Crimson’s Summer Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Heat

Crimson’s Summer Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Heat


Summer is finally here and with the heat comes the perfect excuse to shake up some refreshing cocktails! Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard gathering, or enjoying a quiet evening on the porch, a well-crafted summer cocktail completes any occasion. Here are some of our tried and true summer cocktail recipes that are sure to keep you cool all season long.


Watermelon Margarita

Sweet and tangy, this watermelon margarita is a summer favorite that brings a burst of freshness with every sip.




2 ounces watermelon juice

2 ounces tequila

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce triple sec

1 tablespoon simple syrup (optional)

Salt for rimming the glass

Lime wedge and watermelon slice for garnish


Rim the edge of a glass with a lime wedge and dip it in salt. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of watermelon.


Peach Basil Bourbon Smash

For a sophisticated twist on a summer cocktail, try this peach basil bourbon smash. The combination of sweet peaches, basil, and bourbon are sure to impress any guest.




2-3 ripe peach slices

5 fresh basil leaves

2 ounces bourbon

1 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce simple syrup

Club soda


Basil sprig and peach slice for garnish


In a shaker, muddle the peach slices and basil leaves until well combined. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a basil sprig and a peach slice.

Cucumber Elderflower Spritz

Light, crisp, and elegant, this spritz is perfect for lazy afternoons in the sun.




2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur

2 cucumber slices

3 ounces sparkling water

Ice cubes

Cucumber ribbon for garnish


In a glass, muddle the cucumber slices to release their flavor. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour gin and elderflower liqueur over the ice. Top with sparkling water and gently stir. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon. Serve and enjoy!

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