There is something about warmer temperatures that brings out the urge to kick back with a cocktail. Not only have we posted about places to enjoy cocktails outdoors in Lowell (the former headquarters of MyUntangled Life), or cocktails inspired by literary greats, we have had a few “staff meetings” over cocktails on patios. Beth and Andy have posted about how much they enjoy good beers. And I might yet get my husband to share his recipe for his signature Friday night margaritas over on KatTreats. To celebrate summer and the kickoff of vacation season, we thought we would share a few of our favorite cocktail recipes from around the web.


As much as I like a good fruity or tropical drink, I find I really like crisp, citrus flavors. One of our favorite summer drinks is the Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz from The Bitten Word. Lately, we have been enjoying a different vodka cocktail, the Moscow Mule. This one features lime, vodka and ginger beer. Both drinks are pretty easy going down and super refreshing on a warm day.

The Bitten Word - Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz


I tend to like fruity and tropical-like drinks. Holding a pretty drink in my hand, thinking of summer instead of this winter we have been having always puts me in a better mood. I found this link from Serious Eats for 8 Rum Drinks for Summer Entertaining that is sure to please.  Now bring on summer!

Serious Eats Hibiscus Rum Cooler


I’m not a big drinker unless you’re talking about caffeine, my drug of choice! But when I do indulge in a cocktail, Jerry James Stone is my fave mixologist. He does things with alcohol that most folks wouldn’t have even imagined possible – like his Tangerine Sake Sangria, or Tart Rhubarb Margaritas. Mr. Stone is also the blogger who introduced me to booze sicles…Mango Fruit and Tequila Popsicles with Serrano anyone?

Cooking Stoned Boozy Mango Popsicle with Lime Serrano

If you are looking for even more summer cocktails, check out our Pinterest board, “Happy Hour Cocktails“.