Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Cocktail Recipe Roundup

Cape Codder Cocktail

Cool ones for hot days

Summer is here in our part of the world. Now that we’ve celebrated Memorial Day in the US, we’re ready for flip flops and tee shirts. Not to mention tall, cool drinks.

So we’ve decided to kick off the summer season by rounding up some seasonally appropriate cocktail recipes. We’ll race you for the hammock.



Blue Hawaii Cocktail

Beach Drinks
Nonalcoholic Berry Shrub

Tall Sippers
Lemon Drop Cocktail

Predinner Pleasers
Gin Daisy Cocktail
 
Summertime and the Sippin’ is Easy

We have loads more drinks for your summer imbibing pleasure—just check out Our Recipe Index. If you’re new to mixing drinks, you might want to look at our Cocktail Basics post.

Next week we’ll start our traditional Summer Sippin’ Series. So more drink recipes are on the way. You may want to stock up on booze.

Happy summer!

54 comments:

  1. So many cocktails. So little time. And so many good wines and craft beers to compete with them. You make life so difficult!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae, choices are good, right? :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  2. I made your berry shrub last year and it was delicious , I used it to flavor my mineral water. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde, shrubs are great! We like 'em with or without booze, but they're a wonderful drink for those who don't care to imbibe. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. I love the Elvis pic with the Blue Hawaii Cocktail! I am so ready for many tall cool drinks, one per night from this amazing list! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Evelyne, that Elvis picture is a favorite of ours, too. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Your cocktails are always so beautiful! It looks and sounds delicious.

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    1. Hi Pam, we love the flavor of cocktails, but think their good looks are even nicer! Thanks for the comment.

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  5. You are my go-to cocktail recipe guy!! So many winners---plus I always like to make a tried and true specialty cocktail for my book club each year! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Liz, bet your house is the most popular one for your book group! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  6. So many winning cocktails! I will race you to the hammock with one of these in hands .. or two :D

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    1. Hi Ansh, LOL, race is on!:-) Thanks for the comment.

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  7. All we need is some hot weather! May gray is back! Gerlinde just raves about the berry shrub, on my list to try this berry season.

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    1. Hi Deb, shrubs are good -- you'll like. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  8. Oh my goodness, I am so thirsty now! That first Cape Codder is gorgeous and they all look absolutely delicious. I could build a party around each one! Outstanding :)

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    1. Hi Tricia, the Cape Codder tastes wonderful, and is SO refreshing! Thanks for the comment.

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  9. Now I really NEED one! They all look so beautiful and I have no doubt that they are very yummy too.

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    1. Hi Angie, they ARE yummy. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  10. Oh John I love this list and that Blue Hawaii looks delish! I saw a drink last night that looked really good You know I'm not much of a drinker but it had Aperol, Prosecco and some other stuff. It was orange with fruit in it. Looked so good. Do you know what that would be?

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    1. Hi Vicki, might be some kind of Aperol Spritz. Could be a lot of other things, though, too! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  11. One of each, please. Cocktail hour must be a real treat at your house!

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    1. Hi Terry, one of each coming up! And yes, cocktail hour IS a treat. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  12. Where does one start? So many choices and so many hot days in the future. I guess a different one each day should it. Thanks for the list of summer refreshers!

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    1. Hi MJ, one-a-day should do it. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  13. These look fab. I hope I can make mocktales out of them :).

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    1. Hi Amira, you can make a mocktail out of the Berry Shrub -- it's really good. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  14. You are officially my go-to cocktail guy! What a great idea to have all of these cocktails in one place. And I hope to have many of them in one place this Summer - my hand. :) Pinned.

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    1. Hi Lea Ann, yup, the best place for a cocktail is in one's hand! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  15. I only see one problem with this list: I don't know where to start! They all sound so good! I suppose I'll just start at the top and work my way down. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Kelsie, starting at the top sounds like a good plan! Thanks for the comment.

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  16. Thanks John! We are all set for the summer. One stop shopping. We will start this weekend at the top of the list and work our way down. Take Care

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    1. Hi Bobbi, we aim to please! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  17. One better than other. SO hard to choose so I would have to try each one of them. ;)

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    1. Hi Denise, probably a good idea to try each one. Twice. Just to make sure which one you like most. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  18. You always post the best cocktail recipes and this roundup has me excited for some old fashioned summer relaxation.

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    1. Hi Laura, hard to beat relaxing with one of these thirst-quenchers. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  19. Damn John. I don't think summer is long enough to try each one of these. I might have to have at least two happy hours a week. That might make Manservant happy!

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    1. Hi Abbe, guess you'll have to go to two happy hours a week, then. Gotta keep Manservant happy, after all. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  20. My only regret is that I doubt I could get to all of these in one weekend. I'm going to have to pick a favorite!

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    1. Hi Jeff, important to prioritize in life. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  21. So I am totally going to share this with Landon. He is the KING of making drinks for everyone when we have parties and lets just say, in about 2 weeks or so, we are going to be having parties QUITE A BIT. Alas, we have not revealed why quite yet but you shall see soon! SO THANK YOU for making our parties THAT MUCH BETTER!!!

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    1. Hi GiGi, looking forward to your big reveal! And tell Landon to have fun with these. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  22. So many cocktails, too little time... I'll need to make my way through this list little by little. It's going to be a delicious summer!

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    1. Hi Frank, always good to have a summer project! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  23. This isn't a round up it's a book proposal, seriously. Great work... GREG

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  24. I can practically open up my own bar with all of these lovely creations. LOL With the weather heating up, a tall cool one is definitely my weekend-must. ;)

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    1. Hi Carolyn, this list will keep you busy for awhile. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  25. Yay! I can't wait for summer and want to have these cocktails in my hand all season long!

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    1. Hi Amy, something about summer and cocktails that's SO nice. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  26. Summer tastes best with cocktails :D

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    1. Hi Marta, it does, it does! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  27. What a refreshing list! I would happily make my way through one or two of these colourful beauties :)

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    1. Hi Emma, start at the beginning this weekend, and go from there. :-) Thanks for the comment.

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