Beat the Heat: Summer Cocktails

In honor of the glorious weather we’ve been having, we wanted to start a new series called “Beat the Heat,” which will feature all things summer and give you some great ways to stay cool during our hottest summer days. What better way to start than with some delicious poolside cocktails? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites and compiled them in a list here complete with photos and recipes just for your drinking pleasure.

Let’s start of with a refreshing Watermelon Cocktail from Meg Smith Photography and Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, and featured on Style Me Pretty. This cocktail is perfect for those hot, summer days when you want something light and refreshing. What could be more so than watermelon?


How about a Raspberry Beer Cocktail? Try this one from A Cup of Mai and you won’t be disappointed. I promise it’s as yummy as it looks. This cocktail is not only refreshing on a hot day, but it’s sweet with a kick.


If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, try this Roasted Peach Lemonade from The Naptime Chef. It’s not alcoholic and kids will surely love it.


Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to make sugary, sweet cocktails! If you’re more into the spicy drinks, try this Indian Summer Cocktail from A Spicy Perspective. This bourbon cocktail infused with lemon and apricot is perfect for those with tougher taste buds.


If you’re looking for something fruity and refreshing, look no further, this Strawberry Mint Smash from Oh So Beautiful Paper is for you! It has real strawberries, giving this cocktail the fruitiness it needs to be perfect in the summer weather, and it has the slightest amount of mint syrup for the hint of refresh everyone is looking for.

This Tequila Paloma from B.Britnell is perfect for those of you who want a sweet cocktail with the just the slightest hint of tartness. Complete with equal parts Tequila, grapefruit juice, club soda, and lime juice, with just a touch of sugar for sweetness, this cocktail is perfect for those summer days by the pool.


Don’t forget to shop for every one of your party needs, from custom cocktail napkins to coasters to personalized stir sticks, we have everything you need to make your poolside cocktail party perfect!


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