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Epic Collection of Summertime Drinks

More than 80 recipes for the coolest, the most refreshing summertime drinks. From smoothies to slushies, from lemonades to sangrias. This is the only list you’ll need to quench your thirst this season!

The Best Summertime Drinks

Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. For this quarter’s recipe round-up, I collected almost 100 summertime drink recipes from my favourite food bloggers. Whether you like healthy smoothies, cheat day milkshakes or Friday margaritas, this collection has it all.

So have a look, pick a favourite, enjoy! And remember to bookmark or pin this page so you can go back to it for your next summer BBQ.

Summertime Drinks: Smoothies

Let’s start with everyone’s favourite: smoothies! Specifically, strawberry smoothies. There’s just something about summer and strawberries, eh?

Pineapple is also a popular choice (they’re green but trust me, they’re yummy pineapple!). Tropics, here we come.

Of course, other fruits won’t be far behind.

And yes, even everyone’s beloved peanut butter!

Summertime Slushies

I always wondered what the difference is between slushies and smoothies. A quick google search and I realize there are lots of opinions out there LOL. But I think the main difference is slushies don’t contain milk?

Whatever it is, they are fabulous in this heat!

The Best Milkshakes

Now milkshakes need no explanation. Just look at these beauties!

Thirst-Quenching Iced Teas

Another popular summertime drink are iced teas. And these look especially refreshing.

Summertime Drinks: Lemonades

And summer really won’t be summer without lemonades. Here are great recipes if you’d love to make the kind mom used to make.

If you want to explore other flavours, I have recipes for you too. For example, these berry ones are great.

And these ones, too.

Refreshing Agua Fresca

I wasn’t familiar with agua fresca before this round-up and boy, was I missing out! Agua fresca (“fresh water” in Spanish) is a light fruit drink  popular in Mexico. You make it by blending fruit with water, a bit of sugar and lots of imagination!

Summertime Drinks: Mocktails

Having a party and want some non-alcoholic drink options? Say no more. I got you.

Of course, me being me, you know the rest of this post is going to be boozy, right? Ready?

The Best Summer Margaritas

Ah. My summertime drink of choice. I’ve never had margarita like these before though. Here are really amazing margarita recipes to try (cannot wait).

Want a margarita but also want to keep calories down? Not to worry, here are some skinny margarita recipes for you.

Summertime Drinks: Sangria

Sangria has fruit it in. In my universe that makes them appropriate any time of the day. You with me?

Boozy Slushies

Remember the slushies from before? Let the kids have them. These are for us.

Boozy Lemonades

The lemonades too! The adults deserve a little bit of buzz.

The Moscow Mule

Ever wondered why the moscow mule is almost always served in a copper mug? Apparently (according to Wikpedia anyhow) it was part of a marketing campaign to promote a vodka brand back in the day. Who knew?


Now mojitos just make me want to dance and do the conga (did that just age me?). There are berry mojitos.  And pineapple mojitos.

Summertime Drinks: Boozy Pineapple

Speaking of pineapple, here are more boozy pineapple drinks coming your way!

Delicious Gin Cocktails

Gin is a good base for all your favourite summertime cocktails, like these really fun ones.

Have you heard of lavender bee’s knees before? I haven’t but I will definitely consume my fair share this summer!

Rosé and Prosecco

Like your wine? Here are really creative ways to jazz them up.

Including this Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail. I mean, how can you say no to that?

Summertime Drinks

Summertime Drinks: Vodka

And if vodka is your drink of choice, I got cocktails for you too!

Whew! That’s a lot right? So many awesome summertime drinks, so little time. So be sure to bookmark or pin this post for future reference.

I hope you have an amazing summer, filled with lots of sunshine and parties and great company.


Do you have a favourite already? Which one are you trying out first? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Check back in next week when we resume our No Bake Summer Series. In the meantime, enjoy these other recipe collections:

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Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Hi Jolina I pinned this list months ago and I've made quite a few agua frescas that are delicious. Wanted to tell you it's a nice reference I keep aroound. Have a nice day.


Thursday 22nd of August 2019

That's awesome Sandra! Have a lovely day yourself and hope you're having a wonderful summer!


Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Margaritas are my favorite!


Thursday 22nd of August 2019

They are mine too! :)


Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

What a fabulous list, lots of hydration inspiration before switching to the cocktails in the evening!

Veena Azmanov

Saturday 30th of June 2018

I could get lost in all these drinks. Honestly, way more than I can handle because I could live on just smoothies and summer drinks in summer. I LOVE the combinations and flavors. So incredible.


Friday 29th of June 2018

Wow, this really is the ultimate collection!! Pinning this so I have options all summer!