The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch).
05/21/2015 05:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we've put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy cocktail shakers.

White Sangria
Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy--and your white jeans stain-free. Get the recipe.

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Raspberry-Lime Coolers
Take these portable frozen cocktails to the beach, or serve them at your next barbecue so you're not stuck playing bartender. Get the recipe.

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Blueberry-Ginger Mojitos
All the minty freshness of a traditional mojito, plus tangy in-season blueberries. Get the recipe.

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Watermelon Slim
You probably have fresh watermelon sliced in the fridge (it is summer, after all), so why not turn it into a cocktail? Get the recipe.

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Paloma
One sip of this grapefruit-infused tequila drink and you'll never long for a margarita again. Get the recipe.

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Back Nine
Guys. It's an Arnold Palmer spiked with bourbon. Get the recipe.

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Dark and Stormy
Ginger beer + dark rum = paradise in a glass. Get the recipe.

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Tequila Punch
Tiny umbrellas required. Get the recipe.

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Moscow Mule
This updated recipe swaps ginger beer with homemade ginger syrup for an extra kick. Get the recipe.

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Dirty Martini
When is this classic ever not in season? Get the recipe.

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