Delicious Cocktails to Celebrate Summer

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Pep up your summer cocktails with these easy-to-make recipes including berry blends and peachy pitchers. 

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Skip the rosé and try one of these thirst-quenchers—with or without the alcohol.


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Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

Puree lemonade with fresh blueberries and mint to create this easy, refreshing summer slushie.

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Gingery Peach Cooler

This drink couldn’t be any easier—just combine ginger ale, peach nectar, and sliced peaches in a pitcher and serve over ice.

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Jalapeño-Lime Spritzer

A thinly sliced jalapeño lends an unexpectedly delicious spicy kick.

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Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint Cooler

The cucumber adds a pleasing savory note that makes this drink utterly refreshing.

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Pineapple, Lime, and Coconut Spritzer

You can make this tropical concoction up to 12 hours ahead. Just add club soda before serving for a fizzy boost.

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Strawberry-Thyme Lemonade

Boil sugar, thyme, and water together to create a delicious syrup—it adds an herbaceous flavor to this fruity libation.

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