40+ Refreshing Summer Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes

June 13, 2017

Sit back, relax and enjoy the hot days and nights of summer with one (or more!) of these refreshing cocktail recipes (some mocktails included too)!

collage of summer cocktail recipes


*Originally published June 2017. Updated June 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement.

Cocktails are delicious all year round, but there’s nothing better on a hot summer day than sitting on your back porch sipping on an ice-cold, refreshing drink. Especially if said drink is made with some of the most aromatic, flavorful, and eye-catching fruits, vegetables, and herbs of the season.

Whether booze-filled or booze-free, summer drinks are some of my favorites, and I don’t think I’m alone. That’s why I’m sharing over 40 of some of the season’s most refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes from fellow RDs and food bloggers.

So grab your cocktail shaker, muddler, or blender, and let’s get mixing! Cheers to the start of summer!

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer Drinks Made with Tequila

Summer Drinks Made with Gin or Vodka

Summer Drinks Made with Rum

Summer Drinks Made with Wine or Champagne

Summer Mocktails (Non-Alcoholic Drinks)

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What are your favorite summer cocktail recipes?

Please share with me below or on social media!

collage of summer cocktail & mocktail recipes

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  1. I am not a big drinker but I have to say, all of these look and sound amazing! This has me all excited for Memorial Day weekend 🙂

    1. Thanks ea! That would be so much fun! We’ll have to make some of these the next time we’re at a blogger event together!

    1. Aren’t they all so pretty?! I want to try them all! You’re most welcome! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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  3. What a great list! Pinned this one to my happy hour board. I know it’s not 5 o’clock yet but I’m thirsty 😉

    1. Thank you Katie! I always say, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! (Plus mocktails are allowed any time!!)

  4. I need to give this list to my husband. He is always asking me to look up cocktail recipes for when we have guests over. Why not have him try making one of my peer’s recipes!! 🙂

  5. Great collection! I’ve updated my to-drink list. Have you come across any fun things for using lavender? I have a lavender plant now and want to do something creative with it.

    1. I recently had a drink at an event that had lavender in it. It was gin, honey, lemon and lavender. Was delish!

  6. You’ve supplied the recipes, now I just need to put on my bathing suit, head down to the pool, and let my husband serve me one of these. Ultimate staycation complete.

  7. This is the ultimate cocktail guide! Definitely going to be consulting this list for upcoming parties, grill outs, date nights in, etc. 🙂

    1. Thanks Jordan! Hope you get lots of enjoyment from all the cocktails and occasions that go with them!