By Maria Smith, Mamalicious Maria

It’s summer and the living is easy right? It will be with these delicious summer drink recipes I’ve found below. (And when you drink them responsibly, of course!) To help you spruce up your summer drinks repertoire, here are some refreshing and totally yummy drinks to make you smile.

The 5 Summer Drink Recipes You Need in Your Life

  1. Sparkling Summer Punch

This is one of those recipes that you can make with pretty much whatever you have on hand. I add equal parts (approximately 1 liter) Prosecco, Juicy Juice Fruitifuls Fruit Punch and Lemon-Lime soda along with one can of frozen orange juice. Want more of a punch to your punch? Add in a few shots of Bambarra Rum.

  1. Bees Knees

Crush ice along with cut strawberries, kiwi, lime, and whole blueberries in blender. Add a bottle of Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade, a touch of raw honey and a dash of orgeat syrup. Stir and add a straw (and a cutesy umbrella if you have one).

Bee’s Knees

  1. Mango Mimosa

Try a new twist on this classic brunch staple! Start with your typical champagne flute and rim the glass with sugar. Because: sugar. Pour in some chilled champagne and top the glass off with ripe mango puree you whip up in the blender. Stir and enjoy your new favorite brunch beverage! (BTW, this drink looks really fancy too.)

summer cocktails

  1. Strawberry Watermelon Jello Shots

Because you know you aren’t too old for a Jello shot! Bring 1 cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon to boil and add 1 package Strawberry Jello until dissolved. Add ½ cup Coconut Rum and ½ cup Vodka into the mixture. Put a sliced strawberry into a 1 oz cup and fill with Jello mixture. Allow shots to solidify in the refrigerator. Garnish with a lemon slice if you want to be extra special.

Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots

  1. Hibiscus Cocktail

Go ahead and get serious about your pours! This cocktail recipe makes 4 drinks. Or 1 if you are staying home and the kids are already in bed. Start with adding a whole hibiscus flower, to a glass. Fill it ¾ of the way full with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Then carefully spoon 2 tsps of the hibiscus syrup (that the flowers were packed in) down the interior side of each glass. hibiscus flowers, packed in syrup. So pretty and SO delectable!

Hibiscus Cocktail

 

Still thirsty? We have more summer cocktail recipes here.

 

 

 

Maria Smith is a wife and on-the-go mom to four children ages 12 to 7. Maria lives in Atlanta and blogs at MamaliciousMaria.com. A former Oprah Winfrey Show producer, she is now a freelance writer for several print and online outlets. When not writing, Maria can be found on the tennis courts, savoring a good book, or traveling the world with her family.