Cue the song “Cruel Summer” and whip out the suntan lotion. With summer upon us and the mercury rising, so to speak, there’s no better season to enjoy fresh, Fruity Alcoholic Drinks – chilled over ice, of course.
Picture this: the palms are swaying, the waves are breaking against the sand, and the breeze is salty and warm. There isn’t a deadline for miles. No errands to run. Zoom meetings? Done. Laundry? We don’t know her. With a fruity, boozy beverage in hand, this could be anywhere!
Fancy a trip to Mexico with a zesty watermelon margarita? How about a Caribbean cruise à la minty mango mojito? Is a classic strawberry daiquiri on an island more your vibe? No matter your drink or fruit of choice, there’s a fruity alcoholic drink out there manifesting that holiday feeling.
Below we’ve rounded up a list of the best fruity cocktails to try as the summer kicks into full swing. Wash those dog days down with these 40+ easy summer drinks! Cocktail umbrellas optional.
These easy peach bellinis will have you feeling just peachy! Perfect for summer brunch or lounging by the pool, you pick the place and this fruity drink will keep you company.
Strawberry Pomegranate Mojito
There are mojito recipes, and then there’s this strawberry pomegranate mojito recipe! All the minty deliciousness of the original, paired with bright pops of strawberries and bursts of pomegranate.
Frozen RumChata Strawberry Mule
Keep the good times flowing with this fresh take on a Moscow mule recipe! This version is the ultimate party cocktail featuring the unexpected flavors of strawberry and RumChata.
Bourbon Peach Smash
This ultra-smashable, fruity bourbon smash is made with smoky bourbon whiskey and ripe fresh peaches! An ode to the South if we ever saw one.
Vodka Watermelon Cocktail
Easy, breezy, beautiful, summer cocktail! Watermelon is the covergirl of this boozy vodka cocktail that calls for only four ingredients to be ready for a close-up.
Frozen Berry Margaritas
The only thing that rivals the taste of these berry blended margaritas is the absolutely gorgeous color! It’s a minty, citrusy, bright-hued wonder that you won’t want to put down.
Crushed and Boozy Summer Slushies
Quench that summer craving for all things frosty with a blended and boozy fruit slushie recipe. These ultra cool summer slushies are crushin’ it with sunny prosecco, peaches, and pineapple!
Stone Fruit Sangria with Peaches and Plums
A unique sangria recipe brimming with your favorite stone fruits, including peaches and plums. This one’s a shareable punch that’s totally patio-worthy!
Sea Breeze Cocktail
A retro classic, learn how to make a sea breeze cocktail in the comfort of your own backyard! Just three simple ingredients pack big flavor into this fresh, fruity drink.
Have your blenders at the ready for this frozen cocktail! A white wine sangria recipe whipped up with crushed ice, coconut rum, and a frozen fruit medley that will have party guests raving.
Tropical Moscow Mule
Wash away your worries with a taste of the tropics! This fruit-filled, tropical Moscow mule isn’t exactly like sticking your toes in the sand in paradise, but it’s pretty darn close.
Pomegranate Maple Cosmopolitan
A cosmopolitan cocktail sweetened with maple syrup and made with a twist – of pomegranate, that is, along with a twist of lime zest for garnish.
Fresh Peach Mojitos
A healthier take on a mojito, made with fresh fruit, fresh mint, and honey instead of sugar. A summer drink that looks great, tastes great, and feels great to sip on!
Grapefruit Rum Cocktail
With a rum cocktail like this one, you won’t be looking for much else to cool off with this summer! Refreshing mint, zingy grapefruit, and club soda mingle together in an easy drink recipe that was practically made for the poolside.
Pina Colada Sangria
A boozy sangria punch that brings to mind everything we love about a tropical pina colada! This summer punch needs only 5 ingredients for a delicious pineapple sip with a hint of coconut rum.
A classic paloma cocktail is one fruit-infused sip that’s begging to join in the shade of an umbrella! Made with fresh grapefruit, tequila, lime, and served in a salt-rimmed glass, margarita-style.
Frozen Orange Prosecco – Frozecco
This sunshine-infused “frozecco” is exactly what you’ll want in hand once the temperatures start climbing. Bursts of orange citrus and fizzy prosecco are blended with ice for a delightful frozen cocktail.
Easy Keto Vodka Mojito
Ladies and gentleman: the Keto Mojito! It’s the rhyming gift that keeps on giving. Blend up a splash of vodka along with fresh mint leaves, sugar-free simple syrup, and club soda into a low carb cocktail that you can sip guilt-free.
A tropical holiday in a glass! This rum-based cocktail is loaded with the flavors of pineapple, orange juice and Curaçao, with just the right amount of grenadine syrup.
Change up the fruit sitch in your classic daiquiri with this 5-minute peach cocktail! Fresh fruit, white rum and a spritz of lime make for one fine summer drink.
Pineapple Coconut Mojito
This island-style mojito-meets-pina colada is overflowing with pineapple, mint, and coconut flavor. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Skinny Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
These skinny margaritas are packing all the citrus – fresh lime, bitter-sweet grapefruit, and a splash of lemon. Sweetened with agave and clocking in at under 200 calories, this summer sipper is the definition of barefoot and carefree!
Arnold Palmer Sangria with White Wine and Honey
Bright lemon juice paired with honey, iced tea, and Chardonnay make this lemonade drink the boozy version of an Arnold Palmer you never knew you needed.
STRAWBERRY PALOMA COCKTAIL
A tequila-based cocktail with all the delicious zestiness of the original, with the bonus of ripe, fresh strawberries! Sweetened with honey and spiced up with ginger beer, this is one fruity paloma cocktail that never disappoints.
Raspberry Mojito Cocktail
Balmy summer days are longing for a tall glass of this raspberry mojito cocktail! Make it solo or in a pitcher for a fruity, quenching drink that will take your from day to evening.
Maple Mango Mojito
Mango takes your favorite mojito recipe to a whole new level! This boozy drink is naturally sweetened with maple syrup for extra depth of flavor amongst all that freshness!
How to Make Watermelon Margaritas
This spicy margarita recipe features a major watermelon twist! An easy-to-make tequila cocktail that’s jazzed up with juicy watermelon and spiced up with jalapeno.
This frozen summer drink will have you basking in bright flavors while you bask under the sun! Serve up a round of watermelon frosé at the poolside, with a sprig of mint for good measure.
Everything you love about a classic minty mojito recipe, gussied up with a summery burst of juicy watermelon!
Pineapple Mint Julep Sangria
Enjoy a taste of Derby weekend all summer long with this sangria-style take on a classic mint julep recipe! Flavored with pineapples for an extra tropical touch.
Light & Refreshing White Wine Spritzer
For something extra light and super sippable, mix up this fresh white wine spritzer! A crazy simple recipe that’s loaded with summery fruit and so refreshing.
Blood Orange Amaretto Sour
Seasonal blood oranges dress up this sweet, tart, tasty version of an amaretto sour! Classic Italian liqueur meets its match with a fresh squeeze of lemon and blood orange, for a beautiful spin on a sour cocktail.
Strawberry Gin and Tonic
Nothing beats a good old fashioned G&T – unless, of course, you throw strawberries into the mix! This incredibly easy yet oh-so tasty variation of a gin and tonic is just what the sun doctor ordered this summer.
Strawberry lovers, here’s a tall cool one for you! A homemade white wine sangria recipe that’s easy to make with only 7 ingredients. Complete with homemade strawberry simple syrup!
Texas Fever Water Cocktail
When it’s hotter than blue blazes outside, this Texan cocktail is the cure! A fever water cocktail brings together a medley of liquors including vodka, spiced rum, and fireball, along with a twist of tropical pineapple and orange. Feverish indeed!
Blackberry Bourbon Smash
Fruity cocktails don’t get more classic than a blackberry bourbon smash. This herbaceous concoction brings together basil and blackberries for a flavorful, sophisticated whisky cocktail.
Peach Moscow Mule
Sweet peaches will have your classic Moscow mule summer ready in a snap. Get out your copper mugs and mint leaves, because a favorite summer cocktail is getting a fruity remix!
French 75 Cocktail
Make your own blackberry sauce, and then make yourself one of these classy, bubbly, fruity French 75 cocktails! It’s the ultimate combo of zesty citrus and juicy blackberry flavors wrapped up and a boozy champagne cocktail.
Stay hydrated this summer with more refreshing and fruity alcoholic drinks, cocktails, and mocktails! Visit the recipe finder for loads of inspiration.