Easy-To-Follow & Refreshing Summer Drink Ideas

We were playing around on location in Florida and decided to whip up some fun summer drinks. They were delicious, so naturally we wanted to share them with you. These fruity drinks are just perfect for poolside or on your patio on a warm summer night. Make, sip & enjoy!

Summer Drink Recipe: The Southside

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • Cocktail glass, cocktail shaker and mixing glass, muddler, and ice

 Instructions

  • Step 1. In a pint glass, combine 10 mint leaves and simple syrup, and muddle for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Step 2. Add gin and lemon juice.
  • Step 3. Fill pint glass about halfway with ice and shake vigorously with mixing tin for 15 seconds.
  • Step 4. Strain into cocktail glass.
  • Step 5. Garnish with your extra mint leaves.


Summer Drink Recipe: Pomegranate & Tequila Spritzer

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 3 oz. club soda
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • Cocktail glass, stirring spoon, and ice

 Instructions

  • Step 1. Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
  • Step 2. Add tequila, pomegranate juice, and club soda.
  • Step 3. Stir for 30 seconds. (optional: add some more ice)
  • Step 4. Strain into a wine glass and add ice if you wish.
  • Step 4. Garnish with a few slices of cucumber and a sprig of rosemary.


Summer Drink Recipe: Dark-N-Stormy

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 oz. dark rum
  • Ginger beer
  • 1 lime wheel (slitted halfway for garnish)
  • Mint
  • Cocktail glass and ice

 Instructions

  • Step 1. Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
  • Step 2. Add dark rum.
  • Step 3. Fill to the top of glass with ginger beer.
  • Step 4. Garnish with lime wheel and mint.


Summer Drink Recipe: Blue Vodka Lemonade

What you’ll need:

  • 3 oz. blue vodka
  • 8 oz. lemonade
  • Lemon wedge, strawberry, blackberries
  • Tall cocktail glass and ice

 Instructions

  • Step 1. Fill glass with ice.
  • Step 2. Add blue vodka and then top with lemonade.
  • Step 3. Garnish with fruit.


Summer Drink Recipe: Watermelon Refresher

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped watermelon, 2 lime wedges, 6-8 mint leaves
  • High ball, pint glass, or stemmed glass
  • Muddler, mixing tin, and ice

 Instructions

  • Step 1. Combine white rum, lime wedges, watermelon, and mint in glass.
  • Step 2. Muddle.
  • Step 3. Add ice.
  • Step 4. Garnish with watermelon, mint, and a fun straw.


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