10 Easy Summer Cocktails – Best Refreshing Cocktails to beat the heat


What better way to beat the heat than with refreshing summer cocktails?

Whether you are going to throw a party, want to have a girls’ night in or just sit on the back yard having a little time for yourself or your family, these fresh batch of easy summer cocktail recipes will delight you.

These summertime cocktails are not only easy to make and tasty but filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

must have summer cocktails with refreshing ingredients

Here are some of my favorite easy summer drinks that check all our boxes: easy, refreshing, light, and totally delicious.

Summer is for cocktails. Just imagine yourself laying poolside this summer with a whole pitcher to yourself.

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Enjoy your drinks and stay cool!

10 Easy Summer Cocktails you’ll love

Strawberry Mojito

strawberry mojito cocktail on a glass with mint and lime

This super easy strawberry mojito recipe is made with strawberries, mint, lime, and rum.

It’s one of my favorite classic summer cocktails, and it’s perfect for a girls’ night in. Besides, being made with fresh strawberries adds sweetness, vitamins, and antioxidants.

On this recipe, you will learn how to make a strawberry mojito quick and easy, and how to muddle a Mojito. This makes THE BEST party drink!

Get the recipe here (via Cooks with Cocktails).

Pineapple Coconut Moscow Mule

Pineapple Coconut Summer Moscow Mule in a cup with lime

The best thing about this Moscow Mule cocktail is how refreshing it is, thanks to its combination of pineapple chunks and coriander, which makes it the best summer drink.

I’ve had other Moscow Mules before, but never with this combination of fresh ingredients. Definitely, it’s one of the best Moscow Mule recipe I’ve ever tried!

Get the recipe here (via Dude That Cookz).

Watermelon Margarita

Easy Watermelon Margarita in a glass with salt and lime

This watermelon summer drink is so refreshing you’ll have it all day in summer. Besides, you can make it a frozen watermelon margarita blending all the ingredients with ice.

Margarita is a classic Mexican cocktail but if you add watermelon, it gets better! Like drinking a slice of watermelon (plus tequila + lime juice).

Get the recipe here (via Life’s Ambrosia).

Limoncello Spritz

limoncello spritz cocktail on a glass with mint and lemon

You’ll love this delicious Italian cocktail made with limoncello, Prosecco and soda that will transport you to the Amalfi Coast. Besides, this Limoncello Spritz recipe adds mint and lemon, which gives it a more refreshing and summery touch.

This Limoncello cocktail is a perfect holiday party drink!

Get the recipe here (via Sip and Feast).

Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail

blackberry pineapple rum cocktail in a glass with lime and mint

If you don’t like very sweet cocktails, you’ll love this blackberry pineapple rum drink. This rum cocktail recipe only requires five simple ingredients – dark rum, Grand Marnier, blackberry syrup, fresh lime juice and pineapple juice.

Pro tip: If you keep it in an air-tight container you can keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Get the recipe here (via The Little Epicurean).

Frozen Peach Bellini Cocktail

Frozen Peach Bellini Cocktail for two on a plate

This frozen peach Bellini recipe is so light and easy to make, it’s the perfect drink for hot summer days.

All you need is peach puree from frozen peaches, ice, sugar and Prosecco, Champagne or other sparkling wine.

Get the recipe here (via EatWell101).

Salty Dog Cocktail

Salty Dog cocktail recipe for two in a glass with salt and lime

If you are looking for staycation ideas, this Salty Dog cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy at home, since it will transport you to the beach without leaving your back yard.

Salty Dog ingredients are super simple! All you need is grapefruit juice, vodka, lemon-lime soda and salt. One of the most refreshing cocktails you can make!

Get the recipe here (via Mom 4 Real).

Paloma Cocktail

paloma cocktail recipe for two in a glass with salt, lime and grapefruit

This Paloma drink is a Mexican favorite. Cocktail of tequila and grapefruit soda

With a blend of grapefruit juice, silver tequila, lime juice, soda, simple syrup and salt, this Paloma is the ultimate brunch cocktail.

Get the recipe here (via Tidy Mom).

Peach Rosé Sangria

Peach Rosé Sangria in a glass with raspberries

This sangria recipe with peaches tastes so good, it basically is dessert.

This summer sangria rose with peach is made with rosé wine, brandy, peach juice, peaches, raspberries and sparkling water.

Pro tip: It’s best to refrigerate the sangria for at least an hour so that the alcohol takes the flavor and nutrients from the fruit.

Get the recipe here (via Recipe Runner).

French 75 Cocktail

French 75 Cocktail in a champagne glass with lemon

This gin and champagne cocktail will make you feel like you’re actually on vacay in France.

The French 75 cocktail recipe is super easy, with Brut champagne, dry gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice. The perfect summer cocktail!

Get the recipe here (via Amanda’s Cookin’).

I hope these easy summer cocktails make you insanely happy! Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “10 Easy Summer Cocktails – Best Refreshing Cocktails to beat the heat”

    • Totally! All are delicious, but as you said, the rum cocktail is great if you don’t want a sweet cocktail. It’s so refreshing!


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