7 Summer Cocktails for Summer 2017

Ah, Summertime. Pool days. Grilling nights. We can hardly wait. Celebrate the season with a few of our favorite summer cocktails like cucumber mint lemonade and slushy frozen mojitos.

 

Paloma

One sip of this grapefruit-infused tequila drink and you’ll never long for a margarita again. (Yeah, right!) Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of PureWow

Mojito Slushies

Bet you thought mojitos couldn’t get more refreshing. Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of Delish

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

This refreshing cocktail comes courtesy of our very own web designer – Becca Ahlf.

Summer Cocktail Cucumber Mint LemonadeCollins glass filled with ice

1oz mint vodka*

1oz cucumber liqueur (thatchers)

top with lemonade

garnish with mint and lemon

 

*Mint Vodka

In a one liter bottle of vodka put approximately 65 mint leaves and stems. Let sit for 1 week.

 

 

Sweet Tea Sangria

This Southern-inspired sangria is perfect for porch sipping. Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of Delish

Watermelon Punch

This may be the best use for watermelon yet. Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

 

Back Nine

The perfect drink after a day out on the course. It’s an Arnold Palmer spiked with bourbon. Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of Food Network

Manhattan Ice Cream Float

Skip dessert and enjoy this clever twist on a Manhattan instead! Get the recipe.

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Photo Courtesy of Scoop Adventures

What is your favorite summer cocktail? Be sure to share in the comments below!

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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