These are the most popular summer drinks with alcohol!


Pina Colada, Caipirinha, Daiquiri and Aperol Spritz - who doesn't know them, the ever- popular party drinks with alcohol ! This summer they will be found again at every beach bar and on every drinks menu. The well-known classic summer drinks with alcohol are now indispensable. But in addition to the classics, there are a few new summer cocktails every year that could outdo the classics. Here we reveal which drinks with alcohol will be at the top of the list of new products and most popular summer drinks in 2024 .

The best summer cocktails with alcohol : oldies and newbies

In summer it has to be fresh and preferably fruity . A bit of lemon , berries or even melon refine the cocktail experience and sweeten the sunshine. We'll tell you which drinks you should try at your next party.

Mojito – for that local Caribbean feeling

You can never go wrong with a mojito . For fresh enjoyment you need

  • white rum
  • mint
  • lime

This cocktail promises a Caribbean feeling at home. If you like it even fruitier, try your mojito with strawberries or even passion fruit for even more variety. There are almost no limits when it comes to preparation.

Mojito Cocktail

Candelarian – the smoky cocktail from Berlin

The Candelarian is a cocktail from Berlin that stands out this summer with its smoky notes and sunset color . The ingredients you need are:

  • Mezcal
  • white cocoa liqueur
  • Aperol
  • lemon juice
  • soda water

This cocktail is one of the new summer drink ideas from Germany that you shouldn't miss! Mexican alcohol has a lot of revs and enlivens every celebration.

Watermelon Man – refreshing novelty for the summer

The Watermelon Man is a particularly refreshing new creation. This cocktail consists of

  • vodka
  • Melon liqueur
  • Grenadine
  • orange juice

This not only creates a mixture that is very nice to look at, but it also tastes great. Add a few ice cubes and the perfect summer cocktail with alcohol is ready!

Long Island Ice Tea – if you want something a little stronger

If you like your alcoholic drink strong, you should try a Long Island Ice Tea . Four different spirits and other ingredients are put into the glass here.

  • Vodka
  • gin
  • Tequila Blanco
  • white rum
  • lemon juice
  • sugar syrup
  • cola

This long drink is best enjoyed ice cold and, due to its strength, perhaps not alone.

Aperol Blood Orange – a classic in a new look

With the recipe for an Aperol Blood Orange, a classic has been reinvented. For the wonderfully refreshing summer drink with alcohol, mix the following ingredients:

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco
  • Blood orange juice
  • Mineral water

This cocktail is ideal for you if you don't like sweet things. The bitter aroma of the Aperol mixes perfectly with the blood orange juice . The Prosecco and mineral water, on the other hand, ensure freshness and cooling.

Aperol cocktail

Non-alcoholic alternatives and little things with a kick

Of course, the best summer cocktails don't always have to contain alcohol, but can also consist of lemonade or fruit juice . These so-called mocktails are just as refreshing and keep you clear-headed.

Iced tea and iced coffee are also becoming more and more popular - sometimes with a shot in the bars! If you like delicious summer drinks with alcohol , you can rarely go wrong with a cocktail and the choice is endless. Just try it out at your next garden party. Recipes can be found all over the internet. So why not do it yourself! Creating new drinks is a lot of fun. Maybe you'll even discover the latest summer drink hit .

More summer drink ideas 

Alternative summer drinks with alcohol are subtle wine spritzers , which are particularly popular in the warm temperatures. White wine spritzer with mineral water also has significantly less sugar and therefore calories than many cocktails.

An ice-cold cider is perfect for a barbecue or a party with friends. Cider is now available in countless varieties. Apple, pear, berries or passion fruit – there is something for everyone and it tastes almost like fruit juice with a little alcohol. Of course, a cold beer is always possible. Beer and shandy are always popular, especially in Germany, and are a favorite for many during the hot season.

Only mineral water is more popular in Germany than the well-known beer! This is mainly because water is the healthiest drink of all. Especially these days , many people are paying more attention to their health and therefore like to choose natural drinks with little or no sugar .

Well-being and health are playing an increasingly important role, but the extraordinary taste experience should not be neglected. Health-conscious people sometimes don't want to be without alcohol , for example when they're sitting with friends on the beach or in their garden. This is where the latest summer trend in Germany comes into play!

A new attitude to life - fruity summer drinks

Hardly anything is as refreshing as a light wine spritzer with a splash of blueberry-basil, peach-mint, raspberry-elderberry or grapefruit-lime. If the calorie content is also right, all that's missing is a little kick and the latest contender for the title of best party drink with alcohol is ready ! Why shouldn't you be able to live healthy and have fun at the same time? CALOW takes exactly these elements, mixes them together and delivers the perfect summer drink . Almost fruity mineral water with alcohol . As ready-to-drink drinks, they are already made and perfectly seasoned. They are in the refrigerated section, right next to the sugar-loaded ready-made cocktails and are a simple and healthier alternative .

CALOW , our new summer drink , is made from a neutral wine base, blended with carbonated mineral water and fine fruit flavors and lightly sweetened . It's an absolute delight ! Ice cold and with a few ice cubes, it is a low sugar alternative that still tastes good! We think less is more and that also applies to delicious summer drinks with alcohol . That's why we only focus on the essentials when it comes to our ingredients .

CALOW consists of natural ingredients and lets you enjoy the summer with a good feeling. Whether at a picnic, a garden party or a barbecue. Our new drinks are waiting for you in the refrigerated shelf or come straight to your home after ordering online . Take advantage of the opportunity and combine conscious treatment of your body, the environment and your health with fun and joy of life!

Make your own summer drinks

Making your own summer drinks offers many advantages. On the one hand, you know exactly which ingredients are in the drinks and on the other hand, you can decide for yourself how high the alcohol content is. Health-conscious people also pay attention to the sugar content, which you can also determine yourself if you use individual ingredients and avoid pre-made cocktail mixes. Popular homemade summer drinks without alcohol for refreshment in hot hours include:

  • Icetea
  • Lassie
  • lemonade
  • iced coffee
  • Fruit water (“Infused Water”)

As the list suggests, refreshing summer drinks are often made with fruit. Fruit water in particular has become a trend in recent years. To do this, pieces of fruit or berries are soaked in water and stored in the refrigerator for one night. The next day you can enjoy chilled and delicious summer drinks with flavor in just a few steps. These non-alcoholic summer drinks are also known under the name “Infused Water”.

Homemade iced teas, lemonades and fruit water are a low-calorie alternative to juices or soft drinks. You can pimp up the summer drinks with fruit by adding mint leaves, cinnamon, ginger or other spices. For the necessary sweetness, just like with tea or homemade lemonade, a spoonful of honey or agave syrup is enough.

Alcoholic summer drinks

On warm summer evenings, many people feel like having a drink with alcohol. Here, too, we would like to recommend that you mix your drinks yourself. This way you can avoid unnecessary preservatives and flavor enhancers, determine the alcohol content yourself and choose your favorite juices, spirits or syrups. Typical alcoholic summer drinks that are made in the gardens and on the balconies are:


  • Pina Colada
  • Sangria
  • Cuba Tropical
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Gin and Tonic
  • punch
  • Apple Martini


A summer drink with alcohol doesn't necessarily have to contain a lot of calories. An Apple Martini or a Cosmopolitan, for example, have less than 200 calories per glass. If you want to lose weight, you don't necessarily have to resort to non-alcoholic summer drinks such as water, virgin cocktails or soft drinks when celebrating.

Summer drinks with Prosecco

If you want your summer drinks to contain alcohol, you don't necessarily have to use hard spirits like rum, gin or vodka. Delicious drinks can also be mixed with sparkling wine or Prosecco. Summer drinks with fruit and Prosecco are particularly popular in this category, such as Prosecco Fizz with peach, lemon or pomegranate. Other popular summer drinks with Prosecco include:


  • Prosecco with cucumber, basil and lime
  • Prosecco with lemon liqueur and strawberries
  • Prosecco with lemon sorbet
  • Prosecco with blackberries and thyme
  • Prosecco with mandarin juice and Cointreau


When it comes to cocktails with Prosecco, there are also one or two recipes with a significantly higher alcohol content. For example, a Bakewell Fizz mixes kirsch, Amaretto and Prosecco, and an A Sbagliato mixes vermouth, Campari and Prosecco. Combined with the corresponding temperatures, your mood will rise relatively quickly with such a summer drink, which is why we recommend that you approach such drinks carefully at first.


FAQ about the most popular summer drinks with alcohol


Are there any further questions? No problem at all, because in our FAQ we address some frequently asked questions about summer trend drinks with and without alcohol.


What are the most popular non-alcoholic summer drinks?

The most popular non-alcoholic summer drinks include iced teas, lemonades and water with pickled fruits. Even if it takes a little more effort, a homemade iced tea or a homemade infused water with your favorite fruits always tastes best.

Alcoholic summer drinks: You should try these!

The selection of summer drinks with alcohol is large. You should definitely try a mojito, gin and tonic and a cosmopolitan. These three cocktails are real classics that admittedly won't suit every taste, but are still worth trying.

What refreshing summer drinks are there?

Summer drinks with fruits such as lemon, orange, berries or melon are always refreshing. If you like alcohol, choose a summer drink with Prosecco or another drink with a relatively low alcohol content and carbon dioxide.


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