3 Party-Perfect Summer Cocktails

Cool and refreshing summer sippers that are easy to make and fun to drink

Summer cocktails

When the weather is hot and you're hosting guests, wouldn't you rather be relaxing outside on the patio than stuck inside carefully concocting fancy drinks?

That's why we came up with these three simple cocktail recipes featuring the refreshing flavors of the season. They may not be the hippest or most complicated cocktails on the block, but they are delicious nonetheless — and pretty straightforward to make. They’re ideal to serve on those lazy summer afternoons when you want to kick back with a drink and your friends.

While we love to order an old timey, throwback cocktail when we’re out, we don’t stock Aperol, grapefruit bitters, or Amaro in our home kitchens. Thus we’ve developed recipes that are quick to concoct and thrilling to drink. Plus, each drink is made with ingredients that you can easily find — perfect for all those last-minute soirées. They’re so good, we think you’ll find yourself making them again and again.


1. Fresh Coconut Cooler

Perfect for pool-side sipping or lounging in a hammock, under the trees. 

2. Grapefruit Margaritas

A fresh twist on a summertime classic.

3. Rosé Wine Sangria


Making sangria has never been so easy with our simple tip for choosing what fruits to use.