50 Best Summer Cocktails You Need To Make

I live in Texas and summer is coming. I dread it. A Texas summer is hot and miserable filled with mosquitoes and humidity and drought. But it doesn’t have to be all bad. No, let there be a cocktail light at the end of the long, sweaty day. However, figuring out what cocktail to make is much more challenging. You want something light and tasty. It’s got to be cool and refreshing. No heavy drinks when its 105 degrees outside. The old standards like margarita and mojitos are popular for a reason. They’re delicious. You could make those. No problem. But why don’t you take some chances and make the best summer cocktails that leave you and others wanting another?

Summer Cocktails With Rum

Summer and rum are perfect for each other. Rum evokes images of pirates, islands, white sand beaches and relaxation.

Summer Rum Cocktails

Strawberry Mojito from The Forked Spoon

Best Summer Cocktails with Rum

Boozy Dole Whip from Delish

Best Summer Cocktails With Rum

Tipsy Mermaid Punch from Delish

Summer Cocktails With Rum

Old Cuban from Honestly Yum

Summer Cocktails With Rum

Cuba Libre from Delish

Summer Cocktails

Carribean Rum Punch from Cooking With Curls

Summer Cocktails With Rum

3 Ingredient Pina Colada from Gimme Some Oven

Dark -N-Stormy from Chowhound

Best Summer Cocktails With Rum

Monkey Wrench from Drink Kings

Summer Rum Cocktails

Pina Colada Sangria from Delish

Summer Cocktails With Vodka

When you think of a vodka cocktail, your mind probably goes to a classic vodka martini or bloody mary. You don’t necessarily associate those with summer although they are great year-round drinks. Discover some vodka cocktails that are better suited for summer.

Summer Vodka Cocktails

Lemon Blueberry Vodka Spritzer from Mfantans

Summer Vodka Cocktails

Bloody Mary from Kitchen Swagger

Summer Vodka cocktails

Ruby Red Moscow Mule from A Communal Table

Summer Cocktails

Key Lime Martini from A Communal Table

Summer Cocktails

Vodka Lemonade from What The Fork

Summer Cocktails

The Frenchie from Books n’ Cooks

Summer Cocktails

Salty Dog from Mom 4 Real

Summer Cocktails

Lemonade Prosecco Punch from Crazy For Crust

Summer Cocktails

Mango Collins from Liquor

Summer Cocktails with vodka

Moscow Mule Mimosa from Delish

Summer Cocktails With Tequila

Ah, tequila. Margaritas and shots. Salt and lime. Perfect. However, don’t sell yourself and tequila short. Tequila is extremely versatile and you can use it in numerous ways. Try some of these tequila recipes to make summer cocktails that you and your friends will love.

Summer Tequila Cocktails

Tequila and Tonic from Mix That Drink

Summer Tequila Cocktails

Lemon Basil Margarita from Liquor

Summer Cocktails

Mexican Mule from Cupcakes and Cutlery

Summer Cocktails with Tequila

Spicy Watermelon Margarita from Liquor

Summer Cocktails with Tequila

Tequila Mojito from Delicious Everyday

Strawberry Sriracha Margarita from Domestic Fits

Summer Cocktails with tequila

Spicy Avocado Coconut Margarita from VinePair

Summer Cocktails

Bloody Maria from Liquor

Summer Cocktails

Strawberry Tequila Sunrise from The Little Epicurean

summer cocktails

Spicy Matcha Margarita from Wicked Spatula

Summer Cocktails With Gin

Gin is great for summer. It’s light and works great with a wonderful mix of ingredients. If you’re thinking about making a great summer cocktail, be sure to give gin a try.

Gin Cocktails for summer

Lemon Basil Gimlet from Happy Hour Projects

Gin cocktails for Summer

El Chapo from Liquor

Gin cocktails for summer

Singapore Sling from Liquor

Cool Gin and Cucumber from Life She Lives

Summer Cocktails

Ginger, Lemon and Rosemary Cocktail from Nellie Bellie

Gin cocktails for summer

Strawberry Martini from Sidewalk Shoes

Summer Cocktails

Fresh Watermelon Martini from Creative Culinary

Carribean Sunset Martini from Tamilee’s Tips

Summer Cocktails

Gin Buck from Liquor

Summer Cocktails

Frozen Gin and Tonic from Serious Eats

Summer Cocktails With Bourbon

An Old Fashioned is about as good as it gets for me. I’ll drink them year round. The good thing about making summer cocktails with bourbon is that the flavors that it gives – the vanilla and caramel – work smoothly in many other drinks, too.

Summer Cocktails with Bourbon

Southern Style from Whisky Advocate

Summer Cocktails with Bourbon

Jalapeno Bizness from Whisky Advocate

Summer bourbon Cocktails

Jackalope from Whisky Advocate

Summer bourbon cocktails

Indian Summer from A Spicy Perspective

Summer Cocktails with Bourbon

Vanilla and Fresh Cherry Bourbon Smash from Sweetpeas and Saffron

Summer bourbon Cocktails

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar from HowSweetEats

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade from My Like & Share

Summer bourbon cocktails

Kentucky Lemonade from Mom4Real

Summer Cocktails with bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky Buck from Liquor

Kentucky Peach Bourbon and Vodka Cocktail from Liquor

Hopefully, this list gives you some good ideas about what to drink when the weather heats up. Try more than one. Find some you like and impress everyone else with your summer cocktail game.

Be sure to tell me which ones you like in the comments below.

Cheers

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