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.

Cheers to Daily Drinks. We’re Tracking A New Cocktail Recipe Each Day To Make & Drink Together This Month.

Summer Cocktails for July

Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Corn & More. Make those Farmers Market Visits worth your while with these fresh produce cocktails this month.

Watermelon Slushies from MarthaStewart.com

Photo | MarthaStewart.com

 

Basil Gimlet Fizz with Frozen Watermelon Cubes from MarthaStewart.com

Photo | MarthaStewart.com

 

Pink {Watermelon} Margarita Slushes from MarthaStewart.com

Photo | MarthaStewart.com

 

Watermelon-Rosé Cocktail from FoodNetwork.com

photo | FoodNetwork.com

 

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail from Salt&Wind.com

photo | saltandwind.com

 

Melons Rising {with Aperol & Gin} Cocktail from ImbibeMagazine.com

recipe Jason Asher, Counter Intuitive, Scottsdale, Arizona | photo crdt-grace-stufkosky

 

Tequila Watermelon Slushy from ImbibeMagazine.com

Recipe Susie Ye, The Gander, New York City| Photo crdt katie-burton

 

Yardbird’s Watermelon Sling from ImbibeMagazine.com 

Recipe Joshua Holliday, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at Venetian Las Vegas, NV

 

Watermelon Basil Colada from WhatsCookingGoodLooking.com

 

Watermelon Swizzle from Supercall.com

Sandia Smash {Tequila + St. Germaine} from FoodandWine.com

 

Frozen Melon-Margarita Pops from MarthaStewart.com

photo | MarthaStewart.com

 

Tiki Cantaloupe-Coconut Cocktail from bonappetit.com

PHOTO credit Alex Lau

 

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails from LexisCleanKitchen.com

photo | Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.com

 

Cantaloupe Lime Fizzy Cocktail from CafeJohnsonia.com

photo | cafejohnsonia.com

 

Easy Fresh Cantaloupe Margaritas Recipe from SeriousEats.com

 

Summer Melon Cooler from FlairProject.com

photo flairproject.com

 

Cantaloupe Mules from freutcake.com

photo | freutcake.com

 

Spicy Melon Cocktail from StirandStrain.com

photo | stirandstrain.com

 

Sparkling Melon Coolers with Muddled Raspberries + Mint from faring-well.com

photo | faring-well.com

 

Honeydew Punch from TalesoftheCocktail.com

A refreshing tequila and melon punch, from Jules Aron’s “Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.”
photo | talesofthecocktail.com

 

Fresh Honeydew Ginger Mojito from mybakingaddiction.com

photo | mybakingaddiction.com

 

Honeydew Cocktail from MarthaStewart.com

photo | MarthaStewart.com

 

The Long Hope Honeydew Cocktail from O&OEats.com

photo | OandOEats.com

 

A Brilliant Tomato Cocktail That’s Not a Bloody Mary from Food&Wine.com

photo | foodandwine.com

 

The Waiting Room Tomato Tequila Cocktail from Supercall.com

PHOTO | MARISA CHAFETZ / SUPERCALL

 

Tomato Gin Cobbler With Peaches and Basil from SeriousEats.com

recipe & photo | autumn giles

 

Tomato Margarita With Fennel Salt Recipe from SeriousEats.com

recipe & photo autumn giles

 

Summer Sweet Corn & Limoncello Cocktail from DrinkingwithChickens.com

photo | drinkingwithchickens.com

 

A Fresh Corn Cocktail Recipe for Summer from BehindtheBar.com

photo | behindthebar.com

 

Fig & Bourbon Summer Smash from ABrownTable.com

photo | Nik Sharma abrowntable.com

 



 
 

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 Rosé 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

 

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