Encourage your party guests to chill out with a frosty beverage or cocktail.
Super Simple Dark and StormyThe ratios here (4:3:2:1) make this classic drink an easy-to-memorize addition to your beach house bar repertoire. Prepare simple syrup by heating equal parts water and granulated sugar until sugar dissolves. Make a big batch and refrigerate for sweetening lemonade, iced tea, or cocktails.
Classic Mint Julep"I made this recipe exactly as stated and thought it was just wonderful," says reviewer Vegaskatie. "How perfect for a sweltering summer day!"
Try this recipe for a maple-flavored twist on the classic old-fashioned cocktail.
Garnish this classic cocktail with an orange twist and a maraschino cherry.
Pimm's CupThis refreshing drink gets most of its flavor from Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based aperitif with fruit juices and spices. Cucumber spears make a crunchy garnish.
Signature MartiniCombine ingredients in a shaker until well chilled and then strain into a martini glass.
- The secret to a great mojito? Load it up with fresh mint and lime.
Slushy Watermelon Mojitos"This recipe is wonderful for a hot summer day. I used 7-Up instead of spring water and it made this recipe 5-star for sure!" raves reviewer Cdraven9.
Jamaica MargaritasWondering where to find the hibiscus blossoms that this unique margarita recipe calls for? Reviewer Cherylmol recommends checking garden centers for flowers that have fallen from the stem already.
Patio Daddy-O Planter's PunchFresh juices, dark rum, and grenadine make this punch cocktail a summer favorite.
Classic DaiquiriUse this 4-ingredient recipe to prepare a refreshing daiquiri.
Pineapple-Mango MojitoSliced mango and pineapple rum give this made-over mojito its tropical flair.
Watermelon DaiquiriSweet, summery chopped watermelon makes this daiquiri the perfect warm-weather cocktail.
Cava SangriaMake this 5-ingredient, fruity sangria your go-to poolside cocktail.
Long Island Iced TeaThis stout, classic cocktail is made from sweet-and-sour mix, vodka, gin, orange liqueur, light rum, tequila, and Coke (or other cola soft drink).