27 refreshing summer drinks with alcohol

27 refrescantes bebidas de verano con alcohol

Once the hottest time of the year starts, it’s time to think about summer drink options with alcohol to cool down and lower at least a little the incidence of temperature in your body.

Summer drinks with alcohol are some of the options available for coping with the heat, disconnecting from a strenuous day’s work or enjoying a different moment.

The cocktail bar is very wide, you can make your preparations with rum, wine, vodka, with fruit, among other options.

Here we will share 27 refreshing summer drinks with alcohol, join us to discover the options available.

Summer drinks with rum

Bebidas de verano con ron

We will start this summer drink trip with alcohol with the preparations that include rum among its ingredients.

Refreshing and divine drinks that will allow you to face the heat that characterizes the summer.

Among the variety of summer alcoholic drinks prepared with rum we have:


The following ingredients are required to prepare a mojito:

  • White rum.
  • Mint.
  • Sparkling water, you can also use a siphon.
  • Lime.
  • White sugar.
  • Ice.

By following a few simple steps you can enjoy this refreshing summer drink with alcohol.

To prepare a mojito you just have to:

  1. Add two teaspoons of sugar in a tall glass.
  2. Add the pieces of half a lime and, using the mortar, squeeze the rest of the lime.
  3. Pour two measures of sparkling water into the glass from the siphon.
  4. Crush some sprigs of mint and add them to the drink.
  5. Serve a measure of white rum in the preparation.
  6. Finally, add the ice, stir the drink and decorate with a straw accompanied by a small branch of good grass.
  7. Enjoy a refreshing mojito.

Pi├▒a Colada

This is a delicious summer classic!

To prepare this summer drink with alcohol you will need the following ingredients:

  • White rum.
  • Pineapple juice.
  • Coconut milk or coconut cream.
  • Condensed milk.
  • Crushed ice.

The process of preparing pi├▒a coladas is very simple. For this you will need:

  1. Place the crushed ice in a shaker.
  2. Gradually add the cream of coconut or coconut milk.
  3. Then add the condensed milk.
  4. Finally, add the white rum and shake the shaker.
  5. Serve in a tall glass or cup, decorating with straws and a piece of pineapple.

If you prefer the granita version of the pi├▒a colada, follow the same steps using the blender instead of the shaker.

Crazy Coconut

Coconut is the main character of this summer alcoholic drink. To prepare the crazy coconut you need the following ingredients:

  • Coconut.
  • Coconut pulp.
  • Coconut water.
  • White rum.
  • Ice.

This summer drink with alcohol stands out because of its presentation at the moment of serving it. To make crazy coconut you just have to:

  1. Open a hole in the top of the coconut to extract the pulp and water inside.
  2. Add the coconut water, the pulp and the white rum in the blender.
  3. Blend the ingredients, strain and serve the drink inside the coconut adding some ice cubes.
  4. Decorate with a straw and you will be able to enjoy a summer alcoholic drink.


The Daiquiri is a summer drink with alcohol that is usually served as an aperitif and its preparation is simple, for that you will need

  • White rum.
  • Lemon.
  • Sugar.
  • Ice.

And in four easy steps you can enjoy a summer drink with refreshing alcohol:

  1. Pour the white rum, lemon juice and ice into a shaker.
  2. Mix the ingredients well in the shaker or blend them according to your preference.
  3. Serve in a martini glass with a frosted rim and sugar.
  4. Finish the decoration of the Daiquiri with a slice of lemon.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai is another of the classic cocktails made with rum, ideal for drinking during the hot summer days.

To prepare this summer alcoholic drink with alcohol you need the following ingredients:

  • White rum.
  • Dark rum.
  • Orange liqueur.
  • Soda.
  • Almond syrup.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Grenadine syrup.
  • Crushed ice.

Even though this cocktail has several ingredients, its preparation is simple:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into the shaker and mix well.
  2. Serve the drink in a large glass or a long glass with ice and complete it by adding soda until it is full.
  3. Decorate with a slice of pineapple, lemon or a tropical umbrella.

In the making of Mai Tai, grenadine is used to add color to the summer drink with alcohol.

Bacardi Cocktail

The Bacardi cocktail, like the Daiquiri, is a summer alcoholic drink based on white rum.

For its preparation it is necessary to have:

  • White rum.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Grenadine syrup.
  • Sugar.
  • Ice.

Pay attention to the following steps and in a few minutes you will have a refreshing drink ready for the summer with alcohol:

  1. Add the ingredients in the shaker with plenty of ice.
  2. Add a teaspoon of sugar and mix vigorously until the drink cools down.
  3. When serving the summer drink with alcohol, strain it, avoiding the glass to have any ice.
  4. Decorate the glass with a slice of lemon.

Mary Pickford

The Mary Pickford cocktail is ideal to taste at any time of the day, usually Cuban rum is used for its preparation.

Among the necessary ingredients to prepare this summer alcoholic drink we have:

  • Rum.
  • Maraschino.
  • Pineapple juice.
  • Grenadine syrup.
  • Ice.

Following these steps to prepare the Mary Pickfprd cocktail, a refreshing summer drink with alcohol:

  1. Place the ice in the shaker and then the other ingredients.
  2. Mix the shaker and let the contents rest for a few minutes.
  3. Strain and serve the summer drink with alcohol in a glass.
  4. Decorate the glass with a cherry.

Hemingway Special

The Hemingway Special cocktail is an ideal drink to cool down during the hot summer days.

To prepare the Hemingway Special cocktail you will need the following ingredients:

  • White rum.
  • Maraschino.
  • Grapefruit juice.
  • Lime or lemon juice.
  • Ice.

To make this refreshing summer drink with alcohol, we will share the official recipe of this cocktail:

  1. Place a generous amount of ice in the shaker and add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix very well for a few minutes.
  3. Serve in a classic cocktail glass.
  4. Decorate the rim of the glass with a slice of lime or a piece of pineapple.

Summer cocktails with wine or cider

Cocteles de verano con vino o sidra

Wine is one of the favorite drinks of the Spanish, it is part of our culture, therefore we could not let this opportunity pass without mentioning the summer cocktails that are prepared with wine.

Let’s see which are the best summer cocktails with wine.


Sangria is one of the favourite summer drinks with alcohol to fight the heat and an excellent companion during meals.

The preparation of sangria is more laborious than that of other cocktails. For this you will need:

  • Wine.
  • Orange juice.
  • Peaches.
  • Bananas.
  • Apples.
  • Oranges.
  • Lemons.
  • Sugar.
  • Cinnamon.

To make the sangria you must follow the following steps:

  1. Make the syrup by dissolving the sugar in hot water to facilitate dissolution in the wine.
  2. Then, place the wine, syrup, orange juice, cut fruits and cinnamon stick in a large container.
  3. Leave to macerate for 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Pour into a pitcher and serve in tall glasses with plenty of ice.

Cider with tequila

Cider with tequila is a refreshing summer drink with alcohol and easy to prepare. You only need to have the following ingredients:

  • Cider.
  • Tequila reposado.
  • Cointreau or orange liqueur.
  • Liquid cane sugar.
  • Black grapes.
  • Peach in syrup.
  • Ice.

The steps for making cider with tequila are simple. It is necessary to do so:

  1. Wash the grapes very well and place them in a large container.
  2. Add in the container the peach in syrup cut into pieces, cider and orange liqueur.
  3. Stir the mixture and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Then add the rested tequila, the liquid cane sugar and the ice.
  5. Stir and serve with more ice.

Peppermint bush

Rebujito with mint is a summer drink with very refreshing alcohol, perfect for hot days.

To make a rebujito with mint you must have these ingredients:

  • White wine.
  • Lime or soft drink.
  • Branches of mint.
  • Ice.

Follow these simple steps to prepare a refreshing mint chaser:

  1. Boil the mint branches for a few minutes to remove any residues and impurities present.
  2. Pour the white wine and lime soda into a large jug, gradually adding the mint leaves to the summer drink with alcohol and ice.

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz is a refreshing cocktail perfect for drinking during hot summer days.

For the preparation of this summer alcoholic drink you will need the following ingredients:

  • Sparkling wine.
  • Aperol.
  • Soda or sparkling water.
  • Orange slices.
  • Ice

Its simple preparation consists of three easy steps:

  1. Serve in a tall glass or a glass of vinotinto with plenty of ice.
  2. Add Aperol, wine and soda.
  3. Decorate with an orange slice.


The Bellini cocktail is a summer drink with alcohol, perfect to cool down during hot days.

The ingredients to prepare this cocktail originating in Venice are:

  • Prosecco or dry sparkling wine.
  • Peach juice.

For the preparation of this cocktail, you only have to bear in mind that when mixing its two ingredients they must be very cold to serve and counteract the effects of heat.


Clericho or Clericot is an easy to prepare summer drink with alcohol. The ingredients needed to make it are:

  • Sparkling wine.
  • Peaches.
  • Plums.
  • Ice.

To make this refreshing cocktail you must serve in a tall glass with ice the sparkling wine and the fruit cut into pieces.

Drinks with other liquors

Tragos con otros licores

We’ve already checked the rum cocktails and the ones you can make with wine, but do you think that’s all? No! There are still plenty of choices for summer drinks with alcohol.

Yes, and it is also possible to enjoy refreshing drinks with alcohol using other liquors.

Among the drinks available to enjoy during the hot summer days we can mention

Mint julep

Mint julep is a refreshing cocktail prepared by serving the summer drink with alcohol in a short glass.

The ingredients you need to prepare the mint julep drink are

  • Bourbon.
  • Mineral water with gas.
  • Mint leaves.
  • Mint branches for decoration.
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Ice.

To make this refreshing cocktail you must follow these steps:

  1. Place the sparkling mineral water, the mint leaves and the sugar in the glass where the cocktail will be served.
  2. Crush the mint leaves with a mortar.
  3. Add ice to the glass and complete the cocktail by pouring in the bourbon.
  4. Stir the drink to integrate the flavors.
  5. Decorate the summer drink with a sprig of mint and it will be ready to drink.

Valencia Water

Agua de Valencia is a typical Spanish cocktail, ideal to fight against summer days.

Among the ingredients to prepare a refreshing water of Valencia we have:

  • Gin.
  • Vodka.
  • Champagne.
  • Orange juice.

Following the next steps you can enjoy this refreshing summer drink with alcohol:

  1. Adding gin, vodka and orange juice in a large jug.
  2. Then pour the champagne into the jug and stir carefully.
  3. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving the cocktail.


The caipirinha is a delicious and refreshing drink for the summer with alcohol that, in addition, is a drink that comes from Brazil and therefore, sounds like a beach, heat and Caribbean flavor.

To prepare caipirinha you must have the following ingredients:

  • Cacha├ža or cachaza.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Limes.
  • Lemon slices for decoration.
  • Sugar.
  • Chopped ice.

Its preparation is simple and in five practical steps you can enjoy this drink during hot days:

  1. Wash the limes, cut half of one into pieces and add them to a short glass.
  2. Add the sugar in the glass and crush with the help of a pestle and mortar until the lime pieces release the juice and it mixes with the sugar.
  3. Add crushed ice covering three quarters of the glass.
  4. Pour the cacha├ža into the glass and stir.
  5. Decorate the rim of the glass with sugar and lemon slices.

Margarita with pineapple

One of the favorite cocktails to enjoy during the summer is the refreshing pineapple margarita.

The ingredients for preparing a margarita with pineapple are

  • Aged tequila.
  • Cointreau or orange liqueur.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Pineapple juice.
  • Pineapples in syrup.
  • Lemon.
  • Ice.

These are the steps to make this summer drink with alcohol:

  1. Place the lemon juice and cointreau in a large pitcher, let it stand for 15 minutes and add the pineapple juice.
  2. Mix the ingredients until they are integrated.
  3. Add the aged tequila and stir.
  4. Add ice in the blender, pour the mixture from the pitcher and the pineapple pieces in syrup and blend for a few minutes until you get a light froth.
  5. Serve in a cocktail glass and decorate with a slice of lime.

Margarita with strawberry

The strawberry margarita is a version of the above cocktail, it is also considered one of the best summer drinks with alcohol.

To make a strawberry margarita you need to have

  • Aged tequila.
  • Cointreau or orange liqueur.
  • Lemon.
  • Cane sugar.
  • Strawberries.
  • Salt.
  • Ice.

To prepare a strawberry margarita you must follow these steps:

  1. Wash the strawberries well, cut them into pieces and put them in the freezer for an hour.
  2. Place the frozen strawberries in the blender adding the sugar and ice until you get a frapp├ę.
  3. Pour the aged tequila and orange liqueur over the frapp├ę and blend until thick.
  4. Serve in a glass or glassware with a frosted rim with salt.
  5. Decorate the cocktail with a strawberry and a slice of lemon.

Bloody Mary

Bloody mary is a refreshing summer alcoholic drink that is consumed to prevent hangovers.

To make a cocktail bloody mary you will need

  • Vodka.
  • Tomato juice.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Tabasco sauce.
  • Salt.
  • Black pepper.
  • Celery to decorate.
  • Ice.

Its preparation is very simple and only takes a few minutes:

  1. Prepare the glass where you will serve the cocktail, frosting its rim with salt dipped in lemon.
  2. Serve in the glass plenty of crushed ice and add the vodka ,the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the salt, the pepper and 3 drops of hot sauce stirring until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  3. Decorate with some celery stalks and consume.


The Cosmopolitan cocktail is a summer drink with very refreshing alcohol. To make it you only need the following ingredients:

  • Vodka.
  • Cointreau or orange liqueur.
  • Cranberry juice.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Lemon peel for decoration.

When making the Cosmopolitan cocktail you must follow these steps:

  1. Frost the rim of the glass with salt and lemon.
  2. Add ice in a shaker and pour in the vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, a little cranberry juice and shake hard.
  3. Strain and pour the drink into the glass.
  4. Decorate with the lemon peel.

Tequila sunrise

Tequila sunrise is a refreshing cocktail with which you will enjoy an explosion of flavors. It is made using four ingredients:

  • Tequila.
  • Orange juice.
  • Grenadine.
  • Ice.

This preparation will be ready in just two steps:

  1. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup. Due to its thickness, the grenadine will go to the bottom of the glass.

Before enjoying this summer drink with alcohol it is recommended to stir it so that the cocktail flavours are mixed.

Long Island Ice Tea

The Long Island Ice Tea is a summer alcoholic drink that requires many ingredients to make:

  • White rum.
  • Tequila.
  • Gin.
  • Cointreau or orange liqueur
  • Vodka.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Coke.
  • Mint leaves for decoration.
  • Ice.

The preparation of this cocktail is done by mixing the ingredients in parts:

  1. Add plenty of ice in a tall glass.
  2. Pour the white liquors and the lemon juice into the glass.
  3. Then add the cola by carefully stirring.
  4. Place a slice of lemon inside the drink.
  5. Decorate with some mint leaves.

Gin Frizz

Gin frizz is a summer alcoholic drink that is a version of the classic gin and tonic:

  • Gin.
  • Soda.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Sugar.
  • Ice.

The preparation of the gin friz is simple, so it will not take you long:

  1. Serve in a long glass mixing the gin, the lemon juice and the sugar.
  2. Add the ice and pour the soda until the glass is full, stirring the drink.
  3. To garnish add a slice of lemon to the drink.

Cognac with soda

Cognac con is a traditional and refreshing summer drink with alcohol that only requires 3 ingredients to be made:

  • Cognac.
  • Soda.
  • Ice.

To prepare this cocktail with body and flavor you must:

  1. Serve in a short glass with plenty of ice.
  2. Add a little cognac and soda until the glass is full.


Negroni is a cocktail with character, it is the drink of choice for those who appreciate strong flavours. The necessary ingredients for its preparation are:

  • Red vermouth.
  • Campari.
  • Gin.
  • Lemon.
  • Ice.

Its quick elaboration will allow you to enjoy this cold drink to fight the heat waves during the summer, just follow the next steps:

  1. Put plenty of ice in a short glass.
  2. Serve the vermouth, campari and gin, stirring carefully.
  3. Add a few drops of lemon juice to highlight the characteristic taste of this drink.

Tom Collins

Tom Collins is an ideal cocktail to enjoy during hot summer afternoons. The ingredients to prepare this summer alcoholic drink are:

  • Gin.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Soda.
  • Sugar.
  • Ice.

With these simple steps you will be able to enjoy this refreshing drink in a few minutes:

  1. Serve plenty of ice in a shot glass.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda until the glass is full.
  3. Mix the drink well and that’s it. Enjoy!

Essential ingredients for your cocktails

Ingredientes esenciales para tus cocteles

At Monouso‘s online shop you will find the special ingredients for making your cocktails: glasses and cups.

We will start with the plastic glasses, ideal elements to make your cocktails and keep all your guests safe, especially in the presence of dangerous viruses such as Covid-19.

If you need glasses for the drinks you are going to prepare, you can get the best ones in our online shop. In our section of plastic cups we have all the presentations of glasses you need to make first class cocktails.

What does a cocktail need to be perfect? Straws! And at Monouso we have them too.

We have a category of drinking straws, where we have straws made of plastic, paper or corn starch, flexible or rigid, ideal for making your cocktails with a special touch.

So, you no longer have an excuse! Which of these cocktails are you going to enjoy first?


What are the main rum cocktails?

Among the main rum cocktails of the summer we highlight the mojito, the pi├▒a colada, the coco loco, the daiquiri, the mai tai, the Bacardi cocktail, the Mary Pickford and the Hemingway Special.

What are the combinations with wine or cider we can prepare in summer?

We can opt for sangria, cider with tequila, rebujito with mint, Aperol Spritz, Bellini and Cleric├│.

What other drinks can we enjoy in summer?

Mint Julep, Agua de Valencia, Negroni, Bloody MaryÔÇŽ

What are the essential materials for my cocktails?

To enjoy your cocktails to the fullest you will need: plastic cups, plastic glasses, straws, garnishes and accessories.

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