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7 Best Summer Day Cocktails

While summer doesn't really start until June 21st, it's safe to say Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summertime. For some of us (read: Drizly's Boston HQ) it's been far too long since we've spent a day in the sunshine enjoying a nice cold cocktail, so here's a little refresher in summertime refreshments.
Fruity Red or White Sangria

A chilled glass of Sangria on a hot summer day is what dreams are made of. Sangria is a great choice for summer because not only is it easy to make in large batches for your whole squad, but most recipes are low on alcohol so it's perfect for sipping all day long.


Frozen, on the rocks, salt rim, spicy, sweet... there really is no wrong way to drink a margarita, unless of course you aren't a tequila fan. In that case, you're voted off the island there are plenty of other summer drinks in the sea.

Frozen Mixed Drinks

Enter, the 'Beach Bag' cocktail. These frosty drinks are made the night before you hit the beach which saves time, and by planning ahead your friends might start to think you actually have your sh*t together. Either way, it's a win-win.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails

It's scientifically proven that Sunday Funday is 3x more fun when champagne is involved (OK, fine. Don't fact check us on that). But really, who can say no to a bubbly cocktail on a sunny summer day? Not us.

Beer Cocktails

Hot day, cold beer. Doesn't get much better than that...or does it? What if we told you that you can use beer as the base to some pretty phenomenal weekend cocktails? Time to get mixing.

Rum Punch

Rum Punch is a delicious (and budget friendly) way to get your weekend off to a great start. Batch recipes are great for large groups, and easy to mix up with whatever ingredients and tools you have laying around the beach house.

Ready-To-Drink Cocktails

Ready to go right from the bottle or can, these drinks are perfect for your weekend. Easy to pack up in a cooler, or pour up right on the beach so you can spend less time mixing and more time sipping.