One of things we love most about planning summer gatherings is deciding on the cocktails we are going to serve. With the abundance of fresh ingredients available this time of year, there are a ton of yummy recipes to choose from! If you find yourself searching for just the right refreshment to share with your guests this summer, look no further!

From frozen to sparkling, we’ve got the perfect summer cocktail recipes that your guests will love. Cheers!

Our favorite summer cocktail recipes

7 summer cocktails

1. Spicy margarita with jalapenos

spicy summer nights This less than traditional jalapeno margarita features freshly muddled jalapeno and crushed red pepper for a flavorful kick to your taste buds. Only want a little spice? Not to worry! The recipe is easily adjustable.


2. Strawberry and orange vodka slush

sunshine in a glass Simply perfect for a lazy day by the pool, our recipe for fresh strawberry and orange vodka slush is a refreshing and skinny alternative to calorie heavy margaritas and daiquiris. Relax, sip, and enjoy!


3. Frozen sea breeze slush cocktail

easy, breezy, yum! Our recipe for slushy sea breeze punch not only tastes great but is super easy to make! Made with grapefruit and cranberry juices, vodka and topped with lemon-lime soda, you can make it ahead of time, store it in the freezer, and it will last for multiple summer gatherings!


4. Blueberry Moscow mule

a trip to Moscow Small, ripe blueberries and mint muddled with ginger beer and vodka make the colorful and deceptively delicious blueberry Moscow mule–the cocktail you will be dying to share at your next outdoor gathering. Since ginger beer is non-alcoholic, you can turn this cocktail into a mocktail simply by skipping the vodka.


5. Bing cherry margarita

a true warm weather favorite Enjoy the sunshine on the patio with a scrumptious bing cherry margarita in your hand and a great big smile on your lips. Muddled cherries, tequila, and lime juice…need we say more?


6. Skinny coconut mojitos cocktail

tropical flavor without the guilt While incredibly yummy, traditional Cuban Mojitos are loaded with calories. To skinny-up this classic cocktail, we took coconut rum and combined it with Stevia, fresh mint, freshly squeezed lime juice, and club soda to create delicious, low-cal coconut mojitos!


7. Fruity watermelon cocktail

watermelon meets happy hour Juicy muddled watermelon and vodka mixed with fizzy club soda–a refreshing addition to a gorgeous summer day and the perfect complement to almost anything fresh off the grill.

Cheryl Says

I always try to use fresh fruit instead of flavored liquors whenever possible.