These 15 Refreshing Summer Cocktails will keep you cool all summer long. There is nothing better than sipping a Frozen Orange Creamsicle Margarita or Red White and Blue Pina Colada while sitting poolside or on the beach. Check out my go-to list of drinks for when things are really getting hot!
ORANGE CREAMSICLE MARGARITA
I’m still dreaming about Orange Dreamsicles from my childhood, so it is only fitting to make it into a soothing margarita with tequila, ice cream, Triple Sec, orange and lime juices. Top it off with a sugared rim and a garnishment of fresh orange and lime. Be sure to also check out my Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Mimosas!
FUZZY NAVEL PEACH SANGRIA
If you’re a fan of the Fuzzy Navel cocktail, you will love this version with Moscato, orange juice, peach schnapps, and vodka. Pass me a glass!
JAMAICAN RUM PUNCH
I’m just drooling thinking about enjoying this rum punch while on the beaches of Jamaica next month. This refreshing version gets made by the pitcher with orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and cherry grenadine.
STRAWBERRY LEMON SANGRIA
This refreshing sangria features fresh strawberries, lemon and white wine with a touch of Sprite added for a bit of fizz. This is great for entertaining and easy to throw together in the summer!
This drink screams tropical vacation with coconut, pineapple, orange juice and rum. Spice it up with a bit of fresh nutmeg.
WATERMELON MARGARITA SLUSH BUCKET
This bucket of fun has fresh watermelon, frozen limeade, orange juice and tequila. Throw it in the freezer overnight and enjoy it for summer BBQ’s or poolside with friends.
GEORGIA PEACH MARTINI
Everything just feels peachy with this fun martini with vodka, peaches, raspberries and peach liqueur. This beauty is one of my favorite martinis that can be enjoyed year-round.
SKINNY WATERMELON MARGARITAS
This cutie is so refreshing with Midori Melon Liqueur fresh watermelon, tequila, and lime juice. Keep things on the skinny side by avoiding sweet and sour and using Agave Nectar instead!
RED WHITE AND BLUE PINA COLADA
This frozen, layered Pina Colada is perfect for 4th of July and Memorial Day BBQ’s. Pick your favorite layer or enjoy them all with this one!
FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA
This frozen delight features fresh mangos, golden Tequila, and orange juice. Use your leftover mangos for a summer, Strawberry Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Chips!
STRAWBERRY WATERMELON MOJITO
There is just something so refreshing about any drink with mint. The addition of fresh strawberry and watermelon make this cocktail summer-ready!
WHISKEY SOUR SLUSHES
These slushes with orange and lemon concentrate get made and frozen overnight. You wouldn’t believe what the secret ingredient is in these (besides the Jack Daniels).
SPICY PINEAPPLE MARGARITAS
I love spicing up my summer with these refreshing margaritas featuring Ancho Chile Liqueur. Don’t forget to add a spicy rim job with a mixture of salt and chili powder.
KEY LIME PIE MARTINI
Serve these dessert martinis to avoid adding any heat to your kitchen in the hot summer months. These are creamy, dreamy perfection in a glass!
HARRY POTTER BUTTERBEER ICE CREAM
Okay, I don’t know if we are calling boozy ice cream a cocktail these days but I just can’t think of a better way to cool off. This no-churn ice cream with Butterscotch Schnapps is an absolute dream in a cone, glass or dish!