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How to Make These 6 Summer Party Cocktail Ideas Even Better

By August 10, 2018 No Comments

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summertime….Nobody likes a boring party, nor do they like boring drinks – especially during the summer. Summer is a time for fun in the sun and bold new experiences.

The next time you throw a summer party, or are invited to one, make sure you have these drink ideas in mind to really make that party a summer blowout.

We’ve put together a list of some fun summer cocktails to try – not just the standard Tom Collins, Gin & Tonic or Strawberry Margarita.

These recipes are sure to get you invited back to the hottest parties of the summer. Enjoy!

*All drink recipes courtesy of Bartenderapp.com

Orange Flamingo


  • 4/5 Orange Soda
  • 2 tbsp Whipped Cream
  • 1 dash Grenadine


First fill glass 4/5 of the way up with orange soda. Then add your grenadine. Finally add the whipped cream to the top.


Forget about Pink flamingos – orange is the new pink! This sunny drink is sure to please the bird lovers at the party

Pepito Lolito


  • Add Gin
  • With Blue Curacao
  • Then Tonic Water
  • And Orange Soda
  • 1 handful Ice Cubes
  • 1 slice Lemon


Add gin and Curacao, (more gin than curacao). Mix in the orange soda and the tonic, 1/2 of each. Fill up until the bitter gin taste is gone, and the drink is all green. Be sure that all the ingredients are very cold, and add ice. To make it perfect, a slice of lemon should be slid around the edge of the glass, and then put in the drink.


Now this is refreshing! The blue curacao mixed with the orange soda and the zing of the tonic make for a drink with a crisp, clean finish.

Tequila Colagallo


  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 8 oz Cola
  • Juice of 2 Lemon
  • 3 pinches Salt
  • cubes Ice


Pour lemon juice into glass. Add ice cubes. Add salt. Pour tequila and stir to blend. Fill with Coke


This is a fun tasting tequila drink – no worm necessary! Served nice and cold, the tequila and cola mix nicely along with the salt to give it a midnight-ish margarita look – but no need to wait ‘til last call.

Fuquay Friday Night


  • 2 shots Absolut Kurant
  • 2 shots Lemon Lime Soda
  • Mix in 2 T syrup Grenadine
  • And 1 shot Cherry Cola


Absolut can be varied to taste and alcohol tolerance. Discretion is advised. Also a dash of lime can be added for a slightly different taste.


Are these just for Friday nights? No Fuquay way dude! These can be enjoyed every day (and twice on weekends). You know you want to tell your friends about this Fuquay drink.

Absolut Summertime


  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Citron
  • 3/4 oz Sweet and Sour
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Lime Soda
  • 3 oz Soda Water
  • 1 slice Lemon


Add all ingredients except lemon to shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain contents into ice filled collins glass. Garnish with lemon.


Now if this lemony drink doesn’t say summer, I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe you’re a winter person then. But until it starts snowing, enjoy this refreshing cocktail with 100 of your closest friends.

Green Alien


  • 4 cl Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 2 cl Lemon Juice
  • 2 cl Lime Juice Cordial
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  • Soda Water


Shake midori, lemon juice and lime juice with ice, pour in a highball glass filled with ice. Fill up with lemon lime soda and soda water according your taste. Garnish with lime wedge, add straw.


If you drink too many of these perhaps you’ll wind up seeing some little green men. Remember – everything in moderation. Be a friendly visitor, not a mutant. The melon liqueur makes this one fun to drink.

Now Let’s Make All of Them Much Better

You’ll see that most of them are all no-to-low sugar, except for the soda/cola ingredients. And we know that you don’t want to sacrifice flavor and the potentially harmful effects of diet soda ingredients.

Solution? Try Luma Soda as your big-flavor, low-sugar alternative to those Big Soda mixers.

With just 4 grams of sugar per serving as compared to the average of 40-45 g of sugar in Big Soda, you won’t sacrifice flavor nor suffer the negative effects associated with of all of that sugar or the chemicals in diet soda.

So you can get your summertime buzz on, have a tasty cocktail and not deal with the sugar crash or extra hangover pain due to all of the sugar you drank.

And let’s make sure to say it: Don’t ever drink and drive. Choose to drink wisely, and when you do choose a mixed drink – choose Luma Soda as your mixer of choice.

Jim Otteson

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