If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new and fun cocktails to try…so I’ve taken the guess work out of it for you and have compiled 12 must try cocktails for the summer!

Collage showing the 12 must try summer cocktails being featured in this article.

I’ve purposely included summer cocktail recipes with a variety of boozes, prep methods, and ingredients to give you a wide selection of delicious options to choose from. Cheers!

1. The Gold Rush

The perfect summer bourbon cocktail! This classic style cocktail is made with bourbon, honey simple syrup, and lemon. Simple, classy, and delicious!

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

2. Rosé Sangria

This rosé sangria recipe is the perfect warm weather beverage for wine lovers! Made with rosé wine, orange liquor, brandy, a little sweetener, orange slices, and fresh berries.

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

3. 3-Ingredient Skinny Margarita

For those who love a good margarita, this 3-ingredient skinny margarita is the perfect summer cocktail option! This tequila cocktail is made with fresh citrus; option to add a salt rim.

(Photo credit & recipe by Elise Tries to Cook)

4. Frozen Mudslide

Ice cream and summer go hand in hand. This frozen mudslide recipe is made with chocolate ice cream, coffee liquor, Irish cream, and vodka. Perfection!

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

5. Raspberry Gin Fizz

Gin is definitely a go-to summer liquor, and this raspberry gin fizz looks like the perfect summer sipper! This bright and bubbly drink is sure to please!

(Photo credit & recipe by Midwest Nice Makes)

6. Cucumber Mint Martini

Sometimes you just want to feel fancy and have a martini! This summery cucumber mint martini is made with vodka, cucumber, mint, lime juice, and simple syrup.

(Photo credit & recipe by Sprinkles of Cocoa)

7. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

A summertime classic, this frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe is great for gatherings or sipping poolside! This rum cocktail is made with strawberries, lime juice, and a little sugar.

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

8. Classic French 75

This champagne cocktail makes you feel fancy and is super easy to make! Made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice; this cocktail is perfect for a summer celebration!

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

9. Fool Proof Grapefruit Bourbon Ice Tea

A refreshing grapefruit iced tea spiked with bourbon to create an amazing summertime cocktail experience! And easy-to-sip on beverage for the summer heat.

(Photo credit & recipe by Chelsea Peachtree)

10. Fiery Ginger Beer Mojito

A fun twist on a classic mojito, this summer cocktail recipe is made with rum, ginger beer, lime, and mint. The ginger beer adds just enough spice to keep things interesting!

(Photo credit & recipe by Marley’s Menu)

11. Raspberry Bourbon Smash

This summer bourbon cocktail recipe is infused with the flavors of fresh raspberries, mint, and lemon. Light, refreshing, and the perfect choice for a warm night.

(Photo credit & recipe by Our Love Language is Food)

12. Boozy Madras Popsicles

These boozy popsicles are just so fun! These adult popsicles are made with grapefruit vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice. A nostalgic way to enjoy a summer cocktail.

(Photo credit & recipe by Rachel Bakes at Home)


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