8 Fun and Festive Summer Cocktails

These fruity drinks, from margaritas to sangria, will keep you cool and refreshed on hot summer days.

adapted from Taste of Home
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    Blue Lagoon Margaritas

    The longest, hottest days of summer are upon us--so it's time to get out those ice cubes. Follow these eight icy-cool cocktail recipes to relax, refresh and revel in the summer heat.

    First up, a classic margarita that packs a punch with blue curacao:

    Get the Blue Lagoon Margarita recipe here »

    Sunny Orange Lemonade

    Nothing says summer quite like a glass of cold lemonade.

    >Get the non-alcoholic Sunny Orange Lemonade recipe here »

    Raspberry Iced Tea

    Serve this make-ahead sweet drink to an entire party of guests, young or old.

    >Get the non-alcoholic Raspberry Iced Tea recipe here »

    Passion Fruit Hurricanes

    Two kinds of rum are the showstoppers in this New Orleans favorite.

    >Get the Passion Fruit Hurricane drink recipe here »

    White Sangria

    Frozen fruit slices and white wine come together in one easy-to-make light drink.

    Get the White Sangria recipe here »

    Spiked Lemonade

    Kick lemonade up a notch with a splash of rum.

    Get the Spiked Lemonade recipe here »

    Strawberry Daiquiri

    All you need are four simple ingredients for this sweet frozen drink.

    Get the Strawberry Daiquiri recipe here »

    Brandy Slush

    When would brandy and tea ever mix well? In this citrus slush cocktail, of course.

    Get the Brandy Slush recipe here »

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