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    Updated on Jul 27, 2019. Posted on Jul 13, 2018

    15 Summer Cocktails That Are Basically A Salad

    Get to sippin'.

    1. Elderflower Smash

    Feeling hot and sweaty? The crisp combo of elderflower and mint in this fresh cocktail is guaranteed to beat the heat. Get the recipe here.

    2. Green Goddess Margarita

    Cucumber and lime are the star flavors of this supremely satisfying take on a margarita. Get the recipe here.

    3. Hibiscus Mai Tai With Thyme And Fresh Pineapple Juice

    Summer breeze, makes me feel fiiiiine — just like this punched up twist on a classic tiki cocktail. Thinking it'll be too sweet? Nah. It's only lightly sweetened with honey and hibiscus tea. Get the recipe here.

    4. Peach, Ginger, And Mint Slushie

    As if the trio of peach, ginger, and mint isn't perfect enough — this cocktail is also in SLUSHY form. Could this be more summery? Get the recipe here.

    5. Strawberry Chamomile Paloma

    This version of a paloma swaps out the traditional grapefruit juice for strawberries infused with a little chamomile honey tea. Light, fresh, and topped with sparkling water? Yes, yes, and yes. Get the recipe here.

    6. Rhubarb, Grapefruit, And Thyme Cocktail

    Let's be real: Even if rhubarb and grapefruit weren't a match made in heaven, I would sip this cocktail for that gorgeous coral color alone. Get the recipe here.

    7. Watermelon, Basil, Cucumber, And Gin Cocktail

    Watermelon and basil is the most criminally underrated combo!!! There, I said it. See for yourself with this super-summery cocktail. Get the recipe here.

    8. Pineapple Pluot Shrub Cocktail

    If you're not sure what a shrub is, it's basically a cocktail made from a sweet, fruit- and vinegar-based syrup. If you're not sure what a pluot is, it's a plum-apricot hybrid. If you're not sure why this drink isn't in your hand yet: Get the recipe here.

    9. Gin & Tonic With Lemon Cordial And Rosemary

    Tangy meets herbaceous in this elegant take on a classic. Who says a summer cocktail can't be simple? Get the recipe here.

    10. Pimm’s Cup Cocktail with Ginger, Lime, And Tarragon

    Sure, we've all tried a Pimm's Cup, but have you tried a Pimm's Cup with tarragon? Paired with ginger and lime, the subtly sweet flavor in this drink will have your tastebuds tingling. Get the recipe here.

    11. Blueberry Basil Smash

    Is it even summer without a smash? I'll take two, please. Get the recipe here.

    12. Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Cocktail

    I'm actually annoyed this drink isn't in my hand as I write this. Honey-rosemary simple syrup, blood orange juice, and gin?! I mean, come on. Get the recipe here.

    13. Absinthe Cucumber Cooler

    Cucumber is the ultimate summer cocktail ingredient, amirite? Toast to the toasty weather with this refreshing drink, which finishes with a pinch of pepper. Get the recipe here.

    14. Apple, Basil, And Prosecco Spritzer

    15. Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade

    Lavender lemonade is one thing, but pear lavender lemonade?! Talk about a lip-smacker. Get the recipe here.

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