Summer Drinks Recipes

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Cucumber Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
A refreshing drink for any warm summer day.

Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
Fresh fruit waters, or Aguas de Frutas, made with crushed or blended fruit are a common and popular drink all over Mexico. This recipe is extremely flavorful and refreshing, especially when fresh strawberries are in season.


Rating: 4.5 stars 24
A refreshing change from lemonade. If you don't care for pulp in your drink, feel free to strain the juice before you add it to the water.

Watermelon Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
Light and refreshing summer drink. Garnish with watermelon slice. Can be made into an adult cocktail by adding a little vodka.

Mojito Perfecto

Rating: 5 stars 19
Trial and error pay off! Time-consuming, but so worth it.

Summer Beer II

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
Fun to serve in the summer for special gatherings or cocktail parties. Given to me from Dottie, a long time friend and sorority sister. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of mint.

Gin Slush

Rating: 4 stars 8
Excellent for parties of all kinds (cookouts, bridal showers, etc.) Can also be made with vodka.

Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here's a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

The Real Mojito

Rating: 4.5 stars 742
This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 5 stars 1772
The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
This is a drink served throughout Mexico. It is made with several different fruits. This is a watermelon drink.

Salty Chihuahua

Rating: 5 stars 33
A Salty Chihuahua is a variation on the salty dog, and it's also fun to say.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vintage Lemonade
Rating: Unrated 330
Just the thing, when you're relaxing in the shade.
Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas
Rating: Unrated 96
"Fantastic summery cool refreshing drinks. They were perfect. We will be making these all summer long!" – *Sherri*
The Real Mojito
Rating: 5 stars 718

This authentic mojito cocktail is so refreshing on a hot summer day.