20 Refreshing Fruity Cocktails to Sip All Summer

updated May 3, 2022
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Quick frozen margarita topped with fresh mint in pretty tumbler glass.
Credit: Photo: Tara Donne | Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

The season of muddled berries, sweet sips, and frozen drinks is just around the corner. That means we’ve also got sandy beaches and sunny pools on our brains. But why wait to make plans? We’re bringing those vibes right into our homes, right now.

These 20 fruit-forward boozy beverages have everything you crave in a summer cocktail, and will keep you refreshed from now through Labor Day. Shake and stir them up to enjoy on your porch, in your backyard, poolside, or even just on your couch.

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Paloma Cocktail
Rosey-hued and bittersweet, this grapefruit and tequila highball gets a fizzy finish with a splash of grapefruit soda.
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The Best Moscow Mules
This easy step-by-step guide to making a perfect Moscow Mule cocktail included variations on the classic cocktail, too.
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Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria
With very little effort, you can make a pitcher of gorgeous sangria that's perfect for happy hour on your porch.
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Sweet Tea and Bourbon Pitcher Cocktail
Start with tea, add bourbon and simple syrup and you've got the easiest, most Southern cocktail of all time.
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Watermelon Prosecco Punch
This easy recipe for a refreshing Prosecco punch with watermelon and mint is sure to be an instant go-to.
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This simple recipe for michelada cocktails is made in a pitcher to serve a crowd.
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Spicy Pineapple Vodka Punch
This quick, 3-ingredient recipe is simply vodka, pineapple juice, and jalapeño.
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Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer
This easy pitcher cocktail is made with bourbon, ginger beer, and sweet and juicy raspberries.
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Watermelon Margaritas
These 3-ingredient fresh watermelon margaritas are as pretty to look at as they are refreshing to sip.
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Sparkling Spiked Peach Lemonade
This refreshing pitcher cocktail combines ice-cold lemonade with fresh-picked juicy peaches.
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Hibiscus Mezcal Pitcher Cocktail
When the tart, sweet flavor of hibiscus combines with the smokiness of mezcal, you get one irresistible cocktail.
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Bee's Knees Cocktail
This classic 3-ingredient gin cocktail is lightly sweetened with honey and bright with lemony tartness.
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Negroni Sbagliato
This classic Italian cocktail is a bubbly twist on a traditional negroni.
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St. Germain Pitcher Spritzer
This light, delicate and refreshing pitcher spritzer is made with sparkling wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, cucumber, and lemon.
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2-Ingredient Frozen Italian Ice Margaritas
These dead-simple frozen drinks rely on nothing but tequila and your favorite flavor of Italian ice.
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Frozen Peach Bourbon Mule
Peaches, bourbon, and ginger are natural pairing companions. Just add a little ice and a squeeze of lime, and give it a spin in the blender.
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Strawberry Mojito Pitcher
A recipe for a refreshing pitcher of strawberry mojitos, perfect for your summer barbecue or potluck.
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3-2-1 Pitcher Margaritas
These easy pitcher margaritas that serve a crowd are made with just tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
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Honeymoon Spritz
This effervescent sipper, a nod to European vacations, is a relative of the Spritz. It's made with a rosé syrup, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of Aperol.
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Frozen Hemingway Daiquiri
A Hemingway Daiquiri still includes the basics — rum, citrus, and ice — but forgoes the addition of sugar. Instead, the sugar is replaced with a few drops of maraschino liqueur, resulting in a fragrant yet drier-in-style drink.
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