What better way to celebrate the summer with some delicious cocktails. Serve these big batch cocktails and your summer party will be a big hit!
Big batches of sangria, prosecco, and punch are perfect for summer entertaining since they are light and crisp in flavor. These refreshing cocktails make entertaining easy this summer with a fun twist all utilizing fresh summer produce.
The longer these cocktails sit and marinate (like overnight) the better they will taste. The best part about making summer drinks is the fresh fruit not only for presentation but the natural flavor it adds to the drinks. And make sure to have extra fruit for your guests to put into their cocktails!
Go ahead and indulge yourself this summer with these 9 light and refreshing cocktails.
Let’s Make Some Drinks!
1. Summer Sangria with Watermelon & Pineapple
Found from What The Fork
This sparkling summer sangria is made with just a few ingredients that don’t include extra sugar like simple syrup. It does, however, include all the yummy stuff like wine, brandy, fruit, and some soda for fizz!
2. Strawberry Margarita Punch
Found from The Cookie Rookie
This is an easy crowd pleaser cocktail perfect for summer! With a combination of frozen strawberries, limeade, soda, agave nectar and of course lots of tequila! (Side note: This can easily be made kid-friendly by leaving out the tequila).
3. Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade Mimosas
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
These Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade Mimosas are an elevated version of your favorite lemonade and Sunday morning brunch mimosa to keep you cool on a warm day. By using fresh ingredients like rosemary and vanilla, you get a tasty sweet and tart lemonade mixed with Champagne that’s perfect for a large crowd. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
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4. Spanish Red Sangria
Found from Tikkido
This is a classic red wine sangria recipe, even if your not a big fan of red wine you will totally love this cocktail. The brandy soaked fruit is yummy by itself so make sure to make extra but the longer this sits like overnight the better it’ll taste!
5. Sparkling Pear Prosecco Punch
Found from Delish
This fruity pink cocktail is ready for the hot weather. It’s crisp and refreshing with the sparkling prosecco and uses a perfect late summer fruit!
6. Strawberry Sangria
Found from Celebrating Sweets
This sangria is filled with fresh strawberries, raspberries, oranges, homemade strawberry syrup, orange liqueur, and the best part of all… SPARKLING ROSÉ! Since Rosé is the wine drink of the summer it’s an ideal complement to the flavors and colors in this sangria.
7. Lemon Drop Champagne Punch
Found from Martha Stewart
Lemons complement everything from cooking to baking and especially cocktails. This lemon drop champagne punch is a fantastic combination that you will make again and again! (Note about lemons, if I’m only using the juice, before juicing I zest the lemons and put them into 2 TBSP packages and then freeze the packages. I love to bake and cook with fresh lemon zest so it’s always nice to have pre-zested packages waiting in my freezer!)
8. Sweet Tea Punch with Peaches and Raspberries
Found from The Wicked Noodle
This takes peach ice tea to ANOTHER level!! This sweet tea sangria recipe will quickly become of your favorites, as it already has mine! Whenever you have some fresh summer fruit lying around, whip up a quick batch of sweet tea and mix it with a bottle of white wine. Toss in your fruit then let it sit a few hours before enjoying, it seriously couldn’t be easier!
9. Pear Ginger White Sangria
Found from Cake-n-Knife
This pear ginger white sangria is not a sweet sangria that’ll make you feel like you’re drinking syrup. It’s just the right sangria to close out summer with!
Bonus: Prosecco Margaritas
Found from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Prosecco and margaritas come together in this fun combination. This will soon become your favorite party drink. Make this ahead to save time so when your guests arrive they can enjoy a crisp and refreshing bevy that goes down smooth and easy!
If you plan on serving any of these delicious cocktails, I wouldn’t mind an invite to your party…I’m just saying! So what are your favorite summer cocktails? Try these out and let me know what you think.