Cool Classic Cocktails

Encourage your party guests to chill out with a frosty beverage or cocktail.

  • Frosty Lemon Martini
    James Carrier

    Frosty Lemon Martini

    "I've made this cocktail for guests (and myself!) numerous times, and everyone's loved it. It's refreshing and a pleasant combination of tart and sweet. The sugared rim is essential to the drink, in my opinion," says reviewer Brightwind.

  • Pimm's Cup
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Pimm's Cup

    This 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.
  • Slushy Watermelon Mojitos
    Photo: Lee Harrelson / Styling: Virginia Cravens

    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 Margaritas

    Jamaica Margaritas

    Wondering 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 Punch
    Howard L. Puckett

    Patio Daddy-O Planter's Punch

    Fresh juices, dark rum, and grenadine make this punch cocktail a summer favorite.
  • Classic Mint Julep

    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!"
  • Pineapple-Mango Mojito
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Pineapple-Mango Mojito

    Sliced mango and pineapple rum give this made-over mojito its tropical flair.
  • Watermelon Daiquiri
    Photo: Rachel Weill; Food Styling: Karen Shinto

    Watermelon Daiquiri

    Sweet, summery chopped watermelon makes this daiquiri the perfect warm-weather cocktail.
  • Cava Sangria
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

    Cava Sangria

    Make this 5-ingredient, fruity sangria your go-to poolside cocktail.
  • Long Island Iced Tea
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Long Island Iced Tea

    This stout, classic cocktail is made from sweet-and-sour mix, vodka, gin, orange liqueur, light rum, tequila, and Coke (or other cola soft drink).
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