It’s time for outdoor entertaining, and summer is the best time of year to mix up some cool cocktails. We love to entertain on our back deck, sipping cold drinks while overlooking the yard, koi pond and canyon beyond. We’ve been mixing up some fresh new tastes and have some amazing summer cocktail recipes to share with you.
Try these drinks to spruce up your summer, indoors or outdoors.
Summer Cocktail Recipes to Cool and Refresh
This easy three-ingredient lemon martini will have you sipping by the pool in no time!
The refreshing taste of grapefruit and vodka makes this sweet citrus cocktail a favorite for the warm summer months.
For a tropical coconut flavored beverage, try this easy, delicious drink:
I never thought beer, lime, and dark rum could combine for such a delicious summer flavor, but this cocktail makes it happen!
Take your favorite childhood mall drink and imagine it with liquor in a gluten-free, vegan masterpiece. It’s a grown up Orange Julius.
This rum-based drink puts together unique flavors together for a fruity marvelous mojito.
Lemon slices and Tennessee whiskey will make you want to sing a country song and relax in the sun.
Perfect for a night in with your spouse or a dinner party with friends, wine slushies bring the sophistication of your favorite vino to summertime.
This sour tequila cocktail is a Tulsa, Oklahoma original.
Inspired by The Avengers movie, this drink features cranberry juice, amaretto, Crown Royal, and Captain Morgan for an out of this world chilled beverage.
Do you like pina coladas? Enjoy this fruity drink with added optional strawberries.
Lemonade and bourbon make this beachy beauty perfect for sipping.
Decorate this drink with edible flowers for an artistic delight.
14. Skinny Margarita
Whip up a batch of sugar-free margaritas in under five minutes.
Ice + lemonade + vodka + wine makes this simple sweet drink that will have you buzzing for more.
When you need to beat the summer heat, try this peachy frozen treat:
If you’re a moscow mule fan, bring out your copper mug, add some wine, and enjoy!
Slices of fruit make this white wine inspired drink a summer favorite.
19. Morning Mimosas
Set up this delicious mimosa bar to have for brunch or anytime.
Another drink that utilizes basil gives you a reason to plant an herb garden. Yum!
These summer cocktail recipes are perfect for a night in, a cocktail party, or lounging outdoors with friends. Enjoy these flavorful drinks all summer long.