brisk the tastiest fruit cocktail

Ah, sweet summertime. Hot weather is here to stay and sitting in front of my air conditioner to quell the non-stop sweating has officially become a daily activity. But while I'm crying in front of the cold-air box, there's really only one thing I want to be drinking. Sorry, IPAs and your full-bodied reds, it is officially fruity cocktail szn!
What's more refreshing than fruit and alcohol? Go ahead, I dare you to name something (besides a swimming pool cannonball). Besides being delicious, the best part about fruity cocktail season is that you likely have all of the ingredients stocked away in your kitchen. When the urge hits you to make a grapefruit negroni or a raspberry cosmo, odds are you you can just draaank.
Now that you're 100000 percent inspired, here are 8 fruity cocktail recipes to make sitting-in-front-of-the-AC way more fun.

1. Grapefruit Negroni

Once you’ve tried the grapefruit version of this classic cocktail, you may never go back to the OG. It's the perfect combo of acid, gin flaves, and sweet Campari. Make immediately and thank us later.

2. Watermelon Cooler

This might be one of the easiest and most refreshing fruity drinks around. With just watermelon, lemon juice, ice, and your choice of booze, you can be drinking this poolside in no time. Add some muddled mint or try a jalapeño in there if you’re looking to spice it up.

3. Passion Fruit Martini

My guess is that you’re not eating nearly as much passion fruit as you should be, and we must change that immediately. Put passion fruit in ANYTHING and it will make it taste amazing, but pair it with some vodka and liqueur and you’ve got a low-key addicting combo.

4. Blackberry Gin & Tonic

Get your highball on blackberry-style with this gin and tonic recipe. All you need are blackberries, gin, tonic, lime, and simple syrup to create this drink. If you've been saving that really nice gin for a special occasion, here's your excuse to pull it out of the cabinet.

5. Blood Orange Old Fashioned

If your idea of a fruity cocktail is a whole lot of whiskey with a slight addition of some citrus, then this is the cocktail for you. The smokiness of the whiskey while be the main flavor point in this old fashioned, but the blood orange will be a nice kick of acidity that will make the drink much lighter for a hot day.

6. Kiwi Collins

Can we all agree that kiwi is SUCH an underrated fruit? Whenever you make a grocery list, you rarely see kiwi up in there. Blasphemy! Let's give kiwi the attention she deserves and mix her with some alcohol for an A+ Tom Collins. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

7. Strawberry Pom Mojito

Again with the gorgeous drinks. (I need to have a party pronto.) Also, strawberries and pomegranate in a mojito? Done and done.

8.Lightened-Up Piña Colada

Piña coladas are like the original fruity drink, right? Okay, that might not be history, but who cares, they should be if they're not.

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