45 Summer Cocktails You'll Crave When the Temperature Creeps Above 80

If you've never enjoyed a Tom Collins on a sunny back patio, you haven't lived.

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Johnny Miller

Whether guests prefer gin or rum, these simple, time-tested cocktails are guaranteed to please.

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Ethan Calabrese
Watermelon Sangria

Like drinking a slice of watermelon ( moscato + rum)!

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Brandon Bales
Frozen Prosecco

This is a summer freezer STAPLE.

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Ethan Calabrese
Giggle Juice

This combo of moscato, lemonade, and vodka will have you and all your girlfriends giggling on the patio this summer.

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Brad Holland
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

Pro tip: Chop up fresh watermelon and throw it in the freezer the night before you make the margs—they'll be perfectly slushy & ICE cold!

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Jonathan Boulton
Firefly Lemonade

You'll want to drink these every summer night.

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Ethan Calabrese
Slushy Margarita Shots

Marg shots >>> tequila shots.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Moscato Lemonade

Good luck drinking just one glass...

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Ethan Calabrese
Lemonade Rum Punch

Top the glass with the dark rum, so it gives the drink that ombre effect.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Dirty Marys

The ultimate brunch cocktail.

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Brandon Bales
Rosé All Day Punch

This punch will be a star at your summer parties. An entire bottle of rosé? Yes please.

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Ethan Calabrese
Sangria Lemonade

The best two summertime drinks in one glass. You're welcome!

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Ethan Calabrese
Blackberry Mojito

Sweeten a tart mojito with muddled blackberries and you'll have a pretty pink drink.

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Jonathan Boulton
Boozy Orange Julius

Because you're an adult now.

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Ethan Calabrese
Strawberry Daiquiri

If you're going the slushie route, mix both frozen and fresh berries for a cold yet flavorful crowd-pleaser.

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Ethan Calabrese
Pineapple Coladas

If you like Pineapple Coladas...let's avoid getting caught in the rain, though.

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Mimosa Floats

The most colorful way to drink Champagne!

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Jonathan Boulton
Strawberry Frosé

Get your bottle of rosé chilled 'n ready!

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Joe Spit
Lemonade Mimosas

These demand to be enjoyed during a summer brunch.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Brunch Rum Punch

What do you get when you have a perfectly balanced mix of light and dark rums and allll the best juices? A special (and strong) brunch punch!

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Chelsea Lupkin
Vodka Pink Lemonade Slushies

This is a TOTAL crowd-pleaser. I mean, the presentation alone is enough for us!

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Ethan Calabrese
Hurricane

Stir up your own personal vacation with a tropical treat that combines passionfruit juice with light and dark rum.

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Ethan Calabrese
Skinny Strawberry Mojitos

The muddled strawberries give this summer drink a refreshingly fruity kick. If you prefer a more tart taste, try raspberries or blackberries instead.

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Jonathan Boulton
Piña Colada Mimosas

These rum-filled mimosas are a must for pool-side brunch this summer.

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Johnny Miller
Spiked Ice Coffee

Freeze layers of coffee, half-and-half, and chocolate milk in an ice mold. Then pour chilled java and a splash of Kahlúa or Baileys on top of the mocha cubes.

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Ethan Calabrese
Classic Margaritas

2 parts tequila + 1 part triple sec + 1.5 parts lime juice = the perfect marg. Chips + guac not included!

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Brandon Bales
Bahama Mamas

This combo of OJ, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice, and grenadine tastes like the tropical vacay you've been meaning to book...

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Chelsea Lupkin
Prosecco Slushies

The only kind of slushie you should be drinking this summer is one filled with prosecco + vodka.

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Ethan Calabrese
Champagne Margaritas

Give your margs a festive boost this summer with your favorite bubbly.

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Charlie Gillette
Moscato Margaritas

Moscato is exactly what your margs need to give them a summery upgrade.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Mermaid Coladas

These Piña Coladas are extra 'grammable. Don't forget the umbrellas!

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