Sit back and relax into the long, hot days of summer with refreshing cocktails starring fresh fruit and citrus. Here are some of our favorites!
Fresh ginger adds a subtle kick to this frosty summer cocktail, which comes together in a flash in a Vitamix blender.
This national drink of Brazil is made with a rum known as cachaça, which is distilled from fresh sugarcane juice. If you can’t find cachaça, use light rum instead.
|Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca
Perfect for warm-weather sipping, this refreshing cocktail combines papaya and fresh lime juice with tequila and Grand Marnier.
|Frozen Berry Mojito
This playful frozen twist on a traditional mojito takes advantage of summer’s bounty of berries. We like the combination of blackberries and raspberries, but feel free to use just one or the other, or even strawberries.
|Paloma with Pink Peppercorn Salt
This version of the classic grapefruit-tequila cocktail was created by the San Francisco restaurant Tacolicious. We love the festive sweet-salty rim.
|Jalapeño-Lime Coolers with Cucumber-Chile Gin
This cocktail is a triple threat: the gin is infused with chile, shaken with our jalapeño-infused cocktail mixer, and garnished with a slice of fresh chile. The cucumber adds a cooling note to the mix.
|Minted Hibiscus and Raspberry
Tea and tequila—now that’s a unique combination. When you’re in the mood for iced tea with a bit of a kick, try this creative cocktail.
|Plum and Nectarine Sangria
This sangria stars summer’s ripe stone fruits, soaked in dry white wine to create a festive daytime cocktail.
Pineapple adds an unexpected tropical twist to this frozen summer refresher, inspired by a gin gimlet.
|Cucumber and Chili Agua Fresca
Spiked with tequila and made with plenty of fresh lime juice, this cool and spicy cocktail makes a great summer refresher.
Everyone’s favorite frozen cocktail, the strawberry daiquiri is a great way to show off the ripe berries when they’re at their peak.
This Caribbean cocktail was meant for lounging by the pool. With fresh mint, lime, light rum and crushed ice, it’s a guaranteed thirst quencher.