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Here are ten popular summer cocktail recipes:


2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec or Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
Optional: Lime wedge or salt for rimming the glass

PiƱa Colada

2 oz white rum
2 oz coconut cream
2 oz pineapple juice
Pineapple slice and cherry for garnish


2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Club soda


2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup (or adjust to taste)
Lime wheel for garnish


1 bottle red wine (Spanish reds like Tempranillo work well)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur (like Triple Sec or Cointreau)
1/4 cup simple syrup
Sliced fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, apples, berries)
Soda water (optional, for sparkling sangria)

Moscow Mule

2 oz vodka
4-6 oz ginger beer
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish

Gin and Tonic

2 oz gin
4-6 oz tonic water
Lime wedge or wheel for garnish


2 oz tequila
4 oz grapefruit soda (or grapefruit juice and soda water)
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
Salt for rimming the glass (optional)
Grapefruit slice for garnish

Aperol Spritz

2 oz Aperol
3 oz Prosecco (or any sparkling wine)
Splash of soda water
Orange slice for garnish

Whiskey Smash

2 oz bourbon whiskey
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Enjoy mixing these refreshing cocktails for a perfect summer day or evening!