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8 Refreshing Summer Cocktails

As I mentioned before I’m pregnant with number three and this really throw a wrench in one of my favorite summertime treats. During the hottest days, usually August, I like to put the kids to bed and go make a refreshing cocktail and watch the sunset with the husband or some girlfriends. This year, I’m stuck with the virgin drinks so I’m passing along some of my favorites to you all so I can live vicariously through you.  Keep reading for how to enjoy the heat of the summer.

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  • Lemon Drop Jello Shots 1 of 8
    Lemon Drop Jello Shots
    These are adorable and will disappear before you know it. I highly recommend making some non-alcoholic drops so the kids don't get jealous of the creation in the fridge. Also, add a few poppy seeds to the alcohol version to make sure there's not a mix up!
    Make your own lemon drop jello shots
  • Strawberry Margarita Granita 2 of 8
    Strawberry Margarita Granita
    Frozen margaritas are a summertime favorite. The only problem is the ice melts so quickly. That's where the granita come to the rescue and give you a thick icy drink that will stay frozen until you finish the last sip.
    Make your own strawberry margarita granita
  • Nectarine Margarita With Fleur De Sel RIm 3 of 8
    Nectarine Margarita With Fleur De Sel RIm
    Take advantage of the in-season fruit and nectarines and just that. They taste better and cost less right now than any time of year.
    Make your own nectarine margarita with fleur de sel rim
  • Bing Cherry Mojito 4 of 8
    Bing Cherry Mojito
    Fresh cherries really bring out the taste of summer and with a little soda fizz you are sure to be cooled off.
    Make your own bing cherry mojito
  • Boneau Orange Slush 5 of 8
    Boneau Orange Slush
    Hello, secret slushy made with frozen lemonade, orange juice, simple syrup, tea and brandy!
    Get the recipe for Boneau orange slush at Prudent Baby
  • How to Make Sangria — The Easy Way 6 of 8
    How to Make Sangria -- The Easy Way
    I love the easy way this recipe uses inexpensive leftover wine mixed with any fruit you've got around the house or in your garden. The secret here is to mix it with ginger ale.
    Get the recipe for how to make sangria at Prudent Baby
  • Cucumber Vodka 7 of 8
    Cucumber Vodka
    Cucumber-infused vodka how-to followed by an amazing cucumber-mint cocktail recipe.
    Get the recipe for cucumber vodka at Prudent Baby
  • Watermelon Jalapeño Mojito 8 of 8
    Watermelon Jalapeño Mojito
    All the ingredients are fresh and meddled together, then combined with fresh watermelon juice. Yum. And I love the link to making a watermelon keg!
    Get the recipe for watermelon jalapeno mojito at Prudent Baby

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