Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to enjoy the refreshing tastes of summertime. What better way than with an ice-cold, refreshing cocktail? Even if summer has long bid goodbye in your area, a refreshing drink is hard to go wrong with. It will not only hydrate your very being but also help you socialize on a Saturday night. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a refreshing beverage at brunch or after a good run. Trust us; a refreshing drink is always an excellent fix for anything.
From a classic mojito to a refreshing margarita, there are plenty of options for everyone! Whether you’re hosting an outdoor party or just want to cool off after mowing the lawn, these summer cocktails are sure to please.
Best Refreshing Summer Cocktails for 2023
The mojito is one of the most iconic summer cocktails. It’s perfect for a hot day and can be made easily at home with ingredients from your pantry! With just five ingredients: sugar syrup, rum, lime juice (or lemon), mint leaves, and club soda, it’s an easy-to-make refreshing drink perfect for any occasion!
All it takes are three simple steps: muddle fresh mint leaves (or sugar cane) into white rum or tequila until all pieces have been broken up, add lime juice to taste; then fill the glass half full ice cubes before topping with club soda water – giving yourself just enough time to put on some tunes while letting them get cold. If that left you confused, don’t worry, you can find the recipe below!
Aperol is a classic Italian drink that has become fairly popular in the United States. When it’s hot outside, nothing beats the refreshing taste of an Aperol spritz. It has just as much alcohol in it as other mixed drinks but is light and fizzy on your tongue because of its sparkling water base instead of juice, making for one perfect drink to cool down with at sunset after some time spent lounging poolside or out by the beach.
Pina Colada is my favorite drink of all time because it reminds me of going to the beach with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, sipping drinks in our hammock. They are perfect for those hot summer days when you’re feeling a little too sweaty.
The refreshing tropical flavors will give your taste buds the refreshment they need and crave after an intense workout or long day at work. There are always one or two Pina Coladas waiting in my fridge at any given time; they’re easy to make and so versatile that it isn’t much you can’t pair them with!
The margarita is one of my most loved drinks because it is so refreshing and delicious. The salt on your lips helps you get rid of any leftover thirst from dehydration, while lime adds just enough tartness to make sure that this cocktail isn’t too sweet or cloying like many others out there. It has such a refreshing mouthfeel too!
The first sip always takes me back to some fun times with friends at our favorite bar last summer when we were out catching up after not seeing each other for months because life got in the way – but now those moments are captured forever in memory thanks to this simple cocktail.
Have you ever had a vodka spritzer? If not, it’s time to try. They’re much more refreshing than beer and taste a lot like lemonade or grapefruit juice – just without all the sugar! A vodka spritzer is a classic cocktail that can be made with lemonade, sparkling water, or club soda. The ingredients are mixed together to form the refreshing drink, and it’s ready to serve in just minutes!
That’s not all. Vodka is a really healthy beverage because it has antioxidants in it from grapes, apples, or cranberries, which have been soaked up into alcohol over time to preserve them – so you can feel good about enjoying one of these on your next hot date; take my word for it!
Red Sangria is a favorite among many people, and it tastes absolutely divine. Like all the colors of a sunset, red Sangria is so crisp and invigorating in its flavor. The tartness mixed with sweet fruit flavors fills me up as soon as it touches my tongue.
Sangria is a wine-based drink that has become popular in the United States, but it can be challenging to find people who know how to make it correctly. The traditional Spanish way of making Sangria isn’t as sweet and heavy with sugar as some versions here are– instead, there’s lots of nuance from fresh fruit and subtle flavorings. Bring out your next party guests’ adventurous side by serving them this exquisite recipe!
Sangrias all across America have been getting mixed reviews for being too sugary or watered down; however, what makes authentic Sangria really stand apart is its boldness paired with low sweetness levels balanced nicely through fruity flavors. Let us show you just the right drink recipe using our easy steps.
Peach fizz is a refreshing drink with an explosion of sweet flavors. The best part about it, though, is the raspberries that give each sip just the right amount of tartness to balance out all those sugary peach juices! Not only is it delicious, but also it is thirst-quenching and refreshing. The addition of mint leaves, raspberries, or other fruit toppings makes it irresistible!
Peach Fizz is made by shaking berries with lime juice along with some sugar syrup until you get that perfect balance between sweet and sour; then add in fresh peaches for an extra burst of flavors as well as vitamins A & C. It is therefore not only delicious but also incredibly healthy.
Best Non-alcoholic Refreshing Summer Drinks
Watermelon Limeade is a refreshing drink that will quench your thirst on those hot summer days. All-natural and made with fruit juice, watermelon, limes, and sugar syrup, it has fewer calories than the average soft drinks while still being sweet and mouth-watering! For someone whose favorite fruit is watermelon, watermelon limeade sure is a treat!
Strawberry Limeade is a scrumptious concoction that tastes like it’s raining in your mouth. Made with limes and strawberries, this natural refreshment will make even the grumpiest of personalities smile! The secret to delicious strawberry limeade lies within its ingredients: freshly squeezed limes and ripe strawberries are mixed for an all-natural beverage you can enjoy guilt-free any time of day or night. The sweet, fruity taste of strawberries and tangy lime perfectly compliments each other. Add in some sparkling water to create an even more refreshing sipping beverage that can be served any time of day!
One sip of Dalgona Coffee, and you’ll be hooked. This coffee is creamy, smooth, not too strong or bitter; the perfect balance for a morning cup! The perfect blend of flavors creates the most delightful brew you’ll ever find in this town! Moreover, it is not just good; it’s gorgeous. You can see the milk and coffee cream swirl together, giving you a glimpse of what your first sip will soon taste like.
The mouthfeel and texture are also great with this one. If you are someone who finds comfort in more creamy drinks, then this beverage is definitely for you!
Do you ever want a drink that is all-natural but also absolutely delicious? Well, here it is! This tasty drink has a rich, fruity flavor that is perfect for hydration on hot afternoons. It contains many vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy as well!
Fruit punch tastes excellent with its sweet-tart flavors. Just one glass of this beverage will quench your thirst while providing lots of nutrients such as vitamin C, which can ward off illness during cold months or heat stroke in the summertime. The best part is how customizable this drink is. You can throw in any fruits you like and have it be unique and delicious.
Blueberry & Mint Iced Tea
Sweet and refreshing iced tea is a staple in the summer. The two flavors that are always popular on their own create a delicious mix here: blueberry, which has notes of sweet yet tangy berry flavor, and mint for an herbal spice with bright citrus overtones. The creative blend of blueberry and mint together creates an invigorating flavor that will refresh your taste buds after a long day at work or during this hot season. Making it yourself couldn’t be easier; just grab some fresh ingredients from your pantry!
Raspberry Lemonade Slushies
I love that raspberry-lemonade slushies are refreshing in the summer heat, easy to make at home (especially with just a few ingredients!), and freezer-friendly, so they’ll stay nice and cool well after it gets dark outside! They combine a sweet, tangy, and berry taste to create the perfect mix.
Frozen Apple Margarita
Blended drinks are always better than cocktails made on top of crushed ice because they stay colder longer thanks to their thicker consistency. The flavor also stays fresher since there’s no risk that your hands will melt some extra ice cubes in before you even get around sipping it. If this doesn’t sound good enough, then keep these things in mind: A single serving only has about 150 calories!
The sweet and tangy taste of carrot lemonade is a refreshing drink for any time. The health benefits are great because it’s high in antioxidants, folate, vitamin, And potassium. Carrot Lemonade tastes delicious with its acidic tartness and citrusy refreshment that has an earthy sweetness coming from carrots. This drink has to be one of the most creative beverages. Who would’ve thought to put a vegetable in a lemonade!