There’s no doubt about it: summertime is the time for enjoying cold, refreshing drinks. And what could be more refreshing than an icy cold cocktail on a hot day? If you’re looking for some ideas for delicious summer alcoholic drinks, you’re in luck! In this post, we’ll share some of the best summer alcoholic drinks to try! So fire up your blender and get ready to mix up some fun!
Top 20 Summer Alcoholic Drinks
In no particular order, here are some of the best summer cocktails to enjoy this summer:
The Aperol Spritz is one of the best summer drinks! This low-alcohol drink is made with a splash of club soda, digestive bitters, and some Prosecco. All of this culminates into a wonderful fruity and pleasant flavor. It is usually topped with an orange peel and zest To add taste and aroma.
For this, you will need Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water.
The Bay Breeze (also known as the Hawaiian Sea Breeze) is a cranberry drink with a bright color and a sweet-tart flavor. It has a tropical pineapple flavor and a carefree, beachy vibe. It is perfect for a summer beverage on the patio when you long for the sun’s warmth.
Ingredients needed for this are cranberry juice, pineapple juice, some vodka, and lime.
The vodka margarita is a twist on the classic cocktail, substituting vodka for tequila. It has a long history of alcohol substitutions, such as the vodka martini and endless varieties of Moscow mules. As you may know, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time, having been created in Mexico in the 1930s.
There are only three ingredients in the basic version: tequila, lime, and Triple Sec. Here, you’ll replace the tequila with vodka, then add orange juice to bring back some taste diversity.
The greyhound is a great summer cocktail you can use to spice up your summer afternoons. When you want something cool that doesn’t get watered down fast, the Greyhound cocktail is your go-to! It is made from three simple ingredients; gin, grapefruit juice, and lime.
Blue Hawaii (also called the Blue Hawaiian) is a tropical drink composed of rum, vodka, blue curacao, and pineapple juice. Harry Yee, a bartender in Waikiki, Hawaii, invented it in 1957.
There are a few variations of this summer cocktail recipe, but the theme remains the same. Rum, vodka (or 100 percent rum), Blue Curacao, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice, fresh Lime juice, and simple syrup are essential ingredients you’ll need to make this.
Key Lime Martini
The is a vodka martini made with key lime juice. Key Lime martini can be made in various ways, and it seems like every restaurant or bar has its own unique version. Vanilla vodka is used by some bars, while others use pineapple or coconut cream.
For this, you will need some key lime juice, graham cracker crumbs, pineapple juice, and flavored vodka.
Long Island Iced Tea
The Long Island Iced Tea is a refreshing summer cocktail made with five liquors: vodka, tequila, rum, gin, and orange liqueur. The drink has a dark tint, similar to iced tea when mixed with Cola.
The Mind Eraser is a cocktail from the 1980s that combines vodka, coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua), and soda water. It is essentially a bubbly Black Russian version! The Black Russian is a popular cocktail that was developed for the American ambassador to Luxembourg in a hotel bar in Brussels in 1949.
For this, you will need ingredients like coffee liqueur (Kahlua, Tia Maria, Sheridan’s, or others), vodka, and Soda water.
The Southside Fizz is made with gin, so it is another classic cocktail that is great for summertime patio nights. It is much better if you have fresh ingredients on hand, particularly fresh herbs like fresh basil or mint, to give it a taste boost.
For this drink, you will need some gin, soda water, maple syrup, lime juice, and orange juice.
The Transfusion is a highball cocktail starring vodka, Concord grape juice, lime, and ginger ale. It is popular at golf and country clubs, So if your summer activities include golfing, you should definitely try this drink.
For a Transfusion drink, the ingredients you need are Concord grape juice, fresh lime juice, vodka, ginger ale, or ginger beer with a strong and spicy ginger flavor.
The Pina Colada is a tropical cocktail that is made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. This classic drink originated in Puerto Rico and has been enjoyed by many people all over the world since its creation in the early 20th century.
Ingredients for a Pina Colada are light rum, pineapple juice, Coco Lopez or another coconut cream, and ice. You can also use dark rum, but it will change the drink’s flavor.
This amazing cocktail is originally called “Red Devil” but later became known as Cape Codder and Vodka Cranberry in the 1960s. It was invented by Ocean Spray in 1940 and is still popular.
Vodka Cranberry is one of the best summer cocktails, and it contains cranberry juice, vodka, and lime for garnish.
A Moscow mule is a classic summer cocktail made with vodka and ginger beer that dates back to the 1940s. It’s a member of the Buck family of drinks, including vodka, ginger ale or ginger beer, and citrus juice. As a result, it’s also known as a vodka buck!
This classic cocktail is one of the official beverages of the International Bartender Association. Ingredients needed for a Moscow mule are Vodka, Ginger beer, and Lime juice.
Berry Vodka Smash
The berry vodka smash is a quintessential summer drink made from fresh fruit. These cocktails are best served cold, just after the ingredients are mixed. To mix things up, you can add either fresh strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
When it’s hot outside, a mojito is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have. It’s created with mint, lime, and rum- making it an interesting flavor combination. Mojitos are easy to make, so if you require a refreshing drink, whip up a batch of these bad boys.
Sangria might not seem like the perfect hot weather drink because it has a lot of wine, but when you add in some lemonade and fruit, you’ve got a great, refreshing summer drink. The recipe for this includes some Spanish red wine, orange juice, brown sugar, apple, and ice.
The Tequila Sunrise
The tequila sunrise is made with tequila, grenadine, and orange juice and has a delicious, refreshing flavor. It is a festive drink that is perfect for summer parties or barbecues.
You will need tequila, grenadine, and orange juice for a tequila sunrise. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
White Wine Spritzer
A white wine spritzer is a refreshing drink made with white wine and sparkling water. It’s perfect for summer because it’s light and refreshing and can be made with any white wine.
To make a white wine spritzer, you need white wine, sparkling water, and lemon. Garnish with a lemon slice.
The Germain Cocktail is a refreshing summer drink made with St. Germain! It’s perfect for hot summer days or evenings because it’s light and refreshing.
You will need St. Germain, gin, and sparkling wine for a Germain cocktail. Garnish with a lemon twist.
The basic daiquiri is a simple drink made with only three readily common components. It’s also one of the most refreshing beverages you can make and is a cocktail everyone should try. Ingredients you’ll need are light rum, freshly squeezed lime, and some syrup.
Where To Find The Best Alcoholic Cocktails This Summer?
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Whether you are looking for a refreshing drink to cool you down or something with a little more bite, these summer alcoholic drinks will hit the spot. So, what are you waiting for? Head to The Chocolate Bar and enjoy some delicious summer alcoholic drinks today! Cheers.