Summer Punch Recipes for Backyard Entertaining
July 7, 2020
It’s proving to be one of those sticky hot summers. With one heat wave right on the tail of another, I have been finding myself craving a different type of cocktail than I usually go for. Instead of heavy, high alcohol concoctions, I’m leaning toward light and fruity mixtures. And the best ones are the big-batch kind you can mix up once and share with friends. Here are a few fun summer punch recipes that will help you beat all that heat.
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What You Need to Get Started
A summer punch is the perfect excuse to build up your drinkware collection. It can be fun to invest in some nice pitchers or a big punch bowl for serving. Plus, a set of classic matching glasses, or some unbreakable picnic-ware in fun colors are perfect for serving up cocktails.
Each recipe has its own list of specific ingredients, but many of the cocktails on this list include similar liquors. For rum, my favorite is Bacardi Superior for a white rum or Bacardi Black for dark. When it comes to Tequila, I love mixing up Margaritas of all kinds with Hornitos Reposado.
These summer punch cocktail recipes are sure to keep everyone cool on the hottest summer days!
The delicate white wine allows summer flavors to shine in each of these perfectly prepared pitchers.
Red & Rosé Sangria
Bolder color and flavor makes these wine-based cocktails the perfect choice for summer evenings and dinner parties.
Fun & Fruity Rum Punch
Get that tropical feel in your own backyard, with these punches that pack a punch, from fruity to refreshing.
Fun Flavored Margaritas
Whether served frozen or on-the-rocks, the classic mixture of tequila and lime is elevated by an extra twist.
Get a little wild with these less familiar flavors. Margaritas are the perfect drink to experiment with fun fruits.
Something A Little Different
If you haven’t found the perfect drink yet, maybe one of these other ideas will spark your interest!
13 thoughts on “24 Summer Punch Recipes for Backyard Entertaining”
Thanks for sharing, these all look lovely for a nice evening 🙂
Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes
So many yummy drinks to try! I’m always on the lookout for a good, refreshing summer beverage.
I loved this post! Will definitely be trying some of these. I love sangria, who knew you could do so much with it? Thank you for sharing ☺️
Oh my, these all look amazing! I just whipped up some sangria this past weekend (had a less than delicious bottle of red lying around) and it was the perfect summer drink. I’ll have to try some of these!
Yeah I would drink all of these haha! I agree, here as well it’s been a very sticky, humid summer and light and fruity is definitely the way to go. I would really like to get some Pimm’s make that Pimm’s cocktail. When I studied abroad in England Pimm’s was huge over there and a go-to drink was Pimm’s and Lemonade!
These look delicious! Pinned for reference!
Ooo these all sound so yummy! I love a good sangria, the white wine version is so refreshing too.
I will have to try a few of these out!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m feeling thirsty now! Great collection to cool off this summer! Thanks for including my marg!
These look AH MAZING!
Can’t wait for some nice weather so I can try some of these out in the evenings <3
Stephanie Rose | http://www.blondedaisychains.co.uk
Yum! I’m all about mojitos in the summer, especially when there’s fresh mint in the garden.
I swear, your blog is one of my very favorites of ALL TIME, Kait! Seriously, it’s my go-to for food and drinks, and this post just gave me so many new ideas for summer cocktails. We’re having a gathering on Sunday and my husband asked me to make a good punch. Now I’m SET with ideas aplenty. Thanks!
These look super yummy! Currently off the booze but looking forward to treating myself as soon as I’m back to drinking. Gives me a lovely summery drink to look forward. I love fruitiness and especially rum based 🙂
Omg you have some fantastic suggestions here and I love your recipes 🙂 I love cocktails and I’d like to try out some of these x