Best Summer Drinks

Ten of our most refreshing drinks for hot days—with and without booze.


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Watermelon Agua Fresca

watermelon with agua fresca and ladle

Photo by Linda Pugliese

Photo by Linda Pugliese

Use your blender to create this cool watermelon lime agua fresca.

Makes 6
Prep 20 m

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Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade

This summery cherry limeade gets an extra lift from lime sparkling water.

Makes 5
Prep 5 m

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Pineapple-Lemon Refresher

Pineapple-Lemon Refresher

Photo by Carmen Rodriguez

Photo by Carmen Rodriguez

The secret of this pineapple-lemon refresher is that you use the whole lemon!


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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Our easy strawberry agua fresca delivers a cooling burst of fresh mint.

Makes 5
Prep 10 m

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Sparkling Sangria

Sparkling Sangria

Our easy recipe for white wine sangria is great for a crowd.

Makes 12
Prep 10 m
Chill 120 m
Chill or overnight

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Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

A classic summer Southern iced tea with black tea, sugar and lemon.

Makes 12
Prep 5 m
Soak 30 m

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Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca

Our cucumber-lime agua fresca recipe creates a completely quenching and refreshing drink.

Makes 8
Prep 10 m

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Señorita Cocktail

grapefruit cocktail with tequila

Photo by Christopher Testani

Photo by Christopher Testani

If you like margaritas or palomas, you’ll enjoy the señorita—made with grapefruit, lime, tequila and cranberry juice.

Makes 2
Prep 2 m

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Rasperry Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie

If you like margaritas or palomas, you’ll enjoy the señorita—made with grapefruit, lime, tequila and cranberry juice.

Makes 4
Prep 10 m

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Sorbet Cocktail

Sorbet Cocktail

Photo by Johnny Miller

Photo by Johnny Miller

Our sorbet cocktail is like summer in a glass. Keep gin, St. Germain and lemon juice on hand so you can make them all season.

Makes 4
Prep 5 m