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Top 20 Citrus Cocktails to Try

I always reach for citrus cocktails to refresh and invigorate. These drinks mix lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits with spirits, creating a perfect balance of sour and sweet. They’re like sunshine in your hand, ideal for both hot summer days and relaxing evenings. The tangy flavors complement the alcohol beautifully, making every sip a celebration of taste. I enjoy serving these because they appeal to everyone, effortlessly lifting spirits. I highly recommend exploring our roundup of citrus cocktails for a taste that truly refreshes.

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A citrus cocktail in a bright, summery beach setting. The cocktail is a refreshing blend of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes, vividly presented in a tall glass, garnished with slices of citrus and a sprig of mint. The drink is bursting with colors, ranging from sunny yellow to vibrant orange. The background features a lively beach scene with clear blue skies, white sandy beaches, and palm trees, embodying the essence of a perfect summer day.

20 Citrus Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Top 20 Citrus Cocktails to Try
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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A hard cider cocktail in an autumn-inspired setting. The cocktail is a fusion of crisp hard cider with other ingredients like cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or a splash of bourbon, served in a rustic mason jar or a cider glass. The drink has a rich amber color, sparkling with effervescence. The background depicts a cozy, fall-themed environment with elements like fallen leaves, pumpkins, and warm, soft lighting, capturing the essence of a harvest season.

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A cachaça cocktail in a vibrant Brazilian street festival setting. The cocktail, likely a classic caipirinha, is made with cachaça, lime, and sugar, served in a traditional short glass. The drink is refreshing and has a natural, slightly green hue from the lime. The background captures the energetic atmosphere of a Brazilian street festival, with colorful decorations, lively music, and joyful crowds, reflecting the rich culture and festive spirit of Brazil.

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