5 Summer Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Smirnoff Watermelon Martini

Still looking for that taste of Summer? Vv Magazine’s Ama Scriver has you covered. She rounds up 5 simple Summer cocktails that are sure to help you beat the heat. 

It’s hot outside, like really freaking hot. And if you’re like me, you need something fresh to cool down. Well, fear not friends, ’cause we’ve got you covered! With the long weekend just around the corner, it’s time to get out in the sunshine with a glass of something cold and refreshing in hand and well, easy to make.  No need to head out to the bar, when you can be your own mixologist at home and if I can do it, then you can totally do it too.

The Bailey’s Shiver

Baileys Shiver

What you’ll need:
1/2 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream 2-5 large ice cubes and blend
Handful of raspberries before blending

1. Drop 2-5 large ice cubes into blender 2. Add Baileys Original Irish Cream
2. Blend until completely smooth
3. Add raspberries on top
4. Serve in a tall glass

Casamigos Grape Caipirita

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What you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Red Seedless Grapes

1. Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle fruit. Add ice.
2. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds.
3. Pour ALL ingredients into rocks glass. Top off with fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh lime wheel.

The Baron Samedi Dark & Stormy Slushy


What you’ll need:
1 part Baron Samedi Spiced Rum
2 parts Jamaican Ginger beer
1 part Lime
1 part Simple Syrup
1 part Water

1. Combine all ingredients into a slushy maker if possible. If not possible, put into a blender omitting the water.
2. Pour all ingredients into a glass and serve.

Apothic Dark’s Blackberry Cobbler cocktail

Ice red drink isolated on white background

Ice red drink isolated on white background

What you’ll need:
2 oz. Apothic Dark
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
Top with club soda (approx. 2 oz.)

1. Combine first  four  ingredients  in  a  glass  filled  with  ice
2. Top  with  club  soda  and  garnish with blackberries.

Smirnoff Watermelon Martini

Smirnoff Watermelon Martini

What you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Watermelon Flavoured Vodka Beverage
1 oz. watermelon juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1/4 oz. lime juice
1 piece(s) watermelon wedge

1. Add Smirnoff Watermelon Flavoured Vodka, watermelon juice, cranberry juice, simple syrup and lime juice into cocktail shaker
2. Shake with ice and strain into a pre-chilled martini glass Garnish with watermelon wedge

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Ama Scriver

Ama Scriver

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder and a loud and proud feminist and body image activist. She freelances for several publications including Foodism, Paste Magazine and BizBash. In her off time, she lives for coffee, trashy reality television, hip hop and all things drag. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram via @amascriver on at her website AmaScriver.com
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