The Best Fruity Cocktails

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Welcome to the ultimate roundup of delicious fruity cocktails! Fruity cocktails are the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy by the pool or you’re in the mood for something a bit more adventurous, I’ve got you covered. 

four fruity cocktail image collage for pinterest.

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite fruity cocktails for you to try from vodka to tequila drinks to bourbon, sangria, and everything in between. I’ve got margaritas, martinis, and so much more for you. These drinks are easy to make, and use simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store. 

As the sun beats down and the temperatures rise, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing fruity cocktail. But, let’s face it, not all cocktails are made equal. A perfectly crafted fruity cocktail is a true art form. It takes some thought and skill to blend the best ingredients, choosing the right garnish, and presenting the drink in an appealing way.

Need some snacks to pair with your fruity cocktails? Check out this collection of easy hors d’oeuvres and this collection of my best appetizer dip recipes.

That’s why I’m here to help with this collection of delicious fruity drink recipes I know you’re going to love!

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Variety of flavors, ingredients, and liquors: There’s something for everyone.
  • Beautiful presentation: I love making my cocktails look pretty! From beautiful glassware to unique garnishes.
  • Easy recipes: I like to make my cocktails quick, easy, and delicious. There’s nothing complicated here. Anyone and everyone can tackle these drink recipes.

I hope that you find something that you love in this collection of fruity cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy fix or something that packs a bit more elaborate. So grab a glass, some fresh fruit, and try out one of these recipes today!

Let’s get into! Cheers!

Vodka Cocktails

Berry Watermelon Limeade Martini in a martini glass with garnish.

Berry Watermelon Limeade Martini

This Berry Watermelon Limeade Martini is made with homemade berry watermelon limeade, vodka, and St. Germain and is the perfect cocktail recipe for chilling out this summer season

blueberry lemon drop martini in glass with blueberry garnish.

Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

I love a lemon-based drink, especially a cocktail! This blueberry lemon drop martini is a spin on the classic lemon drop martini and it’s a really good spin! You’ve got smashed blueberries in the cocktail, topped with whole fresh blueberries, it’s so refreshing, you’ll love it!

Watermelon Basil Martini in a martini glass with watermelon and basil garnish.

Watermelon Basil Martini

Speaking of refreshing, this watermelon basil martini is the perfect drink for a hot summer day! It’s so fresh with muddled watermelon and basil, you will want to make one right after the other! Topped with a tiny wedge of watermelon, this is a really cute party drink too!

dirty shirley cocktail in glass garnished with cherries.

Dirty Shirley

The Dirty Shirley cocktail is an adult spin on the childhood classic, Shirley Temple. This colorful and delicious drink is made with vodka, grenadine, cherries, and lemon-lime soda. With its sweet and tangy flavor and eye-catching appearance, the Dirty Shirley is the perfect crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Rum Cocktails

raspberry mojitos with hand holding one.

Raspberry Mojito

I love a classic minty mojito, but this raspberry mojito flavor combination is amazing! The mix of raspberry with the traditional mojito flavors of mint and lime is a dream of a drink for summer. Mojitos are my go-to rum based cocktails and this version is a particular favorite of mine!

blueberry mojito with fresh mint on polka dot napkin.

Blueberry Mojito

Fresh blueberries, rum, lime, mint, and a splash of soda are all you need to stir up a Blueberry Mojito. This bright and refreshing cocktail is easy to make and lovely for warm weather sipping.

Want more fruity mojito recipes? Try these:

two glasses of rum punch with paper straw and lime wheel garnish.

Rum Punch

If you want to feel like you’re on an island vacation, mix up this fruity rum drink! The mix of pineapple juice, orange juice, rum, and grenadine transport you to a tropical island in your mind. You’ll love this rum punch by the pool this summer, or even just relaxing on your patio.

Tequila Cocktails

Frozen Blackberry Margaritas in a glass.

Frozen Blackberry Margaritas

You say tequila, I say margaritas! If you love frozen margaritas, this is a must-try! If you’ve never had a frozen blackberry margarita, you’re missing out and this recipe is a great place to start! Fresh blackberries take this recipe to the next level!

Celebrate with this unique and colorful cocktail: a Prickly Pear Margarita recipe served in a cactus glass. #pricklypear #margarita #cocktail #tequila #margaritas #recipe

Prickly Pear Margarita

Have you ever tasted a prickly pear? I’ve heard it compared to a watermelon and kiwi combined! It has a cool, slightly sweet and slightly tart flavor. It makes a great and unique addition to a cocktail like this prickly pear margarita! Don’t worry, you don’t actually have to try to find prickly pears! This recipe uses a delicious prickly pear syrup.  

Raspberry Strawberry Margaritas in a glass with berries and mint garnish.

Raspberry Strawberry Margaritas

These Raspberry Strawberry Margaritas are a scrumptiously fruity summer cocktail recipe. Strawberries and raspberries get blended together to add a sweet flavor to the classic margarita!

Bourbon Cocktails

Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail with strawberry and jalapeño garnish.

Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Cocktail 

The warm, rich flavor of bourbon mixed with a sweet fruit flavor and spicy jalapeno is to die for! If you’re a sweet and spicy fan, go ahead and save this recipe now! This sweet and spicy bourbon cocktail is such an easy cocktail to make and it’s mixed with ginger beer and no syrups, which I know makes it easier to find all the ingredients. 

Cranberry Old Fashioned in a glass with rosemary and cranberry garnish.

Cranberry Old Fashioned

This cranberry old fashioned makes the perfect signature cocktail for a holiday party! Cranberries are a great garnish for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties, so naturally making this cranberry old fashioned signature cocktail just makes sense. 

strawberry rhubarb old fashioned in glasses with strawberry garnish.

Strawberry Rhubarb Old Fashioned

A classic bourbon old fashioned gets an upgrade for summer with the help of homemade strawberry rhubarb simple syrup. This strawberry rhubarb old fashioned combines the timeless charm of an old-fashioned with the bright and tangy notes of strawberries and rhubarb.

two blackberry bourbon smash cocktails with fresh blackberry garnish.

 Blackberry Bourbon Smash

And if you like a traditional bourbon smash, why no try it with blackberries?  With juicy blackberries and the warmth of bourbon coming together in a glass, this blackberry bourbon smash cocktail is the perfect mix of sweet and refreshing.

Champagne Cocktails

Raspberry Peach Bellinis in glasses on table.

Peach Raspberry Bellini

This raspberry twist on a classic peach bellini is a 10 out of 10! The only change I made to a traditional peach bellini recipe here was to add raspberries when I made my peach puree. This is a perfect combination that will be a big hit with you and your guests!

Raspberry Pineapple Bellini Recipe with hand stirring.

Raspberry Pineapple Bellini

This sparkling cocktail is great for a special event like a baby shower, Easter party, or a bridal shower. It’s full of fresh fruit flavor because it’s made with a raspberry puree with pineapple juice. This raspberry pineapple bellini is bright and beautiful along with having a lovely flavor, your guests will love it!


Campari Sangria in a large pitcher and poured into glasses.

Campari Sangria

Sangria just screams party to me! With its citrusy flavor and punch-like characteristics, it’s so much fun to serve a big pitcher of this campari sangria at your summer get-together! The orangish flavor of the campari sets off this sangria recipe, in a good way!

Rosé Sangria in two glasses with tulips in the background.

Rosé Sangria

I love sangria, but this is one of my favorites! I added the twist of rosé wine and it feels fancy and tastes so fresh! Made with raspberries, strawberries, orange, and lemon, this rosé sangria is perfect for summer sipping!

pineapple mango sangria in a glass with mango and basil garnish.

Pineapple Mango Sangria

Impress your guests with a delicious and easy-to-make Pineapple Mango Sangria. This fruity and flavorful recipe is a fun and tropical twist on classic sangria. It’s certain to please everyone’s taste buds and take your summer entertaining to the next level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you’ve got a taste for some fruity cocktails to sip on this summer, you might have a few questions about making the perfect concoction. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you become a cocktail pro:

How do I make sure my cocktail is balanced?

Balancing the flavors in a cocktail is key to making it delicious. Make sure to use the correct proportions of sweet, sour, and strong elements. Also, taste as you go and adjust as needed.

What’s the difference between shaking and stirring a cocktail?

Shaking a cocktail creates a more aerated and frothy drink, while stirring creates a smoother and silkier texture. The types of ingredients and the cocktail’s overall flavor profile should determine which method to use.

Can I substitute ingredients if I don’t have everything on hand?

Absolutely! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your ingredients. If you don’t have fresh fruit, try using frozen. If a recipe calls for a specific type of alcohol, try substituting with one that has a similar flavor profile.

What’s the best way to serve a cocktail?

Presentation is key when it comes to cocktails. Use the appropriate glassware and garnishes to enhance the drink’s appearance and overall experience. And don’t forget to make sure your glass is cold before pouring the cocktail.

What’s the best way to garnish my fruity cocktails?

Garnishing is a great way to add an extra pop of flavor and color to your cocktail. Experiment with different fruits, herbs, and spices to find what works best with your drink. Some popular garnishes for fruity cocktails include citrus peels, berries, mint, and edible flowers.

Want more delicious drink recipes? I’ve got ’em! Check out all my drink recipes.

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Think you’ll give one of these fruity cocktail recipes a try? Let me know in the comments which one you’re more excited to enjoy!

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