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Cool Cocktails for Summer

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Summer’s bright sunshine and high temperatures make it the perfect season for kicking back with friends and neighbors for cool cocktails after long days spent playing in the sun. When the weather heats up, cool down quickly with your favorite flavors and bubbly beverages like prosecco slushies, watermelon sangria and lemonade mimosas!

After long days spent beside the pool, on the golf course or at the beach, don your mixologist hat and create cool cocktails to delight your taste buds and satisfy your summer cravings. We’ve chosen several cocktails that integrate seasonal, summer fruit, as well as your favorite cool down drinks from summers past.

Whether you prefer a summer cocktail at brunch with friends or a happy hour margarita after a long, hot week of hard work, we’ve found cool summer cocktails designed just for you! Cheers to a new season of delicious sipping!

Watermelon Sangria
Quench your thirst and satisfy your craving for fruit juice deliciousness in this seasonal delight that features fresh watermelon and your favorite bottle of crisp, dry white wine (among other yummy things). Cool off after a long day at the pool, and sip this refreshing cocktail on your cozy patio, or curled up inside with air conditioning and a good friend.

Prosecco Slushie
This easy to make recipe is delicious and beautiful to look at, and is a perfect way to cool off and wind down during a summer sunday brunch. Sweet and tart, with a crisp and clean finish, you’ll drink your glass down to the last icy drop!

This refreshing Brazilian drink is made using Cachaca, a liquor with a most distinctive taste. Perfect for sipping on after a long day spent playing outdoors, or as a before dinner cocktail with friends, you’ll perfect your muddling skills while preparing a couple of these delightful summer cocktails.

Moscato Margaritas
These cool, crisp and refreshing margaritas come with a kick, and make for perfect summer cocktails shared on your patio with friends. Perfect for hot happy hour gatherings or steamy Taco Tuesdays, you’ll want to consider whipping up a bowl of fresh guac and chips to go with.

Strawberry Mojito
This fizzy, minty, perfectly sweetened mojito recipe is a slam dunk for those who like a refreshing cocktail without all the juice and sweetness. As beautiful to look at as it is tasty to drink, you’ll savor ripe strawberries and crisp mint picked from your own container garden! Serve extra cold just about any day of the week, and you’ll be cool and kicked back in no time!

Lemonade Mimosas
Make your next happy hour extra refreshing and cool with this delightful summer favorite featuring tart lemonade and your favorite bubbly beverage. You’ll want to serve these at friendly brunch gatherings or any time you’re craving a light and refreshing beverage on a hot, summer day!

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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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