3. Watermelon Margaritas
Serves about four; please don’t hesitate to multiply. Recipe here.
4. Outlaw Lemonade
Except not actually outlaw, because if whiskey were illegal in this country I wouldn’t live here. Get the recipe.
6. Strawberry-Ginger Punch
Calls for brandy, but there’s no law against experimenting with stronger stuff. Recipe here.
7. Hibiscus Arnold Palmers
Hibiscus tea makes a gorgeous pinky-orange color when you mix it with lemonade. Recipe here.
8. Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria
Where there’s smoke, there’s awesome sangria. Recipe here.
9. Blueberry-Lavender Vodka Spritzer
Drink purple, as befits an emperor. Recipe here.
10. Sunset Punch
Bourbon, vermouth, lemon, ginger beer, gimme. Recipe here.
11. Lemon Balm Honeysuckle
Fresh mint is lovely if you can’t find lemon balm. Recipe here.
14. Strawberry Pisco Punch
15. Ruben’s Cooler No. 2
Gin and cucumber and nope that’s it that’s all you need to know. Recipe here.
16. Charleston Dragoon’s Punch
A little black tea and brandy for the classy ladies and gents out there. Recipe here.
17. Ginger Shandies
If you don’t think beer and ginger beer go together, you can GET OUT OF MY BACK YARD. Recipe here.
18. Pitcher-Perfect Margaritas
Cheating a little with frozen limeade make margs in bulk easy. Recipe here.
19. Watermelon Sugar
Essentially an enormous, spicy watermelon margarita. Recipe here.
20. Indian Summer Cup
Anyone who brings an enormous quantity of fruity gin and tonic to my party will absolutely be invited back. Recipe here.
21. Red Wine Sangria with Strawberries
Make this ahead to give the fruit and booze some quality cuddling time together. Recipe here.
25. Black Rose
It’s not summer until you’re drinking something that involves rosé. Recipe here.
26. Cucumber Pimm’s Cup
Written for six cups’ worth, but feel free to double (or triple) up for more people. Recipe here.