With summer on the way it is time to start planning trips to the beach, camping trips, and summer BBQs.  It also means we'll soon see temps in the 80s and 90s.  What's the best way to cool off on a hot summer day?  A summer cocktail, of course!

Speaking of barbequing and being poolside, there is no better time than sitting in the sunshine to show your friends your mixology skills.

And, even if you're not really a mixologist, Maine Spirits has you covered with several super simple cocktail recipes.

Below you will find recipes for a dozen super simple, yet amazingly delicious, cocktails perfect for Summer.  Whether you like rum, tequila, or whiskey, there is a drink on the following list for you!

12 Incredible Cocktails Perfect For Summer In Maine

Here are a dozen really easy to make (well, most of them are easy to make) summer cocktails. If you REALLY want to play bartender, the Maine spirits website has THOUSANDS of recipes.

What other drinks need to be on this list?  Message us through our app or on Facebook to tell us about your favorite drinks.

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