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15 Incredibly Refreshing Classic Summer Cocktail Recipes

If your plans for the coming months are anything like mine, they definitely involve a summer cocktail recipe or two. So, to celebrate warm weather, longer days, porch or stoop sitting, and backyard hijinks, we’ve rounded up 15 incredibly refreshing classic summer cocktail recipes. From juleps to sangria, all the best warm weather sips are here!

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    15 Classic Summer Cocktail Recipes

    Celebrate warmer weather and all things summer with one of these 15 classic summer cocktail recipes!

  • Strawberry Smash Cocktail Recipe 2 of 16
    Strawberry Smash Cocktail Recipe

    Whip up a little summer in a glass with this herbaceous strawberry cocktail.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • French 77 3 of 16
    French 77

    Add a little tang to your festivities with this classic sparkling cocktail.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Macki West

  • Pimm’s Cup 4 of 16
    Pimm's Cup

    Made world famous by Wimbledon, Pimm's Cups are an English summertime standard; and with one sip of this yummy drink, you'll see why! Try this easy cocktail at home.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Apricot Margarita 5 of 16
    Apricot Margarita

    Try a fruity take on the classic margarita with this delicious apricot margarita.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Paula Jones

  • Peach Bellini 6 of 16
    Peach Bellini

    Bellinis are the quintessential Italian cocktail and work well with almost any fruit puree, though peach is exceptionally delicious.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Paula Jones

  • Brooklyn Fizz 7 of 16
    Brooklyn Fizz

    Punch recipes are ideal for large parties and this fizzy citrus-infused punch is just right for steamy summer days.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Mint Julep 8 of 16
    Mint Julep

    Combining two of my favorite things, bourbon and mint, this is one of my all-time favorite summer cocktail recipes. If you have an herb garden, chances are good that you have plenty of extra mint, so get cracking!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Simple White Wine Sangria 9 of 16
    Simple White Wine Sangria

    Next time you need some sangria, try this refreshing and citrusy white wine recipe!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Blackberry Lime Fizz 10 of 16
    Blackberry Lime Fizz

    This blackberry-infused cocktail is as delicious as it is beautiful. 

    Brooklyn Supper recipe has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Ginger Peach Limeade Cocktail 11 of 16
    Ginger Peach Limeade Cocktail

    Try this sparkling peachy lime cocktail on the next sizzling summer evening. 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Mojito 12 of 16
    Mojito

    This minty classic is the perfect cup of summertime refreshment. 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Paula Jones

  • Homemade Bloody Marys 13 of 16
    Homemade Bloody Marys

    I love a good savory, spicy Bloody Mary, and this homemade version hits the spot every time. 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Watermelon Caipirinha 14 of 16
    Watermelon Caipirinha

    This cooling, fresh, and lightly sweet watermelon caipirinha is the ultimate in summertime refreshment.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: National Watermelon Promotion Board 

  • Classic Lime Margarita 15 of 16
    Classic Lime Margarita

    This is it, the ultimate summer cocktail recipe. Don't even think of using a mix! For the very best in summertime drinking, go for good tequila, fresh limes, and kosher salt flakes. 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Pomegranate Peach Sangria 16 of 16
    Pomegranate Peach Sangria

    This fruity sangria recipe is brimming with the flavors of peach and pomegranate —— absolute perfection on a sweltering summer day.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Jenny Rosenstrach

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