It’s ticking away, folks. The last few weeks of summer are upon us. As much as I love fall, I am starting to warm up to summer.

I think this year summer officially passed spring to become my second favorite season.

That’s a big deal. Summer hasn’t been number 2 since I was a kid. But, my girls have a way of making me love the season all over again.

Nevertheless, it’s almost over. But before we say goodbye for another season, let’s make a toast to all the wonderful memories during the last weekend celebration, shall we?!

Below are 10 favorite kid/adult summer drink recipes I found floating around the web and one bonus drink to kick off the new season!


Strawberry Aqua Fresca ~ Eat Live Run

This one is simple, gorgeous and perfect for the entire family! Plus, I always love reading her posts. She makes me smile.

Dad’s Killer Beergaritas ~ Iowa Girl Eats

I remember making a similar version of this back in the day. It’s unique that I remember cause this puppy has lots of alcohol in it! P.S. It’s tasty, too!


Strawberry Basil Arnold Palmer ~ At The Red Table

This one is great because it can be enjoyed by kids but it’s easy to add a bit of adult flare, too. Plus – Amanda from At the Red Table is one of our feature writers. She’s kinda awesome. OK – she’s really awesome so you know the drink has to be pretty cool.


 Red Wine and Cherry Spritzer ~ Rachel Cooks

Rachel is also one of my favorites. It’s funny how I feel like I kinda know her but in reality we’ve never met. Ever. Maybe that’s how you all feel about us, too?! I feel like we should all know each other! Anyway – Rachel is preggers now, so – I’ll go ahead and enjoy this drink for her!


Raspberry Swizzle ~ The Farm Chicks

Because really? This is so cute. She has an amazing creative side. What kid wouldn’t want to sample this pink beauty?

 Cranberry Kiss 

Um, this one has captain in it. I like captain. A lot. Every time I say the word captain I think of these three things.

1. Drinking too much captain one night with a good friend.

2. All the Pirate movies

3. And the part in Titanic when the lady goes; “Cap-It-Tan! Cap-It-Tan! Where should I go?” ( Make sure you say it in an English accent.)  And then the Cap-It-Tan looks at her with sullen eyes as he knows she’s going down with the ship. I couldn’t find the exact line so I put the Titanic trailer on instead.

That was a downer. Pun intended. 🙂



 Starfruit Sangria

This one just looks so darn cute.



Watermelon Breeze

Mason jars and watermelon are a pretty big deal on Pinterest.

 Magic Potion

My girls would love this. So simple. Plus, anything with Kool-aid is cool cause it was “invented” in Nebraska. We like that.

Summer Sangria ~ Martha Stewart

I love these colors. Reminds me of my Ella’s birthday party. Seems like a great way to say goodbye to summer!

Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ Averie Cooks

Wake up after Labor Day weekend to a cup of this. What a way to toast a new season!

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.