Editorial intern, Jennifer, here! Two days ago I turned 21, and like most other girls on the brink of such a milestone birthday, I’d been counting down the days ’til I got to enjoy my very first (legal) cocktail. Let’s face it, summer is hands-down the best time to turn 21 since there are so many refreshing drinks just waiting to be sampled. From a gorgeous Fish House Punch to a zesty Pineapple Limeade Cooler, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite tropical cocktails of the summer…and I plan to try every single one.


1.Blood Orange Sangria from How Sweet It Is

2.Pineapple Limeade Cooler from Honeydew Events

3.Blueberry Limeade Cocktail from Portuguese Girl Cooks

4.Sparkling Watermelon Chiller from The Purple Calabash

5.Mahana Cocktail from Girl Cooks World

6.Fish House Punch from Us!

7.Skinny Girl Cucumber Refresher from You Beauty

8.Fresh Paloma from Us!

9.Blackberry Mojito from Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

10.Key Lime Mojito from Martha Stewart

10 comments
  1. 1
    kelsey | July 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    oh how delicious! i fondly remember the 21 run we had for my 21st! 🙂 a world of opened up happy hours!
    kw ladies in navy

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  2. 2
    Julie Swanson | July 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Is it 5 o’clock yet?

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  3. 3
    tasha | October 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    hardly any of these are the most tropical fruits… they seem to be American spins off of real tropical drinks mostly using fruits that grow further north than the tropics.

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