Top 12 Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

This warm weather is giving us all the summer excitement! With patio season upon us, we’ve been trying all the best cocktails and mocktails to sip al fresco (ideally poolside!). Whether you’re looking for something citrusy and sweet or bright and refreshing, we’ve rounded up our favorite summer beverages for you to enjoy all summer long!


Citrus Champagne Punch

If you want the perfect brunch cocktail, look no further! This delicious Citrus Champagne Punch makes the best party cocktail. Serve it in a fun pitcher, or get the punch bowl out!

Photo and Recipe via Pizzazzerie

Strawberry & Orange Spritz

Nothing says summer like a spritz! This Strawberry & Orange Spritz is the perfect blend of sweet and citrus for any summer occasion! We love serving these in goblet glasses and coupes alike!

Photo and Recipe via Delicious.

Pineapple & Carrot Gin Punch

This isn’t a combination you see often, but trust us, this Pineapple & Carrot Gin Punch will have your guests raving! Add some colorful garnish to make it even more festive!

Photo and Recipe via Sugar and Charm

Peach Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritzes are all the rage in Italy and beyond, and this sweet take on the classic cocktail is to die for! Try this Peach Aperol Spritz if you’re looking for something a little less bitter.

Photo and Recipe via Bon Appétit

Sweet Tea & Bourbon Pitcher Cocktail

Southerners love our sweet tea, so this Sweet Tea & Bourbon cocktail is a must for summer porch swinging or Derby Day! The recipe makes a whole pitcher, so invite over the crew and enjoy!

Photo and Recipe via The Kitchn

Mango & Pineapple Mojito

This tropical twist on a Cuban classic will keep you refreshed throughout the hotter months. Try this Mango & Pineapple Mojito and thank us later!

Photo and Recipe via BBC Good Food


Lavender Lemonade Mocktail

Adding a floral element to your mocktails really elevates them from simple to sophisticated! This Lavender Lemonade Mocktail recipe will be on repeat at our home this summer. Bonus points if you can use herbs from your own garden, whether mint, rosemary or lavender sprigs!

Photo and Recipe via The Spruce Eats

Cucumber, Mint & Elderflower Mocktail

Who said spa water can’t be the perfect mocktail? We are loving this refreshing Cucumber, Mint & Elderflower Mocktail, and your kiddos will love it too! Refreshing is the word for this summer sparkler.

Photo and Recipe via Good Housekeeping

Watermelon No-jito Mocktail

Watermelon is a summer staple in our household, so the transition into a mocktail just makes sense! This Watermelon No-jito is like summer in a glass. Freeze leftovers to make popsicles!

Photo and Recipe via

Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria

Sangria is a great way to use up your summer fruit! Plus, the longer it’s in the fridge, the better it tastes. This Virgin Cranberry Basil is a must-try this summer and even into the holiday season!

Photo and Recipe via Delish

Virgin Bloody Mary

This is the quintessential brunch cocktail and the best part is, you can add whatever toppings you’d like! Try this Virgin Bloody Mary that everyone can enjoy! Set up a bar for accoutrements and toppings.

Photo and Recipe by The Mindful Mocktail

Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler

We have a never ending supply of iced tea in the summer so this Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler is the perfect mocktail to add to the rotation! Cold, refreshing, with a touch of sweetness, you’ll want to try this!

Photo and Recipe via Diethood

Happy sipping! Tag us in your summer sips on Instagram @lolliandme and tell us your favorite featured recipe!

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