Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.

Summer means a lot of wonderful things, but surely nothing so wonderful as not having to get kids up early and off to school. Well, also enjoying lazy, no-homework dinners on the patio. And day drinking on vacation and blender cocktails. Yes, there’s a theme here. Summer is the season to break the routine ~ it’s a legacy we all carry from years of school’s out internal celebrations, no matter how old we are. Who says Happy Hour at My House is only for Fridays? It’s SUMMATIME.

This summer, we’re going fancy chez moi, and cocktailing it instead of white wine & beer, so my gain is your gain, literally and figuratively, since tasty cocktails pack way more calories than prosecco on ice. But, it’s summer, right? Since I’m digging around the web anyway, we thought you might like a daily inspiration on summer cocktails to make at home. So we’ll start off each month this summer with a Drinks recipe share for every day. Pick the ones you’d like to try at home and tag us when you post your concoctions on IG. #scoopCLT and #scoopSUMMER. There will be prizes.

Summer Cocktails for June

It’s all about the fresh, in season-fruit in the summer, and the cocktails are no exception. 

Strawberry Crush from Town&CountryMagazine.com 

summer cocktails

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | Rally Pizza via T&CMag.com

 

Classic Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri from delish.com

summer cocktails

PHOTO SOURCE Ethan Calabrese | RECIPE SOURCE delish.com

 

Strawberry Pimm’s Cup from HowSweetItIs.com

summer cocktails

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | HowSweetItIs.com

 

Watermelon St. Germain Slush by abeautifulmess.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | abeautifulmess.com

 

Pineapple Cooler from Pizzazzerie.com

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | Pizzazzerie.com

Peach-and-Lemon Verbena Bellinis from Food&Wine.com

 

 

When I do my lemonade stand for grown ups this summer on Sterling Road, we’ll be pouring one of these.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail from ABeautifulMess.com

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | abeautifulmess.com

 

Lemonade Rum Punch from delish.com

PHOTO SOURCE Ethan Calabrese | RECIPE from delish.com

 

Cucumber & Gin Lemonade from abeautifulmess.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | abeautifulmess.com

 

Moscato Pink Lemonade from delish.com

PHOTO SOURCE Chelsea Lupkin | RECIPE SOURE delish.com

 

Lemonade Mimosas by delish.com

PHOTO SOURCE Joe Spit | RECIPE SOURCE delish.com

 

Sparkling Spiked Peach Lemonade from kitchn.com

PHOTO CREDIT Maureen Petroksy | RECIPE SOURCE kitchn.com

 

 

Summer IS sangria time. Load up the pitcher with fruit and what have you from the garden. Not grass clippings though.

Strawberry & Peach RosĂ© Sangria by What’sGabyCooking.com

PHOTE & RECIPE SOURCE | whatsgabycooking.com

 

Sangria Lemonade from delish.com

PHOTO SOURCE Ethan Calabrese | RECIPE from delish.com

 

Sparkling White Peach Sangria from Kitchn.com

PHOTO SOURCE Faith Durand | RECIPE SOURCE kitchn.com

 

Cold Brew Coffee Sangria from delish.com

PHOTO SOURCE Ethan Calabrese | RECIPE from delish.com

 

 

Yes, iced tea is a hot southern summer tradition. Try one of these for a real mid-day pick me up 🙂

Make Ahead Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojitos by iowagirleats.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | iowagirleats.com

 

Black Cherry Iced Tea from food&wine.com

PHOTO Danielle Custer RECIPE SOURCE | Food&Wine.com

 

Mango & Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail by abeautifulmess.com

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | abeautifulmess.com

 

Tennessee Orange Sweet Tea Cocktail by TheSlowRoastedItalian.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | theslowroasteditalian.com

 

Don’t forget the 3 “M” of summma. Mules, Margs & Mojitos

Fresh Peach Moscow Mule by WaitingonMartha.com

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | Mandy Kellogg Rye, waitingonmartha.com

 

Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule by MarlaMeredith.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | marlameredith.com

 

Tequila Minted Mule from mixthatdrink.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | mixthatdrink.com

 

Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margarita by howsweeteats.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | howsweeteats.com

 

Coconut Margarita Recipe  by foodiecrush.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | foodiecrush.com

 

Grilled Mango Habanero Margaritas by wickedspatula.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | wickedspatula.com

 

Kiwi Margarita from howsweeteats.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | howsweeteats.com

 

Tomato Mojito from thechicsite.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | thechicsite.com

 

Coconut Mango Mojitos from howsweeteats.com

PHOTO & RECIPE SOURCE | howsweeteats.com

 

Champagne Mojito with Fresh Basil by foodiecrush.com

PHOTO and RECIPE SOURCE | foodiecrush.com