Summer Cocktail Recipes




WATERMELON BASIL MARGARITA Recipe- Summer Cocktail RecipesThis refreshing cocktail is perfect for those hot summer days!


  • 7 ½ pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) silver tequila
  • 24 basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 3 ounces (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) triple sec
  • 6 cups small ice cubes


  1. Place 24 watermelon cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and freeze at least 1 hour (up to 2 days).
  2. Puree remaining watermelon and the sugar in a blender until smooth. Pass through a sieve lined with cheesecloth.  (You should have 3 cups.)
  3. Place tequila and basil in a PartyTime Rentals stainless steel pitcher and crush with a wooden spoon. Stir in the watermelon juice and triple sec.
  4. Place watermelon cubes in PartyTime Rentals margarita glasses. Using a cocktail shaker, mix ¾ cup margarita with 1 cup ice.  Strain into glass.    Serve garnished with basil.


RUM PUNCH- Summer Cocktail RecipesWith one sip of this rum punch, your guests will be transported to the islands of the Caribbean!


  • 1 ½ cups light rum
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. In a large PartyTime Rentals pitcher, combine the rum, juices and grenadine. Stir until well blended.
  2. Fill PartyTime Rentals Hi-Ball glasses with ice; divide mixture between glasses.
  3. Garnish with lime and serve immediately. Makes about 8 cups


Lemon Drop Recipe- Summer Cocktail RecipesThis adult version of lemonade is sure to be a hit at your next backyard summer party!


  • 3 cups vodka
  • 2 ¼ cups fresh lemon juice (10 to 12 lemons)
  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • Ice
  • Thin lemon slices, halved, for garnish


  1. Combine vodka, lemon juice and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Transfer to an ice-filled PartyTime Rentals stainless steel or plastic pitcher.
  3. Add lemon slices and serve. Makes about 6 cups.


Honeydew Fizz cocktail recipe- Summer Cocktail RecipesHoneydew is a wonderfully delicious summer fruit and this cocktail is just as satisfying!


  • ½ large honeydew melon (about 3 pounds)
  • ½ cup Midori or other melon liqueur
  • 1 cup seltzer water, chilled


  1. With a large spoon, scrape out and discard honeydew seeds. Using a ¾ inch melon baller, scoop out 10 melon balls and place in a large sealable plastic container.  Pour Midori over melon balls; transfer to freezer and let macerate about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, place remaining honeydew in a blender and puree until smooth. Let stand until juice settles to the bottom of the blender and foam rises to the top.  Skim off foam and measure out ½ cup juice.
  3. Remove honeydew-ball mixture from freezer; stir in juice and seltzer. Divide evenly between two cocktail glasses; serve immediately.


COCKTAIL_PINK SALTY DOG recipeAdd this wonderfully sweet and sour drink to the cocktail menu for your next summer party and your guests will love every drop!


  • Coarse salt, for rim of glass
  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Campari liqueur or grenadine
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups ice cubes


  1. Place salt in a saucer. Moisten the rim of a PartyTime Rentals Signature All Purpose glass with a grapefruit slice. 
  2. Dip rim in salt
  3. Combine juice and vodka with Campari or grenadine in the jar of a blender; blend.
  4. With the motor running, add ice until fully incorporated and slushy.
  5. Pour into prepared glass.


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