12 Rooftop Drinks You're Going To Want In Your Hands At All Times This Summer

All you need to have a good time in the summer is a sunny day and some drinks, but drinking a few rooftop cocktails (hopefully to some throwback jams or Taylor Swift's full discography) takes your lazy afternoon to the next level. It doesn't matter if it's the rooftop of your own apartment, a neighborhood bar, or a swanky cocktail lounge with a view. Rooftops are rooftops, and they're the perfect perches for a day of alcohol consumption. Remember to stay hydrated in that summer heat... and watch your step if you're chilling on the roof of your dilapidated duplex. Then invite some friends over, grab your alcohol of choice, and mix up one of these 12 nom-alicious summer drinks.

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Ginger Peach Sangria

Summer and sangria are practically synonymous. Loaded with fresh peaches and herbs, this yummy twist on the seasonal drink is a must-try.

Image and recipe: Love & Lemons

Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

It’s a little sweet and a little spicy, and you’ve got to try it. So grab that go-to Sriracha bottle, and take a sip!

Image and recipe: Domestic Fits

Moscow Mules With A Twist

These variations on the Moscow mule are summer fun in a copper mug. Smashed Cherry Mule? Frozen Mule? Garden Party Mule? Just try all three.

Image and recipes: A Beautiful Mess

Campari + Orange IPA Cocktail

If IPAs are your beer of choice, this one’s for you. Mix some of your favorite brew with Campari and orange juice for a simple and super classy cocktail.

Image and recipe: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Cucumber Rose Aperol Spritz

Fizzy and floral, this refreshing cocktail was made for drinking on a hot, sunny day.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Watermelon Basil Bramble

Pick some fresh basil leaves from your indoor herb garden — or from the store when you’re grabbing gin — and mix up a batch of this melony delight.

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Mango Serrano Chili Daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiris are for amateurs (although let’s be real, all daiquiris are delicious). Up your game with this spicy-sweet concoction.

Image and recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Bacon Bourbon Old-Fashioned

Summer should be filled with all the finer things in life, like bourbon… and bacon. Do it right with this smoky take on an old-fashioned.

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Frosty Coconut Mojito

Put the lime in the coconut (rum) and blend it with mint syrup — you won’t be disappointed.

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Cucumber Delight Cocktail

Not into the frozen, super fruity drinks? Keep it simple with this easy-to-fix cucumber vodka sipper.

Image and recipe: Foodie Crush

Watermelon Negroni

Why eat watermelon when you could use it to infuse Everclear? After a few days of soaking, you’re on your way to the summer drink of your dreams.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

The Best Bloody Mary

If you’re hungover and it’s brunch time, you can’t go wrong with a classic Bloody Mary. This one has just the right blend of spice — just add bacon and olives and pickled everything, please.

Image and recipe: Foodie Crush