3-Ingredient Summer Cocktail Recipes

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3-Ingredient Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer entertaining should be easy, with cocktails that are delicious, refreshing and that require minimal effort. Here are nine tasty drinks that are made from three basic ingredients. We did, however, exclude garnishes, fresh herbs, and simple syrup (take equal parts sugar and water, boil until the sugar dissolves). Grab a glass and toast the end of summer!

Raspberry-Lemon Ricky

A favorite for seasonal celebrations with hints of tart lemon and zippy raspberry. This combo of sweet and citrus makes for a colorful cocktail experience.

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Blackberry Bramble

Tequila is the perfect warm weather spirit, perfect for a day at the beach. Keep it light with fresh organic lemonade and splash of blackberry brandy. This combo is just the right coolant for sultry summer days.

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Island Time

Nothing is more satisfying in the height of summer than a slushy frozen drink. And this cocktail is sure to put you on island time! For a tropical twist, add 2 ounces of blackberry brandy.

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Berry Bliss

A mash of vibrant color and fresh-from-the-garden flavor, this libation goes from brunch to early afternoon in a snap. The effervescent prosecco keeps the cocktail light while the strawberries and mint add sweet tastes of the season.

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Grapefruit Press

Simple and refreshing, this citrus-infused cocktail is ideal for summer’s impromptu gatherings. Gin paired with citrus keeps your thirst quenched and the party going.

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Mango Tango

This exotic-tasting cocktail is made with a blend of Amaretto, mango nectar and coconut nectar. Put on some tropical tunes, put out the chips and dip, and you’ve got yourself a party!

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Pineapple Smash

This refreshing mix of berry and citrus pairs perfectly with the smooth vanilla notes of the vermouth. Light and delicious, this smash makes a splash from pool to patio.

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Passionfruit Breeze

This cool combo of passion fruit and pineapple swirled with sweet rum leaves a tangy taste as refreshing as a cool breeze. It's also perfect by the batchful for barbeques or block parties.

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Sangria

The warm weather crowd pleaser, Sangria is both delicious and easy. Perfect by the pitcherful for summertime entertaining. Summer’s fruit adds a burst of sweetness and perfect to balance the wine's drier side.

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Summer entertaining should be easy, with cocktails that are delicious, refreshing and that require minimal effort. Here are nine tasty drinks that are made from three basic ingredients. We did, however, exclude garnishes, fresh herbs, and simple syrup (take equal parts sugar and water, boil until the sugar dissolves). Grab a glass and toast the end of summer!

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