Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes

The invites are out, the grill is ready and the furniture is set up. Now there is one last thing to make your summer party one to remember – delicious summer cocktails! Getting creative is a great way to give your guests something to remember and talk about at every summer party to come. So grab the shakers and blender and create some fun and fruity summer cocktails for everyone to enjoy (alcohol optional, of course).

Kiwi Margaritas

Kiwi Margaritas from How Sweet It Is

Now here’s a fruit you don’t see utilized enough! Not only are kiwis a delicious snack, they also make a great base for a refreshing drink. This recipe for Kiwi Margaritas from How Sweet It Is is the perfect unique take on one of summer’s favorite drinks.

This recipe will require a little prep-work since you have to formulate your own kiwi simple syrup yourself (but don’t worry, it’s easy). Grab the food processor and a bunch of ripe kiwis and blend them until pureed. Combine water and sugar in a sauce pans and heat until the sugar is melted then add to the food processor with the kiwi when it has fully cooled and blend away!

This syrup can be added to the drink depending on how much kiwi taste you desire. Combine with your favorite tequila, lime juice and ice in a salt and lime garnished glass and enjoy!


Layered Lemonade Drops

Layered Lemonade Drops from Delish

Now THIS is a beautiful summer drink! Layered Lemonade Drops from Delish are simple delightful to look at and surprisingly easy to make.

All you need is three different kinds of lemonade (mango, strawberry pink and regular), your favorite vodka, ice, strawberries and a blender. The key to making each glass look perfect is mixing and chilling each lemonade mixture separately and utilizing clear glasses.


Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber Cocktail by Bobby Flay

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than this. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has the right idea with the Cucumber Cocktail.

This recipe is simple and can be served by the glass or pitcher at your next summer gathering. While this can be done by hand, having a juicer handy can speed up the preparation quite a bit.

You simply need to create simple syrup with water and sugar and add in tonic water (or club soda if your prefer), fresh cucumber juice, lime juice and cucumber vodka. Add in mint leaves for an extra bit of freshness and garnish with mint, cucumber or lime wedges!



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