13 Opening Day Drink Recipes To Celebrate The Return Of Baseball, No Matter What Team You Love

Spring is here, and that can only mean one thing: Everyone's favorite American pastime is coming back, too! Baseball comes swinging back into our lives this week, and with it comes endless possibilities of tailgating, barbecues, and everything in between. Whether you're going to the game or watching at home, start your baseball-themed celebrations off right — with an Opening Day drink, that is.

'Tis the season — baseball season! So if you're looking for a cocktail, a beer, or something in between, give one of these 13 recipes a shot.

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Watermelon Vodka Rickeys

Spring welcomes the return of baseball season, but more importantly, the return of all things watermelon. The perfect way to welcome both back into your life with open arms? With this simple recipe for watermelon vodka rickeys from Big Girls Small Kitchen!

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Blue Margarita

What better way to kick off, well, any season than with a bright blue margarita? None! Try it out for yourself with this simple, three-ingredient recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride.

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Mint Cucumber Cooler

Baseball (and sports in general) tend to get people a little heated. Cool off this season with this cool as a cucumber drink by Big Girls Small Kitchen.

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Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Smash

Lemonade is a baseball season classic. Jump in with this raspberry lemonade, which comes with a kick of champagne thanks to Willow Bird Baking.

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Satsuma Orange Margarita

There’s a maragarita recipe for every occasion, and this citrus-y, orange recipe from A Cozy Kitchen will get any game off to the right start.

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The Gringo

Take me out to the ball game is right. This recipe by Endless Simmer is an intimidating mix of Pale Ale, liqueur, and tequila. Perfect to get the party (and the season) started!

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Mango Raspberry Sangria

Could this BE anymore festive looking? A drink this bright could get anyone excited about baseball season! Try the simple recipe yourself from Good Life Eats.

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

A drink and a dessert all in one — what more could you want? This recipe by How Sweet It Is combines the best of both worlds in the best way possible.

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Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

It’s not a ballgame without someone walking around yelling about popcorn or water ice, is it? Get the full effect of the ball park with this pink watermelon lemonade slushie from Half Baked Harvest.

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Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned

Bacon and baseball: doesn’t get more American than that. Try out this smoky drink as you watch the game, thanks to A Farm Girl’s Drabbles.

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Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler

You can never have too many drinks with “cooler” in the name, especially when they contain this much deliciousness, like this one from The Comfort of Cooking.

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Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch

This punch recipe from Mom on Time Out is a simple drink to make for a group of people, and even easier to enjoy.

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If you like your cocktails with a little beer, this one from The Messy Baker is for you. It combines the best of both worlds!

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