5 Fruity Riffs on Classic Summer Cocktails

Pink Passion Hurricane

Pink Passion Hurricane

Pink Passion Hurricane

The dog days of summer call for ice-cold drinks, but you already knew that, right? With the cooling qualities of an icy drink in hand, all of your warm-weather dreams are possible: breezy pool days, lively backyard barbecues and even relaxing nights spent at home. Stay refreshed all summer long with these oh-so-summery fruity spins on your favorite sips that you shake up at your home bar.

Give the rum-based New Orleans classic, the Hurricane, an extra-summery edge by whipping up Ted Allen’s Passion Fruit Hurricane (pictured above). Combine rum, grapefruit juice and passion fruit puree with ice in the blender and you’ll see why it’s so pleasant to sip through a straw.

Watermelon Mai Tai

Watermelon Mai Tai

Watermelon Mai Tai

Your go-to mai tai is a tried-and-true tropical refresher all on its own, but this Watermelon Mai Tai gets an extra-summery twist by replacing the traditional orgeat syrup with cubed watermelon for natural sweetness.

Strawberry Orange Daiquiri

Strawberry Orange Daiquiri

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Strawberry Orange Daiquiri

A lot of daiquiris are fixed with sugary syrups, but this frozen Strawberry Orange Daiquiri is blended with real strawberries, plus the juice and zest of a fresh orange, for the most-vibrant slurp yet.

Food Network's Coconut Mojito

Food Network's Coconut Mojito

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Food Network's Coconut Mojito

Add hydrating coconut water to your next mojito for a subtle sweetness. With all the fresh mint and lime juice found in the original, this rum-based Coconut Mojito is a poolside must.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Give your next martini a fruity, juicy switch-up. Combine frozen watermelon puree with vodka and melon liqueur for smooth, ice-cold and elegant Watermelon Martinis.

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