Trade your signature drink for a refreshing summer sipper. Don't forget the tiny umbrella!
Kane's Peppery Bloody MaryIt's hard to beat the spicy bite of a good bloody mary on warm summer mornings. Seasoned with fresh basil, cilantro, and chives, this drink received the highest rating from Southern Living's test kitchen.
Garden CocktailThis fresh summer cocktail is a fun spin on the classic Bloody Mary.
Watermelon-Lime SodaWatermelon and lime pair beautifully in this exceptionally cool cocktail. Zingy ginger is the secret ingredient that will make people ask, "What tastes SO good in here?"
Pisco SourThis creamy, frothy cocktail is best served poolside—and by the pitcher.
Sparkling SangriaFlavor this cava-and-brandy-based sangria with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, nectarine, and apricot nectar for a sweet summer cocktail that tastes as good as it looks.
Mojito CoolerFive ingredients are just a few minutes of prep time are all that stand between you and this refreshing classic cocktail.
Blackberry Pisco SoursPisco is a South American grape brandy popular in Peru and Chile. If you can't find it in your area, feel free to substitute white tequila, grappa, or vodka. Don't be alarmed by the strength of this new classic; it's a cocktail that's meant to be sipped and savored.
Fritz's Sonoran SunsetPrickly pear syrup adds a sweet note to the grapefruit and tequila mixture. If your local store doesn't carry prickly pear syrup, you can order it online or substitute grenadine.
Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka CocktailsMarry the flavors of pomegranate and Key lime for a light, fizzy cocktail that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes delicious.
Ultimate Rum PunchBring the flavor of the Caribbean to your backyard barbecue with this festive concoction. Golden rum and coconut rum combine with apricot brandy and the juices of pineapples, oranges, and grapefruits. Garnish this summer-in-a-glass cocktail with lime wedges.
Planter's PunchWelcome guests with the traditional greeting drink of the Caribbean. Use fresh juices, and let guests garnish according to their preferences–sliced pineapple, cinnamon sticks, cherries, and a sprinkle of nutmeg are a few of our favorite toppers.
Blackberry CocktailCombine fresh blackberries, cucumber slices, lime juice, gin, club soda, sugar, and fresh mint for an ultra-summery, fruity escape.
Honeydew MimosasUse a traditional breakfast fruit as the base for this frosty sipper. Blend the melon with ice and sugar, then mix with a bottle of sparkling wine for a refreshing summer combo.
Tequila MojitosSpiff up the classic mojito by substituting tequila for rum in this guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Our online reviewers had one unanimous note: Double the recipe!
Pimm's CupThis thirst-quenching cocktail is best suited for a summer afternoon spent poolside.
Lemon-Mint SparklersThis refreshing summer drink is great with or without bourbon. Make a non-alcoholic batch for the kids, then use leftover simple syrup to whip up a boozy version for the adults in your crowd.
Basil TonicsVodka, fresh basil, simple syrup, and tonic water are all you need for these refreshingly easy cocktails. They're also a wonderful way to use basil leaves from an herb garden.
Mint Julep Sweet TeaThis iced cocktail features combines the best of two classic Southern drinks: the mint julep and sweet tea.
Seaside SunriseTake it to the beach! Blend bright juices and passion fruit rum, and then top with bubbly for a tropical twist on a mimosa.
Limoncello MojitoCombine lemon juice, mint, and Limoncello (lemon liqueur) to create this fresh summer mojito.
Watermelon-Jalapeño MargaritaFor a spicy garnish, combine salt and chili powder in a saucer. Dip rims of glasses in lime juice or water, and dip in salt mixture to coat.
Ginger Pineapple Punch (Lebouroudjee)This intensely flavored punch is nonalcoholic but great as a cocktail; just add sparkling water and rum.
Pink-a-ColadaBrighten up a refreshing cocktail with fresh fruit and edible flowers.
Cucumber-Mint Tequila TonicCucumber-Mint Tequila Tonic is the perfect warm weather cocktail. Made with fresh mint and cilantro leaves and chopped cucumber, it's refreshing and fabulous.
Citrus-Honey Beer ShandyThis ultra-refreshing beer cocktail is perfect for sipping poolside, especially if you can find those mini paper umbrellas. Cheers!
Bourbon-Peach LimeadeFreeze fresh peach and lime slices on a parchment-lined pan, and drop a few into your drink for a frosty garnish.