Sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or non-alcoholic mocktail during the hot days and nights of summer. Here are 20 to try!
Cocktails are delicious all year round, but there’s nothing better on a hot summer day than sitting on your back porch sipping on an ice-cold, refreshing drink. Especially if said drink is made with some of the most aromatic, flavorful, and eye-catching fruits, vegetables, and herbs of the season.
With Memorial Day – and the unofficial start of summer – just a few days away, now’s the perfect time to share some cocktails – and mocktails – to cool you off over the next few months. And before you head to your wet bar to shake these up, be sure to check out some of the Memorial Day recipe roundups I’ve included at the end of the post from my fellow bloggers.
Strawberry Mint Margarita @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz @ Frugal Foodie Mama
Grapefruit Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita @ The Spicy RD
Mixed Berry Margarita @ Chef Savvy
Rosemary Ginger Margaritas @ Wicked Spatula
Rose Cucumber Coolers @ Better Homes and Gardens
Tart Cherry Margaritas @ Ari’s Menu
Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosa @ Nutritioulicious (This is what we’ll be serving, but with gin)
Valentine’s Day Gin Fizz @ The Living Well Kitchen
Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas @ Delish Knowledge
Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail @ The Almond Eater
Strawberry Basil Lemonade @ Feed Me Seymour
Strawberry Watermelon Mint Elixir @ The Spicy RD
Cherry Limeade @ The Lean Green Bean
Orange Ginger Mint Spa Water @ Nutritioulicious
Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade @ Food52
Blueberry Basil Cooler @ Nutritioulicious
Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca @ Kumquat
Honeydew Lemonade @ The Foodie Physician
Sparkling Cucumber Cooler @ The Kitchn
What’s your favorite summer cocktail or mocktail?
Find more Memorial Day recipes in these roundups:
Memorial Day Party Round Up @ Nourished Simply
35+ Vegetarian Cookout Recipes @ Delish Knowledge
Healthy Memorial Day Menu @ The Dietitian Kitchen