Whether you’re porch sitting, sunset watching, cookout throwing, luncheon going, or beach relaxing, there are plenty of times that a refreshing cocktail fits right in during summertime. Summer cocktails should be able to cool you off and showcase the season’s fresh produce. Some of our favorite summer fruits like watermelons, strawberries, and raspberries not only make delicious drinks, but pretty ones too. These pink cocktails will wow at any table, and you’ll love the way they taste, too. Whether you’re hosting a shower or luncheon that needs an elegant sipper or you’re looking for a big-batch beer cocktail to serve at a backyard barbecue, why not go pink? These cocktails are bold, fun, and perfect for a summer photo opp. Whether you opt for a pink vodka drink, pink wine drink, or even a pink whiskey drink, these recipes are sure to be the hit of summer.
Carolina Peach Sangria
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush
Recipe: Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush
If cherry-coke slushees were your favorite summer treat as a kid, this boozy version is the poolside sipper you need.
Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Recipe: Sparkling Cherry Limeade
This margarita-inspired recipe can be made without alcohol, but we recommend tequila and orange liqueur if you’re prepping for an adults-only crowd.
Summer Cobbler Cocktail
Pink Cadillac Margaritas
Raspberry Limeade Granita
Recipe: Raspberry Limeade Granita
There’s nothing better on a hot summer afternoon than a frozen drink, especially when it has rum in it. This four-ingredient recipe is simple but delicious.
The Blush Lily
Recipe: The Blush Lily
Our version of the Churchill Downs Oaks Lily cocktail is simple and sweet with cranberry, vodka, fresh lime juice, and a splash of Triple Sec.
Lucy Buffett's Bama Breeze Cocktail
This fruity cocktail, made with some of Lucy Buffett’s favorite ingredients like ruby red grapefruit-flavored vodka and cranberry juice, will have you wishing your toes were in sand (if they’re not already!).
Pink Lemonade Cocktail
Recipe: Pink Lemonade Cocktail
While the kids put on their summer lemonade sale, enjoy a grown-up glass for yourself! This refreshing drink consists of thawed frozen pink lemonade, beer, and vodka. Dress it up with fresh cranberries or citrus slices if serving for company.
Chadwick Boyd’s Watermelon Derby Juleps
Strawberry Margarita Spritzers
Recipe: Strawberry Margarita Spritzers
Give your classic margarita recipe a summery, bubbly upgrade with club soda and strawberry daiquiri mix.