Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer Recipes to Cool You Off!

These drinks recipes will help cool you off this summer. Have some fun and do a little experimenting with these Summer Drink Recipes.

 

Sweet Summer Drink Recipes:

Isle of Coconut

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. White Rum 2 tsp. Cream of Coconut 2 tsp. Lime Juice 1 tsp. Lemon Juice 1 tsp. Orange Juice 1 tsp. Sugar Syrup Instructions: Mix all in blender with 3 oz. crushed ice until smooth. Pour into collins glass. Add slices of coconut.

Blue Margarita

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: .5 oz Blue Curacao 1 oz Lime juice 1.5 oz Tequila Instructions: Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into glass.

Rum Coconut Fizz

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 1/4 oz. Light Rum 2 tsp. Creme de Coconut 2 tsp. Lime Juice Club Soda Instructions: Shake well with cracked ice all but club soda. Strain into highball glass over 2 ice cubes. Fill with chilled club soda. Stir gently. Top with sprigs of mint.

Kiwi – Cilantro Mojito

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 4 sprigs of cilantro 4 mint leaves 1/4 lime 1 peeled and halved kiwi 1/2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tbsp. water 2 oz. rum club soda Instructions: Muddle kiwi, cilantro and mint together. Add rum and ice then fill with club soda. Garnish with lime.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz. Light Rum 1/2 oz Strawberry Schnapps Juice of 1/2 Lime 1 tsp. Sugar 1 oz. fresh or frozen Strawberries Instructions: Mix with shaved ice in electric blender until desired consistency. Pour unstrained into cocktail glass.

Banana Colada

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1.0 each sliced Banana .5 oz. Banana Liqueur 8 oz. Pineapple Juice 1 oz. light Rum .5 oz. coconut Rum Directions: Blend, and pour into an exotic glass!

Mint Julep

Tweet The first appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803 but the origins are clouded. What is known is that it has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. This drink is refreshing on a hot day and warms you […]

Rum Soaked Watermelon

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 whole Watermelon 1 pint Light Rum Instructions: Cut small plug out of side of watermelon. Pour in Rum. Refit hole with plug and tape with strong tape. Let watermelon soak for 24 hours, rotating 1/4 turn every few hours. Take out plug and pour out excess Rum. Slice watermelon and serve.

Blood Red Sangria

Tweet Sangria Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine (Cheap) 12 oz. club soda 2 oz. cognac 3 tbs. warmed honey 4 sliced figs 1/2 cup red or black grapes, halved 1/2 cup pitted cherries Instructions: Combine the fruit in a large glass bowl, adding the cognac and honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour in the […]

Culto A La Vida

Tweet Rum and cranberry, how can you go wrong on a hot day? Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz dark rum Juice of half a lime Cranberry juice sugar Directions: In a tall drinking class (mojito glass) dissolve spoonful of sugar in lime juice. Add ice cubes and rum. Top of with cranberry juice and garnish with […]

Mojito

Tweet (pronounced [mo.hi.to]) The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail. This is one of our favorite hot day drinks as it is very light and refreshing. Once you get the individual drink down, try making a pitcher to last longer. Cocktail ingredients: 12oz Rum (usually white rum but you can use dark depending on […]

Sangria

Tweet Sangria is a great summer drink that you can share on the deck, beach, patio, etc… With friends. While there are many variations that can be found elsewhere on this site, in this recipe we are going to concentrate on the traditional red sangria. While the recipe is below, the great thing about sangria […]

Kahlua Colada

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Rum 1/2 oz. Cream 1 oz. Cream of Coconut 2 oz. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice 1/2 oz. Lime Juice Instructions: Blend with 1/2 cup crushed ice until smooth. Pour into collins glass.

Daiquiri

Tweet The Daiquiri is thought to have been developed in the late 1800′s in Cuba as a medicinal treatment for malaria. In recent years the Daiquiri has been frozen, we will leave that option to the newbies. Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum 1 tsp. Powdered Sugar Juice of 1 Lime Instructions: Shake well […]

Whiskey Smash

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Whiskey 2 tsp. Sugar 2-3 springs Fresh Mint Instructions: Muddle mint and sugar with 2 oz. shaved ice. Add Whiskey and strain into sour glass. Garnish with fruit.

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