7 Summer Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Heat


These 7 summer cocktail recipes are EcoSalon tested and approved. Don’t stick to your comfort zone!  Instead take advantage of delicious fresh and light seasonal produce and the many opportunities available to kick back outdoors. Enjoy!

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes

1. Kiwi Blackberry Summer Sangria

Traditional sangria is a summer staple, offering a sweeter and lighter take on red wine, which is otherwise best with heavier meals. This recipe for a summer sangria takes regular sangria to the next level, with oranges, lemons, limes, cranberries, strawberries and blueberries!

2. Moonshine Kombucha Cocktail

You don’t need seltzer water to get that bubbly! A hipster’s dream come true, this Moonshine kombucha cocktail recipe introduces vodka to kombucha, lemon, lime, ginger and bitters for a decidedly festive and summer-apropos outcome.

3. Pear Gin Cocktail

Sophistication just met its match. Whether you are sipping alone or seeking to entertain a small party with higher than average standards, take the time to add an extra step to the mixing process for the sake of this deliciously sweet poached pear gin cocktail. Its incredibly easy to put together!

4. Grapefruit Gin Fizz

Gin fizz is a classic cocktail made with lemon juice, carbonated water and gin. While this grapefruit gin fizz recipe was originally posted for Halloween, its components scream nothing other than summer itself, with grapefruit, honey and blackberry adding that sour and sweet dynamic your body craves!

5. Roasted Tomato Martini

Even a cocktail can satisfy you with your vegetable serving for the day (well, sorta). This roasted tomato martini recipe makes the best of summer tomatoes by satisfying your savory tooth and giving you a buzz while you’re at it.

6. Honey, Ginger Sparkling Lemonade

Step up your lemonade game with this honey, ginger sparkling lemonade recipe. Lemon, ginger and rosemary take a dip with your liquor of choice to create your next favorite summer cocktail of choice.

7. Red Cranberry Cocktail Recipe with Blue Ice Cubes

It doesn’t get much better than this? Sweetened with agave, this vodka and cranberry concoction is a lighter take on a bar favorite. The B’lure blue hibiscus concentrate ice cubes add even more fun to the party.

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