Our Top 20 Summertime Drinks

A collection of the top 20 summertime drinks from some of my best food blogging friends. Everything from refreshing waters to lemonades to amazing cocktails to help you beat the heat all summer long.

Summer Drink Recipe Roundup | 2CookinMamas

I love the summertime with its warm and sunny days that seem like they’ll never end and the plethora of tasty and colorful seasonal fruits and vegetables that will just make you drool. And what tastes better on a hot day than a cool and refreshing ice cold drink? Umm, nothing right?!  So I turned to my fellow bloggers at Culinary Content Network and my new friends from The Secret Recipe Club to find the best of the best for your summertime enjoyment.

Enjoy and show these bloggers some love!

1. Sunshine Sangria by 2 Cookin’ Mamas – A refreshing mix of your favorite summer fruits, combined with white wine, makes for the perfect party refreshment.

Sunshine Sangria | 2CookinMamas

2. Ultimate Rum Punch by Giggles Gobbles and Gulps – a favorite from a fellow Jersey girl. A light and fruity cocktail that brings the Caribbean to you.

Ultimate-Rum-Punch by GigglesGobblesandGulps

3. Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita Slushie by No Spoon Necessary – A spicy, sweet, refreshing margarita with a base of jalapeno spiked tequila blended with the sweetness of the pineapple.

Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita Slushie by nospoonnecessary

4. Rhubarb Mojito by Living Sweet Moments – A great pitcher drink with the complex flavor of rhubarb combined with fresh mint and lime juice. You can add vodka but it is just as good without.

rhubarb-mojito-recipe-by living sweet moments

5. Pineapple Kalejitos by Moore or Less Cooking – If you love mojitos you’ll love this take on the classic combining pineapple, kale, mint and lime.

Pineapple Kalejitos by moore or less cooking

6. Blackberry Cocktail by Grey is the New Black – A sweet, minty cocktail you’ll want to sip all summer long with its refreshing mix of blackberries and mint.

blackberry-cocktail by grey is the new black

7. Raspberry Limeade by Through Her Looking Glass – A fun and refreshing summer drink that is sweet and tart and full of the fresh fruits of the summer.

Raspberry-Limeade by through her looking glass

8. Summer Sangria by Take a Bite Out of Boca – A refreshing mix of white wine, vodka with peaches and nectarines that are just like a sip of summer.

summer sangria by bite out of boca

9. Melon Ball Punch by Divas Can Cook – An oh-so-pretty, flavored lemonade, full of colorful melon balls, sparkling grape juice with a touch of mint.

melon ball punch by divas can cook

10. Summer Breeze by 2 Cookin’ Mamas – A pitcher of summer goodness, cucumbers, mint, cilantro and lime kicked up with vodka and sparkling champagne.

Summer Breeze 2 | 2CookinMamas

11. Marvelous Mint Lemonade by Goodie Godmother – Everyone loves a good glass of lemonade on a hot day and this lemonade flavored with a delicious minty syrup is no exception.

mint lemonade by goodie godmother

12. Limoncello Prosecco by Homemade Food Junkie – If you love lemons you will love this light, refreshing bubbly drink.

Limoncello Prosecco 2 by homemade food junkie

13. Classic Lime Margarita by Cheese Curd in Paradise – What collection of summer drinks would be complete without the classic margarita!

lime margarita by cheesecurd in paradise

14. Watermelon Agua Fresca by Mother Would Know – Watermelons are the perfect summertime treat. So what would be better than a watermelon-based drink?

watermelon aqua fresca by mother would know

15. Raspberry Gin Fizz by Diary of a Mad Hausfrau – Reinventing the gin fizz just for summer by creating a tasty mix of rhubarb raspberry syrup, gin and a little club soda.

Raspberry-Gin-Fizz 2 by diary of a mad hausfrau

16. Mexican Strawberry Water by Tara’s Multicultural Table – This strawberry-flavored water is sure to quench your thirst on hot summer days. And its so easy to make.

Agua-de-Fresa-1 by taras multicultural table

17. Best Homemade Lemonade by Shockingly Delicious – Roadside stands have nothing on this lemonade! Serve it ice cold to beat the heat!

Homemade Lemonade by shockingly delicious

18. Watermelon Raspberry Agua Fresca by A Calculated Whisk – Add a little pop of flavor to your water this summer with a sweet mix of watermelon and raspberries. Drink it as is or take it up a notch with a little tequila or rum.

watermelon raspberry aqua fresca by a calculated whisk

19. Strawberry Basil Sangria by Mostly Food and Crafts – A tasty sangria recipe with a great combination of fresh fruit, basil and chardonnay.

strawberry basil sangria by mostly food and crafts

20. Watermelon Mint Iced Tea by Body Rebooted – This iced tea is so easy and perfect for summer with seasonal watermelon and a hint of mint.

Watermelon-Mint-Iced-Tea by BodyRebooted



Our Top 20 Summertime Drinks


  • Reply
    Through Her Looking Glass
    06/19/2015 at 3:44 pm

    Great post Linda! All these drinks look so enticing, especially as the thermometer rises in NH! Summer Breeze and Melon Ball Punch are calling my name…..Cheers!!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/26/2015 at 4:13 pm

      You picked two of my favorites but I’m working towards trying them all! 🙂 Cheers!

  • Reply
    06/19/2015 at 9:21 am

    The strawberry basil sangria. Yum!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/26/2015 at 4:15 pm

      I love the combination of ingredients too!

  • Reply
    D Johnson
    06/17/2015 at 4:56 pm

    The watermelon mint iced tea sounds refreshing!

  • Reply
    06/15/2015 at 9:20 pm

    They all look incredibly refreshing!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/16/2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Christina! I know when it reaches 90 degrees that I will be reaching for one.

  • Reply
    06/15/2015 at 7:47 pm

    I would love to try the Sunshine Sangria! Sounds perfect for summer!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/16/2015 at 11:06 am

      It is light and fruity and perfect for hot days. Hope you get to try it soon Heather.

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    Shaina Wizov (@takeabiteblog)
    06/15/2015 at 11:03 am

    Great round up! Thank you so much for including my Summer Sangria. I also really love the sound of a Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita Slushie!

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      Linda Warren
      06/16/2015 at 11:05 am

      Your sangria recipe came at just the right time. I just bought a flat of nectarines, which are ripening way to fast, and now I know exactly what I am going to do with them! Yum!

  • Reply
    06/15/2015 at 12:51 am

    these are all so beautiful! i could never choose! maybe if i do one each week for the whole summer i could get them all done by september…

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/16/2015 at 10:58 am

      My thoughts exactly Anna! It will give me something to look forward to every week of the summer.

  • Reply
    06/14/2015 at 9:43 pm

    Honored to be included in such a fantastic roundup!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/16/2015 at 11:01 am

      My pleasure! Your raspberry gin fizz looked so yummy and I like the addition of something unusual like rhubarb.

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    Dena @ohyoucook
    06/14/2015 at 9:31 pm

    Watermelon agua fresca. I make a similar drink and it’s SO refreshing!

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    06/14/2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for including me in this great round up!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2015 at 1:44 pm

      Loved your cocktail! And you’re so lucky to have your own blackberry bush! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    06/14/2015 at 11:58 am

    Stellar RoundUp, I will take one (or two) of all of them! Thank you so much for including my Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita! Cheers (literally)! 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2015 at 1:35 pm

      I said the same thing when I saw all the mouth-watering ideas. And I can’t think of anything better than a margarita on a hot day. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)
    06/14/2015 at 11:36 am

    Great roundup, and those pitchers and glasses are gorgeous! Thanks for including my agua fresca 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2015 at 1:34 pm

      Flavored waters are always in the fridge at our house. Can’t wait to try yours! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    06/14/2015 at 9:52 am

    I have my eye on that Watermelon Mint Iced Tea! This is a great collection….thank you for including my homemade lemonade. Pinning!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/14/2015 at 10:57 am

      I always love a delicious glass of ice cold lemonade. Thanks for sharing!

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