Top 10 Summer Cocktails and Mocktails

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Summer is in full swing and you know what that means: it’s time for some fun drinks! Summer time is when we can try out a new beverage, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and pass on the goodness to friends and family. I have to admit, this time of year, I find myself  thinking of new ways to make a delicious summer cocktail (and mocktail) that I can share with friends and family. I’m sure that I inherited this from my Mom, who always has some new drink recipe for us to taste when we come for Sunday dinner. It’s one of the prerequisites of being the daughter of a culinary and mixology inventor. Life’s tough sometimes, right?

Top 10 summer cocktails

With tomorrow being the 4th of July, and the official day of the beginning of barbecues and libations, I figured this would be the greatest time to share a list of some awesome summer cocktails and mocktails. I hope you’re able to find a new cocktail to serve your dinner guests this season, and a mocktail that you and the kids can enjoy. Happy drinking and Happy Independence day!


strawberry daiquiri, easy cocktail, girls night inMuddled Strawberry Daiquiri (from 4 Hats and Frugal)


Summer cocktail, Passionate SangriaPassionate Sangria (from Simply Stacie)

summer cocktails, frozen strawberry mojitoFrozen Strawberry Mojito (from The Big Binder)

Summer cocktails, the perfect cosmoThe Perfect Cosmo (from Musings of a Housewife)

Summer cocktails, Acai Mint CocktailAcai and mint cocktail (from Suburbia Unwrapped)


summer mocktails, homemade strawberry sodaHomemade Strawberry Soda (from 4 Hats and Frugal)

summer mocktails, Templeton Iced TeaTempleton Herbal Iced Tea (from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom)

Summer mocktails, Green SmoothieGreen Smoothie (from Musings of a Housewife)

Summer mocktails, perfect iced coffee Perfect Iced Coffee (from The Pioneer Woman)

Summer mocktails, strawberry mango mocktailStrawberry Mango Mocktail (from Sober Julie)

Which one is your favorite cocktail or mocktail? Do you have a favorite summer cocktail? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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  1. 7.3.13

    While all the drinks look amazing the Strawberry Mango mocktail looks amazing. I seem to be addicted to anything mango recently! Thank you for sharing and just in time for our BBQ.

    • 7.3.13
      Amiyrah said:

      It does look amazing, Brady! Julie has so many great mocktails on her site that it was hard to choose just one to feature. Check out her site for more great ones.

  2. 7.3.13
    Mitch said:

    Oh man, those look refreshing!
    And gorgeous!

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Mitch! It’s a great roundup. Makes me thirsty just reading them :).

  3. 7.3.13

    Mmm, those look super good! Now I’m in the mood for a drink!

  4. 7.3.13
    Susan said:

    I would love to make the Sangria! mmmm

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Sangria seems to be everyone’s favorite. I love a good white sangria.

  5. 7.3.13

    YUM! I love fun cocktails in the summer time. Perfect for after the beach.

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      So true! A great way to relax after a fun-filled summer day.

  6. 7.3.13
    Gina B said:

    They all look so good! Hard to decide which one to drink…

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Exactly! Let’s just try them all 😉

  7. 7.3.13
    Rona B said:

    Time for some delicious cocktails. Woo Hoo!

  8. 7.3.13

    My husband loves sangria. Me? I’ll take one of each, please!

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      I’m with you, Jessica! It was hard not to run to the kitchen and make all of these.

  9. 7.3.13

    Those look great! Pinning!

    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Jo-Lynne! And thanks for letting me include your recipes. I’m dying for a Cosmo now 🙂

  10. 7.4.13
    Brandi said:


    • 7.4.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Brandi!

  11. 7.13.13

    Thanks for sharing my mocktail recipe. The strawberry mango mocktail looks amazing!

    • 7.13.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Ellen, thank you for letting me include it on the roundup! Julie’s mocktails always look delicious.

  12. 7.13.13
    diane said:

    Thanks so much for sharing my acai cocktail recipe. I hope your readers enjoy it!

    • 7.13.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you for letting me share it, Diane! I can’t wait to make it at our next dinner party.