Top 10 Summer Time Cocktails
Looking for a way to cool off ? Try one of my Top 10 Summer Time Cocktails, they are sure to refresh you.
During the heat of the summer months, I prefer to have a cold icy cocktail that is lighter or possibly even frozen. In this post I have gathered my favorite Top 10 Summer Time Cocktails to share with you. Let’s start with one of my childhood favorites turned naughty.
1. The Boozy Dole Whip
This has to be my favorite all time summer treat, the knock off recipe of a Disney Dole Whip. Then I went and added Rum to the mix, making it a Boozy Dole Whip for a summer gathering I had a few years ago. It was such a hit I had to do a post all about it, which everyone loved. So to date I call this my favorite Summertime Cocktail and dessert in one. You can see the full post and recipe at the Boozy Dole Whip. Believe me you will not be disappointed at all!
2. Frozen Aloe Margarita
Everyone loves a frozen Margarita, but have you ever had an Aloe one before. Talk about the most soothing margarita ever. You know aloe soothes a sunburn on the skin, just imagine that same soothing property in an icy drink with a smooth lime honey and watermelon. If you like the drink you should see the full tablescape that went with it over at my Summer Succulents Table. Here is the aloe margarita recipe:
- 2 cups of Ice
- 1 bottle of Aloe Water ( honey, watermelon or mango)
- 2 cups Margarita Wine Cooler
- 2 shots of Tequila (you can add more, this is just a starting point)
Put all ingredients into the blender and mix until you get a slushy consistency.
3. Sunshine In Glass
This is like the perfect tropical vacation in a glass. This is really good the colder it is, so I recommend all the juices be chilled and serve over crushed ice or use a shaker.
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Apple Juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 1 shot dark spiced rum
- 1 shot banana liquor
- 2 oz Lemon Lime soda
- Lemon Seltzer Water
- a splash of Maraschino Cherry Juice
4. The Boozy Arnold Palmer
This is a classic recipe that has been around for years and is not anything really ground breaking. There have been many variations on this traditional favorite of sweet tea with a splash of lemonade to make a spiked or boozy version. I recently featured it in my Sumer Time Yard Games post with a shot of Vodka but I have used, Whiskey and even Rum in this easy sipping drink. Top it off with a little fresh mint and voila!
5, Strawberry Sangria
This is always a seasonal favorite, especially when strawberry picking time comes around. This is a tasty recipe that is fresh, low calorie and always satisfying. You can see the full recipe on how to make this one from fresh picked berries over at my post on how to make a simple Strawberry Sangria.
This is a crowd favorite, and super easy, I am still having people ask for the recipe from 2 weekends ago! You can see the full post at the link above. The ratio for mixing is 3 parts Peach nectar, 2 parts Sprite, 1 part Honey Jack ( you can add more if you like, but this is a basic crowd friendly version) So for easy party mixing use 2 peach nectars bottles, 1- 2 liter bottle of sprite, and 1 liter of Honey Jack. My trick is to freeze the peaches for a icy treat and double as ice cubes.
7. Banana Puddin’ Poptails
This is such an easy summer two for one treat and it tastes just like banana puddin’ . If you wait long enough it becomes a perfectly drinkable ice cold cocktail, or if you are a dipper you have a popsicle and drink at the same time. The Ingredients are simple banana pops, coconut LaCroix, banana liquor and light rum. See the full recipe at my Banana Puddin’ Poptails post.
8. The Lemony Spritzer
Yum, this little spritzer tastes like grown up kool-ade, and pares perfectly with seafood. I featured this simple little recipe in my summertime Fish Fry for the Fourth of July a few weeks ago.
- 1 cup Homemade Lemonade (recipe here)
- 1 cup White Wine or Sparkling Wine
- 3 oz Vodka
- Shake with Ice and Serve with a lemon slice
9. The Shooting Star Cocktail
This cocktail is a show stopper simply by adding in a sparkler. I featured this cocktail back during my meteor shower Picnic Under the Stars. This tasty bubbly drink is 50/50 mix of:
- 1 bottle Chilled Moscato
- 8 oz OceanSpray’s Sangria Mocktail
- crushed ice
- kiwi stars and blackberries for garnish
10. A Raspberry Remembrance
This is a mixture of bubbly and frozen all in one tasty treat.
- Asti Spumante
- 1 tbsp Raspberry Syrup by Torani
- 1 scoop raspberry sorbet
- Garnish with fresh raspberries, black berries & sprig of rosemary
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