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8 Fun and Festive Summer Cocktails

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

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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:

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Sunny Orange Lemonade

Nothing says summer quite like a glass of cold lemonade.

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Raspberry Iced Tea

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

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Passion Fruit Hurricanes

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

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White Sangria

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

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Spiked Lemonade

Kick lemonade up a notch with a splash of rum.

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Strawberry Daiquiri

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

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Brandy Slush

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

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