Summer Cocktails

If you are planning on throwing dinner parties and barbecues this summer, you will want to serve some refreshing summer cocktails. Some hosts don’t take the season into account when deciding which cocktails to serve, but your guests will thank you if you serve light, fruity, or bubbly summer cocktails. Impress your friends by serving one or more of the top ten summer cocktails.


The mojito is the perfect summer cocktail. It’s limes are fruity, its mint is refreshing and its ice cubes keep your guests cool on hot summer days. Serve in a tall glass with sprigs of mint top garnish.


The margarita is a classic for any party. Spruce up the traditional margarita by adding a summery treat such as muddled watermelon. Always offer your guests the option of salt or no salt on the rims!

Mint Julep

This drink is fun to serve and to drink! Like the mojito, it offers a refreshing minty taste. The mint julep kicks it up a notch by adding bubbles from the carbonated soda water, perfect for a summer day.

Champagne Punch

Making a champagne punch is simple. Combine chilled champagne and fruit punch, then serve. Your guests will love the fruity taste and the refreshing bubbles.


The michelada is the perfect cocktail for a barbecue. For those that are unfamiliar with the recipe, a michelada is a mix of beer, hot sauce, lime juice and sometimes tomato juice.

French 75

The French 75 is another summer favorite that combines Champagne, gin, lemon juice and sweetener. This drink is best served in a tall flute glass.


The sidecar is a lovely drink during any season. Its classy combination of cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice is delightful on a breezy summer evening.


A cosmopolitan is the perfect cocktail for a night out with girlfriends on a summer night. It’s cold, fruity and strong!

Frozen Daquiri

Serve up a frozen daiquiri to each of your pool party guests! These drinks are outrageously fun to make, and your guests will have a blast drinking them.

Pina Colada

A pina colada is another favorite cocktail for pool parties. Guests will love drinking this pineapple flavored adult beverage while sitting around the pool.

Stock up your bar and keep your blender handy so that you will be prepared to whip up the top ten summer cocktails for your guests this summer.