10 incredible summer cocktails to serve at your summer party

Make your summer party LIT with these 10 fun cocktail ideas!

Life + Leisure Cooking & Entertaining Brian Webb

This article was published on July 14th, 2018

Be the life of the party, especially when that party is yours! Every fantastic fiesta needs three main ingredients to be successful: Lights, music, and drinks. Instead of setting up a normal bar like everyone else, serve up signature cocktails for your guests to abide. Shake up your typical summertime soiree, and add these 10 summer cocktails for immediate summer party success!

The Kindness Cocktail: What this world and this summer needs is just a little bit more lovin’. Treat your friends to some brotherly lovin’ with this drink made of Stoli vodka, orange juice, cranberry tea, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

Kindness Cocktail celebrating World Kindness Week

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail: Summer time means everything flora and fauna is in bloom, including the deliciously beautiful smelling cherry blossoms. Containing 2 ounces of Stoli Elit Vodka, the Cherry Blossom is mixed in a shaker with lime juice, two slices of cucumber, and of course: 1 ounce of Cherry blossom syrup.

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Classic Bees Knees: You can’t just serve vodka at your party, so switch it up with a nod back to the swinging ‘20s with the classic cocktail, Bees Knees. Gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup make this drink a delicious nod to summertime goodness.

Classic Bees Knees

The Pink PirateThe Pink Pirate: Ahoy maties! Summer is here and time to get out on the water for swimming and aquatic activities galore! For a taste of life on the open sea, try incorporating the Pink Pirate cocktail into your lineup of drinks. Packed with white rum (it is a pirate drink, after all), Amaretto, Orange juice freshly squeezed, pineapple, and a splash of grenadine to give it that pink finish.

El Diablo Cocktail: Summer weather can be hotter than the Devil’s crotch. The only thing more sinful than Satan himself is not partaking in the El Diablo Cocktail at your summer party. Blanco tequila, Crème de Cassis, lime juice, and ginger give this epic drink some spike and fire in every sip.

El Diablo Cocktail

The Summer StingThe Summer Sting: Lemonade has been a summer staple since your youth when you were peddling the sweet, lemony drink at stands for an extra quarter. Now, with an adult twist, is the Summer Sting. Vodka, lemonade, and an ounce of Crème de Banana make the Summer Sting kick into the summer swing of things.

The Tropical Krunch: If you cannot make it to an island paradise this summer, bring the island paradise to you. Your party will immediately feel like a tropical breeze with the Tropical Krunch cocktail. Get a taste of the island life with this colorful concoction made with coconut rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice, topped with a slice of pineapple. Paradise awaits!

Tropical Krunch

All the Feels cocktail: Summer is all about the loving: life, freedom, romance, the weather, sunshine, and everything in between. Embrace the red with a cocktail made to keep you cool while cohering with the passion during the summer months. The All the Feels cocktail is made of 2 ounces of Stoli Razberi, lemonade, and strawberry liquor, giving it that opaque red look for the summer time passion in your heart.

All the Feels

The Great Canadian Cocktail: As the cheetoDonald Trump makes America worse again, more folks are heading north to enjoy what Canada has to offer. One of the best features of Canadia? Canadian Whiskey. The Great Canadian is a nod to all things Canadian that are great, including a cool cocktail. Canadian Whiskey, peach schnapps, mixed with cranberry and orange juices take Canada’s greatness to a whole new level in a single drink: The Great Canadian.

The Copacabana Banger: No summer is complete without at least one trip to the beach. Feeling landlocked? Try the Copacabana Banger at your summer party. You’ll be swept away to the strands of sunny Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with every sip of this decadent drink. Packing a punch with cachaça, lime, mint leaves, sugar, and pineapple, you’ll swear your laying out next to the ocean even if you’re at home in the backyard.

The Lady in Blue: Don’t let yourself get blue this summer…unless it is with the Lady in Blue. This beautiful blue beverage is the perfect summer accoutrement for any bash! The Lady in Blue knocks the socks off the typical gin drink by adding dashes of summer hints at every turn. Crème de violette, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, orange bitters, and blue curacao poured down the side of the glass make this sapphire drink a Lady in Blue you’ll want to include at your summer party!

Lady in Blue

What summer time beverages can you not live without? Tell us in the comments below!


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