Hosting a summer party is its own challenge, but planning the drinks is something people can forget about and have something simple. We put together our favorite summer drink recipes so you can have the best beverages at your next event!

Vintage Lemonade –
A Classic!
5 lemons
1 ¼ cup white sugar
1 ¼ quartz water
Garnish: sliced lemons to the pitcher
Lemon Mint Iced Tea
 
1 quart water
¾ cup white sugar
6 regular size tea bags
1 peppermint tea bag
1/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
Garnish: mint flakes
Ocean Water – Great for Kids!
 
3 Tbsp. water
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. coconut extract
3 drops blue food coloring
2 (12oz) cans of lemon-lime soda
Garnish: Add Swedish fish to decorate the drink!
Cucumber Lemonade

1 cucumber (thinly sliced)
1 (12oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored beverage
Garnish: cucumber slices or lemon slices

Watermelon Margarita –
Adults Only!

½ cup white sugar
½ cup water
3 stripes orange zest
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
¼ cup white tequila
¼ cup lime juice
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups crushed ice

Garnish: salt or sugar for rim of glasses
Boston Iced Tea
 

1 gallon water
1 cup white sugar
15 tea bags
1 (12 oz.) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

Watermelon Lemonade
 

½ cup white sugar
½ cup water
4 cups cubed watermelon
3 cups cold water
½ cup fresh lemon juice
6 cups ice cubes
Garnish: lemon slices

Caipirinha Cocktail –
Adults Only!

½ lime, quartered
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 ½ fluid ounces cachaca
1 cup ice cubes

Earl Grey Tea and Blueberry Spritzer
 

6 Earl Grey tea bags
1/2 cup sugar
1 large bunch mint, stems and leaves roughly chopped (about 2 cups)

Sparkling wine, (or sparkling white grape juice), cold
Garnish: 4 sprigs of mint
2 cups blueberries
Cucumber Pineapple Tequila Cooler – Adults Only!

1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
2 limes, skin removed
1 seedless European cucumber, peeled
4 ounces silver tequila
1 ½ cups ice cubes, plus more for serving
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Garnish: Cucumber slices on side of glass and in drink

Pinch kosher salt
Peppery Punch – 70s throwback, Adults Only!
½ cup sugar

1 1/4 cups orange juice
½ cup lemon juice
2 cups gin
½ cup elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
Garnish: Sliced fresh lemons
Quartered strawberries

Freshly ground pepper
Lava Flow – Adults Only!

1-ounce coconut syrup
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ½ ounces run
Splash vanilla ice milk (or ice cream)
½ cup ice
1 ½ ounces strawberry puree

Garnish: Add extra strawberries and/or whip cream

These are a few of our favorite summer drink recipes for any party! They are simple, easy and only take a little time preparation; all you need is the ingredients to make a splash! You can find more awesome drink recipes online. Ready to take the next step and plan your next event this summer?  If you need any help figuring out how to make this party unforgettable, consider finding an event venue, or hiring a professional event planner to help you pull it off. Also check out our Unique Cocktail Party Ideas blogPerfect Summer Pool Parties blog, our Summer Party Ideas pinboard on Pinterest, and share your own favorite summer drink recipe ideas and photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #Snappeners.