End Your Summer With The Best Summer Cocktails



I cannot believe I am saying this, but the end of summer is here! Oh, it breaks my heart knowing that pool days, cut off denims, crop tops, beach trips, and all of the above are slowly coming to an end. We have to make the most of these last few weeks of summer. If you don't already have end of summer plans, make some and fast. Get your family and friends together and ride out to the beach or sun bathe by the pool. Go and fire up the grill and enjoy some great food and the weather. I know to wind down my summer I will be catching plenty of sun rays, taking amazing photos, and sipping a few (yes few) refreshing adult beverages to stay cool. So cheers to the freaking END OF SUMMER and enjoy this list of some of my favorite summer cocktails.

Cool Aid

1 oz. Absolut Citron 1 oz. lillet 2 oz. pineapple juice 1/2 oz. simple syrup 3 raspberries

Shake with ice and strain over ice.

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Pimm's Cup

8 oz. Pimm's No. 1 Cup 24 oz. chilled lemon-lime soda

Add mint, cucumber, orange, and strawberry. Mix in a pitcher filled with ice.

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Pear Sunset

1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1 1/2 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon prickly pear syrup

Add ingredients, stir, and drizzle syrup.

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Mai Tai

2 tablespoons orange curacao

2 tablespoons light rum

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 dash orgeat
1 dash simple syrup
1 tablespoon dark rum
Mint, a pineapple slice, and a paper umbrella for garnish

Fill glass with ice. Pour in light rum, orange curaçao, orange juice, lime juice, orgeat, and simple syrup.

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Berry Mojito

Rub rim of 8 chilled glasses with wedge of lime. Dip rims in coarse salt to coat. Chill until ready to serve. Working in batches, combine watermelon, fresh lime juice, Cointreau and tequila in a blender. Crush a tray of ice cubes in blender, then pour in 1 1/2 to 2 cups of margarita mixture and process until slushy. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately. Repeat with remaining ice and margarita mixture.

Source: Cosmopolitan


Peach Sangria

24 ounces peach nectar
1 750-milliliter bottle white wine
1 sliced orange
1 15-ounce can sliced peaches
1 liter club soda

Mix 24 oz. peach nectar, 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine, 1 sliced orange and peach wedges from 1 (15 oz.) can (drained) in pitcher; chill for 1 hour. When ready to serve, add 1 liter club soda and ice cubes to pitcher and stir well. Garnish with more orange slices and peach wedges, if desired.

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