10 Summer Cocktails

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Check out these 10 perfect summer cocktail recipes. Whether you're at a barbecue or by the pool, these refreshing summer cocktails are sure to quench your thirst.

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup or sugar, and club soda. It's essentially a boozy lemonade. Perfect for hot days.

Spicy Margarita

This spicy margarita recipe is made with jalapeño simple syrup and a chipotle salt rim. Add some heat when the temperature gets high.

The Bramble

Or make this jalapeño raspberry Bramble for another spicy twist on a classic gin cocktail.

Negroni Spritz

The Negroni spritz is a Negroni variation made with Campari, sweet vermouth, Prosecco and soda water or seltzer. It's the epitome of a sipping cocktail.

Gin and Tonic

G+T’s scream “summer!” to me, and this lavender and blueberry gin and tonic yells it just a little bit louder.

The Vodka Sour

This blackberry vodka sour is a well-balanced cocktail with bright flavors of lemon and blackberry. The smooth mouthfeel of the egg white makes the sipping even easier.

Sour Variations

Use Empress Gin, lime juice, and simple syrup to create a showstopping purple gimlet.

Strawberry Gimlet

Or make a strawberry simple syrup that you can use in a strawberry gimlet or a strawberry limeade mocktail for the kids!

Sour Variations

Or make the Lady Bridgerton, an Empress gin cocktail made with lavender simple syrup, Earl Grey tea, and lemon juice. Bring back the Duke!

French 75

If your summer evening calls for festivities, make a French 75, a classic cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup topped with bubbly.