Summer Cocktails: 8 Party Perfect Libations

Last Updated August 22, 2015

From whole-fruit blended cocktails to a crisp pitcher of sangria, these refreshing warm weather drinks are the perfect way to beat the heat.


Violet Beauregard

Blueberries are one of our favorite summer fruits, especially when we get to pick them ourselves. Because of the blueberries, this cocktail is as stunning in color as it is in flavor.
|1403 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA, us

Milktooth's Plum Sugar

Milktooth's Plum Sugar Cocktail
A daiquiri by any other name, is not a Milktooth daiquiri- this is a must drink by the pitcher summer libation.

Ferment 75

One of Korman’s all-time favorite wine trips was to Cognac, France, and she loves a good French 75 from Arnaud’s. The classic Cognacor gin-based drink gets a modern twist by substituting...

Peach Sangria

Sangria is the perfect party punch. Made in advance, it’s the perfect balance of refreshment and booze. This recipe differs from many, as it is essentially a sangria concentrate that is blended with...

Cumberbatch Collins

Abigail Gullo, head bar chef at SoBou, describes her version as an “easy twist on a Tom Collins that is ideal for sipping on a breezy front porch in the summertime. The Benedictine, a 500-year-old...
|310 Rue Chartres, New Orleans, LA, us

Belgian Sangria

Belgian Sangria
Sangria may be the go-to punch of summertime, but it is typically made with cheap wine, cheaper brandy and loads of fruit to add flavor. This beer version makes use of raspberry-laced lambic (ale...

Creole Baby

We love this cocktail because it features several local products.
|300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, us

Divvy's Gin Lemonade

Divvy's Gin Lemonade Cocktail
These drinks are great to sip solo or share with your friends. Serving Size: Approximately 2 glasses.