Popular Summer Cocktails

Popular Summer Cocktails

Popular Summer Cocktails

What does summer mean to you? It might mean trips to the Jersey Shore and family vacations with the people you love. It also might mean cocktails. After all, that hot sun feels a lot more manageable when you have a cool cocktail in your hands. Get the scoop on the best cocktails to drink this summer. Then, mix them up and share with family and friends.


Does anything say summer fun quite like a margarita? Forget about buying a margarita mix this summer. Make your own and impress your friends.

Put some salt on a plate and then take out a 10-ounce glass. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip it in the salt.

Take out a cocktail shaker and add an ounce of lime juice and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Mix them together and let them sit for about five seconds. Then, add:

  • 1 tablespoon of triple sec
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 2 cups of ice cubes

Shake it up for 30 seconds, and strain it into your glass. Add some of the remaining ice cubes and drink up.

Mango-Peach Sangria

While there are lots of types of sangria, none are as refreshing as mango-peach. This recipe for mango-peach sangria will keep you cool this hot summer.

This drink is a little bit different to make than most of the drinks out there. You need to take out a saucepan and add 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water. Cook it on low-medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Put it in a pitcher and pop it into the refrigerator until it’s cold. Then, add:

  • ¼ cup of mint
  • 1 cup of Grand Marnier
  • 2 peaches, cut into wedges
  • 1 bottle of Viognier
  • 1 mango, chopped

Stir it up and serve it over ice.

Mint Julep

If you’ve ever been to the Kentucky Derby, you’ve likely had a mint julep or two. Now you can make them in your own backyard.

Take out a julep cup and add 1 ounce of club soda and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Let it start to dissolve and then add in 15 mint leaves. Use the back of a spoon to press the mint leaves into the glass. Then, throw in 3 ounces of whiskey, the higher the quality the better. Add in some crushed ice, give it a stir, and throw in some mint sprigs for garnish.


It’s as if mojitos were made for summer. You can be sweating the day away, but you will feel better as soon as this crisp and cool drink crosses your lips.

Take out your favorite cocktail shaker and add in 8 mint leaves. Use a spoon to press the mint leaves against the bottom of the glass. Throw in some ice, 2 ounces of white rum, ¾ ounce of lime juice, and 1 ounce of simple syrup. Shake it up and then strain it into an ice-filled glass. Stir in ½ ounce of cold club soda and enjoy!


Can you remember the last time a summer went by and you didn’t have a daiquiri? It’s the quintessential summer drink, and you can easily make it yourself. This recipe is so easy that you might want to hang on to it for the colder months too. After all, is there really a bad time to drink a daiquiri?

You’ll need your trusty cocktail shaker for this recipe. Take it out and add 1 ounce of lime juice and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Shake it for about five seconds. Then, add 2 ounces of white rum and a cup of ice cubes. Shake it up for 20 seconds and strain it into a glass. Don’t forget to add a lime wheel for garnish before you drink it up.

Now that you have some drink recipes, it’s time to entertain your friends. Ski Barn has everything you need for a fun time with your friends. From serving table carts to ice bucket side tables, it is easy to show your friends a great party when you shop here. Visit one of Ski Barn’s four showrooms throughout New Jersey and get some summer cocktail accessories for you and your crew.

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