These 16 Easy and Fruity Alcoholic Drinks are perfect for any occasion. Whether they’re made with fresh berries, citrus, or rhubarb, this gorgeous collection of fruity cocktails offers something for everyone, all year-round!

blood orange amaretto sour in a cocktail glass


 

The Best Fruity Alcoholic Drink Recipes

When it comes to fruity cocktails, I’ve got you covered with these 16 Easy and Fruity Alcoholic Drinks!

From gin & tonics to margaritas to mojitos, I love to create not only classic cocktails, but also ones with in-season fruits.

In spring and summer, you’ll find me adding any variety of fresh berries, watermelon, and peaches to almost everything – and I have a special affection for rhubarb cocktails.

Come fall and winter and the holidays, it’s all about apples, pomegranates, and cranberries – and all that beautiful seasonal citrus!

Below you’ll find my favorite fruity cocktail recipes. Some are perfect for sipping on a hot July afternoon in the backyard, while others deserve a spot on your holiday entertaining menu.

Shake it up! Enjoy!

A pitcher of sangria being poured over crushed ice

How to Turn Almost Any Cocktail Into a Big Batch Cocktail

Need to make enough drinks to share with friends? You’re in luck. Almost all of these fruity alcoholic drinks can easily be turned into a pitcher cocktail. In fact, a few of them are already big batch cocktails!

For the ones that aren’t, here are a few tips:

  • Multiply the ingredients by the # of servings you need. If the recipe is for 1 drink and you need 10, just multiply the ingredients by 10.
  • Chill instead of adding ice. Combine the ingredients in a pitcher and chill until serving. Do not add ice to the pitcher, as this will water down the cocktail. Instead, add ice to individual glasses when ready to serve.
  • Add anything fizzy just before serving. If a recipe calls for any club soda, champagne, tonic water, or anything else fizzy or bubbly, wait until serving to add it to the pitcher. These ingredients are included in some drinks for the bubbly effect, and if you add it too soon the bubbles will disappear.

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16 Easy & Fruity Alcoholic Drinks

Whether they’re made with berries, citrus, or rhubarb, these 16 Easy and Fruity Alcoholic Drinks are perfect for all occasions. Sweet, sometimes tart, and easy to make, you can enjoy these fruity cocktails year-round.

amaretto sour with blood orange juice
This Blood Orange Amaretto Sour is a beautiful and seasonal twist on the classic amaretto sour cocktail. It's perfectly sweet and sour – and a real looker, too! If you like sours, be sure to also check out my New York Sour and Classic Whiskey Sour. And this Bourbon Margarita, with orange and lime juices is also deliciously sweet-tart, like a sour. If you like blood orange, this Blood Orange Mimosa is a beauty!
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A peach julep cocktail garnished with a peach slice
A twist on the famous Kentucky Derby cocktail, this Peach Mint Julep is bright and fresh with sweet, juicy peaches.
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Cranberry margarita on a white coaster
Made with cranberries and limes, this Cranberry Margarita is tart and refreshing. It makes a simple yet festive cocktail for the holidays, but cranberry lovers can definitely enjoy this year-round!
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a glass of watermelon flavored margarita
Made with fresh watermelon juice, this Watermelon Margarita is the perfect thirst-quenching cocktail. Even better, it's super easy to turn into a pitcher cocktail too!
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strawberry margarita in a glass
Made with a fresh strawberry puree, this Strawberry Margarita is fruity, tart, and sweet. When you have some fragrant, sweet strawberries, definitely treat yourself to this delicious cocktail!
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A blueberry margarita garnished with a lime slice
Featuring an easy-to-make fresh blueberry simple syrup, this Blueberry Margarita recipe is not only naturally fruity, but also so very pretty. Enjoy a pitcher at your next gathering!
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Two raspberry rhubarb cosmopolitans
A twist on a classic cosmo cocktail, this Raspberry Rhubarb Cosmopolitan is both sweet and tart, with a homemade raspberry-rhubarb syrup. Another raspberry cocktail is this Raspberry Smash – it's bubbly, cool, and refreshing!
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Front view of glasses of blueberry basil lemonade
Enjoy this refreshing Blueberry Basil Lemonade as a mocktail – or add a splash of vodka to turn it into a fantastic lemonade cocktail. You can also make a cocktail out of this Strawberry Lemonade. And one more lemonade cocktail option for you – my Pink Lemonade Margarita!
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A rhubarb mojito in a tall glass
Made with rhubarb simple syrup, this Rhubarb Mojito is a fun twist on a classic lime mojito. It's a light and bubbly cocktail that's perfect for spring and summer sippin'. If you like rhubarb, be sure to also check out my Rhubarb Margarita!
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Three pineapple mint julep sangrias garnished with a pineapple slice
A fun twist on a classic mint julep, this Pineapple Mint Julep Sangria is perfect for a crowd. Serve it any time you're looking for a bright, sweet, cheery drink! If you like pineapple, my Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita is another favorite.
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Two pomegranate gin and tonics with rosemary
This Pomegranate Gin & Tonic is a festive, fruity drink that's perfect for the holidays and winter season. You'll need just a few ingredients to prepare it as well.
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Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonics on a blue table
Another twist on a classic gin and tonic, this Cranberry Gin & Tonic features fresh cranberry and orange juices – it's bright, sweet, and tart all at the same time!
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two glasses of apple sangria
Made with hard cider and fresh pressed apple cider, plus bourbon and a bottle of Chardonnay, this big-batch Apple Sangria recipe is perfect for sharing with friends!
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two strawberry gin and tonics in a clear glass
This Strawberry Gin & Tonic is a gorgeous, fresh and fruity version of the classic cocktail – so pretty with its natural strawberry-red color!
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A salty dog drink on a slab of marble
This Salty Dog cocktail is a twist on a classic greyhound that features gin and a coarse salt rim. The drink is crisp and refreshing, and super tart, with fresh grapefruit and lime juices! (If you like grapefruit, also check out my Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail!)
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An orange margarita with fresh orange and lime wedges
This tangy Orange Margarita is the perfect way to take advantage of juicy, fresh citrus! It's a fun alternative to a traditional margarita – it tastes like sunshine!
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collage of easy and fruity alcoholic drinks