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Top 10 Summer Drinks

Summer should be filled with sun, patios, barbecues, good food, and of course delicious drinks! We have the best Summer cocktails and mocktails all in one place for you to enjoy.

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Who is ready for SUMMER?! The weather here has been so hot that we actually had to turn our air conditioning on this week…IN MAY!! I really try to wait as long as I can before breaking down and turning it on…I would honestly prefer to have the windows open with a nice fresh breeze!

So, with this warm weather approaching so quickly I decided to reach out to some of my fellow bloggers to compile a wonderful list of the tastiest, thirst quenching summer drinks for you…and the best part? You can make most of them ahead of time to enjoy throughout your busy week!

There is nothing better than coming home from work and having a nice cold drink waiting to be enjoyed on the deck…ahhh Summer Time! I think everyone will find at least one drink they love on this list, but I am actually betting that you’ll be running to the store to make all 10! Enjoy!

Be sure to PIN THESE SUMMER DRINKS so you have them for later!

Lemon Mint Lemonade

Who doesn’t love a good glass (or pitcher) of lemonade? This one is a nice twist on the classic, using only 6 ingredients, it is super fresh and full of citrus flavors! You can also add a little bit of booze to the recipe to make it a fun adult drink for your next event!

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Courtesy of: Pastel and Macarons, click HERE for the recipe!

 Sunny Summer Slush

Here is a nice frozen treat for those REALLY hot days we know are just around the corner! This one is filled with fresh fruits, including bananas and peaches, and uses fruit juices to make a nice base! This is definitely one you will want to make extra and keep in your freezer all summer long!

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Courtesy of: Left on Peninsula Road, click HERE for the recipe!

Tropical Rum Punch

If you have EVER gone on a tropical vacation you will have had a glass of rum punch, and probably came home swearing you were going to make it every year to reminisce on your happy memories of endless blue ocean and tropical gardens…In this version they use Mango Rum which you can always substitute for a good coconut rum if you prefer! Now stop licking your lips and get mixing!


Courtesy of: The Eyes of a Boy, click HERE for the recipe!

Wine Slushy

Do I even NEED to intro this one?! Wine and slush…Mmm! This is beyond easy to make, literally only requiring 2 ingredients! I love that you can customize this one to whatever your wine preferences are…prefer Merlot over Pinot Grigio? No problem! Get making your wine cubes and start enjoying a slushy this afternoon.


Courtesy of: Tasty Ever After, click HERE for the recipe!

White Strawberry Lemon Sangria

Who doesn’t love a good sangria in the summer time? They are so easy to customize that they REALLY are for everyone (you can even make non-alcoholic ones for the kiddos!). The addition of lemons and apples in this version will leave you licking your lips and mixing up another pitcher!

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Courtesy of: Kitchen Treaty, click HERE for the recipe!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

This frozen drink is not your average summer drink – it is super chocolaty and topped with whipped cream and is a perfect refreshing drink on any hot day!

You can totally add some vodka or rum to the mix to make it a summer cocktail, or keep it alcohol free for a kid friendly version the entire family can enjoy.

Two clear glasses of frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream on top

From our recipe vault : Click HERE for the full recipe!

Pina Colada Sangria

Okay since we are on the topic of sangria…how about THIS ONE!? Two of my favorite drinks combined into one…I sense a new summer favorite for me!

This is a refreshing take on a classic with the crushed pineapple, and you can add additional fruit for garnish and flavor as you see fit. It doesn’t have the “slushy” feel of a pina colada, but rather a nice sipping consistency, making it perfect for sitting out on the deck with the sun beaming down!


Courtesy of: Wine and Glue, click HERE for the recipe!

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Raspberry-Peach Iced Tea Lemonade

The mixing of lemonade with iced tea is becoming more and more popular and after checking out this recipe I can certainly see why! The sweetness of the fruit with the tartness of the lemonade is a perfect combination, and with so many flavors in one glass it is GREAT on a hot day! This one takes a bit longer to make, but I can assure you, IT IS WORTH IT! 

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Courtesy of: Baker by Nature, click HERE for the recipe!

Cafe Mocha Frappe

Want your coffee fix but looking to keep it cool on a hot day? This is for you! All the flavor and KICK of caffeine that you need to get your afternoon pick-me-up,all while providing a nice cool off!

The best part with this recipe is that you use coffee ice cubes (that you make ahead of time) so you can easily whip this up when you get a craving, or as you head out the door in the morning! Mmm!


Courtesy of: The DIY Dreamer, click HERE for the recipe!

Blueberry Mojito

Summertime in a glass…mint, blueberries AND limes! This drink combines a number of summer flavors to really create an impact drink (both taste and look) which is great for a summer BBQ with friends and family! A quick muddle and you are ready to drink this refreshing mojito.


Courtesy of: Baking Beauty, click HERE for the recipe!

Spring Mocktail

A lovely “mocktail” with bright colors that is quick and EASY to make! The lightness of the cranberry juice pairs with the tartness of the pineapple and peach water making a great thirst quenching alternative to water on a hot summer day. You can add alcohol if you want to make it an adult only treat, a nice splash of vodka should do the trick!

Courtesy of Fuchsia Freezer, click HERE for the recipe!

Well friends, there you have it! Ten of the most DELICIOUS summer drinks you can make for just yourself or when you have company to entertain.

There was so many yummy choices to sort through that I did another post to help you spruce up your fathers day (a little more MANLY drinks you could say!). CHECK THEM OUT HERE! Also, if you love strawberries you will want to check out my Strawberry Mint Bliss, a light a refreshing summer drink that can be made non-alcoholic for the kiddos. 

Be sure to check out the items below to bring your drink game over the top! Enjoy and happy drinking!

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karrie / Tasty Ever After

Monday 25th of June 2018

This is the BEST roundup!!! Pina Colada Sangria?? Making that ASAP, like today! Pinning now because I will be using these recipes all summer long and thank you so much for including my wine slushie. xoxo


Monday 25th of June 2018

Thanks so much Karrie!!! Your wine slushie is DIVINE, we have made them a few times to enjoy on a warm summer night. It's always nice to have a few good drink recipes up your sleeve!

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Friday 29th of July 2016

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Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)

Thursday 28th of July 2016

What a fantastic lineup - bookmarked!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

Thanks so much Mardi! It was fun to work with fellow bloggers to put this great round-up together! I hope you enjoy them!!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

One of the best parts of being an adult in the summer - Patio Drinks! Love any new twist on a refreshing libation. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

You are very welcome! Hope you enjoy a few off the list this summer!

Samantha | My Kitchen Love

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

Blueberry mojito? Raspberry Peach Iced Tea? I really need it to be happy hour!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

Samantha, any hour is happy hour in my mind!! As long as the sun is shining and my sunglasses are on I am good to go with any of these yummy drinks on a patio!