12 Pretty AF Cocktails to Impress Your Friends at Your Next Get-Together

"Oh this? Just something I whipped up."

The art of a good drink all comes down to taste, of course—but making it Instagrammable certainly doesn't hurt. Here, 12 cool summery cocktails that are delicious, sure...but are also total snap bait.

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1 Blood and Passion(Fruit) Margarita


1.5 parts Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

.75 part fresh lime juice

.50 part Monin Passion Fruit Syrup


Shake ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice and edible orchid or pansy.

Created by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons

2 Patriot Punch


2 parts Absolut Vodka

1 parts Lemonade

1 part watermelon juice

Frozen blueberries and strawberries, lemon wheels, mint sprigs


Combine all ingredients over large chunks of ice. Decorate with the above garnishes.

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3 May Flowers


1.5 oz. Absolut Vodka

.25 oz. maraschino liquor

.75 east india sherry

1-2 drops almond extract

.75 oz. lemon


Dry shake and strain over crushed ice in a short rocks glass. Use radish sprouts as "roots," and garnish with a bouquet of edible flowers.

4 Spicy Watermelon Agave Poptail


1 Watermelon Agave GoodPop

1.5 ounces tequila

3 ounces Topo Chico or sparkling mineral water


Chile Powder



Crushed ice


Rub lime wedge around edge of cocktail glass and rim glass with salt and chile powder. Add Topo Chico and tequila to glass with 1/4 cup crushed ice. Swirl in Watermelon Agave GoodPop. Garnish with fresh jalapeño slice and lime.

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5 Pinnacle Raspberry Lemonade


1 parts Pinnacle® Raspberry Vodka

2 parts Lemonade


Mix ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel or raspberries.

6 Kingston Negroni


1 oz. Campari

1 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaican rum

1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir briskly until just cold. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Squeeze the juice from an orange peel over the top, and then insert the peel for garnish.

Available at Pouring Ribbons

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7 Red, Red Rita


1 part Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila

1 part blood orange juice

1/2 part lime juice

1/2 part simple syrup

1 blood orange wheel


Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a margarita glass, rimmed with salt. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.

8 New Pal


¾ oz. Chamomile-Infused Campari

1.5 Glen Grant

¾ oz. Dolin Blanc


Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with chamomile stalks.

Created by Naren Young, Dante

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9 Negroni


¾ oz. Campari

1 ½ oz. Beefeater

¾ oz. Carpano Antica

1 ½ dash Angostura bitters


Stir ingredients. Serve over rocks with an orange twist tucked in.

Available at Amor y Amargo

10 Bitter Bird


¾ oz. Campari

¾ oz. Dolin Rouge

½ oz. Plantation Pineapple

½ oz. Cruzan Blackstrap


Shake ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, ideally of the tiki variety. Add a pineapple leaf for garnish.

Available at Mother of Pearl

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