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35 Amazing Summer Cocktails

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. While it’s hot outside, these summer cocktails are cool which are perfect for poolside drinks.

We’ve got a ton of the best alcoholic drinks for hot weather you’ll love to sip on this summer!

And… Here are THE Best Summer Cocktails

Collage of four Summer Cocktails. Top Left is pineapple rum punch, top right is a green blue cocktail on the rocks, bottom left if a strawberry pineapple slush and bottom right is a painkiller cocktail. Text overlay in the middle says "cool summer cocktails".




Easy Pitcher Pina Coladas

Seriously, this is the best Pina Colada recipe. Pina Coladas are probably the most popular of all summer drinks!

The cream of coconut, pineapple juice mixed with a helping of light rum is truly a vacation in a glass. It’s creamy. It’s cold. And it’s delicious.

Make a single serve Pina Colada or make a big pitcher and serve to all your friends at your next party.

Creamy Pina Colada with a pineapple slice and maraschino cherry for garnish on a wood table with palm fronds.


Blue Hawaiian

Don’t you just love gorgeous colored summer cocktails?

Here’s another rum and Blue Curacao tropical drink that will be fun to serve up this summer.

The flavors are similar to a Pina Colada but this drink is served over ice and includes a hint of orange flavor.

Refreshing summer cocktail The Blue Hawaiian by the pool.


The Salty Dog

Fresh fruit juice and vodka always hits the spot in the summer.

This classic cocktail is lip smacking with tart grapefruit juice that’s toned down by the salty rim.

The combination evens it out so well, grapefruit juice has never tasted so good!

Upclose view of the Salty Dog cocktail with garnishes.


Hawaiian Mai Tai

The real deal, this is an authentic Hawaiian recipe. This classic Mai Tai is created with rum, Orgeat-Almond Syrup along with flavors of lime juice, sugar, vanilla and orange liqueur.

These are the flavors of Hawaii and the perfect way to enjoy a sunset on your back deck, just like if you were in Maui.

Hawaiian Mai Tai Summer Cocktail with a pineapple slice for garnish with a green wood background.


Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri

What is summer drinking without fun, frozen and fruity drinks? The Strawberry Daiquiri includes fresh strawberries and frozen strawberries to get a deep strawberry flavor and cold slush.

Add light rum, simple syrup and ice for the perfectly blended Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail.

Bonus! This recipe is easy to double or triple so you can make larger batches for your friends.


Pineapple Rum Punch

All you need are 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.

Sweet pineapple juice mixed with rum and a little effervescence, this is a tasty yet easy summer cocktail.

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


Cape Cod Drink

Simple and refreshing, it’s the easiest classic summer cocktail.

Two or three ingredients, depending on your preference. This simple vodka cranberry drink is perfect for every occasion.

Cape Cod drink with a lime wedge on a cocktail skewer perched on top of drink.


Key Lime Colada

The Key Lime Colada is the ultimate summer cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise with just one sip.

The blend of spiced rum, tangy key lime juice, sweet pineapple juice, and creamy coconut creates a perfect balance of flavors that reminds you of a delicious key lime pie.

The creamy texture is a perfect summer cocktail for lazy afternoons by the pool or on the beach.

Key Lime Colada on wood counter top with a tropical beach background.

Tropical Bay Breeze

This cocktail includes all the tropical drink flavors we love.

The Tropical Bay Breeze a perfect balance of fruit juices. Sweet pineapple, coconut and cranberry juice creates a tasty summer drink for sipping by the pool or even better… the beach!

The added squeeze of fresh lime juice gives just enough taste of bright citrus to even out the sweetness.

It’s such a simple recipe, this summer cocktail is going to be a top favorite.

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


Pineapple Screwdriver

The Pineapple Screwdriver is a refreshing summer cocktail that combines the sweetness of pineapple juice with the smoothness of tequila to create a tropical flavor cocktail everyone will love.

It’s simple to make with only 2 ingredients, yet it’s the perfect drink for sipping on a hot summer day

Pineapple screwdriver cocktail with pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries for garnish. Decorated with a pineapple leaf and straw.

Watermelon Mojito 

The Watermelon Mojito is the quintessential summer cocktail that will keep you refreshed and cool during the hot summer months.

Made with fresh mint, sweet watermelon juice, and smooth rum, this drink is a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. The refreshing taste of watermelon and mint makes this cocktail an instant crowd-pleaser and a great choice for outdoor gatherings and backyard barbecues.

Watermelon Mojito with a sprig of mint and watermelon wedge for garnish in a mason jar. A bottle of Bacardi Rum in the background with several limes and a large watermelon slice.



Crown Apple Lemonade

Lemonade makes the best summer drink recipes!

The sweet and sour flavor of the lemonade pairs perfectly with the smoothness of Crown Apple Whisky, while the seltzer adds a light and refreshing effervescence to the mix.

There are 4 ways to mix this cocktail, find the one you love most!

Crown apple lemonade with fresh lemon slices and garnished with apple slices.



The Bullfrog

With just two ingredients, this vodka drink is the easiest of all summer cocktails.

This happens to be my go-to large batch summer cocktail when I need to serve a delicious summer drink for guests in a snap.

It’s so easy and everyone loves the taste of fresh lime juice squeezed on top. 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. Serve in a tall glass and keep your friends and family happy.

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. Give it an added oomph with club soda if you like a little bit of bubbles.

It’s just as yummy all summer long, you don’t have to wait or Independence Day to enjoy.

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


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.


Classic Mojito

Classic Mojitos are a timeless summer drink recipe that is pretty much loved by everyone.

Made with fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, and rum, this drink is a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.

The cooling sensation of the mint leaves combined with the zesty lime juice and smooth rum make this cocktail a perfect choice for hot summer days.

Mojito with lime wheels and mint leaves.




Purple Rain

The Purple Rain drink is a fun and vibrant summer cocktail that is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to drink.

Made with vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine, and cranberry juice, this drink has a stunning purple color and a sweet and fruity flavor.

If you want some fun summer cocktails to serve up, this is it!

Purple Rain drink in a tall glass with a lime wheel and maraschino cherry for garnish.


Strawberry Mojito

Using fresh mint is a sure way to make refreshing summer drinks and this twist on a classic drink is delicious.

Change up the traditional Mojito for this cool summer strawberry version. Muddled mint, sugar, rum and our favorite summer berry. Then add in the club soda.

A summer drink full of sweet goodness with a bright zing of refreshing mint, Strawberry Mojitos are always a hit.

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.

Choose pineapple juice or mango juice to compliment the sweet summer peach whisky and garnish with sweet and sour gummies.

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 yes, this Margarita is extra refreshing.

Mix fresh strawberries with lime, simple syrup and tequila for a delish summer cocktail.

Add a sugar or salt rim and garnish with a strawberry. Cool, refreshing and sweet – Strawberry Margaritas are perfect summer.

Glasses of strawberry margaritas with salt rim and fresh strawberry garnish.




The Crown Peach Beach Drink

Some of the best summer cocktails are made with peach whisky! The Peach Beach Drink is served on the rocks, making it a simple summer drink.

Crown Peach with pineapple juice and orange juice combine to make a fruity summer cocktail.

Add fresh peaches and pineapple slices with a cocktail umbrella for a dashing presentation.

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.

Add fresh fruit for garnish and snacking.

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

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 creeps up the sides of the glass for the signature Lava Flow look.

Make sure to chill your ingredients first so it’s a cold and creamy summer cocktail.

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

The Electric Smurf

Another colorful and fun drink to add to you summer cocktails list!

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.

Stunning summer cocktails are blue-green, 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


Chambord French Martini

The French Martini is a chic and sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for a summer evening.

With its fruity combination of raspberry and pineapple flavors and a touch of vodka, it’s a deliciously balanced drink served in a sleek stemmed glass and garnished with a fresh raspberries.

Chambord French Martini from a top view with a skewer of raspberries on top laying across the martini glass.


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.

This frozen drink mixes delicious flavors of banana, chocolate, Kahlua and a splash of cream of coconut.

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

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Shots

Strawberry Lemonade is a quintessential summer cocktail and it’s even better when spiked with vodka for a sweet and tart shot recipe.

Lemonade is a top mixer in summer cocktail recipes for good reason. It’s light, citrusy with both a sweet and tart flavor.

Add strawberry to the recipe and it’s a winner.

A row of Strawberry Lemonade vodka shots garnished with lemon and strawberries.

The Blue Lagoon

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

Add a splash of fresh orange juice to this cocktail recipe to enjoy even more citrus flavor.

Blue cocktails make really good summertime drinks!

Deep Eddy Vodka Lemonade Fizz

Lemonade summer cocktail recipes are possibly the most refreshing type of cocktails.

Try this Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, champagne and lemonade on a hot summer day.

The taste of sweet and tart from the lemon juice or lemonade and the very tasty lemon vodka.  Top it off with bubbly champagne and it’s a match made in heaven.

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


The Dirty Banana

The Dirty Banana is another summer cocktail recipe popular in the islands.

You simply can’t go wrong with a frozen drink full of vodka, Kahlua, banana, coconut and chocolate!

This is a full flavored drink and you won’t be able to get enough of it! Make sure you have plenty of ingredients on hand to make more.

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 and this frozen drink is perfect all summer long.

Get the blender out and mix fresh fruit and crushed ice to create this super cool slushy. 

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

Blue Mojito

This twist on the classic mojito is a fun and vibrant blue while keeping the fresh mint and lime flavors with a touch of orange flavor from the Blue Curacao.

All yummy freshness in one of my favorite summer alcoholic drinks.

Blue Mojito drink with fresh mint leaves and fresh lime slices inside the glass with a mint sprig and lime wheel for garnish.



Watermelon Vodka Slush

Sweet and refreshing, this watermelon slush with a kick of vodka, is a perfect cocktail to cool down and relax.

Watermelon vodka slush in a lowball glass.



Blue Margarita

A Blue Margarita is a fun and unique twist on the classic Margarita. Its striking blue color is eye-catching and perfect for summertime. Served in a salt-rimmed glass with a wedge of lime and orange, it’s a refreshing drink your friends will love!



Blue margarita with salted rim and lime wedge and orange slice for garnish.




These are all great summer cocktail recipes!

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

Enjoy your summer filled with delicious and refreshing summer cocktails.


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35 Amazing Summer Cocktail Recipes

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. We've got the drink ideas you'll love this summer!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  1. Pick several new cocktails to make this summer.
  2. Serve them up at your summer parties for friends and family.
  3. Cheers!


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