It’s officially summer, which means it’s also officially the start of the grilling, brunching, boating, reading outside and picnicking season. Aside from being fun to do in the warm weather, what else do all of these activities have in common?

They’re made even better when you’re doing them with a delicious summer cocktail in your hand.

To ensure all of your seasonal activities are the best they could possibly be, here are five easy (and tasty!) alcoholic drink recipes for you to whip up this summer!

Prosecco Slushee

Prosecco Slushee recipe
Sparkling Ice has just the recipe for summer sipping. Sparkling Ice


Squeeze the juice from the limes and lemons into a blender, and add in the St. Germain, Prosecco and Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon. Throw in 3 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Use a few mint leaves as garnish and there you go, you have the perfect summer drink.

The Cenote Paloma

Cenote Paloma
This Cenote recipe is super easy and quick to make. Cenote


  • 1.5 oz. Cenote Blanco
  • 6 oz. Jarritos Grapefruit Soda
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice

When you’re short on time, or energy, but still want a yummy summer drink, simply place all of these ingredients in a salt-rimmed glass over fresh ice, stir and enjoy.

Strongbow Rosé Spritzer

Strongbow Rosé Spritzer
Feel refreshed with this Strongbow cocktail. Strongbow


  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 0.5 oz. honey syrup (optional)
  • 6 oz. Strongbow Rosé Apple
  • Splash of club soda
  • 2-3 dashes of orange bitters
  • Mint sprig for garnish

First, make the honey syrup by combining equal parts water and honey over the stove, or in the microwave, until the concoction is heated and the honey is pourable.

Then, fill a mixing glass with ice and add in the tequila and honey syrup. Next, pour in the Strongbow Rosé Apple and stir. Pour it all out into a chilled glass with ice and top with a splash of club soda and a few dashes of orange bitters.

Garnish with a mint sprig, and then sit back and relax with the drink to find out exactly why the Strongbow Hard Ciders are a 2019 Product of the Year Winner.

Hibiscus Daisy

Hibiscus Daisy
This Maestro Dobel recipe is like summer in a glass. Maestro Dobel


  • 2 oz. Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila
  • 0.5 oz. hibiscus syrup
  • 1 oz. watermelon juice
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • Smoked paprika salt for rim

Put all the ingredients in a shaker and, well, shake. Pour the mixture into a chilled rocks glass that’s been dressed up with a smoked paprika salt rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Peach Tea Lemonade

Peach Tea Lemonade
Up your lemonade game with this Smirnoff cocktail. Smirnoff

Peach Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 3 peaches, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Peach Tea Lemonade Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 batch peach simple syrup (recipe above)
  • Garnish: peach slices and fresh mint

To create the simple syrup, combine the peaches, sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Using a wooden spoon, break up the peaches, and then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for five minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it all to cool to room temperature. Strain it, and then continue on with the rest of the cocktail.

To finish the drink, go ahead and steep the tea bags in boiling water in a heatproof pitcher for 3 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags and stir in the cold water, lemon juice, peach simple syrup and vodka. Place the whole thing in the refrigerator, and let it chill for at least 4 hours.

When enough time has passed and you’re ready for the cocktail, pour the tea into a mason jar or tall glass with ice and garnish with peach slices and fresh mint.