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Shaken, Stirred And Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes That Refresh

Which recipe for liquid refreshment will we fall in love with this year?
06/23/2013 11:36pm ET | Updated May 26, 2016

Ooh, guys. It's summer, our favorite season, one that encourages throwing parties outside, grilling food over fire and devising new tactics to hold onto sweaty cocktail glasses. We know you've felt the mercury rise over the last few days, and we're here to offer some new inspirations for summer cocktails.

Each summer we fall totally in love with one particular drink that we make over and over. One year it was the Pucker Up; last year we only wanted to drink beer cocktails. Will this summer be the year of the caipirinha? The classic Mai-Tai? We're not quite sure yet. We'll be sure to let you know when we figure it out, as long as you tell us what your liquid refreshment will be this summer, too. Check out the cocktails below and see if you find a favorite.

1
Pina Colada
Sara Schatz/Food52
Get the Pina Colada recipe from Merrill Stubbs via Food52
2
Michelada
Todd Wagner/Honestly Yum
Get the Michelada recipe from Honestly Yum
3
Mango Margarita With Chile Salt And Lime
Foodie Crush
4
Blackberry Caipirinha
Sarah Shatz
Get the Blackberry Caipirinha from Food52
5
Whiskey Lemonade
Foodie Crush
Get the Whiskey Lemonade recipe from Foodie Crush
6
Apple Flower Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Apple Flower Cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess
7
Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria
How Sweet It Is
Get the Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
The Tom And Ginger
Sarah Shatz
Get the Tom and Ginger recipe from Food52
9
Grilled Cherry Sour
Verses From My Kitchen
Get the Grilled Cherry Sour from Verses From My Kitchen
10
Fig Thyme
Todd Wagner/Honestly Yum
Get the Fig Thyme recipe from Honestly Yum
11
Basil-Vodka Gimlet
Karen Mordechai/Food52
Get the Basil-Vodka Gimlet from Food52
12
Singapore Sling
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Singapore Sling recipe from A Beautiful Mess
13
Dragonfruit Limeade Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Dragonfruit Limeade Cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess
14
Roasted Cherry Sangria
Foodie Crush
Get the Roasted Cherry Sangria recipe from Foodie Crush
15
Honeyed Peach Melba Bellinis
James Ransom/Food52
16
Lotus Cocktail
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Lotus Cocktail recipe from Food52
17
Mango + Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Mango + Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess
18
Watermelon Basil "Bramble" Cocktail
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Watermelon Basil "Bramble" Cocktail recipe from A Spicy Perspective
19
St. Germain Mojito
A Beautiful Mess
Get the St. Germain Mojito recipe from A Beautiful Mess
20
Summer Night Cocktail
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Summer Night Cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess
21
Pickle Infused Vodka
Foodie Crush
Get the Pickle Infused Vodka recipe from Foodie Crush

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