Summer is approaching and we will celebrate this fact with 13 curated delicious fruity cocktails. They can be prepared in the comfort of your home and will make the next friends gathering more special.
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The Lemon Drop cocktail is a classic, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an occasion where it didn’t work. Easy to make and full of flavor that’s both sweet and tart, it’s perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or as a refreshing drink to accompany a meal.
To make this refreshing and citrusy cocktail, gather the following ingredients:
- 2 oz vodka
- ½ oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Lemon twist for garnish
To prepare, combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon twist, and your Lemon Drop Fruity cocktail is ready to serve!
2. French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 cocktail is delicious and is a great way to show off your mixological skills to friends. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this effervescent beauty:
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- 1 tsp of granulated sugar
- 2 oz. Cognac or London dry gin
- Chilled champagne
Start by combining the gin, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake the mixture and strain it into a cold glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist. Sip and enjoy!
3. Porn Star Martini
Looking for a cocktail that’s as sexy as it is sweet? Look no further than the Porn Star Martini! This cocktail is a perfect mix of mouth-puckering passion fruit and sweet vanilla. Here’s how to whip up this magical drink:
- 1-½ fl. oz. Vanilla-flavored vodka
- ½ fl. oz. passion fruit liqueur (De Kuyper or Passoã are good options)
- 1 fl. oz. Passion fruit puree
- ½ fl. oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
- ½ fl. oz vanilla simple syrup
- 2 fl. oz. chilled sparkling wine
- ½ cup passion fruit (for garnish)
Shake all ingredients except the sparkling wine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into a martini glass, and top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a half passion fruit, and get ready to feel like a porn star! Kind of!
4. Piña Colada Smoothie
Who doesn’t love a classic Piña Colada? Nobody, that’s who. The Piña Colada is the quintessential drink to sip on a tropical beach, or perhaps just while you’re pretending you’re on a tropical beach. Here’s how to make this one:
- 2 oz. of light rum
- 2 oz. of pure pineapple juice
- 1-½ oz. of cream of coconut
- Pineapple wedge or Maraschino cherry for garnish
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with a slice of pineapple, and enjoy the tropical vibes radiating out of your mouth.
5. Hurricane Fruity Cocktail
The Hurricane fruity cocktail is a New Orleans staple that features fruit juices galore as well as both dark and light rum — what more could you ask for? Some Grenadine, perhaps? Done. Here are the ingredients for a delicious Hurricane cocktail:
- 2 fl. oz. dark rum
- 2 fl. oz. light rum
- 1 fl. oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 fl. oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice
- ½ fl. oz. passion fruit puree
- ½ fl. oz. simple syrup
- 1 tsp. Grenadine
- 1 half-wheel of orange for garnish
- 1 preserved cherry for garnish
Pour all liquids into an ice-filled shaker and shake that jam. Strain it all into a Hurricane glass filled with ice cubes and add your garnish. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for a drink that’s both tart and sweet, you can’t go wrong with a classic Daiquiri. Here’s how to make this delicious drink that’s perfect for any occasion:
- 2 oz light rum (or dark rum if you want more of a wallop)
- 1 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed is best)
- ¾ ounce demerara sugar syrup (or simple syrup, if that’s all you have)
- Lime twist or wedge garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake it, and strain it into a cold glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy this tropical bouquet of flavor. Fun fact: The Daiquiri originated in Cuba and was a favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway!
7. Painkiller cocktail
Are you in need of a tropical getaway? The Painkiller cocktail is the perfect remedy — even if you’re trapped in a vacation-less void! This delicious drink is a blend of sunny, equatorial flavors and a hint of spice, making it a perfect sipper. Here’s how to make it:
- 2 oz. Pusser’s rum
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1 oz. cream of coconut
- Freshly grated nutmeg (for garnish)
- Fresh pineapple wedge (for garnish)
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg and the pineapple wedge, and enjoy your mini vacation in a glass! Fun fact: The Painkiller cocktail was created at the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands.
8. Monkey Gland Cocktail
If you’re in the mood for a drink with a revolting name and an even more revolting history, the Monkey Gland cocktail is just what the doctor ordered! Let’s start with the name. The Monkey Gland was invented by a Parisian bartender in the 1920s, inspired by the work of a scientist who claimed to have transplanted monkey testicles into humans to increase their vitality.
Despite its name, there are no monkeys or testicles involved — it’s just a combination of gin, orange juice, grenadine, and absinthe. Here’s how to make it:
- 1-½ oz. of gin
- 1-½ oz. of orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of absinthe
- 1 teaspoon of grenadine
- ice cubes
Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy your unusual yet delicious drink.
9. Spicy Margarita
Want to add some heat to your classic Margarita? A Spicy Margarita is the perfect way to do it! This is a wonderful, heat-packed option for the classic fruit-based cocktail. Here’s how to make it:
- 2 oz. Blanco tequila
- ½ oz. orange liqueur
- ½ oz. agave syrup
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 jalapeño slices (without seeds)
- Garnish: jalapeño coin and salt rim
Muddle your jalapeño slices in a cocktail shaker, then add the other ingredients. Shake it all up with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt and a jalapeño coin. Sip and savor the burn.
The Greyhound cocktail never disappoints, nor does it ever demand much of the mixologist! A refreshing classic that contains only two ingredients, it’s perfect for sipping on a hot summer day:
- 2 fl. oz. vodka or gin
- 4 fl. oz. fresh grapefruit juice
- Lemon, lime, or grapefruit wedge for garnish
- 1 collins glass filled with large-cubed ice
To make this tangy tipple, start with a shaker filled with ice. Pour in the liquids and give it a good shake. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice, and voila! You’ve got yourself a Greyhound.
11. Cointreau Kiss
If you feel your taste buds could use a bit of romance, look no further than the Cointreau Kiss cocktail:
- 2 orange slices
- 2 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. Casa Dragones (or another blanco tequila)
- Sparkling mineral water
To make this delightful drink, start by filling a shaker with ice and muddling your orange slices in a chilled glass. Add your liquids to the shaker and shake it all up until the outside is as cold as ice — now you know it’s ready to strain into the glass. Enjoy.
You probably don’t think of the Gimlet as the fruitiest of cocktails, but nearly half of it is lime juice, so you’re actually getting more vitamin C than you realize! No scurvy for you. Here are the ingredients:
- 1-½ fluid oz. of gin
- 1 fluid oz. of lime juice
- 1 tsp. of simple syrup
- ice cubes
Start by mixing the liquids in a cocktail shaker, then add cubed ice and shake it all up for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and your Gimlet is served.
13. Peach Cosmopolitan
Everyone loves a fruity and summery cocktail, so we recommend trying a Peach Cosmopolitan. The ingredients aren’t too far off from a regular Cosmo:
- 50 ml peach-flavored vodka
- 20 ml Cointreau
- 30 ml Cranberry juice
- 20 ml lime juice
Start by filling your shaker with ice and adding the above ingredients. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty, then strain into a chilled martini glass. For a fancy touch, garnish with a slice of fresh peach or a twist of lime.