It’s a summer evening, you’ve just finished a long day at work, and there are hours more of sunshine left in the day. Here, five of our favorite cocktail recipes to celebrate summer’s extended hours of daylight. Cheers.

Bonus: Hosting a patio party this summer? Liven your libations with creative ice.

1. Cafebar’s Summer Mint Lemonade (non-alcoholic), and the Main Squeeze (alcoholic)

2. Cuba Cuba’s Spicy Mango-Cilantro Sangria

3. Session Kitchen’s I’ll Just Have A Salad

Bonus: Learn to make rosemary-lemongrass simple syrup at home.

4. Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Fizz Culinary Cocktail

Bonus: Learn to make mint-vanilla simple syrup.

5. Ace Eat Serve’s Mint Julep

Mix It: Ace Eat Serve’s Mint Julep from 5280 magazine on Vimeo.

Jerilyn Forsythe
Jerilyn Forsythe
Jerilyn Forsythe is a freelance writer and editor, and 5280's former digital associate editor. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter @jlforsyt.