Hot Summer Days? Cooler Cocktail Nights Ahead!

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Summertime is synonymous with scorching heat, unexpected drizzles, and those moments when you just wish you were somewhere else. But fret not! Before you let those summer blues take over, we’re here with the ultimate remedy. Dive into our refreshing list of summer cocktails that promise to turn any frown upside down, transport you to tropical paradises, and make every sip feel like a mini vacation!

Smoked Mezcal Margarita

Rocks glass with salt and pineapple and lime garnish.
Mezcal margarita. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

When traditional margaritas meet the smoky allure of mezcal and grilled pineapple, it’s an intoxicating dance of flavors you’ll crave on repeat.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Mezcal Margarita

Aperol Spritz with a Twist

A glass of orange juice with lime and mint leaves.
Aperol cocktail. Photo Credit: PasstheSushi

Add some zesty rum spin to your Aperol Spritz. A cocktail that screams tropical breezes and tangy adventures.
Get the Recipe: Aperol Spritz with a Twist

Bahama Mama Cocktail

A glass of a cocktail next to a plate of quesadillas.
Painkiller cocktail. Photo Credit: PasstheSushi

A classic that never disappoints, the Bahama Mama is your instant tropical vacation in a glass.
Get the Recipe: Bahama Mama Cocktail

Limoncello Spritz

A glass of limoncello spritz with flowers and lemons.
Limoncello Spritz. Photo Credit: PasstheSushi

Sip on a zesty Limoncello blend, sparkling with the charm of Italy’s sun-soaked beaches.
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Spritz

Rum Runner

Close up of a rum runner cocktail with cocktail umbrella.
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Shake off your weekday blues with a chilled mix of rum, raspberry, and citrus goodness. Pure tropical relaxation.
Get the Recipe: Rum Runner

Grilled Watermelon Margarita

Overhead shot of platter of grilled watermelon with cocktails in soft focus.
Grilled Watermelon Spicy Margarita. Photo credit:

Sweet grilled watermelon meets smoky serrano for a cocktail that’s summer nights in a glass.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Margarita

Painkiller Cocktail

A drink with lime and ice in a glass on a table.
Painkiller cocktail. Photo Credit: PasstheSushi

A delicious mix of rum, tropical juices, and coconut cream – it’s the stress-relief sipper you didn’t know you needed.
Get the Recipe: Painkiller Cocktail

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita with Lemonade in a mason jar.
Cranberry Margarita with Lemonade. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

Elevate your margarita game with a delightful fusion of tart cranberries, zesty lime, and classic tequila.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Margarita

Peach Bourbon Cocktail

Dark and moody bourbon cocktail.
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Dive into the delicious harmony of sweet peaches and robust bourbon. It’s summer nostalgia in every sip.
Get the Recipe: Peach Bourbon Cocktail

Frozen Pineapple Margarita

A glass of frozen margarita\ with a salad on it.
Pineapple margarita. Photo Credit: PasstheSushi

Experience a frosty tropical escape, blending sweet pineapples, zingy lime, and classic tequila. Your summer sipper sorted.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Pineapple Margarita