15 Cocktail Recipes to Spice Up Your Summer Parties

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You don't have to go out and spend money to enjoy happy hour this summer. These simple and refreshing DIY cocktail recipes are the perfect addition to any summer soirée. Your party guests won't believe you made these delicious drinks yourself! After preparing a few of these drinks, you'll be adding 'mixologist' to your resume in no time.

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strawberry daiquiri recipe
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Strawberry Daiquiri

These strawberry daiquiris are a fantastic way to cool down on a hot day.

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mint julep recipe
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Mint Julep

You don't have to attend the Kentucky Derby to enjoy a nice mint julep. This well-known minty refreshment is the ultimate crowd pleaser.

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raspberry-infused vodka recipe
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Raspberry-Infused Vodka

Made with real fruit, this raspberry infused vodka is sure to become a fan favorite at any function.

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old fashioned recipe
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Old-Fashioned

You're just four ingredients away from the rich flavors of this Old Fashioned classic.

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pomegranate gin and tonic recipe
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Pomegranate Gin and Tonic

The combination of sour citrus and sweet pomegranate makes this gin and tonic recipe one for the books.

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Caipirinha (Traditional Brazilian drink) recipe
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Caipirinha (Traditional Brazilian Drink)

Enjoy a taste of Brazil with this lime-based traditional cocktail recipe.

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Bloody Mary oyster shooters recipe
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Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters

You'll definitely want to add these Bloody Mary oyster shooters to the menu for your next extravagant event.

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white sangria recipe
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White Sangria

Wind down with this crisp and fruity wine-based cocktail recipe.

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aperol spritz cocktail recipe
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Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Slightly bitter, slightly sweet, completely delicious–don't skip out on the intensity of this aperol spritz.

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ginger beer recipe
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Ginger Beer

There may be no booze in this ginger beer recipe, but the flavor alone will have your taste buds buzzing.

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wine spritzer recipe
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Wine Spritzer

It doesn't get much better (and easier) than this wine spritzer for warm, sunny days.

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gimlet recipe
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Gimlet

Take a break from the fruity cocktails with this gimlet recipe. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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avocado cocktail recipe
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Avocado Daiquiri

Who knew creamy, smooth avocado could taste so delicious in a cocktail?!

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