3 Summer Cocktails To Rock Your World

July 15, 2014

Now that I’m thoroughly barricaded in my apartment with the blinds drawn, Netflix playing, and AC blasting, I’m pretty sure it’s high summer. Sure, I stay hydrated, I bike to work for exercise, but at the end of the week I do like to fix myself a drink and relax. And since it’s so hot I need something cool and refreshing and light. Check out these summer cocktails with seasonal flavors– the fewer ingredients the better, in my opinion, so these cocktails are super simple as well as yummy. Oh, and don’t forget to hydrate!
3 Summer Cocktails - Greyhound Martini

Greyhound Martini

This drink is so easy and refreshing that you may find yourself wanting to drink more than you should–so drink responsibly!


1 shot vodka

2 shots grapefruit juice


Pour over ice in a highball glass, stir, and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime if desired.

Variations: Use grapefruit vodka (I really love Deep Eddy Ruby Red) and sparkling water for a stronger, fizzy twist. Want something fancier? Use gin, add some cranberry juice, and call it a Sea Breeze.

3 Summer Cocktails - Boozy Peach Tea

Boozy Peach Iced Tea


1 shot peach moonshine

iced tea (orange pekoe is ideal)

Sweetener to taste (if desired–I don’t think it needs it!)


Pour moonshine over ice in a pint glass. Fill with iced tea.


Strawberry Daiquiri

Make these in the blender for parties.


2 lb. strawberries, hulled and chopped

3/4 c. white rum

1/4 c. lime juice

Ice (1 cup or as much as desired)


Combine the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a martini glass for class.


Related: 3 Delicious Spring Cocktails

4 Refreshing Summer Spritzers

The Ultimate Virgin Bloody Mary

4 Sultry Summer Smoothies


Photo: Samantha Lester

Samantha is a vegan professional in the tech industry living in Austin, Texas with her boyfriend. Her background is in library & information science and classical studies. She loves cooking, biking, movies, reading, the science fiction & horror genres, crafting, thrifting, and the occasional video game. Check her out on Pinterest and Google+. You can also reach her at lestersn [at] gmail [dot] com.


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