The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Party Slideshow

The Grog at PX, Washington D.C.

It wouldn't be summer if you didn't have a little Captain Morgan in you, right? PX's most popular drink is a mix of Captain Morgan, lemon verbena tea, powdered sugar and lemon juice. 

The Mango Lime Rickey at Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York City

At New York City's hotspot, Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking, the drink uses mango puree, plus mango vodka, for a fruity and refreshing drink. Click here for the recipe. 

The Frozen Moscow Mule at Spotted Pig, New York City

Try April Bloomfield's favorite cocktail this summer: a frozen take on the classic Moscow Mule. The Spotted Pig uses Tito's vodka, frozen ginger beer, and lime for its Frozen Moscow Mule. 

The Pun Intended Cocktail at Holeman & Finch, Atlanta

You won't find this kind of cocktail anywhere else: it's made with dill liquor, grapefruit, and High West Double rye whiskey. Consider it a fancy take on the pickle back. Click here for the recipe. 

The Scarlet Lantern Cocktail at Bar Congress, Austin

Made with anejo tequila and rabarbaro amaro, it's a berry-sweet drink with a spicy kick. Click here for the recipe. 

The Summer Sipper at ghostbar at Palm Resort and Casino, Las Vegas

This light sipper has everything you need for summer: watermelon, lemonade, and Ketel One Citroen vodka. Click here for the recipe. 

The Piña Colada, Teardrop Cocktail Lounge, Seattle

What makes this piña colada such a hot item here? The team at Teardrop Cocktail Lounge crack and grind out the flesh of the coconut by hand. If that doesn't say a craft cocktail, we don't know what does. Click here for the recipe. 

The Pina Colada at Varnish, Los Angeles

The original daiquiri isnt the overly sweetened drink you know it as today. The original was made with only three ingredients 100 years ago. Max Seaman and the bartending team at Varnish make the daiquiri from its original recipe. Click here for the recipe.

The Summer Picnic Mojito at Rum Bar, Philadelphia

A mojito made with cucumber and basil? We're so in. Click here for the recipe.

The Summer Skies Cocktail at Noir Bar, Boston

Cucumber is a hot item during the summer — both in food and in drinks. And yes, there is such a thing as cucumber vodka. Click here for the recipe.