Yummy Thronton summer cocktails you can make at home.

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Ah summer. The perfect time to enjoy an ice-cold beer or two. Or three. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing cocktail. From fruity sangrias to classic margaritas, there are many options to choose from. Whether you are lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, a delicious cocktail can make any summer day even better. In this post, we’ve highlighted four tried-and-true best Thornton summer cocktails (with recipes!).  

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The margarita is a classic summer cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. To make a margarita, simply combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a lime wedge for garnish. 


  •  2 oz tequila 
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • 1 oz triple sec 
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup 
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Rim the edge of a glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it into a small dish of salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup.
  4. Shake well and strain into the salt-rimmed glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!



Sangria is a fruity and refreshing cocktail perfect for summer. This Spanish drink is made with red or white wine, fruit juice, and fresh fruit. To make sangria, combine the ingredients in a pitcher and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours. Serve over ice with a slice of fruit for garnish. 


  • 1 bottle of red wine 
  • 1/2 cup brandy 
  • 1/4 cup triple sec 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup 
  • 1 apple, sliced 
  • 1 orange, sliced 
  • 1 lemon, sliced 
  • 1 lime, sliced 
  • 1 cup club soda 


  1. In a large pitcher, combine red wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir well to combine.
  3. Add the sliced fruit to the pitcher and stir again.
  4. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Just before serving, add the club soda to the pitcher and stir gently.
  6. Serve the sangria over ice and enjoy!



A classic Cuban cocktail that is yummy and refreshing. To make a mojito, muddle the mint and sugar in a glass, add the rum and lime juice, and top with soda water. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint for garnish. 


  • 2 oz white rum 
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • 1 oz simple syrup 
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves 
  • Club soda
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish 


  1. In a tall glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup.
  2. Add ice to the glass.
  3. Pour in the white rum and stir well.
  4. Top off the glass with club soda.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.
  6. Enjoy your refreshing mojito!


Pina Colada 

This creamy drink is made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. To make a pina colada, mix the ingredients in a blender with ice and serve in a tall glass with a slice of pineapple for garnish. 


  • 2 oz white rum 
  • 2 oz pineapple juice 
  • 2 oz coconut cream 
  • 1 cup crushed ice 
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish


  1. In a blender, combine the white rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and crushed ice.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.
  5. Serve and enjoy your tropical pina colada!

These cocktails are perfect for any summer occasion, from a pool party to a backyard barbecue. So, grab your shaker and start mixing up some refreshing Thronton summer cocktails. 

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