Summer Cocktail Recipes

I choose my friends how I like my cocktails…strong, fabulous and with a twist.

White Sangria


  • 1 bottle of good white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 1/2 cup Peach Schnapps
  • 3/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup, cooled (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil for 2 minutes in a small saucepan)
  • fresh peaches, oranges, apples
  • club soda (add when serving)

Place all ingredients (except club soda) into a pitcher and stir to mix. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 48 hours. Pour Sangria into an ice filled glass, and top with a generous splash of club soda.








Red Sangria 


  • 2 bottles of red Sangria wine
  • 1/2 bottle of good red wine
  • 1/2 bottle of good white wine
  • 6.5 oz. Brandy
  • 1 -1/2 cups of Ginger Ale
  • 1 -1/2 oranges
  • 1 -1/2 limes
  • 1 -1/2 lemons

Combine all liquids in a large punch bowl. Slice fruit thinly and add to liquid. Refrigerate overnight for flavours to mellow.  Mmmm, mellow tastes great.







Lazy Girl Sangria 


  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces good red wine
  • club soda

In the bottom of a wine glass, add the raspberries. Muddle and smush them. Add the orange liqueur and red wine. Stir. Top the glass with club soda.












  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Kahlua
  • 4 oz. 2% Milk
  • 2 oz. Coke
  • tall glass of ice

Mix vodka and kahlua together into a tall cocktail glass over lots of ice. Add milk. Top with coke and stir.










  • 1 oz. white Rum
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (made using a one-to-one ratio of granulated sugar and water)
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz. club soda
  • plenty of ice

Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup for about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, white rum and ice. Stir vigorously. Top with club soda, stir a little more. Garnish with a sprig of mint.











  • 1 can frozen Limeade concentrate
  • 3/4 can of silver Tequila (use the empty limeade can)
  • 1/4 can of Triple Sec

Fill blender with ice, add ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses

Makes 4 servings







Easy Pina Colada / Strawberry Daiquiri


  • one can of frozen Bacardi Pina Colada or Strawberry Daiquiri mix
  • 1/2 can of Malibu coconut rum or white rum
  • crushed ice
  • Blend in blender








Malibu Pineapple Delight 


  • full glass of ice
  • 1 – 1/2 oz of Malibu coconut rum
  • fill half of glass with pineapple juice
  • fill the other half with club soda (cuts the sweetness of the pineapple)

Mix all ingredients in a tall cocktail glass. Stir, and get your island on.








TGIF Orange Dream (Creamsicle)


  • 3 oz. Orange Dream
  • 1 cup ice
  • Blend in blender


  • 1- 1/2 Orange Dream
  • 4 cups ice
  • Blend in blender

Vodka is already pre-mixed in the bottle. Refrigerate after opening. Enjoy sweet dreams while you’re wide-awake.









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  1. Bonnie Faucher

    Thanks girls! Yummy!

  2. Tammi Whiteway

    Awesome going to make white sangria thus weekend

  3. Verna Hucman

    This is great!!! Thanks ladies. 🙂

  4. Val MacLean

    Awesome Tammi, me too! I wish we were on the same deck!!

  5. Dawn Marie Parker Pighin

    Yummo! Love Mojitos these days. Thanks for recipes 🙂 xoxo

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