1. Cucumber Cooler
Essentially a gin and tonic + cucumber and mint. Lord knows there’s nothing wrong with that. Get the recipe.
2. The Gin Hound
Grapefruit juice + gin + vermouth + lemon. Get the recipe.
3. The Sidewalker
A tangy, shandy-like punch made with brandy, lemon, maple syrup, and Hefeweizen beer. Get the recipe.
5. Bloody Beers
Blood Mary meets michelada. Get the recipe.
6. Boozy Blueberry Lemonade
7. Bourbon-Cherry Cooler
Get your muddle on with any kind of fruit if it’s not quite cherry time yet. Aperol helps give the drink its pretty color. Get the recipe at HonestlyYUM.
8. Ginger Beer Margaritas
The ginger beer makes this a little lighter than your average marg (and thus fully appropriate for daylight hours). Get the recipe.
9. Aperol Spritz
Aperol is lovely because it’s got the complexity of other, stronger bitter-ish aperitifs, but is low-alc enough that you won’t pass out before dinner. Get the recipe.
10. Clementine Cocktail
The perfect way to use up your end-of-winter clementines. Get the recipe.
11. Sparkling Red Wine Cocktails
Anything that involves bourbon, Lambrusco (aka sparkling red wine), AND Orangina is definitely something you should be interested in. Get the recipe.
12. Spicy Gin Cucumber Lemonade
There’s a pinch of cayenne in there to make things interesting (surprise!). Get the recipe.
13. Campari & IPA Spritzer
Sounds weird, but something about bittersweet Campari + bitter/fizzy beer = hot damn, that’s refreshing. I’m on a quest to train every bartender in the world to appreciate this drink. Get the recipe.
15. The Bad Idea
The low-key love child of a margarita and a chelada: tequila, triple sec, lime, and ice-cold beer. Get the recipe.
16. Rhubarb Hibiscus Mojitos
17. The White Thyme
A white wine spritzer that got a cool makeover with lemon juice, honey, and thyme. Get the recipe.
21. Rubies & Thorns
Lemon-thyme syrup adds some intrigue to the pretty combo of blood orange + gin. Get the recipe.
23. Elderflower Berry Collins
25. Nacho Vidal
This sassy tequila-based drink takes a little doing because you have to make a spicy lime “shrub” syrup (shrub = involves vinegar), but after that it’s a snap. Get the recipe.
26. Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktails
You can just leave that pitcher with me. Get the recipe.
27. Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria
Like pie, except sangria. Get the recipe.