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Best Summer Cocktail Recipes

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

As summer approaches, what is better than sipping on a nice refreshing cocktail by the pool or on the patio watching the sun go down? Happy hour is the best hour and I have found 5 great, summer cocktail recipes that will cool you down! Also, not over 21? Scroll to the bottom for 2 amazing mocktail recipes. 


  1. Watermelon Margarita 

2 oz tequila 

2 oz lime juice 

1 oz Cointreau 

fresh-squeezed watermelon juice 


Put watermelon in a blender. Combine tequila, lime juice, Cointreau in a shaker with ice. Shake it up! 

Prepare a glass with taking a lime around the rim then dipping into margarita salt. If you want your cocktail on the rocks, add ice then pour the mixture from the shaker into the glass. Top it with your desired amount of watermelon juice from the blender. 

Tip: You can top it with any kind of juice like blood orange or orange. You can also just leave it! 


​2. Aperol Spritz 

3 oz Aperol 

3 oz dry prosecco 

Splash of club soda 

Orange slice 


Put ice in a wine glass and then add the Aperol. Add equal parts prosecco then top with a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange slice! 

spritz flowers cocktail
Molly Longest / Her Campus

3. Pina Colada 

2 ½ oz of rum 

3 oz of pineapple juice or 3 oz of whole pineapple 

1 oz coconut cream 



Pour the rum in the blender, then add the pineapple juice and coconut cream in the blender. Blend with a cup of ice and pour into a glass. If you have you can garnish with a cherry. 

Tip: Can also exclude the rum and make it a virgin pina colada! 


4. Frozen Margarita Sangria 

Margarita Part 

1 can of frozen lime concentrate 

2 oz tequila 

2 cups of ice 


Sangria Part

1 cup of table red wine

Juice of 1 cara cara orange 

Juice of 1 lime 

2 cups of ice


Blend margarita mixture, then put that into the fridge. Rinse your blender and blend the sangria mixture. Combine sugar and salt on a plate and run a lime around the rim of a glass and dip into the mixture. Pour some of the sangria parts into the glass, then the margarita, and keep alternating until the glass is filled.


5. Honey Lemon Gin Drink 

2 oz gin

¾ ounces of lemon juice

½ ounces of honey syrup*

Lemon for garnish 


*Combine ½ cups honey and ½ cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the water and honey are combined. 

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Strain into a cold glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Lemon Drop Martini



  1. Blackberry Limeade 

½ cups lime juice 

⅓ cup of sugar 

⅓ cup of water 

½ lb of blueberries 

20-30 mint leaves 

2 cups of cold water 


First, make your simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan and cover over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved. In a large pitcher combine the lime juice, blueberries, mint, water, and simple syrup. Let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours then serve over ice! 

Tip: Can also use strawberries or blueberries! 

Blackberry Lemonade
Breanna Coon / Her Campus


2. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

15 mint leaves 

1 oz simple syrup 

2 oz fresh lime juice 

8 oz Dasani sparkling raspberry lemonade 


Muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup and lime juice in a glass. Add ice to the glass and then pour the sparkling raspberry lemonade into the glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries, mint, and lime. 


Hi! My name is Cameron Stonehouse and I am a Senior at Boston College. I have been apart of HerCampus since freshman year and have loved being apart of this organization. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, read, and cook! My guilty pleasure is reality tv and popcorn :)
Alexandra is a Senior History major with an English minor at Boston College who can always be found procrastinating by reading books or watching Netflix. She is known for making puns so bad that not even her friends laugh at them (but she always does). Her favorite ice cream flavor is Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey. Favorite movies include When Harry Met Sally, Dead Poets Society, and The Princess Bride.