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85 Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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85 Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

I know that a lot of people are getting ready to head back to school but I refuse to believe that the summer is almost over.

Instead of thinking about school & the end of warm weather I decided to share a round-up of 85 refreshing summer drink recipes, both with alcohol and without for all ages to enjoy.  As we end the days of warm weather and backyard BBQs hopefully you can make a few of these drinks to celebrate and relax.

{Non-Alcoholic Drinks}

Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade // Persnickety Plates

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca // The View from Great Island

Honeysuckle Iced Tea

Photo courtesy of The View From Great Island

Honeysuckle Ice Tea // The View from Great Island

Tropical Almond Coconut Mango Smoothie // A Cedar Spoon

Virgin Mojitos // Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Lemon Cream Sodas // Jen’s Favorite Cookies

 Tangelo Mint Iced Tea // Homemaking Hacks

Raspberry Mango Cooler // Homemaking Hacks

Strawberry Orange Cooler // Wine Lady Cooks


Photo courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod

Pomegranate Blueberry Float // Two Peas & Their Pod

Mango Planter’s Punch Mocktail Recipe // Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Blackberry Lemonade // One Sweet Appetite

Mint Limeade // One Sweet Appetite

Mojito Smoothie // Wonky Wonderful

Blackberry Honey Spritzer // Wonky Wonderful

Mango Slushie // Wonky Wonderful

Limonana {Middle Eastern Frozen Mint Lemonade} // An Edible Mosaic

 Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothie // Two Healthy Kitchens

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade // Life Tastes Good

Banana foster smoothie

Photo courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Banana Foster Smoothie // Food Faith Fitness

Cheater Margarita Smoothie // Farm Fresh Feasts

Strawberry Mango Margarita // A Cedar Spoon

Chili and Herb Infused Lemonade // Seasonal & Savory

Watermelon Frosty // Cupcake Diaries

Raspberry Floats // Cupcake Diaries


Photo courtesy of Diethood

Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler // Diethood

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade // Overtime Cook

Iced Tea with Strawberries and Lemonade // Lemons for Lulu

Watermelon Limeade // Busy in Brooklyn

Watermelon Ice // Taste and Tell

Sparkling Cucumber Limeade // Taste and Tell

Cantaloupe Mocktini/Martini // Tasty Yummies

 Rosemary Lemonade // Like Mother, Like Daughter

 Blended Mint Lemonade // Aida Mollenkamp


Photo courtesy Cooking with Books

Citrus Hibiscus Fizz // Cooking with Books

Raspberry Lime Spritzers // Taste As You Go

Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch // Mom On Timeout

Sweet Peach Iced Tea // Erren’s Kitchen

Sparkling Mint Lemonade // Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

{Alcoholic Drinks}

Strawberry Sangria // A Cedar Spoon


 Photo courtesy of The Cookie Rookie

 Strawberry Margarita Punch // The Cookie Rookie

Easy Peach Lemonade // The Cookie Rookie

Pink Summer Shandy // The Cookie Rookie

Cherry Limeade Margarita // The Cookie Rookie

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria // The View from Great Island

Blackberry Mojito // The View from Great Island

Nectarine Vodka Chiller // A Healthy Life For Me

Watermelon Poptini // Snappy Gourmet

Fresh Fruit Lychee Martini // Tasting Page

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy // A Cedar Spoon

Watermelon-Moscato Slush // The Kitchen is My Playground

Sparkling Mint Juleps // The Kitchen is My Playground

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas // Liv Life

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails // With Food + Love

Boozy Green Lemonade // With Food + Love


Photo courtesy of Cooking on the Front Burner

Grapefruit Lime Basil Cocktail // Cooking on the Front Burner

White Wine Cocktail with Peaches and Honey Fig Syrup // Food Faith Fitness

Mexican Martinis // Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria // Nosh and Nourish

Cucumber Mojito // Diethood

Grapefruit Lime Basil Cocktail // Cooking on the Front Burner

Blueberry Ginger Mojitos // Frugal Foodie Mama

Iced Arnold Palmer Teagaritas // Frugal Foodie Mama

Lemon Lime Vodka Cooler // A Cedar Spoon


Photo courtesy of The Law Student’s Wife

Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Sangria // The Law Student’s Wife

Strawberry Basil Champagne Sparklers // The Law Student’s Wife

Pimm’s “Sippy” Cup // The Boys Club

Overnight Daiquiris // Simply Sated

Moscato and Berry Wine Spritzers // The Hungry Goddess


Photo courtesy of Sugar Dish Me

Sweet Tea Sangria // Sugar Dish Me

Pink Moscato Lemonade // Julie’s Eats & Treats

Blueberry Sangria // Julie’s Eats & Treats

Spiked Raspberry-Lime Coconut Water // A Cedar Spoon

Nectarine Vodka Chiller // A Healthy Life For Me

Peach Beer Sangria // The Beeroness

Skinny Spicy Tequila Cocktail // Keep It Sweet Desserts

Banana Pina Colada // Tasty Yummies


Photo courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Strawberry Moscow Mule // Aida Mollenkamp

Summertime Blood Orange Martinis // Noble Pig

Tangelo Sangria // Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Peach Serrano Shrub // Autumn Makes & Does

Coconut Mojito // Nutmeg Nanny

Blackberry Moscow Mule // Eat Your Heart Out


Photo courtesy of Mom On Timeout

3 Ingredient Coconut Peach Cooler // Mom On Timeout

Are you looking for more drink ideas? Check out my Drinks to Sip On Pinterest Board!

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Cheers to summer!


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Sapna Jayaram @ Just4Foodies

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Thank you for this great selection, Julia! All look absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try these cocktails!

Emery Ocampo

Monday 4th of March 2019

OMG these drinks are really perfect for summer!!! Will definitely try them, thank you for sharing these recipes! :)


Wednesday 27th of July 2016

Thank-you so much Julia, they all look fabulous! I think I'm going to be tempted by the Mojito Slushie :)


Friday 15th of August 2014

I can't believe summer is just about over too. Pure craziness how fast it's flown by! This drink roundup is awesome! I want to try each and every one! :)

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

Thursday 7th of August 2014

A delicious and refreshing round up for the last few weeks of summer. They all sound amazing. Thank you for including my Strawberry Orange Cooler.


Thursday 7th of August 2014

Of course! Thanks Joanne for letting me-it looks wonderful.