15 Alcoholic Drinks for Summertime Parties

Summer time is all about having fun in the sun and a party isn’t a party without a few cocktails!  If you are planning on throwing a house party or have been invited to a house party, these drinks will be perfect for you.  They are fun and simple to make.

We have come up with 15 of the best alcoholic drinks for you to try.

1. Malibu Sunset

A gorgeous summer drink with a splash of rum and pineapple juice.


  • 1 oz.  Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 4 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of grenadine (a sweet syrup made from pomegranates)
  • Ice

Grab a glass and some ice.  Pour the Malibu rum over the ice and then add the pineapple juice.  To top it off, add a splash of grenadine and serve.

2. Sweet Pea Sour

This is summer in a jar.


  • 2 oz. Sprite
  • 1 oz. Viniq Ruby
  • 1 oz. Sweet N Sour
  • Smirnoff Raspberry Mini Bottle

Made up of Sprite, Viniq Ruby, Sweet N Sour and Smirnoff Raspberry flavour.  Add a slice of lemon or lime to serve.

When making this drink, ensure you have a few mason jars.  They will add to the effect.

3. Pina Colada

A pina colada is a sweet cocktail and it looks amazing!


  • 1 oz. White Rum
  • 3 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Coconut Cream
  • 5 Chunks of Pineapple
  • Ice

Made up of ice, white rum, fresh pineapple juice, coconut cream and chunks of fresh pineapple.  You can make it look so good with a pineapple wedge on the side of the glass.

4. Hippie Juice

Just the name, Hippie Juice makes you want to make the drink!


  • 4 ½ oz. (135 ml) Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) Triple Sec
  • Fruit: strawberries, raspberries and lemon pieces
  • Top off with pink lemonade

This is a cocktail that is also made up with coconut rum.  Mix Smirnoff watermelon vodka, Malibu coconut rum, triple sec and to finish, pink lemonade.  Add a few fresh fruits of your choice.

5. Rum Sunset

The perfect summer looking drink to watch the sunset go down.

Rum Sunset Summer Drink Cocktail

Source: @rafales1


  • 3 oz. Rum
  • 12 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. grenadine (a sweet syrup made from pomegranates)

6.Watermelon Vodka

You can’t beat this drink for summer presentation!

Watermelon Vodka Summer Drink



  • Lime Juice
  • Blended watermelon
  • Vodka
  • Ice

Serving this drink in the half watermelon, looks fab!

7. Blue Lagoon

Do you fancy a smurf drink?


  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • Ice + Cherry

Try this vodka, ice, lemonade, blue curacao (for the colour) and to finish a cherry on top.

8. Blueberry Mojito

Have a selection of fruity drinks to add colour and to spice things up a little.


  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. blueberry vodka
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup (syrup made of water and white sugar)
  • Mint Leaves + Ice

9. Watermelon Surprise

The drink even looks like a watermelon!


  • Green Apple Vodka
  • Melon Liqueur
  • Lemonade
  • Malibu Coconut Rum
  • Watermelon Mixer

Always serve with a slice of watermelon on the side.

10. Mojito

You can’t have a party without having Mojitos on the menu!

Mojito Summer Alcoholic Drink



  • White Rum
  • Sparkling Water
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Mint Leaves + Sugar

11. Blue Margarita

Blue Margarita’s are great to look at and taste good.


  • 1.5 oz. Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz. Blue Curacao
  • .5 oz. Triple Sec
  • 4 oz. Sweet and Sour

12. 4th of July Drinks – Blue and Red Margarita

Are you having a themed party, maybe Independence Day?


  • Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Red Cocktail

  • ¼ cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz) silver tequila (clear)
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz) orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Coloured sugar

Take at look at these drinks to get you in the mood.

13. Raspberry Cocktail

Everyone needs to try this.

Raspberry Limoncello Summer Cocktail



  • 2 oz. Fresh Raspberry Juice
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Limoncello
  • 2 oz. Club Soda
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Fresh raspberries + Ice

It is fresh, fun and looks scrumptious!

14. Fruity Mojito

Will this count for your fruit intake for the day?  We think so!

Lime and Mint Summer Cocktail

Source: @putrapera


  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 cup of Simply Fruit Punch
  • ½ cup of white rum
  • ½ cup of club soda
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh sliced pitaya

15. Sky Berries

The best thing about cocktails is the presentation!


  • Burnett’s Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • Lime Juice
  • Bacardi Dragonberry Rum
  • Blueberries + Blackberries + Raspberries

Impress your friends by serving this drink like the photo!

I’m sure you will be having many more house parties after serving these drinks, everyone will love them!

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