The Best Summer Cocktails for Your Outdoor Dinner

26 April 2021
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As the weather changes for the warmer, many people will be bringing their events outdoors. As this happens, you may wonder which drinks you should serve at your next get-together.

If you are looking for a summer cocktail for your next outing, these are some of the options you should consider.


There are few drinks with more fresh fruits than sangria. Sangria is a refreshing drink that will make you feel like you are having a summer abroad. For great results, mix red wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, seltzer, and simple syrup with your choice of fruit.

Mint Julep

Bourbon, mint leaves, and sugar combine to create a delicious mint julep. This treat is best served in a chilled cup and with the mint and sugar muddled. This one is great for a barbecue or relaxing on the front porch.


Daiquiris consist of rum, superfine sugar, and lime juice. Of course, you can always mix in other fruits, like strawberries. You can serve a daiquiri on ice or blended.


Do you want something a little more dry? A negroni is a good option. It consists of dry gin, Campari, and vermouth. Toss in an orange peel for extra flavor.


The margarita is one of the quintessential summer drinks, and there's a good reason for that. It's an easy drink to make, and you can customize it to meet your needs. Ingredients include silver tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Salt the brim of your glass for an extra zing.


If you and your guests enjoy something a bit tart, you can lessen up on the sweet with a Paloma. The Paloma contains tequila, lime juice, salt, and grapefruit soda.


You also cannot discount the mojito, a drink containing white rum, lime juice, superfine sugar, mint leaves, and club soda. The mojito is great for sitting poolside with friends.


Who could forget about the hurricane, a refreshing southern cocktail for the warm weather. The hurricane includes dark rum, fruit syrup, lemon juice, and slices of orange. Top it off with a maraschino cherry.

Gin and Tonic

The summer wouldn't be complete without a gin and tonic. Simply add gin, squeeze lime juice, and then add some tonic. It's a great waterside treat.

Serve Delicious Cocktails

There are many cocktail options for your next outside event. While some may be more complex than others, you will find that many of these cocktails taste just like their fresh, sweet summer ingredients.