Summer drink ideas and recipes

These refreshing summer drinks and cocktails include classic and easy to make drinks, from lemonade to sangria and margaritas. These drink recipes also include fruity variations of traditional summer drinks, like strawberry lemonade or pineapple caipirinha. Try some less common drinks like chicha, a cold spiced pineapple drink made with pineapple skins or colada, a fruity oatmeal drink that is both healthy and tasty. Most of the cocktail recipes can easily be turned into mocktail and adapted into delicious non-alcoholic drinks.

Summer drinks recipes


Summer drinks without alcohol


Cherry limeade recipe
Homemade cherry limeade recipe made with fresh cherries, limes, water and sugar (or honey).


Mango passion fruit smoothie recipe
Mango passion fruit smoothie recipe made with fresh mango slices, passion fruit juice, lime, sugar or honey, and ice.


Homemade limonada, limeade or lemonade recipe
Limonada, lemonade or limeade: The most effective and quick recipe for making homemade fresh lemonade or limeade, also known as limonada, using a blender and a couple of limes/lemons.


Drinkable tropical fruit salad recipe
Come y bebe or tropical drinkable fruit salad: Simple and refreshing liquid fruit salad made with papaya, pineapple, banana and orange juice.


Fruity oatmeal drink recipe
Colada de avena or fruity oatmeal drink: Colada de avena is a delicious drink made with oats, naranjilla fruit, panela or brown sugar, water and cinnamon. Serve chilled and with ice to cool down on a hot summer day.


Homemade pineapple juice recipe
Homemade pineapple juice: Easy recipe for jugo de piña or refreshing homemade pineapple juice


Spiced pineapple chicha
Chicha pineapple drink: Chicha de piña is a spiced pineapple drink made by simmering the pineapple skins and core with hard brown sugar and spices.


Strawberry lemonade recipe
Homemade strawberry lemonade recipe, made in the blender using lemons, strawberries and honey. Replace lemons with limes for strawberry limeade.


Refreshing sparkling water with melon ball ice cubes, lime and mint
Refreshing sparkling water with melon ball ice cubes, lime and mint


Summer drinks with alcohol

Most of these include mocktail variations or suggestions for an alcohol free drink


Vodka mint limeade or lemonade
Easy recipe for vodka mint lemonade or limeade, this refreshing summer cocktail is made with limes or lemons, fresh mint, sugar or honey, water, ice and vodka to taste


Mango passion fruit margarita
Mango passion fruit margarita: This margarita recipe is made with fresh mango slices, passion fruit juice, lime, sugar, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice.


Kiwi blueberry mojito
Kiwi blueberry mojito in honor of the Seahawks 12th Man, made with fresh kiwis, blueberries, lime, mint leaves, sparkling water and rum.


Watermelon mimosas
Watermelon mimosa: This summer mimosa recipe is a refreshing bubbly cocktail made with watermelon, orange juice, sugar to taste, sparkling wine and garnished with fresh mint.


Melon moscato sangria recipe
Refreshing and delicious melon sangria recipe made with a mix of melons, including watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, moscato wine, honey, lime, grappa (an Italian grape brandy), sparkling water, and mint.


Citrus moscato sangria recipe
Citrus moscato sangria: Refreshing white sangria recipe made with a variety of citrus fruits, honey, orange liqueur and moscato wine.


Kir royal recipe
Kir Royal: A kir royal is a classic french sparkling cocktail or aperitif made with champagne and blackcurrant liqueur – garnish with fresh summer berries.


Honeydew melon bellini
Honeydew melon bellini: A refreshing take on the classic drink, this honeydew melon bellini is made with honeydew melon, lime juice, and sparkling wine.


Homemade strawberry margaritas
Homemade strawberry margarita recipe made with fresh strawberries, lime juice, sugar or honey, orange liqueur, and tequila. This margarita cocktail can be prepared on the rocks or frozen.


Pineapple caipirinha
Pineapple caipirinha: Caipirinha cocktail made with pineapple infused cachaca, limes, sugar, crushed pineapple and ice


Blood orange campari cocktail
Bubbly blood orange Campari cocktail: Cocktail made with fresh blood orange juice, campari and champagne. Use regular oranges if you can’t find blood oranges during the summer.



More summer drink recipes will be added soon! Any special requests can be submitted via the comment section! Cheers!

Easy summer drinks and cocktails