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10 Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes


Somehow during summer there is this tendency about drinking more and more. Whether it is the heat or the urge to have something ice cold to cheer us up, we do not know for sure. But, one thing we know for sure, that cocktails become our number one choice on a night out or during a quiet afternoon in the beach.

While we are used to the fact of being served when going to a bar or during holidays, there are times when we just want something cold and delicious while staying at home whether it is alone or with friends. The only thing that comes through our mind are cocktails, but making a really good cocktail is actually a process that takes time and effort. We need to know which kind of drinks can be mixed with one another so that we do not mess things up.

During this period you should consider the idea of making cocktails by yourself and your beloved ones will be absolutely satisfied with it.

See below some easy summer cocktail recipes for you to try at home and master your skills as a bartender.


1. Barry’s Does Tequila (B.D.T.)


1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 oz Coconut Water

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Agave

1 Dash Cayenne


Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, coconut water, and agave in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass with ice. Add a dash of cayenne.

Courtesy of Barry’s Bootcamp and Tequila Don Julio


2. BACARDÍ Lime and Soda


2 parts BACARDĺ Lime Flavored Rum

4 parts Soda

Lime wheel


Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Courtesy of Bacardi



3. BACARDÍ Lime Frozen Daiquiri


2 parts BACARDĺ Lime Flavored Rum

1 part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

3/4 part Simple Syrup

Lime wheel

Lime zest


Combine all ingredients in a blender with two cups of ice. Blend until smooth. Serve into a rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Courtesy of Bacardi


4. Lemon Rosemary Cocktail


3 sprigs Rosemary

1 750ml bottle Tequila

Sparkling Ice Lemonade


Place rosemary in the tequila bottle and allow to sit for at least 24 hours.In an ice filled rocks glass, combine 1 ½ oz tequila with Lemonade Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice



5. Raspberry Floater


Raspberry Sherbet/Gelato

4 oz. Champagne

Blackberries, for garnish

Raspberry Tea Sparkling Ice


Pour chilled champagne into chilled large coupe glass. Add small scoop of raspberry sherbet/gelato. Top with Raspberry Tea Sparkling Ice. Garnish with some blackberries.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice


6. Aperol Spritz


1 part Aperol

2 parts Sparkling White Wine

3 parts Q Club Soda


Build cocktail over ice in a tall collins glass or white wine glass. Garnish with an orange twist

Courtesy of Q Club Soda



7. Cherry Smash


1.5 oz. Rémy Martin 1738®

1 oz. Cointreau

.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Fresh Cherries (pitted/halved)

Dash of Simple Syrup


Muddle cherries in simple syrup in bottom of cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Courtesy of Rémy Martin



8. Spiced Strawberry Margarita


1 oz. Cointreau

2 oz. Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2 Strawberries

3 dashes Angostura Bitters


Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add Cointreau, tequila, fresh lime juice, and bitters. Shake with ice. Strain over ice in a rocks glass with a cinnamon sugar rim and garnish with a strawberry.

Courtesy of Cointreau



9. Tangerine Cosmo


2 oz. Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade

1 1/2 oz. Vodka

1/4 oz. Lime Juice

3/4 oz. Cranberry Juice



Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with pink sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Tropicana



10. Aloe Can You Go


1.5 oz. Blanco Tequila

.75 oz. Chareau

.5 oz. Liquid Alchemist Tamarind

.5 oz. Curaçao*

.5 oz. Lemon


Combine ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a wand of fresh lavender.

*Prepare house curaçao, 1:1 grand mariner and simple syrup

Courtesy of Jesse Ross at the Sycamore Den




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