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6 cocktails that perfectly sum up late summer

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The warm weather, cozy sun, and beach days are about to be over, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the last leg of summer with a refreshing and easy cocktail in hand.

We have scoured through the Internet to find the quickest and easiest late summer cocktails for you. From watermelons to cucumbers, these late summer cocktails are refreshing and perfect for pool parties and rooftop get-togethers.

Here are our favorite late summer cocktails to soak up the rest of summer!

Bitter Peach Bellini

Image: thekitchn.com

Image: thekitchn.com

If you are lucky enough to live in a region where sweet ripe peaches are readily available during the summer, there is absolutely no excuse for you not to enjoy this cocktail every chance you get. This is a 10-minute recipe which will make you feel refreshed the whole day and late into the night — or even for brunch!

Bitter Peach Bellini Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 2 ounces peach puree
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Sliced peach for garnish
  • Ice

Get the entire recipe at TheKitchn.

Porch Swing

Porch Swing tastes like lemonade to some and to others it tastes like iced tea. But we think it tastes like summer in a glass. This cocktail comes right from a BBQ Joint in New York, but you don’t have to be in the city to get one of these because we have got the recipe for you.

Porch Swing Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Hendricks is specified; Tanqueray was used)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur
  • 4 ounces homemade lemonade
  • 7-Up or another lemon/lime soda
  • 10 paper-thin half moon slices of cucumber

Get the entire recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

Watermelon Mint Cocktail

There is nothing as stimulating as a watermelon in summers, but when you mix it with mint leaves, turn it into a cocktail, and pour it into a glass, it gets even better. This is a vodka-based drink, and it’s very easy to knock out a few without even realizing.

Watermelon Mint Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounces St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 ounces Watermelon Juice {puree a few slices of watermelon, rind removed, in blender}
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 0.5 ounces lime juice
  • 0.5 ounces agave nectar

Get the entire recipe at MlovesM.

Frozen Dark and Stormy

Image: delish.com

Image: delish.com

Give a normal slushie a grown up twist with this Frozen Dark and Stormy. This cocktail has ginger beer, dark rum and lots of ice to keep you cool. A hint of fresh ginger and lime ensures the freshness is intact till the very last drop.

Frozen, Dark and Stormy Ingredients

  • 1 can ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 ounces dark rum

Get the entire recipe at Delish.

Cucumber Lime Mojito

Cucumber and Lime are summer ingredients which are always readily available, and they never let you down. Don’t forget to keep some cucumber slices on the side so that you can cool your eyes with them while you enjoy this cocktail poolside.

Cucumber Lime Mojito Ingredients

  • 1 Persian cucumber
  • ½ fresh lime
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 ounces white rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda
  • Slice of cucumber and lime for garnish

Get the entire recipe at Daily Squeeze.

Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler

This amazingly refreshing cocktail is sweet and bubbly at the same time. Though, it’s perfect for a summer party, Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler can also help you get through the week. Just make a large pitcher and enjoy the warm sun near the pool.

Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • 4 ounces Limoncello liqueur, chilled (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • About 8 sprigs of fresh mint

Get the entire recipe at The Comfort of Cooking.

Are you ready to spend the rest of your summer with a cocktail always in hand? Which of our late summer cocktails is calling your name?

Ritika is a 20-something Software Engineer by degree but she decided to quit her IT job to become a freelance writer and travel the world. She loves eating, walking her dog and watching Game of Thrones.