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What Are Some Refreshing Summer Cocktails?

What Are Some Refreshing Summer Cocktails?
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It won’t be long before the humidity leaves us parched. That thought struck up some curiosity within me… What are some refreshing summer cocktails? Other than spiked teas, margaritas, and pirate-friendly drinks, I’m pretty unaware of all my summertime drink options. We’re going to change that today!

Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipe Ideas

Luckily I found some summer drink recipes not far into my search! Be sure to check out their recipes for the following refreshing summer cocktails:

  1. Ginger-Peach Soda (rum is involved in this one!)
  2. Strawberry-Basil Bourbon Lemonade
  3. Raspberry Gin Rickey
  4. Jalapeno-Spiked Bourbon Julep
  5. Bellini Moonshiners
  6. Rosemary-Infused Honey Sidecars
  7. Elderflower-Wine Cocktail
  8. Orange-Ginger Margarita
  9. Sour-Cherry Gin Smash
  10. Peach Melba Mimosas
  11. Pineapple-Tequila Cooler
  12. Spicy Beet Bloody Marys

Refreshing Summer Fruits

After taking a peek at the above-mentioned drink recipes, I grew even more curious. I imagined how great the fruit would all taste and how fun it would be to make tiny samples of the drinks. I pondered those possibilities for quite a while before I realized I was stuck on wondering what fruits are in season during the summer.

I knew strawberries, peaches, blackberries, and such were all great summertime fruits but I wondered how many I didn’t know, too! I just had to dig up more information. Those recipes should certainly keep you refreshed all summer long! But I also can’t resist the urge to let you in on which fruits you can expect to be freshest at your local stores and markets this summer! This way we can all impress any guests we may have during the hot (and usually humid) season with plenty of fresh, refreshing summer cocktails, desserts, and more!

  • Apricots
  • Asian Pears
  • Blackberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Casaba melon
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Figs
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes
  • Guava fruit
  • Honeydew
  • Huckleberries
  • Limes
  • Loganberries
  • Lychee nuts
  • Mangos
  • Marionberries
  • Nectarines
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tayberries
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Now that we’ve looked at our options, I don’t think each and every one of these fruits would go well with alcohol. (Zucchini’s a fruit?!) Some may even require partners in the glass with your choice of booze, I’m not sure. If you decide to create something with an unfamiliar fruit, give it a little background check before you dice it up and toss it in your cup. (You could make ice cubes with some of your creations!) Have fun. Always be safe when it comes to enjoying a drink or two!

About Brittany Davidson

Brittany is the main writer and content creator for Food Questions. She believes life is worth living if you're constantly learning, enjoying, and admiring things. Passion is her backbone and she tries not to do anything without it. Sharing information is as valuable as sharing a smile, Brittany says.

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