5 Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes

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So you’re hosting a barbecue or just looking for some light, more natural, and of course DELICIOUS summer cocktail recipes. We have you covered. If you are looking for a more natural cocktail – stick with clearer alcohols like white rum, gin and vodka. They are less processed and are easier for our bodies to digest. Since they naturally have less sugars than other alcohol, it’s also simply healthier and lower calories. So with that in mind – here’s our favorite 5 Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes.

Watermelon Mojito

  • Ingredients: Fresh watermelon chunks, mint leaves, white rum, lime juice, simple syrup (optional), club soda.
  • Instructions: Muddle watermelon and mint leaves in a glass, add lime juice and rum. Fill the glass with ice, top with club soda, and stir gently. Garnish with a mint sprig and a watermelon wedge.

Cucumber Gin Cooler

  • Ingredients: Cucumber slices, gin, lime juice, simple syrup, club soda.
  • Instructions: In a shaker, muddle cucumber slices with lime juice and simple syrup. Add gin and ice, then shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice, top with club soda, and stir gently. Garnish with a cucumber slice or as many as you’d like.

Peach Basil Sangria

  • Ingredients: Fresh peaches (sliced), basil leaves, white wine, peach schnapps, sparkling water.
  • Instructions: In a pitcher, combine sliced peaches and basil leaves. Add white wine and peach schnapps, stir gently. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Before serving, add sparkling water and stir. Serve over ice with peach slices and basil leaves for garnish.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • Ingredients: Fresh strawberries (muddled), basil leaves, vodka (optional), lemonade.
  • Instructions: Muddle strawberries and basil leaves in a glass. Add vodka. Fill the glass with ice, then pour lemonade over the mixture. Stir gently and garnish with a strawberry slice and a basil leaf.

Coconut Pineapple Rum Punch

  • Ingredients: Pineapple juice, coconut water, white rum, lime juice, grenadine (optional).
  • Instructions: In a pitcher, mix pineapple juice, coconut water, white rum, and lime juice. Add grenadine for a touch of sweetness and color if desired. Stir well. Serve over ice in glasses, garnished with pineapple wedges or lime slices.

Final thoughts on these Summer Cocktail Recipes

Enjoy these delicious and natural summer cocktails responsibly! If you want some non-alcholic drinks, consider these cortisol cocktails that we made too.

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