It’s summer, and the temperature is climbing! When you’re entertaining, making cocktails is key to keeping your guests happy and refreshed. These simple mixed drinks are just what you need!
When you’re entertaining, you want everyone to have a good time… but don’t forget to have your own fun! Keeping your guests (and yourself!) happy and refreshed with an outdoor beverage station is the best way to serve drinks and have fun at the same time.
Set up the perfect summer beverage station, then get the party started with this mixed drinks list!
Easy Mixed Drinks for a Party
Fun summer cocktails get the party going and keep it going! These are easy drinks to make at home, and are perfect for a backyard party. Serve these easy mixed drinks, and you will impress your guests!
Moscato Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail: it’s packed with fresh strawberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, oranges, and lemons along with a splash of brandy and vanilla.
Pickled strawberries add a layer of complexity to this fruity drink recipe! Try this pickled strawberry cocktail for an easy drink recipe with just the right amount of sweetness.
Rose sangria with summer berries is perfect for any backyard party: it’s light, beautiful, and full of fresh fruity flavor.
Pimm’s cup cocktail is a Wimbledon classic, but it’s also a fun cocktail recipe for parties, using Pimm’s No. 1, soda, cucumber, mint, strawberries and lemon!
What could be better during summer than fresh blueberries? Blueberry sangria uses Sauvignon Blanc and Cranberry Blueberry juice for a simple mixed drink that’s full of flavor.
Take a trip to the tropics with this frozen tropical fruit rum cocktail! It’s ready in five minutes and only uses four ingredients, so it’s perfect for serving guests.
Please your guests with this incredibly easy citrus peach sangria, made with peaches, lemons, and limes!
Add a little color to your traditional iced tea recipe for a beautiful and refreshing addition to your summer alcoholic drinks! Spiked Pomegranate Iced Tea by A Cedar Spoon makes an outdoor party fun.
What about non-alcoholic drinks?
No need to leave your non-alcoholic friends out of the fun! Try these non-alcoholic drink recipes everyone can enjoy:
- Watermelon Mint Lemonade
- Apple Banana Smoothie
- Green Apple Smoothie
- Healthy Blueberry Smoothie with Rolled Oats
What do you serve at a backyard party?
You’re covered for simple drinks, but what about food? Well, it depends on the occasion! Here are some ideas for easy recipes for large groups to get you started:
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Did you try one of these easy mixed drink recipes? Let us know in the comments below what your favorites are!
This post was updated on June 6, 2019.