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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.


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.

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

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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.

Get the Brandy Slush recipe here »

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