best mixed drinks for summer

15 Great Mixed Drinks to Try this Summer

15 Must Have Summer Drinks

We know you likely already have your BumperBar (don't be the only one), but we wanted to share 15 mixed drinks that are fun to practice and then serve whether you're tailgating, camping, BBQ'ing, or just have a Tuesday off. Beat the heat with these amazing summer drinks!


1. Mojito

make a mojito

Ingredients: White rum, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, soda water, and sugar.

Description: A refreshing cocktail with a hint of mint and citrus.


2. Piña Colada:

make a pina colada

Ingredients: White rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and crushed ice.

Description: A tropical drink that combines the flavors of coconut and pineapple.

3. Margarita:

make a margarita

Ingredients: Tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and salt for the rim.

Description: A classic cocktail with a tangy and slightly salty flavor.

4. Aperol Spritz:

make a aeperol

Ingredients: Aperol, prosecco, soda water, and an orange slice.

Description: A light and bubbly drink with a slightly bitter, citrusy taste.

5. Mai Tai:

make a mai tai

Ingredients: Light rum, dark rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup.

Description: A sweet and fruity cocktail with a hint of almond.

6. Daiquiri:

make a daiquiri

Ingredients: White rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.

Description: A simple and refreshing drink with a balance of sweet and sour flavors.

7. Tequila Sunrise:

make a tequila sunrise

Ingredients: Tequila, orange juice, and grenadine.

Description: A vibrant drink that looks like a sunrise with a sweet and fruity flavor.

8. Sangria:

make a sangria

Ingredients: Red or white wine, brandy, orange juice, soda water, and mixed fruit (like oranges, lemons, and berries).

Description: A fruity and refreshing wine punch perfect for sharing.

9. Tom Collins:

make a tom collins

Ingredients: Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water.

Description: A bubbly and citrusy drink that's both refreshing and light.

10. Blue Lagoon:

make a blue lagoon

Ingredients: Vodka, blue curaçao, and lemonade.

Description: A strikingly blue cocktail with a sweet and tangy flavor.

These drinks are popular for their refreshing qualities and vibrant flavors, making them ideal for hot summer days.

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1. Caipirinha:

make a Caipirinha

Ingredients: Cachaça, fresh lime juice, and sugar.

Description: Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça (a Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane), lime, and sugar, offers a refreshing and tangy flavor.

2. Pisco Sour:

make a pisco sour

Ingredients: Pisco (a South American brandy), fresh lime juice, simple syrup, egg white, and Angostura bitters.

Description: A South American classic with a smooth texture from the egg white and a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and bitter notes.

3. Hurricane:

make a hurricane

Ingredients: Light rum, dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.

Description: A fruity and potent cocktail originating from New Orleans, with a vibrant blend of citrus and tropical flavors. This is our Chief Marketing Officer's #1 go to drink pretty much year round!

4. Painkiller:

make a painkiller

Ingredients: Dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut, and grated nutmeg.

Description: A rich and creamy tropical cocktail that combines the flavors of rum, coconut, and fruit juices, topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

5. Dark 'n' Stormy:

make a dark 'n' stormy

Ingredients: Dark rum, ginger beer, and lime juice.

Description: A refreshing and slightly spicy cocktail from Bermuda, featuring the deep flavor of dark rum contrasted with the zesty bite of ginger beer.

These drinks offer unique and intriguing flavors that are perfect for expanding your summer cocktail repertoire.

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