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Congrats! You've finally made it to the weekend! Time to reward yourself by sitting back, relaxing, and sipping on a refreshing cocktail — preferably loaded with summer fruit, because, let's face it: we've only got a few more weeks of summer left. Before pumpkin spice takes over the throne, we need to honor all of the berries and stone fruit (vegetables and herbs, too!) that summer has gifted us — by boozing them up, of course. Here, we've got 15 recipes for cocktails that you're really, really going to miss come fall — so do yourself a favor and drink 'em now.
With cucumber and Thai basil, this drink is definitely cool and refreshing, but the best part is its nice, slow jalapeno burn at the finish.
Is there anything better than a fruit salad? Well, actually, yes: a fruit salad infused with booze — in this case, crisp white wine and St. Germain.
An easy homemade blueberry simple syrup takes the wine spritzer — a classic summer drink — to a whole new level.
This drink is already bursting with so much sweet, juicy flavor from the fresh fruit and basil, it doesn't even need simple syrup, which makes it so light and bubbly.
Brown liquor isn't just for the cold months. Used sparingly, combined with ginger ale and watermelon juice, it's a fizzy, refreshing delight.
Red sangria is great, sure, but on a hot summer day, white does a much better job of cooling you down — especially combined with a touch of bourbon, ripe, drip-down-your-chin peaches and fresh basil.
I'm calling it now: strawberry and mint is the new peanut butter and jelly.
I had no idea until now that blueberries and cherries were meant to be together. Rum, apparently is a great matchmaker. #Bluecherries forever.
Channel your inner mixologist. Combine blackberries and thyme with Prosecco and you've got quite the sophisticated summer in a glass.
After you've had your fill of that huge watermelon you hauled from the market, bring the rest to the bar and introduce it to rum. You won't regret it.
What's the only thing a classic mojito lacks? Bubbles. Here, champagne takes the mojito to a whole other, tongue-tingling level.
Loaded with two types of stone fruit — apricots and plums — this drink is the ultimate ode to the summer's generous bounty.
Feelin' fancy? Well, this pretty little lavender-infused cocktail will give you a little taste of frolicking through fields in the south of France.
A case for judging a book by its cover: This classic British cocktail is bursting with just as much flavor as it is color.
Give the classic Southern cocktail a tasty twist and throw in some bursting blueberries — and no, you don't need to be watching a horse race to enjoy it.