14 Pink Cocktails Perfect for Summer
Show your guests just how sophisticated pink can be with the airy, just-shy-of-apricot shade of this cocktail. Aromatic St. Germain liqueur—made in France from fresh, hand-picked elderflowers—gets a beachy shake-up thanks to gin, rum, fresh lime juice, and papaya juice.
- Recipe: Royal Orchid
Blackberry-Gin Shrub Cocktail
Blackberry season is nearing its peak, so of course you’re obligated to turn these plump berries into a fabulously pink cocktail. Start prep early to give yourself enough time to properly soak the blackberries in a honey, vinegar, and pepper mixture. The payoff? A lovely berry beverage that may or may not count as your daily serving of fruit.
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- Recipe: Blackberry-Gin Shrub Cocktail
Cachaça, Campari, Lime, and Grapefruit Cocktail
A bit of cachaça from Brazil and a dash of Campari from Italy, topped off with grapefruit soda from the Caribbean … who said worldly and pink couldn’t fit in the same glass?
Make the most of summer’s sweetest bounty with this take on the minty classic. The deep, bordering-on-red pink of this cocktail—courtesy of fresh berries—complements the bright green mint leaves for a picture-perfect (and Instagram-worthy) drink.
- Recipe: Strawberry Mojito
Passion Fruit Zombie
This sweet-and-sour concoction is sure to give anyone with zombie-like tendencies a pick-me-up. Combine the sweet notes of tropical fruit juices and apricot brandy with tart lime juice and a dash of bitters, and the end result is a balanced and flavorful cocktail. Garnish with a cherry and a paper umbrella to make this soft pink-orange drink fun to look at—and even more fun to sip.
- Recipe: Passion Fruit Zombie
The only sight better than a setting sun on the horizon is one in your glass. Capture the shades of a sleepy sun by combining pisco, Campari, orange juice, and pear nectar—shaken, not stirred. Garnish with a lemon twist, sit back in the sand, and enjoy the double sunset.
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- Recipe: Pisco Sunset
As the name implies, there’s no doubt that this drink will add a pop of pink to beachfront happy hour. Play up the classic color combo of roses and sunlight with a wedge of pineapple, or drop in a fuchsia tropical flower to go totally monochromatic.
- Recipe: Pink-a-Colada
One sweet sip of this summery cocktail, and you’ll be ready to kick back for some R&R under the nearest coconut tree. (Bonus points if you’re wearing a pink bikini!) The simple recipe of raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, and amaretto liqueur means you can spend less time mixing and more time sipping.
- Recipe: Pink Bikini
Grapefruit Elderflower Cocktail
Switch up your cocktails this summer with a rum-spiked twist on the traditional Salty Dog. Splash in some elderflower liqueur and line the rim with sugar and salt for the ultimate fun flavor combination; garnish with a grapefruit peel for extra pep.
- Recipe: Grapefruit Elderflower Cocktail
Add some glamour to your after-work happy hour with this ritzy cocktail. Vodka and Chambord liqueur give the drink a little kick, while pineapple juice adds a hint of sweetness. Mix it all together in a Champagne flute for extra style points and top off with a bit of bubbly to leave you feeling all fizzy inside. Bottoms up!
- Recipe: Chanel #6
If you can’t get to the aquamarine waters of Turks & Caicos, bring a little bit of Turks & Caicos to you with this recipe from the Grace Bay Club. This easy cocktail comes together in a snap when you’re looking to use up the last of a bottle of rosé and want to send it off in a sexy cocktail glass.
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- Recipe: Rosé Crush
Beaujolais It On Me
In this ruby-pink concoction, the citrus flavors of Cointreau, orange juice, and grapefruit slices blend happily with a touch of ginger and a bottle of Beaujolais wine. Thanks to our reader Elizabeth Beasley from Charlotte, North Carolina, for bestowing this beverage with a sassy name capable of standing up to the drink's bold flavors.
- Recipe: Beaujolais It On Me
Frosty Raspberry-Lime Margarita
Nothing beats the heat like a refreshing frozen margarita! This summery take on the classic includes fresh raspberries and lime juice to make the first sip that much sweeter. Blend the fruity flavors with ice, sugar, orange liqueur, and—of course—tequila for the ultimate summer treat.
- Recipe: Frosty Raspberry-Lime Margarita
Capture the essence of long days spent playing outside with this blast-from-the-past drink. Nostalgia abounds in this fresh and fruity strawberry snowcone, complete with pineapple and lemon juices, orange liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
- Recipe: Snowcone Cocktail