These are the best 50+ cocktails for the Summer! From traditional margaritas and Moscow mules to sangrias and more! No matter your poison (I personally have a penchant for vodka or tequila!), there's something here for you!
When the Summer heat arrives, there's nothing like a thirst-quenching cocktail. Besides vodka, gin, tequila, bourbon or wine as the main ingredient, the second requirement for a cocktail fit for the Summer is that the taste is refreshing!
Now, just remember there's no better way to celebrate the heat of the summer than tasty fish tacos and refreshing drinks. Whether you're planning a taco bar or your next BBQ, nothing completes a summer meal like drinks. Don't forget to check out my top 40+ non-alcoholic summer drinks. It includes fresh aguas frescas, juices and mocktails. for when you need something a little less boozy.
Best Summer Cocktails (by type)
I've compiled my all of the best drinks for Summer season by type, so you can decide what cocktail mood you're in.
If you're at a loss where to begin, start with the classics: margaritas, Moscow mules, or mojitos. Or if you prefer to make a more unique cocktail recipe, try finding your next drink by the alcohol type!
- Summer Margaritas
- Summer Moscow Mules
- Summer Mojitos
- Summer Drinks with Vodka
- Summer Tequila Drinks
- Summer Wine Drinks
- Summer Gin Cocktails
- Summer Champagne Cocktails
- Summer Rum Cocktails
- Summer Bourbon Cocktails
There's truly no Summer cocktail more iconic than the margarita. From skinny margaritas (classic or spicy) to frozen margaritas of all kinds.
Summer Moscow Mules
Moscow mules are a Summer go-to, because they're so easy to make and refreshing! Whether it be a traditional Moscow mule with vodka, to a Tequila Mule or any alcohol in between, there's a mule recipe here for you!
Mojitos are a fruity and refreshing cocktail that are great for the Summer. Something about the bubbles of the soda water combined with fresh fruit and herbs (and of course an alcohol of choice!) that's ideal for sipping outside when it's hot out.
Summer Drinks with Vodka
Vodka is one of the most fit alcohols for the summer. First, it's one of the lowest calorie alcohol options, and second, because it goes with honestly everything!
Summer Tequila Drinks
My favorite combination for the Summer is anything combined with tequila! We covered your classic margaritas above, but there's still so many options for using tequila when making a cocktail.
Summer Wine Drinks
The best thing about sangrias in the Summer is that they are so fresh and easy to make in advance! From champagne to rosé, red or white, sangria offers so many different varieties to choose from.
Summer Gin Cocktails
Gin has a light botanical flavor, and matches best with fresh fruit and herbs. This makes it the perfect contender for many summery cocktails!
Summer Bubbly Cocktails
Bubbly always tastes better in the summer heat. From a classic spritz or unique new ones, there's always bubbly cocktails. You don't need a special occasion to try one of these!
Summer Rum Cocktails
Some of the most classic tropical summer drinks include rum. From piña coladas to daiquiris, there's something for every rum-lover here.
Summer Bourbon Cocktails
Or maybe you're interested in a bourbon or whiskey cocktail this summer? Combined with classics like the mint julep or Kentucky mule, or a tropical twist on bourbon, there's a whiskey drink you might like!