7 Summer Cocktails to That Everyone Love

Fresh grapefruit juice is the star of this cocktail, shaken with flavorful reposado tequila, a squeeze of lime, and lots of ice. Topped with splashes of lemon-lime and club sodas, the drink offers a not-too-sweet version that is sure to refresh.

1. Fresh Grapefruit Paloma

Preparing fresh watermelon juice gives this blend-and-sip cocktail a burst of cool melon flavor, though fresh, high-quality store-bought juice will work here, too. It's a rum drink for margarita lovers, with a salted rim that balances tart lime juice

2. Watermelon Daiquiri

This light and refreshing cocktail is reminiscent of both the American South and the South of France, made with fresh peach and basil, gin, Lillet, lemon juice, club soda, and a bit of simple syrup.

3. Tabernacle Crush

Similar to a Gin Sling or Gin Fizz, the Tom Collins is an easy cocktail made with gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a bit of sugar, and carbonated water. With balanced sweet and sour flavors and an enticing, fizzy finish, it's perfect for a summer day.

4. Tom Collins

Drawing its name from the traditional sangria, this version features white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and a kick of brandy. With its rich golden hue and zingy flavors, it's an ideal summer sipper.

5. Thai Basil Sangria

Typically served in a stemmed wine glass filled with ice along with an orange wedge garnish, the Aperol Spritz combines brut Prosecco with Aperol for a sweet and slightly bitter flavor profile. Adjust the ratios to suit your preferences.

6. Aperol Spritz

This classic gin spritz gets a refreshing twist with cucumber, basil, and cardamom-infused syrup. Garnished with dried rose petals for a subtle floral flavor, it's a delightful summer cocktail that's sure to please.

7. Cucumber-Rose Gin Spritz