The Ultimate Summer Cocktail List

It's summer time and I'm sure we're all feeling the heat this year more than ever! What's better than having a couple of refreshing glasses of cocktail to keep it chill? Here we have put together a few summer cocktail recipes that we have tried and absolutely loved! These eye catching drinks taste just as good as they look, and are easy to make, definitely a party pleaser!

1. Pineapple Mango Rum PunchPineapple Mango Rum Punch

Ingredients for Pineapple Mango Rum Punch (servings 1 cocktail)

  • 3 oz of pineapple coconut juice
  • 3 oz of coconut rum (you can also use light or dark rum here instead)
  • 1 oz of mango juice
  • 1 oz of orange juice
  • splash of grenadine (mainly just for looks)
  • lime slices and/or orange zest for garnish
  • edible flowers for garnish

How to Make Pineapple Mango Rum Punch

Combine all juices (pineapple coconut, mango, and orange) and rum. Then stir. Pour over ice and add a splash of grenadine for color. The grenadine will fall to the bottom and give the drink a pretty ombre look. Then, add lime, orange zest, and edible flowers for garnish.

 

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2. The Love Potion Cocktail

The Love Potion CocktailThe Love Potion Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
  1. FOR THE BLACKBERRY SYRUP
  2. 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish
  3. 1/3 cup water
  4. 1/3 cup sugar
  5. FOR THE COCKTAIL
  6. 1 bottle of prosecco or champagne
  7. FOR THE GARNISH
  8. 4 sprigs of thyme
INSTRUCTIONS
1. In a small saucepan, bring the blackberried, water and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
2. Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries!
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3. Fleur Collins Cocktail

Fleur Collins Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce St. Germain
  • ½ ounce Creme de Violette
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • ice
  • soda water
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the lemon juice, gin, St. Germain, Creme de Violette, and simple syrup in a mixing glass and stir to combine. Fill a cocktail glass with ice and pour over the mixture. Top with soda.
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4. Rosé Lemonade Elderflower Sangria

Rose Lemonade Elderflower SangriaRose Lemonade Elderflower Sangria

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces rosé
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • splash of seltzer water
  • sliced strawberries
  • lemon slices
  • fresh mint for garnish

Instructions

Fill a glass with crushed ice. Add a lemon slice and a few strawberry slices. I like to push them down a little bit too. Add the rosé, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup and stir to combine. Add a splash of seltzer water and stir again. Top with more sliced strawberries and a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!

 

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5. Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

 

Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon powdered erythritol (I use this brand)
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a large rocks glass with ice.
  2. Combine the strawberries, basil, erythritol, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the strawberries and basil are crushed and have released their juices.
  3. Add the lemon juice and pepper, and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Cap and shake.
  4. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker over top of the ice in the rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry slice and a basil crown.

 

Credit: Peace, Love & Low Carb

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6. Grapefruit & Rosemary Gin Tonic

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Grapefruit, washed and sliced
  • a few spring of rosemary
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of Gin
  • 1/2 cup of tonic water

INSTRUCTIONS

Simply add a half moon slice of grapefruit to your gin and tonic, a sprig of rosemary and heaps of ice.

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7. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

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INGREDIENTS

GINGER SYRUP

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 inch fresh ginger chopped
  • 8 leaves mint

PALOMA

  • crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup grapefruit juice
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2-4 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 2-3 ounces tequila
  • ginger beer or sparkling water for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

GINGER SYRUP

  1. Bring 1/2 cup water, the honey and ginger to a boil over high heat. Once boiling simmer, 1-2 minutes and then remove from the heat. Add the mint, cover and steep 10-15 minutes. Strain out the ginger and mint. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

PALOMA

  1. Fill your glass halfway with ice. Add the pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, syrup, and tequila. Stir to combine and then top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint. enjoy!

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