7 Simple Summer Cocktails You Should Be Drinking

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How’s your Summer going? We’re half of the way through and it’s only getting hotter. The perfect answer to a hot day is a cold drink, so we’ve rounded up 7 simple summer cocktails to try this summer. If you’re headed to the beach, or enjoying the pool, you probably don’t want to waste time making drinks so you grab a beer or one of those nasty malt drinks at the grocery, but with these you can have a drink that’s both quick and delicious. We’ve got a lil something for everyone so be sure to try them all.



Simple Summer Cocktails

Quittin’ Time
• 8 parts Sweet Tea (made with black tea and fresh local honey)
• 4 parts Coopers’ Craft

Garnish with thick sprig of fresh mint. Serve in a pitcher packed with large ice cubes and mint. (Makes 4 servings).

simple summer cocktails

Coopers’ Cup
• 2 parts Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
• 1 part fresh lime juice
• Top with Ale-8-One (roughly 6 parts)

Served over crushed ice in tin cup, garnish with mint sprig


Simple Summer Cocktails

Beau’s Berry

Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

Simple Summer Cocktails

Summer Social

  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 1 piece watermelon (roughly a square-inch cube)
  • 1 piece pineapple (rougly a square-inch cube)
  • ½ oz. simple syrup

Shake with ice, strain into ice-filled glass & top with soda.


Simple Summer Cocktails

Orange Bullet

  •  Fill glass with ice; combine:
  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Juice of 1/4 lime

Stir; garnish with orange slice


Simple Summer Cocktails

Honey Summer Tea

  • 1 Parts of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 3 Parts Peach flavored Ice Tea
  • 1 Slice of grilled peach or sliced frozen peach
  • 1 Sprig of Mint

Directions: Stir ingredients then pour into an ice filled glass and add peach and mint for garnish.

Simple Summer Cocktails

Honey Lemonade Slush

Start by adding about 2 cups of ice to your blender then add 2 parts of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey to 6 – 8 parts of lemonade (to taste) and 1 cup of water. Blend on high until smooth and pour into a glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and add straw.

Alex is a full time sales and marketing professional in the consumer packaged goods industry with 8+ years experience in the wine and spirits industry. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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