Summer Cocktail Recipes

These Summer cocktail recipes are great for any occasion: parties, cookouts or perhaps just to chill in the garden. All cocktail recipes serve one. The recipes can be pinned to your favorite Pinterest board by hovering over the image and clicking the appearing pin button. Enjoy!

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Bahama Mama Cocktail

bahama mama cocktail recipe

The Bahama mama is a tropical cocktail made of rum and pineapple juice


2 oz./60 ml Dark Rum

1 oz./30 ml Light Rum

2 oz./60 ml Orange Juice

1 oz./30 ml Coconut rum

0.5 oz./15 ml Lemon Juice

Ice cubes

Orange segment to serve


Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Pour the cocktail in a glass and garnish with the orange segment

Bloody Mary

bloody mary recipe

The Bloody Mary is commonly used as a hangover cure, but is actually a fabulous cocktail containing heart healthy tomato juice served with a celery stalk.


4 oz/120 ml Tomato Juice

1.5 oz/45 ml Vodka

Ice cubes

Ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

To serve:

Stalk of celery

Lemon segment


Use a tall glass to build the ingredients. Start by adding the ice cubes, pour in the Vodka and tomato juice.

Add the salt and pepper and stir.

Garnish with the celery and lemon wedge

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii cocktail recipe

The Blue Hawaii is the ultimate tropical drink thanks to it’s distinct blue color.


0.5 oz/15 ml Light rum

0.5 oz/15 ml Blue Curacao

0.5 oz/15 ml Dark rum

1 oz/15 ml Pineapple juice

1 oz/15 ml Orange juice

1 oz/15 Sweet & Sour

Ice Cubes

To serve:

Pineapple segment

Red Cherry

Cocktail umbrella (optional, but fun)


Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Serve in a glass with the pineapple segment and red Cherry

Cosmopolitan Recipe

cosmopolitan recipe

The Cosmopolitan was the signature drink of the Sex and the City girls. It’s definitely a stylish cocktail, so serve this when having a night with the girls.


1.5 oz/45 ml Vodka

2 oz/60 ml Cranberry Juice

1 oz/30 ml Triple sec

Lemon twist to serve


Add ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake well

Pour in a martini glass and serve with the lemon twist

Pina Colada

pina colada recipe

The Pina Colada is the national drink of Puerto Rico. It’s a very luxurious cocktail (high caloric content) so enjoy this once in a while as a treat.


2 oz/60 ml Pineapple juice

1 oz/30 ml White rum

2 oz/60 ml Coconut cream

1 tsp brown sugar

Crushed ice

Pineapple slice and red cherry to serve.


Pour the coconut cream, pineapple juice and  white rum into a blender or shaker with the crushed ice, and blend or shake very well until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass, garnish with pineapple wedge and the cherry.

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  1. Hah, what a coincidence, I’m posting an article tomorrow about healthy alternatives for summer cocktails 🙂 These all sound delicious though. My favorite cocktail is still a simple mojito.

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