8 Easy Summer Cocktails to Make at Home

As soon as the sun starts shining brightly during the day and the summer season rings its bells of arrival, thirst-quenching drinks come to mind. When the heat is preparing to beat us down, our favorite drinks save our day (and energy!). And, for those who appreciate awesome cocktails - good mood is always on the table no matter how hot it gets outside. 

We decided to make this summer season a little more exciting for you. Perhaps these eight easy summer cocktail recipes will make you forget the rising mercury outside, and appreciate what is inside your glass. 

Take a look. 

1. Sunset Sangria Surprise

Imagine capturing the essence of a stunning summer sunset in a glass. That's precisely what the Sunset Sangria Surprise does. Its origin story is as colorful as its appearance. It was born from the desire to blend the fruity flavors of summer with the sophistication of traditional sangria. The twist? A secret ingredient that elevates it from good to unforgettable.


  • One bottle of dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Two tablespoons sugar
  • One sliced orange
  • One sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 cup diced mixed summer fruits (peach, mango, strawberries)
  • One can of ginger ale
  • Ice cubes

Combine wine, brandy, orange liqueur, and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add sliced fruits and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with ice and top it up with ginger ale. This handmade glass in the shape of a female body is perfect to serve this one!

2. Breezy Blueberry Mojito

Nothing cools the eyes and the soul like the Breezy Blueberry Mojito. It's a fun mix of mint and blueberries that'll cool you down perfectly on hot summer days. Besides tasting great, it's got a cool look and a fun pop of blueberry flavor that makes every sip a little celebration.

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (save some for garnish)
  • Four mint leaves
  • Two teaspoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ic

Muddle blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice, pour in the rum, and top it off with soda of your choice. Stir well and garnish with fresh blueberries and mint. This unique narrow trunk cocktail glass will be perfect for it.

3. Tropical Tequila Sunrise

For those who dream of golden beaches and tropical breezes, the Tropical Tequila Sunrise will be your favorite summer companion. It's not just a cocktail; it's a mini-vacation in a glass. This summer cocktail is the perfect blend of refreshment and soothing cool effect.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • An orange slice and a cherry for garnish

Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the tequila and orange juice into the glass. Add grenadine and allow it to settle at the bottom. Stir gently to create the sunrise effect in the cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry - then serve chilled in a whimsical cocktail glass like this one.

4. Ginger Peach Punch

Ginger Peach Punch is a must-try during the summer season. This refreshing summer cocktail is a bubbly, peachy refresher with the perfect cooling effect with zest. The ginger peach punch is perfect for savoring on that lazy summer afternoon when you are sitting on the porch with your friends around.

  • 1 cup fresh peach puree
  • Two tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • Sparkling water
  • Sliced peaches and mint leaves for garnish

Take a pitcher. Mix the peach puree, grated ginger, honey and vodka in it. Fill the cocktail glasses with ice. Pour the fresh mix. Top it with sparkling water. Garnish it with peach slices and mint and serve chilled. This pufferfish-shaped cocktail glass will be great for it.

5. Lavender Lemonade Martini

Many of us are suckers for elegant summer cocktails - and the Lavender Lemonade Martini is the perfect choice for it. It combines the classic tang of lemonade with the zesty and refreshing notes of lavender. This one is a uniquely refreshing cocktail. With its soft purple hue, this drink is a feast for the taste buds and the eyes alike.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lavender syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • A sprig of lavender and a slice of lemon for garnish

Shake the vodka, lavender syrup, lemon juice, and simple syrup well in a cocktail shaker. Now add ice and shake again. Strain the fresh mix into a martini glass. Garnish it with a sprig of lavender and a lemon slice. Serve chilled in a classy glassware like this vintage ribbed glass.

6. Cucumber Mint Fizz

We all want to be as cool as a cucumber during the summers. Cucumber Mint Fizz is a cocktail that makes it easy! This summer cocktail is a cooler for the soul with its crisp cucumbers and lively mint flavor. This drink is the perfect way to relax on any hot summer day.

  • 2 ounces gin
  • Four slices of cucumber
  • Four mint leaves
  • One tablespoon of lime juice
  • One tablespoon of simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes

Add the cucumber slices and mint leaves into the shaker. Muddle it well. Add the simple syrup to it and shake some more. Now add gin and ice. Shake well. Strain the fresh mix into a glass. Top the drink with soda and serve chilled with ice in these noble stem gin glasses.

7. Watermelon Wave

The Watermelon Wave cocktail will let you surf over the heatwaves in style. This cocktail is a tested crowd-pleaser. It blends sweet watermelon with a hint of lime and mint for that perfect refreshing taste you may find yourself craving for on hotter days.


  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Two teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Mint leaves
  • Crushed ice

Blend the watermelon, lime juice, sugar, and mint until a smooth and consistent mixture is obtained. Strain the mixture. Now add rum and stir well. Add crushed ice and garnish the cocktail with mint leaves. These Mount Fuji cocktail glasses will be an excellent presentation for serving this summer cocktail.

8. Spicy Pineapple Margarita

The Spicy Pineapple Margarita is a beloved fiery delight for those who fancy slightly spicy notes in their cocktails. The combination of sweet pineapple and spicy kick makes this cocktail a standout choice for the summer season. 


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ice cubes
  • A pineapple slice and a chili pepper for garnish

Shake the tequila, pineapple juice, chili powder, lime juice, and salt in the shaker. Add crushed or cubed ice in a glass. Strain the fresh mix into it. Garnish with a pineapple slice or chili pepper or both!

So, which summer cocktail will you make first? 

Stay tuned for more. Stay awesome!