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.

Collage of some of the top 20 summertime drinks listed in the post.

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. 

Mango Basil Cocktail in pitcher on white table.

 

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
  • Sangrias
  • Tart drinks such as margaritas

What are the healthiest alcohols for summer?

  • Tequila
  • Red Wine
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Rose Champagne

Keep cool and enjoy the warm sunshine and soft breezes with a drink in hand this summer.

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.

 

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.

Top 20 Summertime Drinks

28 Comments

  • Reply
    wilhelmina
    07/07/2020 at 11:21 am

    5 stars
    This is an awesome list! Some of these I know I love and others I can’t wait to try!

  • Reply
    Lisalia
    07/07/2020 at 10:56 am

    5 stars
    Wow so many great beverages to choose from! I’m looking forward to my summer nights after the kids are in bed!

  • 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
    manda
    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
    Christina
    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
    Heather
    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.

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      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
    anna@icyvioletskitchen
    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
    themadhausfrau
    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.

  • Reply
    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
    cheyholzworth
    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
    shockinglydelicious
    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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