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published time By Liveinstyle published time 04 Sep, 2017 Share image 0 Shares

It's the season we all wait for: Summer! What we don’t wait for, however? The insane heat. The hot sticky days and the sun on the top that leaves us a feeling of lethargy and constant sleep. In order to keep you cool and give you refreshment in that immense summer heat. Liveinstyle has found some of the most refreshing and tempting cocktails. So sit back and beat the heat. This one is for you!

1.Shark Bite


This is the perfect drink to sip near a pool or beach. It gets its name from the way the three drops of grenadine look like blood in the greenish-blue water. This one always gets a laugh at parties, especially Halloween parties.

The blend of oranges, spices and citrus with a hint of berry is also quite tasty. This is an easy drink to enjoy, and a hard one to go wrong with.



● 3/4 ounce Captain Morgan rum

● 3/4 ounce light rum

●   ½ ounce blue curacao

●   1 ½ ounces sour mix

●   3 drops grenadine


2.Mint Cucumber Prosecco Sparkler


Prosecco is loved by all of us, but some hot summer days call for something bubbly that packs a bit more punch. The Mint Cucumber Prosecco Sparkler is a simple concoction of Prosecco, Smirnoff vodka, and simple syrup; you really can't go wrong here. This is an easy to make, refreshing summer cocktail that will help you wind after a long day.



● 3 ounces Prosecco

● 1.5 ounces Smirnoff vodka

● 1-inch slice of cucumber, chopped

● ½ ounce fresh lime juice

● 2 ounces simple syrup


3.Mango And Mint-Spiked Lemonade

Not only will the mint in this Spiked Lemonade keep you cool, but the mango juice is super refreshing on a hot day. It's like your favourite, fruity, childhood lemonade, just a little boozier.

A dash of mint creates a herbal, earthy zest. There really is something about mango that makes you feel like you're at the beach. The fruit's sweetness balances the citrus tang of the lemonade, while the mint refreshes you. If you’re throwing a beach party or a luau, this drink can easily be made into punch.



● 4 ounces ice

● 3 ounces lemonade

● 3 ounces mango juice

● 1.5 ounces Smirnoff vodka


4.Italian Spritz

Bitter drinks are hot at that moment, and while the popular Negron (gin and sweet vermouth) could pass as a summer cocktail, it doesn’t stand up to a blistering hot day as well as an Aperol Spritz.

It is an aperitif cocktail consisting of Prosecco, spritz and soda water. It is served traditionally in a wine glass with several glass cubes of ice and a slice of orange.


● 4 ¼  ounces brut prosecco

● 2 ½  ounces spritz

● ¾ ounce club soda

● 1 lime wheel for garnish


5.Kentucky Mule

Dark liquor- based cocktails may not be the first thing that come to one’s mind when pondering summer cocktails, but they are no less refreshing when done right. Using a good ginger beer is the key here, and will give you a ginger bite you won’t find in ginger ale. You can also add muddle fruits like strawberries, peaches or apples in the glass.



● 2 ounces Scotch Whisky

● ¾ ounce lemon juice

● ½ ounce simple syrup

● 2 strawberries or peach slices

● 2 dashes Angostura bitters

● Ginger beer


6.The Firecracker

This amazing cocktail has watermelon, lime and cucumber. So if you’re feeling guilty about drinking the booze, remember you’re getting your fruits and veggies in, too.



● 1.5 oz. Smirnoff vodka

● 1 oz. lemon juice

● 1.5 oz. blue Curacao

● 1 oz. grenadine

● Splash of simple syrup  


7.Blackberry Bramble

A refreshing summer drink made of fresh muddled blackberries, gin, lemon juice and soda or Ginger beer, is called the Blackberry bramble cocktail. A spin off the classic drink, The bramble, first created in London in the 80’s, made with dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and Crème de Mûre,  blackberry liquor.



● ½ C fresh blackberries

● 2 ounces Gordon's gin

● 1 ounce blackberry Liqueur (optional)

● 1 ounce simple syrup or maple or grave

● 1 ½ ounce fresh lemon juice

● Ginger Brew or Soda

With these refreshing cocktails to your aid, the blistering heat of summer no longer seems too hard. you can win the battle against them with these by your side. LiveInStyle encourages everyone to party responsibly.

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