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.

Peach Bellini

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Summer is primetime for peaches, so make the most of this juicy fruit by serving these peach bellinis to your guests.

Strawberry Daiquiri

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

Mint Julep

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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.

Raspberry-Infused Vodka

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

Old-Fashioned

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

Pomegranate Gin and Tonic

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

Caipirinha (Traditional Brazilian Drink)

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

Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters

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

White Sangria

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

Aperol Spritz Cocktail

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

Ginger Beer

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

Wine Spritzer

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

Gimlet

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

Avocado Daiquiri

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

Chocolate-Infused Vodka

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Sweeten things up and replace dessert with this trendy chocolate vodka cocktail.

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