Looking for easy summer cocktail recipes to try at your next summer shindig? Summertime calls for refreshing, light cocktails that are simple and fast to make. Don't you agree?

Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes Featuring Spindrift Sparkling Water

I prefer my cocktails slightly sweet with complex flavor combinations. The easiest way to make summer cocktails is to use a flavorful base liquid, a spirit that you love, and add another element that complements the base. I love Spindrift sparkling water as a base liquid for its light refreshing taste and becomes it's made with real fruit juice, with no added sugar.

These summer cocktail recipes are ones that I personally love. Which one would you make first? Let me know if the comments section!

Sparkling Mezcal Margarita

Sparkling Mezcal Margarita

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

If you haven't met mezcal, here's your chance. It's tequila's smoky and sassy cousin. Pair it with your fav Spindrift flavor.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • Course salt
  • 3 limes
  • 2oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • 4oz of mezcal or tequila
  • Your fav Spindrift

Instructions

  1. Salt the rims of your glasses (run a lime wedge along the rim then dunk in a plate sprinkled with salt).
  2. Add mezcal (or tequila), Cointreau, and the juice from 2 limes to shaker.
  3. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Add fresh ice to both glasses. Strain the margarita into the glasses evenly and top with 2-3oz of Spindrift.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge and enjoy!
Sparkling Lime Margarita

Sparkling Lime Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tart, refreshing, and everything you hope & dream for from a marg. No chemical-laden, store-bought mix can even compare!

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 3 oz. tequila
  • Spindrift Lime
  • Ice
  • Coarse salt for rim

Instructions

  1. Add ice, Cointreau, tequila, and fresh squeezed lime juice to a shaker. Shake well.
  2. Salt the rim of two low glasses and fill with ice
  3. Pour shaker evenly between the glasses
  4. Top with Spindrift Lime to taste
  5. Garnish with lime wedge
Shaken Pina Colada

Shaken Pina Colada

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creamy, fruity and so satisfying, we love this indulgent pina colada recipe with a slight twist made with NEW Spindrift Pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cream of coconut, (from a 15 ounce can)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, (or raw cane sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut water
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Spindrift Pineapple
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Cherries, for garnish

Instructions

    In a cocktail shaker, mix cream of coconut, sugar, coconut water, lime juice, lime zest and rum until cream of coconut is fully emulsified. Between two glasses, strain and pour over ice. Top off with Spindrift Pineapple, garnish with mint and cherries, and serve immediately.

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise Recipe with Spindrift

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Light, refreshing, and the perfect ending to a long day or start to a new one (maybe minus the tequila)!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 oz. grenadine (see directions)
  • 1/2 an orange
  • Ice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • Spindrift Orange Mango
  • Fresh orange and cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make grenadine by mixing 1 part 100% fruit juice to 1 part sugar- then heat and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. In a tall glass, add ice, tequila, and freshly squeezed orange half. Stir.
  3. Gently pour in the grenadine (it will sink to the bottom and create that pretty color) and top with Spindrift Orange Mango
  4. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice. Enjoy!

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