40 Cool Drinks for a Hot Day
This tangy basil-infused drink is made for summer.
Get the recipe for Basil Lemonade.
Mix up this hibiscus-tea refresher in just 5 minutes.
Get the recipe for the Hibiscus Mocktini.
Despite its name, Ginger Beer is kid-friendly.
Get the recipe for Ginger-Beer.
Upgrade iced tea with anything from ginger and honey to peach and mint.
Get the recipes for Iced Tea Four Ways.
Instant espresso gives a low-cal drink some kick.
Get the recipe for the Espresso Slushy.
Top a ginger ale–cranberry juice combo with scoops of raspberry sorbet.
Get the recipe for Raspberry Fizz.
When life hands you lemons, make one of these versions of the hot-weather classic.
Get the recipes for Lemonade, Remade.
Green tea is spiced with ginger and mint.
Get the recipe for Iced Green Tea With Ginger and Mint.
As juicy and refreshing as a slice of watermelon on a sweltering afternoon.
Get the recipe for Watermelon-Mint Cooler.
Slightly tart and brisk, this is a drink for grown-ups.
Get the recipe for Cucumber and Lime Spritzer.
Pineapple sweetens the tang of ginger ale.
Get the recipe for Sparkling Pineapple Ginger Ale.
Make store-bought lemonade special by adding fresh blueberries and mint.
Get the recipe for Frozen Blueberry Lemonade.
Fresh strawberries are at the heart of these thick, rich, and totally decadent frappes.
Get the recipe for Fresh-Strawberry-Shake.
Serve this fruit-and-herb blend as a nonalcoholic sipper or spike it with bourbon.
Get the recipe for Iced Tea With Plums and Thyme.
An old-fashioned treat: homemade ginger ale.
Get the recipe for Ginger-Ale.
Lemon and mint give zing to bracing black tea.
Get the recipe for Lemon-Iced-Tea.
A frothy concoction of ice cream and berries is a sweet, satisying treat, especially when the weather swelters.
Get the recipe for Mixed-Berry-Shake.
This cranberry-apple-strawberry mash-up gets extra kick from a sugary rim garnish.
Get the recipe for Cranberry Spritzer.
A lively version of lemonade fizzes with carbonated water.
Get the recipe for Strawberry-Lemonade.
A sparkling combination of juice and vodka.
Get the recipe for the Simpleton Cocktail.
Triple Sec and lime give a margarita zest.
Get the recipe for Classic Margaritas.
Apricot nectar is the secret of this sangria.
Get the recipe for Sparkling White Sangria.
Three ingredients are all that’s needed for this bourbon cocktail.
Get the recipe for the Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast.
Classic summer drinks: sangria, daiquiri, and margarita.
Get the recipes for shortcut versions of these Easy Summer Cocktails.
Thank rum for this mango concoction’s tropical punch.
Get the recipe for the Mango Colada.
To garnish with olives or a twist? Take your pick.
Get the recipe for the Martini.
Champagne and pear nectar combine in a delicate drink.
Get the recipe for Pear Mimosas.
Learn how to mix up these standbys, plus 7 more party beverages.
This take on the margarita features fresh strawberries and bananas.
Get the recipe for the Strawberry-Banana-Margarita.
For an unconventional garnish, try a sprig of lavender or thyme.
Get the recipe for the Stay Dry Vodka Martini.
Juicy berries and flavorful orange slices transform Rioja into sangria.
Get the recipe for Red Wine Sangria.
Is it a drink or is it dessert? Perhaps a little bit of both.
Get the recipe for Lime Sorbet Margaritas.
Club soda adds fizz to white wine and a veritable fruit medley.
Get the recipe for white sangria.
Lime slices are a tangy note in light, bubbly spritzers.
Get the recipe for Lime Spritzers and more in Throw an Easy Outdoor Cocktail Party.
If you wish, eliminate the vodka from this recipe for a refreshing, nonalcoholic quencher.
Get the recipe for the Watermelon-Lime-Cooler.
Bring a bit of the beach to your backyard: a quartet of drinks (piña colada, mojito, and more) offer a tropical twist.
Bubbles dance on the tongue with this fruit-flavored sipper.
Get the recipe for Sparkling Passion-Fruit Aperitifs.
Cucumber meets sake in an invigorating cocktail.
Get the recipe for Cucumber-Saketini.
An icy take on an old favorite.
Get the recipe for the Cosmopolitan-Slushy.
A vodka-and–club soda mix is chock-full of fresh fruit.
Get the recipe for Berry-Vodka-Spritzers.