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Fruity Summertime Cocktails to Sip Poolside

There’s nothing better than sitting poolside and sipping on a tasty and refreshing summertime cocktail.  Here are some palate-titilating cocktails to try this summer, along with their recipes.  Whether for a party or just for yourself, these recipes might come in handy during the hot summer days!

1. Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

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Watermelon and summertime goes hand in hand.  This summer, try this tasty cocktail, a mixture of watermelon, mint, blueberries, lime juice and tequila.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 1/4 cups silver tequila
  • Ice

For directions and preparation tips for this watermelon-tequila cocktail, click HERE.

2. Strawberry-Lemon Mohitos

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Sweeten your summertime with an extra touch of strawberries and lemons in your mohitos.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pouch of Crystal Light Lemonade
  • Half Can of Fresca
  • 1 Cup White Rum
  • 1 Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 2 Lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 Bunch Mint Leaves
  • Ice

For directions and preparation tips for this cocktail, click HERE.

3. Sunset Punch

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Share it with your friends in a fish bowl or pour it in a glass.  Either way, the Sunset Punch recipe does just the trick.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Hennessy V.S
  • .25 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • .75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon Twist
  • Glass: Rocks

This tasty concoction’s preparation and instruction tips can be found HERE.

4.  Cherry Sangria with Mangos and Peaches

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Does cherry, mango and peach combined with sangria sound appealing?  This enticing refresher is simple to make and perfect for summer days.

Ingredients:

  • A 1.5 liter bottle of fruity white wine (I chose Cavit Riesling)
  • ½ cup of brandy
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 4 cups pitted, halved cherries
  • 2 mangos, skin removed and sliced
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 6 sprigs of thyme

For this delish cocktail’s mixing instructions, click HERE.

5. Cajun Lemonade

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A touch of tabasco and a dose of rum and coke is the secret to this tempting cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Cane Rum
  • 1 oz Pimm’s No. 1
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 dashes Mike’s Red Hot
  • Splash of 7up
  • Lemon wheels and mint sprig for garnish

For further directions on this citrus Indian delight, click HERE.

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