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21 Refreshing Summer Punch Recipes That Will Keep You Cool!

21 Refreshing Summer Punch Recipes That Will Keep You Cool!

Are you looking for summer punch recipes? We compiled 21 of the best easy summer punch recipes you and your friends would love!

No matter what the weather is like outside, it’s always a perfect time to start looking into summer punch recipes!

Maybe it is cold and snowy outside, and you want to start dreaming of warmer days where you’re sitting poolside with a nice cold drink in your hand.

Or it is a bright and sunny day, and you plan on having friends over for a small party to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Whether you like rum, tequila, or vodka, I am willing to bet that in this list of 21 summer punch recipes, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in a cold and fruity drink to share with friends!

These can be made into non-alcoholic drinks, but a little splash of liquor makes them that much more fun!

These summer punch drinks are perfect for sharing with friends, but they taste so good you’ll want to have it all for yourself.

Featuring drinks like Pina Colada Sangria, Tequila Pineapple Punch, and Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch, you won’t know which recipe to try out first!

Fortunately, the summer is long, so try one or two recipes a week and make sure to include #21 in your drinks menu!

You’ll be the new go-to host for all the summer parties!

This summer punch cocktail has many sweet ingredients, but it balances out well with the sparkling water, so it’s not overwhelmingly sweet.

Dark rum is recommended for this, but you can switch out the type of alcohol you use depending on your taste!

While the recipe card has instructions for one serving, you can and should make this for everyone at your next party!

Do you ever crave an alcoholic twist to your raspberry limeades?

This raspberry-lime punch is just what you need.

This summer punch cocktail will satisfy your thirst all summer long!

You can make your simple syrup with the instructions included, or just purchase it from the store but be sure to let it cool to room temperature if you make it yourself!

Add the champagne right before serving, so the punch stays extra bubbly!

Summer punch drinks are pretty much a given when it comes time to celebrate the 4th of July!

With the bright blue color of the Hawaiian Punch (or Kool-Aid) and the red from the Maraschino cherries as a garnish, this is right in theme for the summer holiday.

This punch is a much easier alternative to making a layered drink, which will probably mix into a purple color after some time.

And we agree with the author of this recipe; vodka does go great with everything!

Not only does this recipe look good, but the taste will make you feel like you’re relaxing on a beach, even if you’re stuck at home far from the sun and sand.

The Malibu rum used in this recipe adds a tropical coconut flavor to this drink, and the mixture of juices balances out so well without overwhelming you with sweetness.

This one is high on our easy summer punch recipes list because all you do is mix the ingredients and top it off with some lime juice!

For all of the adults who spent their childhood wishing they were a mermaid, you wrote this summer punch cocktail with younger you in mind!

Whether you’re making it for yourself or making it for a crowd, the limeade and ginger ale will be so refreshing during a hot day, and the mixture of rum and Blue Curacao will help you wind down and relax! 

This summer vodka punch is so tasty it’ll easily become one of your favorite drinks this summer.

You can use frozen pink lemonade to make this even easier and adjust the amount of vodka or soda you put in depending on your mood.

Feel free to top it off with lemons or raspberries to make this drink even prettier!

Keep in mind that you’ll want to put it together right before serving so the soda doesn’t go flat, but once you set it out, everyone will make sure there is none leftover!

If you’re a little wary of trying out some new summer punch drinks because you’re not a fan of the alcohol taste, we have got you covered!

This tequila pineapple punch recipe is not overly sweet, but at the same time, the tequila and rum are not overpowering.

A perfect combination for a refreshing summer drink!

Can we take another childhood classic and turn it into a boozy adult beverage?

The answer is—yes!

Creamsicle bars combine vanilla ice cream with orange flavor, and it works so well together!

This recipe still uses vanilla ice cream and a combination of orange juice and slices but adds in some vodka and champagne to make a summer punch cocktail fitting for adults!

Although it is an underappreciated holiday, Shark Week still deserves its summer punch recipes!

The shark gummies swimming in this drink make it so fun and fitting for the week we are all about sharks during the summer.

The kids will want to try some, too, so be sure to make some without the vodka for them so they can participate in the fun!

If a trip to Hawaii isn’t in your summer plans, we can help ease some of the frustration with this summer punch cocktail.

You can layer this drink to have a nice color gradient or just mix it all in a cocktail mixer.

Garnish your glass with any type of tropical fruit, and you’ll feel a little more like you’re enjoying a drink in Hawaii.

When it’s hot outside, and you’re preparing for a day in the sun, the last thing you want to do is be bothered by a complicated drink recipe.

This drink is one of the most refreshing, easy summer punch recipes!

You can include a frozen fruit ring to make it a little more festive, but if you decide not to make it, the punch still tastes great without it!

Even if you like to make your drinks yourself, no one likes being the designated bartender for the entire party.

You can still make a homemade blackberry syrup for this recipe but combine it with Moscato, lemonade, and soda into a large batch so everyone can serve themselves.

This recipe also makes for great frozen summer punch drinks!

Just freeze your mixture overnight, and you have a boozy slushie!

The best summer punch recipes are simple.

If you overload your drink with too many flavors, it becomes way too busy, and you can’t appreciate the ingredients that have gone into it!

This drink only requires three ingredients and some time in the freezer.

Since it’s frozen, it is extra refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

And the soda and pink lemonade balance out so well with the gin.

The trio of fruity juices in this punch makes it that much tastier.

Throw in some rum and grenadine, and you have one of your new favorite summer alcoholic punches.

Bring this to your next BBQ or pool party, and you will be the star of the show, with everyone asking about this delicious yet uncomplicated drink.

What’s better than a summer punch cocktail that makes you feel like you’re watching the sunset on a California beach?

When you can’t make your way to Malibu to enjoy watching the sunset, this drink will be your next best bet to feeling like you’re there.

Although Malibu is in the drink’s name, you can switch out Malibu rum for other brands of coconut rum that you might have handy.

If you want to take a picture of this delicious new drink, you can layer everything in to make it prettier, but either way, it’ll taste amazing!

Two of the best summer punch drinks combined into one means you have to try this at your next summer party!

Everyone will feel like they’re on a beach when you bring them glasses of this punch.

You can make it a little fancier by dipping the rim of the glasses in corn syrup and then dipping it into some shredded coconut.

You can also add in some sparkling wine or club soda if you know you’ll be wanting some bubbles in your drink.

This summer vodka punch uses infused vodka to complement the flavors already present in the punch.

Muddle together some strawberries, basil leaves, lemon juice, and sugar, and add it to your vodka and sparkling wine for your new favorite party drink!

Don’t forget to top off glasses with fresh strawberries and basil leaves!

Is it even summertime if you’re not enjoying a cold glass of lemonade?

Turn a summertime classic into summer punch drinks, and you’ll never turn back to a simple glass of lemonade.

This recipe is so simple.

Just combine some lemonade with pineapple juice and Sprite, and you have a summery punch you will keep returning to.

This summer punch cocktail has a bit of a kick from the ginger beer but still balances out the spice with some sweetness from the juice and raspberry syrup.

You can make your raspberry syrup to include in this drink, which this recipe guides you through.

It’s a classy take on a punch that should “pack a punch.”

You can take your summer punch drinks to the next level by mixing in spiced rum.

Although you can switch out your spiced rum for other rum flavors, nothing beats the kick that comes from the spices.

Just be sure you mix all of your juices well before adding in your spiced rum!

The bottom line

Nothing feels more like summer than enjoying a nice cold drink in hand while you’re out in the sun.

Of these 21 summer punch recipes, you’ll find one (or many) that fit your taste and help you wind down.

Even if you don’t get to go to a tropical beach, tropical flavors in these punches will turn your summer at home into more of a vacation.

Add this Lemon Vodka Cocktail to your list of refreshing summer cocktails!

21 YUMMY Ways To Make Summer Punch

21 YUMMY Ways To Make Summer Punch

CookingChew shares 21 summer punch recipes collected from their most treasured cookbooks and those from the web.


  • Dirty Shirley Temple
  • Planters Punch
  • Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch
  • Blue Hawaiian Party Punch
  • Caribbean Punch
  • Mermaid Water
  • Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch
  • Tequila Pineapple Punch
  • Creamsicle Punch
  • Shark Attack Punch Cocktail
  • Mai Tai Punch
  • Pina Colada Punch
  • Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch
  • Pink Party Punch
  • Pineapple Rum Punch
  • Malibu Sunset
  • Pina Colada Sangria
  • Strawberry Basil Vodka Punch
  • Pineapple Lemonade Punch
  • Southern Belle Punch
  • Jamaican Rum Punch


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