Summer Cocktails and Drinks with Berries: Refreshingly Pretty!

Berries are a fantastic way to add pizzazz to drinks at your summer parties. And super-easy, too! Their bright colors and luscious flavors are a celebration of the season—whether mixed in spiked cocktails or used to garnish chilled fresh juices. So we couldn’t be more excited to present these 12 berry cocktails and drinks (6 alcoholic and 6 non-alcoholic) for you to choose from. Refreshing and delicious, they’re also pretty enough to be part of your party decor!

Berry Cocktails! So Tantalizing!

Summer Cocktails with Berries from Sangria to Moscato to Mojitos as featured on the Party Suite at Bellenza

While you’re gazing at these tantalizing summer drinks, let’s have a quick vocabulary lesson, shall we? The names of many of these alcoholic concoctions add that extra allure—and will look impressive on your drinks bar signs and labels. So you may as well know what they mean!

#1 Mojito – the quintessential summer cocktail (photo 1) containing white rum, sugar cane juice (or sugar), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint

#2 Moscato – a wine from the Muscat grape (photo 2) famed for its sweet, crisp taste with hints of peach, apricot, nectarine, or citrus

#3 Granita – a semi-frozen dessert drink (photo 3) made by putting a sweetened liquid or puree in the freezer (and occasionally scraping it with a fork) till it reaches a granular, flaky consistency

#4 Sangria – a wine ‘punch’ originating from Spain (photo 5) typically combining red wine, cubes of fresh fruit, and something sparkling (club soda, ginger ale)

Don’t they all sound absolutely delectable? The 6 recipes are in the links below—featuring different combinations of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with fruits like peach, lime, guava, lemon (photo 4), and peach (photo 6).

Recipe links:

1 – Wild Berry Mojito, from Cooking Channel TV
2 – Strawberry Lime Moscato Punch, from Grocery Grub
3 – Boozy Berry Granitas, from Bellalimento
4 – Blackberry Meyer Lemon Gin Tonics, from Spoon Fork Bacon
5 – Guava Sangria, from Style Me Pretty
6 – ‘A Berry Peachy Day’ Cocktail, from Tommy Bahama

Cool Choices for Teetotalers!

Summer Drinks with Berries that are Non-Alcohol Based as featured on the Party Suite at Bellenza

Keep guests refreshed sans alcohol, with some of summer’s best-loved beverages. And we’re talking here of old favorites like iced tea (7), lemonade (8 & 10), ice cream (in this case, sorbet) floats (9), and even classic orange juice (11). Simply toss in those beautiful berries—whole, sliced, on mini skewers, or perched on the glass rims. And you have party-pretty drinks in a snap!

For added flair, go for touches like stylish pitchers, fancy glasses, patterned straws, swizzle sticks, and other ideas in this post.

Recipe links:

7 – Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea, from Gourmande in the Kitchen
8 – Raspberry Lemonade, from My Baking Addiction
9 – Red White and Blue Berry Sorbet Floats, from Kitchen Confidante
10 – Strawberry Lemonade, from She Wears Many Hats
11 – Grenadine Orange Juice, from Design Eat Repeat
12 – Summer Berry and Lime Punch, from Daily Fix

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