3 Beautiful Summer Cocktails

summer cocktails

The Spruce 

There are tons of ways to toast the season of fresh fruit and long happy hours. Here are 3 of the most beautiful—and delicious. From a Frozen Coconut Watermelon Mojito to a Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer and a strawberry-packed Kentucky Buck, this trio’s your ticket to pool (or porch) party bliss


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    Frozen Watermelon Coconut Mojitos

    Frozen Watermelon Coconut Mojito
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     If you were to combine all of your favorite summer flavors into one drink, you might come up with a similar cocktail to these Frozen Watermelon Coconut Mojitos. The classic Mojito gets a refresh with fresh watermelon and creamy coconut milk. Enjoy this frozen fruity slushy poolside or at your next warm weather event.

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    Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

    Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer
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     Made with a blueberry-lavender simple syrup, lime juice, and vodka, this refreshing soda spritzer is an easy happy hour cocktail that everyone will enjoy. You can even make the simple syrup ahead of time for your next event and mix the drinks for you and your guests with ease come party time. Or, keep the ready-made simple syrup on hand for any day of the week–you never know when you'll need a refreshing pick-me-up.

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    Kentucky Buck

    Kentucky Buck cocktail
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     "Bucks" are a category of drinks that consist of ginger beer, citrus, and a spirit. The Kentucky Buck also includes muddled strawberries and bitters mixed with bourbon and lemon juice. You can enjoy this fruity refresher at any party or get-together with friends. The flavors make it ideal for a warm-weather celebration. Cheers!