The Best End Of Summer Cocktails

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Summer may be coming to an end, but these summer cocktails are in full bloom! And we all know mother nature doesn’t actually cool herself off until early October. Here are 18 of the best summer cocktails.

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In this post you’ll find a list of some of the best summer cocktails on the internet, because we’re not ready for a drink that’s best enjoyed inside a dark, quiet bar. We’re still drinking cocktails that easily transport us to a shaded cabana, poolside, with a butler. 💁🏼

Whether it’s an ice cold Rosé Sangria or a Creamsicle Prosecco Float, here are 18 summer cocktail recipes to round out our favorite time of year.

Scroll down to the bottom for a list of all my cocktail must-haves!

End Of Summer Cocktails

1

The Best Rosé Sangria

A Rosé Sangria recipe that tastes even better when you make it ahead of time. Think—boozy fruit in a dangerously drinkable rosé cocktail. It’s perfect for a crowd!

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Aperol Spritz - Authentic Italian Aperol Cocktail Recipe!

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How to make the classic Italian orange aperitivo or cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. This simple Spritz recipe is made with Aperol, prosecco, and citrus.

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3

Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail

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This Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the late summer figs and the beginning of fall! It’s the perfect mix of tangy and sweet, and the fresh thyme adds an unexpected, but delicious note of herby flavor.

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4

Frozen Limeade Sherbet Floats

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A refreshing summer drink perfect for parties and BBQs! Cool limeade blended with ice and topped with a heaping scoop of rainbow sherbet!

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5

Spicy grapefruit margarita

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This spicy grapefruit margarita is fresh, light and just the right amount of spicy! You’ll love this healthy twist on the classic cocktail!

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6

Blackberry Rosemary Margaritas

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Sweet blackberries and fragrant rosemary are the perfect match in these refreshing blackberry rosemary margaritas. A gorgeous cocktail choice for a fancier sipper!

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The “Hawaiian Bon Fire” Spicy Pineapple Cocktail

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This spicy pineapple cocktail with mezcal is so easy, delicately tropical, a little sparkly and such an impressive pool-party signature! Who knew jalapeños could be so refreshing!?

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8

Cherry Whiskey Sour

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A hint of lime and sweet cherries add a fun twist to your new favourite summer whiskey cocktails! This cherry whiskey sour will be on repeat this summer.

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9

How to Make a Rossini Cocktail

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The rossini cocktail is your new favorite brunch drink! Made with strawberry puree, sparkling wine, and simple syrup.

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10

Raspberry Mojito Mocktail

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This Raspberry Mojito Mocktail recipe is the perfect drink to enjoy year round! It’s loaded with juicy raspberries, fresh mint, and a hint of lime.

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11

Peach Bellini Pops with Prosecco

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Peach bellini popsicles with prosecco are the most refreshing way to use your summer peaches! Try these delicious, easy-to-make poptails this weekend for a fun adult treat! (mocktail option included)

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12

Grilled Pineapple Margarita with Jalapeno

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This Grilled Pineapple Margarita is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy & smoky. Caramelized pineapple, spicy jalapeno & a splash of vanilla make it delicious.

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13

Vanilla Bean & Fig Cocktail

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This Vanilla Bean & Fig Cocktail is made with vodka and a vanilla bean & fig simple syrup. Combining it with soda water gives a nice fizz and ties this beautiful drink together.

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14

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

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There's nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it's a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail. 

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15

Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail with Basil

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This Bourbon Peach Smash with basil is a quintessential summer cocktail. It works as a pitcher cocktail for a crowd, or as a single-batch sipping-on-the-porch kind of drink.

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Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail | Crowded Kitchen

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This Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail is the perfect boozy complement to any dish, or even during happy hour on your back porch!

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17

Grapefruit Negroni with Rosemary

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Grapefruit Negroni with Rosemary is a simple twist on the classic drink. This variation retains the hallmark bitter-sweet taste of the original cocktail but with a little extra citrus bite. The rosemary lifts the overall aroma of the drink beautifully.

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Creamsicle Prosecco Floats

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These Creamsicle Prosecco Floats are reminiscent of a childhood favorite treat, and only require 3 ingredients! They are perfect for brunch with friends, dessert on a warm night, or whenever you want to treat yourself! 

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I’m never ready to say goodbye to summer, but if I have to, I’d rather do it with one of these in hand!

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