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33 Summer Cocktails to Try Before Fall Weather Hits

These cocktails are the best way to relax outside and soak up the last days of summer. We just love to invite close friends or family over to share in some fantastic food, stories and amazing cocktails. Nothing could be finer than watch the sunset next to a relaxing fire while enjoying a refreshing drink. It’s the perfect recipe for making wonderful summer memories.

Mix these drinks up at home and stash them in mason jars with some reusable ice cubes inside one of these awesome freezer bags. The “ice” will keep your drinks nice and frosty but won’t water them down and the freezer pack does it’s work from the outside in, with no messy ice water bath to clean up afterwards!

Do you just have to have the perfect crushed ice for your drink on the go? Pack as much crushed ice as possible into gallon resealable bags, wrap tightly in several tea towels and pack into the freezer bag around your pre-chilled jars for the best chance of survival on the go!

1. Margarita Sangria

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via The Inspired Home // Half Baked Harvest

One part margarita. One part sangria. Drink this all weekend long.

2. Peach Cobbler Moonshine

Peach Cobbler Moonshine Recipe
via Call Me PMc

I love the sweet sound of this cocktail! Top it with a garnish of mint and we are in heaven!

3. Raspberry Lemon Drop Recipe

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via The Adventure Bite

These cocktails have all the best summer flavors in one thirst quenching glass! Serve these next to the fire tonight and get ready to be super popular!

4. Just Peachy Champagne Spritzer

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via Wilde Orchard

This super gorgeous spritzer has an epic presence at patio parties. Everyone loves the wonderful bubbles and super fun garnishes.

5. Tangiroska

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via Giggling Spoons

Tangiroska Cocktails are a famous in Brazil and are a unique blend of flavors. Using oranges or tangerines gives the drink its wonderful color. This recipe can be made in large batches but commonly serves twelve glasses, the perfect amount for parties.

6. Gin Thyme Lemonade

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via The Pastiche

These cocktails put the normal lemonade to shame. Adding these wonderfully fragrant thyme stems to this cocktail as a garnish takes it to the next level. Tucking them into mason jars for a trek will just release even more wonderful aroma into your drinks!

7. Easy Smoked Cocktail Recipe

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via The Inspired Home // The Good Drink

Blow your guests minds and serve them a Smoked Cocktail at your next event! This easy tool makes it a cinch and gives it just the right amount of smoky flavor.

8. Pineapple Cilantro Jalapeño Margarita

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via The Adventure Bite

These margaritas are the perfect blend of spice and sweetness. All you need is a shaker and you're in business for these delicious cocktails.

9. Raspberry Mojitos

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via Heather Christo

Wow, these Raspberry Mojitos are just what the doctor ordered! What an elegant treat to share with friends on the patio tonight.

10. Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer

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via A Beautiful Plate

This punch is fit for a king! Its delightfully scrumption combination of fruit juices go down very easily so be careful!

11. Sangria Lemonade

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via Garnish with Lemon

This lemonade can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy spending more time drinking and less time making cocktails! 

12. Brandy Slush Recipe

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via Culinary Hill

I could sit in my backyard all weekend enjoying these slushies with no need for a blender. You are sure to love the sweet flavor of this chilled slush.

13. Strawberry & Peach Rose Sangria

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via What's Gaby Cooking

A glass of this sangria is perfection! Gather up all those extra strawberries and peaches to make a delicious campfire cocktail that is sure to keep you cool all summer long.

14. Strawberry Limeade Gin and Tonic

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via Gastronomblog

These gin and tonic cocktails are glorious! Taking the best parts of summer and combining them into an amazing cocktail recipe.

15. Blackberry Limeade

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via Jessica In The Kitchen

These limeade drinks only take 5 ingredients. The perfect patio cocktail to share with loved ones tonight.

16. Blood Orange Sangria

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via How Sweet Eats

These cocktails are so pretty and the flavor is just fantastic! What a perfect drink that you will love sharing with your guests tonight. Can't find blood oranges? Substitute regular oranges no problem!

17. Strawberry Rhubarb Pitcher Cocktails

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via The Inspired Home // The Good Drink

Nothing screams summer quite like strawberry rhubarb. It’s my husband’s all time favorite pie and it gets smashed up into this gorgeous (and SO easy!) pitcher cocktail. One pitcher for me and one pitcher for you babe.

18. Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

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via Garnish With Lemon

Here's a patio classic with a modern twist: Meyer lemons. These are always a great choice.

19. Pink Ginger Lemonade & Champagne Slush Punch

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via The Inspired Home // Cheeky Kitchen

This slush is the perfect way to cool down. 

Bonus: It’s easier to pack this into a destination than ice cubes because it’s all frozen in one container. Thus it will stay chilled better than crushed ice and still be ready for a delicious drink when you arrive!

20. Peach Rosé Sangria

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via Garnish with Lemon

This is a sublime cocktail. You can make this cocktail in large batches ahead of time too, then top with fresh berries and it's party time!

21. Delicious Pomegranate Gin Cocktails

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via Yuppie Cocktails

This flawless cocktail will rejuvenate you from the hot summer afternoons, creating a utopia in your backyard next to the crackling bonfire or sitting on the patio.

22. Raspberry Rhubarb Collins Party Punch

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How can you go wrong with this party punch? It's always happy hour with this cocktail!

23. The Best Bloody Mary Bar

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via The Inspired Home // Lauren Kelp

Did your party turn into an all night affair? No worries. Start everyone's morning off with a Bloody Mary Bar and go down in history as the best host ever!

24. Frisky Summer Punch

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via Giraffes Can Bake

This punch is sure to keep you smiling at your next patio gathering or even just enjoying it alone! We can't get enough of this tasty fruit drink!

25. Tropical White Wine Sangria

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via Plated Cravings

This sangria is a great way to shake up that white wine that's been hanging out lonely in your pantry. And just look at that guava in there! Heaven!

26. Blackberry Honey Whiskey Lemonade

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via Heather Christo

These fresh lemonades are splendid and perfect for cooling down after a hot day. These are one of our favorites!

27. Grapefruit Salty Dog

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via The Cookie Rookie

We love the wonderful flavors this cocktail provides: salty, tangy goodness that is hard to get enough of!

28. Boozy Lemonade Lemonade

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via The Adventure Bite

This drink is a total crowd pleaser. It's a super simple recipe that you can throw together in minutes and it will still taste amazing!

29. Paloma-rita

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via Jojotastic

Paloma-ritas are excellent patio cocktails. Make things fancy by rimming the glass in salt and then adding a slice of grapefruit and sprig of mint. Perfection!

30. Rosemary Ginger Margaritas

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These margaritas are a great blend of spiciness from the ginger and sweetness of coconut sugar. I think these will be a sure hit tonight!

31. Strawberry Melon Elderflower Pimms Cups

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via Half Baked Harvest

These drinks are absolutely exquisite. We love the fresh flowers and berries. What an excellent way to relax after a long week to finish off summer right.

32. Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer Pitcher Drinks

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via The Kitchn

What to do with all those summer blueberries? These pitcher drinks are a super tasty way to use up those yummy berries!

33. Pineapple Honey Bee Cocktails

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via The Kitchn

These are the perfect cocktails for taking to a patio party. Each cocktail can be prepped ahead of time and enjoyed on the spot when ready. Just add club soda and enjoy!

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