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.
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?! These summer drinks are a combination of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that feature fruits that range from peaches to strawberries, mangos to lemons with a little flavored water and iced tea thrown in.
Drinks for all occasions
Think big batch drinks for 4th of July picnics like Rum Punch, White Sangria or refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca. Just want to chill on the back deck, sip away on a Watermelon Strawberry Slushie, a Sparkling Pink Greyhound or a tart Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail. Stock up and these drinks will surely help you beat the sweltering summer days ahead. I think my fellow bloggers outdid themselves to bring you the best of the best for your summertime enjoyment.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best drink for summer?
- Cool water has always been the best hydrator for the heat of the day. To switch it up try agua fresco, a flavored water.
- Lemonade always adds a refreshing twist to plain water. Add a few mint leaves to up the flavor quotient.
- Coconut water is light and serves up quite a bit of refreshing taste.
- Iced Tea is always a mainstay come summer and it's super easy to make.
Best summer alcoholic drinks?
- Anything with sweet watermelon
- Frozen blender drinks
- Tart drinks such as margaritas
What are the healthiest alcohols for summer?
- Red Wine
- Rose Champagne
Keep cool and enjoy the warm sunshine and soft breezes with a drink in hand this summer.
More summertime favorites
Lemon Sorbet Spritz - is a light refreshing summer cocktail for everyday enjoyment. Prosecco, sparkling water & a vodka twist give just the right amount of effervescence, while the lemon sorbet ice cubes chill it to the perfect temperature.
Strawberry Mint Water - is so easy to make and tasty too. All it takes are fresh strawberries, a few mint leaves and some water. So refreshing!
Dark & Stormy - isn’t your sweet & fruity rum drink. It's a bold cocktail made with rich & mellow dark rum, effervescent ginger beer and more than a touch of lime.
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This post was first published on June 14, 2015. It has been updated to provide an easier to read format and the newer recipes.