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30 Summer Cocktail Recipes That'll Keep You Fully Refreshed

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Photo credit: Minimalist Baker, A Beautiful Mess, The Faux Martha

Whether you're hosting a summer party or just need to cool off on a hot day, a great cocktail recipe is always good to have on hand. While a classic cocktail will never lead you astray, experimentation is never more fun than when mixing a drink. And because summer is bursting with fresh produce, it's just the right time to think beyond the standard martini and try something with a bit of seasonal flavor.

Experimenting with fresh herbs, fruits or a unique liqueur -- this summer we're using Luxardo maraschino liqueur, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and Lillet Rosé as mixers -- will keep your summer nights interesting and refreshing. Check out the 30 summer cocktail recipes below and find the cocktail that calls out to you.

1
Coconut Margarita
Foodie Crush
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2
Strawberry Pimm's Cup
How Sweet It Is
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3
Tomato Mojito
The Chic Site
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4
Peruvian Pisco Sour
Boulder Locavore
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5
Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
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6
Blueberry Mint Juleps
How Sweet It Is
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7
Coconut Gin and Tonic
Minimalist Baker
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8
White Peach Sangria
Foodie Crush
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9
Coconut Mango Mojitos
How Sweet It Is
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10
Watermelon St-Germain Slush
A Beautiful Mess
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11
Mango Jalapeño Margaritas
How Sweet It Is
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12
Kiwi Mai Tai
The Chic Site
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13
Champagne Mojitos
Foodie Crush
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14
Cucumber Cooler Cocktails
Minimalist Baker
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15
Kiwi Margarita
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16
Strawberry-Infused Mint Julep
Cookie + Kate
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17
Peach Cobbler Martini
The Chic Site
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18
Melon Ball Cocktail
The Faux Martha
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19
Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
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20
Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep
Gimme Some Oven
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21
Lava Flow Cocktail
The Chic Site
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22
All-Natural Gin And Tonic
Minimalist Baker
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23
Blackberry Mint Julep
The Chic Site
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24
Grilled Cherry Sour
Verses from My Kitchen
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25
Mango And Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
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26
Cucumber Gin Lemonade
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27
Watermelon Lime Margaritas
Minimalist Baker
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28
Classic Margarita
A Spicy Perspective
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29
The Rhubarb Sour
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30
Frosty Coconut Mojitos
How Sweet It Is
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