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:

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 […]

Frozen Mint Daiquiri

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz Light Rum 1 tbsp Lime Juice 1 1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps 1 tsp Sugar 1 cup Ice Instructions: Blend until smooth.

Cuban Ginger

Tweet I’m a big bourbon and ginger ale fan and never really thought rum and ginger ale would go together, boy was I wrong! A simple cocktail to enjoy. Cocktail Ingredients: 1/2 oz apple liqueur 2 oz dark rum ginger ale Directions: In a tall glass (mojito glass) add ice cubes, apple liqueur, rum and […]

Strawberries & Cream

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz. Strawberry Schnapps 1 1/2 tbsp. Sugar 2 oz. Half and Half 2 oz. Whole Strawberries Instructions: Blend with 2 cups crushed ice until smooth. Pour into champagne flute. Garnish with strawberry. Serves two.

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.

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.

Daiquiri

Tweet Mmmmm… Perfecto for a hot summer day! This is the traditional Daiquiri, no blenders required for the mixing of the drink but it does require the perfect ice, crushed. Feel free to add flavors to it as it will easily soak them up. Cocktail Ingredients: 2oz light rum 1 spoonful of sugar The juice […]

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 […]

Cranberry Ginger Margarita

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 3 oz of cranberry juice cocktail 1 1/2 oz of tequila 1 1/2 oz of ginger liqueur juice of half a lime Instructions: Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice & pour into a salted martini glass. Garnish with chopped cranberries & a sliver of crystalized ginger.

Strawberry Margarita

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 3/4 oz. Tequila 3/4 oz. Triple Sec 3/4 oz. Lime or Lemon Juice 1/2 oz. Strawberry Liqueur Instructions: Shake well with cracked ice. Rub rim of cocktail glass with rind of lime or lemon. Dip rim in salt. Strain into cocktail glass.

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.

Margarita

Tweet A few drinks are so popular that they have a special glass named after them; this is one. Served on the rocks or frozen the salted rim always makes it stand apart. Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz. Tequila 1 oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. Lime or Lemon Juice Instructions: Shake well with cracked ice. Rub […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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