Summer Drinks

Here, a guide to the best summer drinks including icy blended
cocktails and refreshing pitcher drinks to make for a crowd.
Plus, cocktails that make great use of summer fruit and lessons
from a top mixology expert on how to make the perfect margarita.

Cooling Pitcher Drinks

  • Cameron’s Cooler

    This simple Scotch-based cocktail, made with white wine and ginger beer, is both bold and refreshing.

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    Cameron’s Cooler
  • Cajun Lemonade

    A salute to the flavors of New Orleans, this cocktail spices up Napoleon House’s Pimm’s Cup (Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade and 7-Up) with a splash of Tabasco and a generous dose of rum or vodka.

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    Cajun Lemonade
  • City Grocery Mojitos

    Make Ahead: The strained mojito mixture can be refrigerated overnight.

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    City Grocery Mojitos
  • Rum Punch

    This recipe is easy to multiply for crowds. To ensure that a large batch stays chilled without becoming watery, serve it in a punch bowl set in a larger bowl of crushed ice.

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    Rum Punch
  • Shinsei Sangria

    At Shinsei in Dallas, bartenders stir lychees and sake into their house white sangria, adding an Asian twist to a Spanish classic.

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    Shinsei Sangria
  • Chinatown Sling

    This drink is based on the Singapore sling, created at Singapore’s renowned Raffles Hotel in 1915.

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    Chinatown Sling
  • Blackberry & Cabernet Caipirinha

    For this punch-like take on the caipirinha, use a Cabernet blended with a good amount of spicy Syrah.

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    Blackberry & Cabernet Caipirinha
Slushy Drinks for Adults
Reinvented Classics

Slushy Drinks for Adults

Childhood refreshers like snow cones get a grown-up update with fresh fruits and quality spirits.

Summer Drinks Made with Grilled Fruit
Drink This Now

Summer Drinks Made with Grilled Fruit

Grill meets bar in these fantastic cocktails made with caramelized fruit.