Maria Menounos

My FAVORITE Summer Cocktails

Maria Menounos - My Favorite Summer Cocktails

I love making cocktails in the summer. Whenever we are by the pool, my friends and I love a refreshing, fun drink (that doesn’t have a million calories). Our absolute favorite by far is this skinny marg recipe and we make it all the time! I added some other fun summer cocktails for you to try out, too!


My Favorite Summer Cocktails:


Skinny Marg 

A simple skinny margarita is truly my go-to summertime cocktail. Here’s how to make it:

  • 1½ parts silver tequila
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • 2  parts Sparkling Water (Perrier)
  • BONUS: Sub lime juice w/ Fresh Blood Orange Juice!
Lime Spritz

Can’t go wrong with some bubbles by the pool! Spritzers are SO refreshing and the perfect cocktail to enjoy in the summer. Here’s the recipe:

  • 1½ parts vodka of choice 
  • 1 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • 2 parts sparkling water of choice
  • 3 lime wedges
  • BONUS: add cucumber or any other fruits to mix up the flavor!
Raspberry Mojito

Who doesn’t love a good mojito? It might be one of the most summery cocktails out there. I can just picture myself by the ocean with one of these in hand! Here are the ingredients:

  • 1½ parts rum of choice 
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • 2 parts sparkling water of choice
  • ½ part honey + 1 tsp warm water
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 6-8 raspberries


It’s THAT simple! I know these cocktails may seem super minimalist, but the point is to fill our bodies with things that are actually going to nourish us in some way (even when consuming alcohol) and limit the processed sugars. Hope you all enjoy these recipes while spending time with those you love this summer! 


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