21 Pink Cocktails For Every Occasion

Summer Cobbler Cocktail
Photo: Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Whether you're sitting on the porch, watching the sunset, throwing a cookout, going to a luncheon, or relaxing at the beach, there are plenty of times that a refreshing cocktail fits right in during the summertime. Summer cocktails should cool you off and showcase the season's fresh produce at the same time. Some of our favorite summer fruits, like watermelons, strawberries, and raspberries, make delicious and pretty drinks

These pink cocktails will wow at any table, and you'll love how they taste. Whether you're hosting a shower or luncheon that needs an elegant sipper or looking for a big-batch beer cocktail to serve at a backyard barbecue, why not go pink? These cocktails are bold, fun, and perfect for a summer photo opp. Whether you opt for a pink vodka drink, pink wine drink, or even a pink whiskey drink, these recipes will surely be the hit of summer.

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Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas On The Rocks
Southern Living

Add a little summer freshness to taco night with this fruity margarita recipe courtesy of our friends at the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

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Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush

Bourbon Cola Grenadine Slush
Caitlin Bensel

If cherry-Coke slushies were your favorite summer treat as a kid, this boozy version is the poolside sipper you need.

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Lucy Buffett's Bama Breeze Cocktail

Lucy Buffett's Bama Breeze Cocktail
Courtesy of Lucy Buffett

This fruity cocktail, made with some of Lucy Buffett's favorite ingredients like ruby red grapefruit-flavored vodka and cranberry juice, will have you wishing your toes were in the sand (if they're not already!).

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Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria
Katie Jacobs

Make a pitcher of this summer drink to serve a crowd.

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Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink

Kentucky Oaks Lily Drink
Southern Living

This cocktail is the signature drink of the Kentucky Oaks, the race the day before the Kentucky Derby.

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Elderflower-Champagne Cocktail

Elderflower-Champagne Cocktail with flower ice cubes
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

Add edible flowers to this sweet spring drink.

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Blackberry Bramble Pisco Sours

Blackberry Bramble Pisco Sours
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Stylist: Tina Stamos

Take advantage of in-season berries with this flavorful drink recipe.

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Salty Dog Cocktail

Salty Dog Cocktail
Caitlin Bensel

This cocktail is refreshing and fruity without too much sweetness.

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Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos

Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Mojitos get a makeover thanks to the addition of watermelon and mint.

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Sparkling Punch

Sparkling Punch
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Substitute champagne for club soda to make this mocktail a cocktail.

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Key Lime Daiquiris

Key Lime Daiquiris
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Kay E. Clarke; Food Stylist: Margaret Monroe Dickey

Just one sip and this drink will transport you to vacation mode with this sweet cocktail.

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Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Charles Walton IV

This beer cocktail is the best recipe for serving a crowd, so start planning a summer cookout before the season is gone.

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Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Annette Joseph; Food Styling: Cynthia Groseclose

Make this margarita-inspired recipe without alcohol if you prefer, but we recommend tequila and orange liqueur if you're prepping for an adult-only crowd.

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Pink Cadillac Margaritas

Pink Cadillac Margarita Cocktail
Jennifer Davick

Finish these perfectly pink margaritas with a sparkling sugar-and-salt rim, making them look festive for any celebration. Prep this five-ingredient drink recipe a few hours before guests arrive and let it chill in the fridge.

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Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails

Summerttime Cocktail
Chris M. Rogers

This big-batch cocktail recipe combines Southern flavor with one of our favorite summer fruits for a comforting and refreshing sip.

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Raspberry Limeade Granita

Raspberry Limeade Granita
Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

There's nothing better on a hot summer afternoon than a frozen drink, especially when it has rum in it. This four-ingredient recipe is simple but delicious.

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Tarragon-Hibiscus Gin Spritzer

Tarragon-Hibiscus Gin Spritzer
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Tarragon brings that "can't-quite-put-a-finger-on-it" flavor to this light, fizzy drink that we could sip all day long.

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Strawberry Margarita Spritzers

Beer 'Garitas
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Give your classic margarita recipe a summery, bubbly upgrade with club soda and strawberry daiquiri mix.

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Azalea Cocktail

Azalea Cocktail
Ivy Odom

This drink is a spring-time staple of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

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Strawberry Piña Coladas

Strawberry Pina Colada
Photographer and props: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Add some color to this tropical drink with the addition of summer strawberries.

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Summer Cobbler Cocktail

Summer Cobbler Cocktail
Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

If you usually save whiskey cocktails for the winter, this fruity cocktail will make you believe in summer whiskey drinks. Pick up fresh blackberries and locally made blackberry preserves at your farmers' market to make this cocktail.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there pink alcohol?

    Alcoholic spirits infused with something (rose petals, grapefruit, wine) will create a pink beverage. Distillers of gin, vodka, and various liqueurs have created pink alcoholic spirits that give cocktails a pink hue.

  • What are some generally-known pink cocktails?

    Some popular pink cocktails include the Cosmopolitan or French Martini, made with vodka, and the Pink Gin or Pink Lady, made with gin. The Kir Royal is a French apéritif or drink that stimulates your appetite before dinner, made with blackcurrant liqueur and champagne.

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