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24 Summer Party Drinks: Margaritas, Cocktails, and More

Updated May 09, 2017

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Margarita

Think of summer, and you likely think of spending the longer days with family and friends at cookouts in the backyard. If you've only limited your summertime beverages to cold bottles of beer or a chilled glass of wine, then get ready to expand your horizons with these drink recipes that are perfect for just about any get-together you have planned this summer. Many of these recipes include in-season fruits, herbs, or vegetables. The result will be drinks that include fresh and delicious flavors that will take your event to the next level. 

In this collection of 24 Summer Party Drinks: Margaritas, Cocktails, and More, you'll find plenty of drinks that you will want to serve at your next soiree. Are you expecting a crowd? Then make your life a little bit easier by making a bowl of punch or a pitcher of margaritas. If your next get-together will be more intimate, then cocktails that can be handcrafted individually are in order. Don't forget the non-alcoholic drink options, either! Lemonade, iced tea, and so many other non-alcoholic beverage recipes are included in this collection, too.

Essential Sangria Recipes for Summer

Pink Sangria

After a long day of work and running errands, it's time to relax and unwind. Consider sipping a glass of just-made sangria with family and friends. Although sangria is an inherently easy drink to make — at its heart, it is just wine and fresh fruit — it yields delightful and refreshing results that cannot be compared. Mix up a pitcher of sangria the next time your friends come over for a cookout, or simply share a glass with your neighbors for an impromptu cocktail party. You'll be glad you did when you check out these recipes.

Unwind with These Margarita Recipes

Hibiscus Margarita

Think of summer, and you likely think of margaritas! Whether you love your margaritas frozen, on the rocks, or really any way at all, these margarita recipes will be just what you need this summer. From the traditional margarita mix loaded with citrus flavors to those that include cucumber or hibiscus, you'll love mixing up these delicious beverages. And if you really want to cool down, then make a batch of the margarita ice pops listed below. Margaritas can be served with just about any type of summer menu, too, including just about any of your favorite recipes for grilling. Get a blender and get cracking on these recipes. Don't forget the salt!

Refreshing Punch Recipes and Other Drinks

Jungle Juice

When it comes to mixing drinks for a crowd, it doesn't get much easier than punch! Fruity, light, and refreshing, these punch recipes will be a fun and whimsical addition to your next party. You'll love using in-season fruit and juices to make a punch that, well, packs a punch. If you'd like to serve up cocktails, too, then keep reading. From the beloved Moscow Mule to the classic Mai Tai, you'll find plenty of alcohol recipes that you'll want to make for your next after-work happy hour or weekend luau with your neighbors. Splurge on pretty glassware and accessories that fit your event's theme, and you're ready to party!

Non-Alcoholic Drinks Everyone Will Love

Lavender Lemonade

Don't forget the non-alcoholic drinks! These refreshing beverage recipes are just what you need to include in your next backyard cookout. Light and delicious, these recipes will cool off everyone and will be a delightful addition to just about any menu. Make a batch of lemonade with a gourmet twist, sip on punch at your next soiree, or serve iced tea to cool down one afternoon when you take a look at these refreshing non-alcoholic beverages.

What is your favorite summer party drink?

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