Summer party season is upon us at long last and what better way to beat the heat than trying some new summer drink recipes? Here are a few new twists on old favorites to tempt your taste buds this summer!

Peach Iced Tea

Iced tea is always a summer staple but the addition of seasonal fruit can take it to the next level. Melissa from No 2 Pencil s an amazing and easy recipe for homemade peach iced tea that is sure to be a hit at your next get-together.

Agua Fresca

A staple in Mexico, Agua Fresca is a delightful fresh fruity drink (made with just fruit, water, and sugar!) that is unbelievable on a hot summer day. Whether strawberry, cucumber, or canteloupe, Agua Fresca is a healthy and delicious summer drink-check out these three recipes for Agua Fresca on The Happier Homemaker.

Pineapply Mint Rum

If your summer gathering is catering to a more adult crowd check out 365 Days of DIY’s recipe for Pineapply Mint Rum-it sounds like perfection for a day at the pool or an evening cocktail reception!

Shirley Temple Summer Drink (and Popsicles!)

For the younger crew A Pretty Life in the Suburbs s a Shirley Temple Recipe that can be served as a drink or popsicle! It’s a great alternative to ice cream for the kids (or adults) this summer!

Minty Arnold Palmer

As a more traditional alternative, Lindsay at Eighty Twenty offers an exquisite and refreshing recipe for a classic Arnold Palmer-half tea, half lemonade-that can be perfect for a hot summer day!

Has summer arrived in your neck of the woods? What is your favorite summer drink?