strawberry lemonade pitcher with glasses

5 Summer Drink Recipes

Jun 3, 2020

With summer just around the corner, we’re looking forward to sunnier days ahead. We’ve rounded up a list of refreshing summer beverages that are sure to hit the spot as the days get warmer. Whether you’re looking for fresh and fruity alcohol-free drinks or seasonal takes on classic cocktails, these five recipes offer something for everyone. Cheers!       

Strawberry Lemonade Punch 

Country Living recommends this recipe for a light, thirst-quenching beverage the whole family can try. You’ll need: 


1 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 1/2 strawberries, hulled and halved

1 cup sparkling water

1 cup blueberries (optional)

strawberry lemonade pitcher with glasses 

Simply combine lemon juice, maple syrup, 3/4 pound strawberries, and 2 cups water in a blender until smooth (about 1 or 2 minutes). Add the sparkling water and remaining berries, add ice, and enjoy! 

Non-Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito 

A Sweet Pea Chef has a delicious recipe for the perfect raspberry mojito mocktail. Muddle mint, simple syrup, and raspberries together (her recipe also includes instructions for making simple syrup). Add ice and top with raspberry, soda, and lime juice. Garnish and sip up! The recipe in its entirety can be found here.

raspberry mojito      


3-4 fresh raspberries plus more for garnish

5-6 mint leaves

2 tbsp. simple syrup 

1/4 cup raspberry juice or can use cran-raspberry juice

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice approx. 1/2 medium-large lime

1/2 cup club soda or sparkling mineral water

Classic Daiquiri

This tropical favorite comes with the added bonus of being super easy to make! Esquire instructs to simply squeeze the lime into a shaker, mix in the sugar, and then add rum. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

daiquiri cocktail   


2 oz. white rum

1/2 tsp. superfine sugar

1/2 oz. lime juice

Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

Food & Wine shares Bobby Flay’s recipe for a cocktail using the quintessential summer fruit. He recommends combining strained watermelon juice with silver tequila, simple syrup, blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice. Find the full recipe here.

watermelon tequila cocktail  


1/4 cup water 

1/4 cup granulated sugar 

8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) 

1/4 cup fresh lime juice 

1 3/4 cups blueberries 

3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish 

1 1/4 cups silver tequila 


Rosemary Gin Fizz 

This recipe from Delish offers a fresh take on the gin fizz with the addition of rosemary simple syrup. Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice, and strain into glass. Top with seltzer and garnish. The instructions for the rosemary syrup will also yield enough for additional servings. Find the complete recipe here.

rosemary gin fizz


1 cup water 

1 cup granulated sugar

3 sprigs fresh rosemary


2 oz. gin

1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 oz. rosemary simple syrup

1 large egg white


2 oz. seltzer

Lemon round, for garnish

Rosemary, for garnish

We hope you enjoy cooling off with one of these tasty beverages. And don’t forget to show us what you’re drinking this summer by tagging #MonarcMet and sharing with us!