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Nothing goes together quite like hot summer days and a refreshing drink. We've compiled some of our favorite cocktail recipes to cool off with. Whether you prefer to end the day with a chilled drink or a summer mocktail, there's a recipe for you! Read on to discover 5 of our favorite summer cocktail recipes. 
Watermelon Mojitos by Jessica in the Kitchen
We love a mojito in the summer, and this recipe by Jessica in the Kitchen is a fun take on a classic. Jessica includes a recipe for homemade simple syrup, which really elevates this cocktail. The mint adds a fresh touch, while the lime adds contrast to the sweet watermelon juice. 
Strawberry Basil Martini by Inspired by Charm
Take full advantage of strawberry season with this unique take on the martini. You wouldn't normally think to pair basil and strawberry, but it's a flavor combination that just *works*. The final product? A little sweet, very fresh, and the most delicious shade of pink. 
Blueberry Lavender Lemonade by Liz Moody
Who said a mocktail can't have as much depth of flavor as a cocktail?? This is one of our favorite drinks to make on a summer afternoon, and it's a great non-alcoholic option for outdoor dinner parties. By adding the lavender to boiling water, it steeps like a tea and adds the most beautiful flavor.  
Mint Margarita by Julie Blanner
Mint is one herb you'll find in plenty of our summer cocktails. This mint margarita recipe from Julie Blanner is a classic that you'll want to add to your rotation all year long. It's the perfect drink to cool off with after a long day, and it pairs perfectly with tacos and a patio. 
Vodka Lemonade by Sugar and Charm
We can't talk about summer cocktails and not include lemonade! This super easy summer cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. It starts with a must-have classic lemonade recipe, and is finished with a splash of vodka. We love to serve this cocktail at barbeques, and because the alcohol is added at the last step, you can also serve a non-alcoholic version.