes, scroll through the category to find more easy and refreshing summer cocktails.

Enjoy your summer filled with summer cocktails. Cheers!

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