50 Summer Cocktails Recipes


Looking for summer cocktails? Here is our collection of 50 delicious meal ideas, including: Limoncello Cocktail Cherries. The Hummer Cocktail. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: The Midas Touch Cocktail.


Limoncello Cocktail Cherries

Summer cocktails call for summer cherries, and these Limoncello Cocktail Cherries are so good you almost don’t need the cocktail at all!


The Hummer Cocktail

The Hummer Cocktail is an adult milkshake of epic proportions…you’ll either love me or hate me for this. Either you’ve never heard of a Hummer Cocktail and after you read this you’re going to love me. Or you already know that ...


It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: The Midas Touch Cocktail

The Midas Touch Cocktail is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ~ it’s made with a unique saffron simple syrup, cognac, sherry, lemon juice and bitters ~ and if you’re looking for a new signature cocktail, this might be it! If ...


Holiday Spiced Cocktail Cherries

Spiced Cocktail Cherries are the ultimate gift for the cocktail lover in your life ~ be sure to make a double batch so you can enjoy them yourself! If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you probably know that we have a thing for c...


Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday and these Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov are ready to party! These are unabashedly retro, straight out of the 1950s.  In fact my inspiration recipe comes from a little cookbook I found in a thrift shop, pub...


Classic Aviation Cocktail

A classic Aviation is my go-to spring cocktail. Citrus-sy and delicately floral, it's the perfect cocktail for bloom season!


Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Cóctel de Camarónes, simply known as Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, doesn't resemble an American shrimp cocktail at all. I'll bet you'll find this variation way more tasty and exciting!


The Cardamom Rose Cocktail

The Cardamom Rose Cocktail is a special occasion cocktail that will take you from New Year's Eve, to Valentine's Day, and all the way back to the winter holidays!


Hot Spiced Cranberry Cocktail

This Holiday Spiced Cranberry Cocktail can be made non-alcoholic or spiked with rum! It is made with real cranberries and infused with orange and cinnamon.


Spiked Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

This Spiked Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail tastes like a caramel apple on a stick, but with a splash of rum! Homemade no-cook caramel sauce adds great flavor! 


Orange Raspberry Mimosa Cocktail

An excellent brunch drink, this Orange Raspberry Mimosa Cocktail is the perfect fit to celebrate the arrival of spring! Just mix Champagne with Orange juice and you're ready to serve!


Bourbon Cocktail Meatballs

Bourbon Meatballs are tender juicy meatballs smothered in a sweet and spicy bourbon glaze...give your next cocktail hour an upgrade!


Swedish Cocktail Meatballs

Swedish Cocktail Meatballs ~ tender 'Mad Men' era meatballs smothered in rich gravy ~ the ultimate holiday appetizer that you can whip up in under an hour!


Olive Cocktail Penguin

Liven up your next gathering with some real party animals! These delicious olive cocktail penguins and radish mice are too cute for words!


Prawn Cocktail Dinner Roll - Fresh, Tasty & So Yum!

Think juicy prawns, dripping in a tangy sauce on a bed of crisp salad - all served in a thick crusty roll. Yup! You need the prawn cocktail dinner roll on the table tonight.


Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and light summer rolls filled with a rainbow slaw! In the dead of summer, Vietnamese summer rolls are probably the most appropriate meal anyone could dream up.  I’ve posted three other summer roll recipes,...


Summer Sangria

Sangria is one of my husband's and my favorite drinks to make during the Summer months when we are either hosting or attending a party. It can be as simple or as complicated as we'd like and very easily scalable to however many people we ar...


Festive Old Fashioned Cocktail

The perfect festive mix of sweet cranberry syrup, zesty orange and warming cinnamon, this festive old fashioned remains true to its classic roots.


Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria is the ultimate in summer refreshment, and this is THE drink you’ll want to have chilling in the backyard all season long… *This post is sponsored by Classic Hostess.  Thank you for supporting the brands I ...


Summer Orzo Soup

Make this summer special Orzo Soup when weather turns sour. Light and comforting, it is the ideal summer soup with plenty of summer vegetables.


Italian Summer Vegetable Casserole

Italian Summer Vegetable Casserole is the best of summer produce in a beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dish with grilled vegetables, marinara and cheese!


Summer Tomato Focaccia

It’s always the same at this time of year, I race to make sure I’ve  made all my summer favorites as the month of August marches on.  The farmer’s market is at its absolute height right now, and the colorful heirloom tomatoes are ...


Summer Tiramisu

Easy Summer Tiramisu ~ a no egg tiramisu dessert made in individual glasses for effortless summer entertaining. This classic Italian dessert made with ladyfinger biscuits, Kahlua, and creamy mascarpone cheese is epic!


Brown Rice and Summer Vegetable Casserole with Feta and Black Olives

Topped with fresh tomatoes, Brown Rice and Summer Vegetable Casserole with Feta and Black Olives is perfect late summer comfort food!


Summer Peach Lemonade

Summer Peach Lemonade is the perfect drink to keep you cool this summer. With no added sugars and some crushed ice, this is the ultimate lemonade!


Summer Chickpea Salad

This Summer Chickpea Salad packed with fresh veggies, yummy feta cheese, and fresh herbs is perfect for BBQs, cookouts, and healthy summer lunches!


Grilled Peach & Sweet Corn Summer Grain Bowls

Summer seems like it's slipping by in a hurry... It's like I blinked and summer is halfway over and I don't even know what happened to the first half.  In reality, I'm just being really


Peanut Sauce Jackfruit Summer Rolls

Peanut Sauce Jackfruit Summer Rolls are made with 5 minute peanut sauce, crunchy vegetables & herbs! This healthy gluten free recipe is bursting with flavor


Rainbow Summer Rolls

Rainbow Summer Rolls are a healthy and refreshing Vietnamese salad wrap filled with colorful veggies for an amazing crunch ~ they're vegan and gluten free!


Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad

Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad is in the Mediterranean tradition of healthy seasonal food served up in the simplest way possible.


Kombucha Float with Summer Berries

This Kombucha Float with Summer Berries is a 3 ingredient summertime dessert. Kombucha gets poured on coconut ice cream & berries for a dairy free recipe.  


Summer Fruit Jumble Crumble

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble combines all those bits and pieces of delicious ripe fruit you've got lying around into one fabulously easy dessert.


Raspberry and Almond Summer Rice Pudding

This dessert is great for a summer’s day if you are entertaining for family or friends. It’s colourful and full of freshness, a great show stopper and most importantly – very easy to do.


Late Summer Vegetable Tian

Late Summer Vegetable Tian with tomatoes, zucchini and potatoes is a beautiful Provencal-inspired dish!


Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

With a package of spring roll wrappers you can make these Vietnamese Summer Rolls with what you probably already have in the fridge.


Dinosaur Egg Popsicles and other wonders of summer

Dinosaur Egg Popsicles are a whole fruit treat made with pluots, a cross between a plum and an apricot, and one of the truly spectacular fruits of summer!


Summer Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing

It's time to bring back the fruit salad! My Summer Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Yogurt Dressing is a modern spin on classic fruit salad.


Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are a super refreshing, gluten free appetizer or light dinner.


Summer Succotash with Grilled Corn

Heyo!  It's almost summatime! And with summer comes some of the freshest and most amazing ingredients of the year.  I always, and I mean ALWAYS, look forward to {erhm, dream about} sweet corn.  A juicy,


Southwestern Summer Squash Casserole

Southern-inspired summer squash casserole gets a Southwestern makeover with fresh chiles!


Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad ~ this healthy and adorable checkerboard melon salad is gorgeous and so refreshing ~ and it's always a huge hit!


Bulgur summer salad

Bulgur salad is one of my favourite summer plates, because it is fresh, tasty, colourful and ready in few minutes. I usually prepare bulgur salad in the morning and take it to work. It is full of t…


Chicken Salad Summer Rolls

My Chicken Salad Summer Rolls with an herbed mayonnaise dip is a delicious take on classic Vietnamese rice paper rolls and an easy 30 minute lunch or dinner


Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart

Goat Cheese and Summer Squash Tart ~ call it a galette, a pizetta, or a flatbread pizza, this savory tart is elegant, crispy, and delicious.  


Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing ~ a healthy and delicious mixed fruit salad that goes from breakfast to dessert ~ can be vegan too!


Summer Vegetable Minestrone

Guys, I'm here with a soup recipe.  And it's summer. I know that seems wild and crazy since we just (barely) got through a week of temps in the 90s and 100s, but I'm doing


Summer Lentil Salad

This healthy Summer Lentil Salad recipe is full of crisp cucumbers, sweet strawberries, crunchy almonds, and is marinated in a bright and herby dressing. 


Summer Chickpea Salad with Feta and Vegetables

Make this Chickpea Salad with Feta and Vegetables in 15 minutes for a quick, healthy lunch or light dinner.


Summer Kale Salad

Strawberries. The bursting of their sweet juices, awaking my taste buds, brings back sweet, sweet memories. Strawberries, for me, come paired with memories of my grandma. She had countless strawberry plants lining the side of her small white house wi...


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