Refreshing Cocktails for Summer

As we are migrating to spending more time outside, I wanted to compile a list of easy refreshing cocktails to enjoy on the porch!

Here are some recipes for refreshing cocktails for warmer weather!

Fish Camp’s Cucumber Basil Gimlet

This one is a tried and true cocktails recipe that will cool you down all summer long. This recipe is a copycat from one of our favorite restaurants in Jacksonville, and I think I’ve finally got it perfected.

3 oz Hendricks Gin

.25 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liquor

Handful of cucumber, muddled

Fresh Basil, muddled

.25 oz Simple syrup

.25 oz Fresh lime juice

Cucumber and/or mint float for garnish

Shake with ice for 20 seconds and pour in a chilled coupe glass.

Pro tip: Use only fresh lemon, and forgo the simple syrup for honey if you want to make it a cleaner cocktail.

Lemon Spritz

An easy one!

3 oz limoncello

.25 oz lemon juice

~3oz prosecco

1 oz soda water (or just more prosecco!)

Lemon slice for garnish

Pour over ice and enjoy by the pool!


We had these at our June wedding because they are some of my favorite refreshing cocktails to share with friends. Use any of your favorite juice for the base of this drink if you can’t find peach juice!

This recipe is just two ingredients:

2oz peach puree

Top with Champagne

Pro Tip: Chill your glasses! To keep this drink extra cold, use frozen peaches and blend them! This drink will only be as good as your ingredients, so make sure you get a good champagne and puree.

Wine Water

Truly the best creation. This one requires no cocktail mixing, only cracking open a can! These wine waters are absolutely fabulous for an elevated drink with minimal (no) effort. The Savignon Blanc is unbelievably refreshing, and the Rose has a little more sweetness if you prefer! I love that this drink has no added flavors or preservatives. It’s just wine and water!

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Blueberry Mojito

This one takes a smidge more preparation, but nothing more than 5 minutes. You’ll be glad you made this one!

Hand full of blueberries, muddled in shaker

A few sprigs of mint, muddled in shaker

1oz lime juice

1 oz honey or agave

2.5 oz gin or vodka

Shake! Pour over ice, top with a little club soda + a bunch of mint


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