Top 7 Summer Cocktail Recipes

Hot days call for cold cocktails.  So I’ve put together a list of my top 7 summer cocktail recipes to get you through the dog days of summer. I’ll be lounging poolside with pitchers of these yummy drinks- with plenty to share with friends and neighbors.

Strawberry-Basil Bourbon Lemonade

Fresh, sweet strawberries and fragrant basil make this simple cocktail taste like summertime in a glass.

basil bourbon lemonade

Watermelon Slim

You probably have fresh watermelon sliced in the fridge (it is summer, after all), so why not turn it into a cocktail?

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Orange-Ginger Margarita

Orange juice + Ginger Liqueur & Tequila = paradise in a glass.

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Colorado Cooler

As Colorado native, I love this one. The recipe calls for Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. It is a distinctive small-batch whiskey made here in Denver.

colorado cooler

White Sangria

Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy–and your white jeans stain-free.

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Strawberry Lemon Mojito

A sweet twist on a summer classic cocktail.strawberry lemon mojito

Moscow Mule

When is a mule ever NOT in season?

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Do you have other suggestions for Summer cocktails? Be sure to comment 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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