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Summer Cocktail Ideas: 3 Refreshing Cocktails for Your Summer Cocktail Hour

30th April 2024

Summer is all about sunny days, warm nights, and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. What better way to enhance your summer gatherings than with refreshing cocktails that are sure to impress? Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a garden party, or just relaxing on your patio, these three summer cocktails will add a splash of excitement to your cocktail hour. Let’s mix, shake, and stir up some summer fun!

1. Watermelon Sugar High

Nothing says summer like the fresh, juicy taste of watermelon. This cocktail is as refreshing as it is easy to make, perfect for those hot summer days.


2 cups fresh watermelon cubes

1 oz lime juice

2 oz vodka

1 oz Cointreau or triple sec

Ice cubes

Mint leaves for garnish


In a blender, combine the watermelon cubes and lime juice. Blend until smooth.

Strain the watermelon and lime mixture through a sieve into a cocktail shaker.

Add the vodka, Cointreau, and ice cubes to the shaker.

Shake well until the mixture is chilled.

Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

This Watermelon Sugar High is the perfect way to cool down and kick back!

2. Classic Sunset Mojito

Revamp the classic mojito by adding a splash of orange juice to bring the colors of a summer sunset right into your glass.


10 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish

1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup ice cubes

1 1/2 oz white rum

1/2 cup club soda

1/4 cup orange juice

Orange slices for garnish


In a sturdy glass, muddle the mint leaves and lime wedges with the sugar. (Muddling releases the mint oils and lime juice.)

Add the ice and pour over the rum, orange juice, and top with club soda.

Stir well and garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of mint.

Enjoy this vibrant Classic Sunset Mojito as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

3. Peachy Keen Ginger Fizz

For a bubbly cocktail with a kick, this peach and ginger combination will surely be a hit at any summer event.


2 oz peach puree

1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz ginger syrup

2 oz gin

Club soda

Ice cubes

Lemon twist and fresh peach slices for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine the peach puree, lemon juice, ginger syrup, gin, and ice cubes.

Shake until well combined and chilled.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Top with club soda for that fizzy lift.

Garnish with a lemon twist and a slice of peach for that perfect summer look.

The Peachy Keen Ginger Fizz is ideal for sipping as you enjoy those leisurely summer evenings.