3 Kickin’ Cocktail Recipes to Help You Cool Down This Summer

Whether you’re getting home after a long day of work or just starting your weekend, the summer heat hits everyone the same. All you really want to do is sit back and relax with a refreshing drink that will take off the edge. Here are 3 delicious cocktails that will transport you far away from the stifling heat this summer.

Classic Daiquiri

This drink really brings out those summer vibes with its citrus tang entrance and sweet and spicy rum finish. Even if you’re drinking indoors, every sip of this will hit you with that gentle summer breeze.

IngredientsSummer Cocktails - Lime Daiquiri

  • 1 ½ oz White Rum
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Lime Wedge

Tools needed

  • Shaker with ice
  • Chilled cocktail glass


Pour all of the ingredients into your shaker. Shake everything well. Strain your concoction into your cocktail glass. Add your lime wedge to the rim for the perfect summer aesthetic.

Margarita on the Rocks

Are you ready for a trip down the colorful streets of Mexico? The tequila and citrus flavors create a mixture that will really saturate your night.


  • Slice of Lime
  • Salt
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

Tools needed

  • Shaker with ice
  • Margarita Glass with ice


Wet the rim of your margarita glass with your lime slice, then coat it with salt. Add the rest of the ingredients into your shaker. Shake everything well. Carefully strain and pour your concoction into your margarita glass. Garnish with your lime slice.


Remember your childhood growing up around the old Italian streets rich with history and culture? No? Well this drink will definitely make you nostalgic for a past that probably happened in a dream.


  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth
  • Orange peel

Tools needed

  • Old Fashioned glass with light ice


Pour all liquid ingredients into your glass. Stir with your finger. Add in the orange peel.

All of these cocktails are easy to make, but boy do they pack a punch! You can use these recipes as a base and add your own personal twist to them. Experiment with flavors and garnishes! Fight the summer heat with these refreshing cocktails this season. Wow your party guests with your drink-mixing skills!

If you’re looking for more ways to cool off with less effort, you might want to try the old-fashioned drink menu at Foxtrot Liquor Bar. Their unique cocktails will quench your thirst and their old-timey atmosphere will set the stage for your own personal getaway. Expand your palate today!