'Berry' Delicious Cocktails: Sweet Summer Sips Made with Fresh Berries

Fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries; there's nothing more seasonal and summery than sweet and colorful mixed berries. 

And while ice cream, cereal and smoothies all taste great with the addition of the seasonal fruits, I personally have the most fun adding in some fresh berries to a crisp summer cocktail. Berries give such a sweet and flavorful addition to any drink, so it's easy to add a summery boost to your favorite sip. 

Peak strawberry season is in the beginning of summer, so be sure to enjoy these tasty berries as soon as the season hits. I love a good old-fashioned strawberry daiquiri, but especially when it is made with fresh blended berries as opposed to those pre-bottled mixes. Check out our Three Ways to Make a Strawberry Daiquiri, courtesy of our Kitchen Living Expert Coryanne Ettiene. Strawberries also taste great when added to lemonade. Try this delicious homemade Strawberry Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes.

For a stronger red berry, mix up a drink with raspberries. By muddling the berries, you get a fresh and tasty juice that adds a pretty red color to any drink. This Tequila Raspberry Collins is crisp and simple, but tastes like summer in a glass. For a creative twist on the classic mojito, try our Tart and Tangy Raspberry Mojito

Blackberries are often overlooked, but make a great addition to white wine. Check out this White Wine Blackberry Spritzer from our friends at Party Bluprints. And finally, don't forget to put a cherry on top -- of your Frozen Cherry Lime Margarita, that is. Slushies aren't just for kids anymore!

So head to your local grocery store or farmer's market for some fresh berries, and mix up something colorful and delicious this summer. 

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