Tuesday Ten: Creative Cocktails

Everyone deserves a little celebratory drink once in a while… These are ten of my favorite festive sips for spring and summer. Serve them up for party guests or treat yourself to an icy refresher after a long day. Either way, you’ll have as much fun making these as you do slurping them down.

1. Rock Candy Twizzle Stick Champagne {recipe}*


 2. Pink Lemonade & Ginger Ale Fizzles {recipe}*


3. Grapefruit White Wine Spritzer {recipe}


4. Rose Punch {recipe}


5. Iced Green Tea Latte {recipe}


6. Cotton Cantini {recipe}


7. Rosetini {recipe}


8. Watermelon Lemonade {recipe}


9. Cucmber Fresca {recipe}


10. Strawberry Milkshake {recipe}


Lastly, if you didn’t already know–bar measurements can be a little confusing since “ounces” of liquids actually means “fluid ounces.” Since most of us don’t have professional bar measuring tools, here is an easy conversion chart so you can use your standard kitchen utensils:

4 ounces = 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
3 ounces = 6 tablespoons
2 ounces = 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
1/2 ounce = 1 tablespoon
1/4 ounce = 1/1/2 teaspoons
1/8 ounce = 3/4 teaspoons

So which drink are you going to try first? Snap a photo of the one you try and upload it to your LaurenConrad.com profile page (don’t forget to click “Submit this photo” or click here for full directions on how to submit to the gallery). I’ll add the best drink photos to the Dine Gallery.

Happy sipping!

XO Lauren

P.S. Do you have a delicious recipe for a spring or summer cocktail (virgin or alcoholic)? Share your recipe below or upload the recipe to your profile.

*For drink #1, use your favorite champange and add in a stick of rock candy. For drink #2, use pink lemonade and for the Ginger Ale Fizzles– mix ginger ale together with a splash of iced tea.

Categories: Celebrate, Lauren Conrad, Tuesday Ten
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  • Kimberly

    Ahh, very delicious!! I’ll definitely try the strawberry milkshake!!


  • daisyjanine

    The watermelon lemonade looks so yummy!

  • Stephanie

    mmm watermelon lemonade looks delicious. and i love the strawberry mint tea that is in the same link that you go to for the watermelon lemonade – even though it’s not in included in your list – it looks yummy tooo!

  • Susan Westrell

    I think I see watermelon lemonade in my future…

  • Amy Griffin

    WOW – let the sun shine !! xx

  • Emmy Rho

    I must try that watermelon lemonade! Looks sooo good. I can’t wait to try out some of these drinks with my girlfriends!



  • Emily Wells

    The Cotton Cantini, definitely, what a cute/sweet idea!!!

  • Kimberly Pinney

    the watermelon lemonade sounds amazing!

  • Jennifer Houlahan

    ohh I love cucumber and ginger cocktails, I just might have to combine those two! :)


  • Audra Downing

    Bookmarked this entry for sure! SO yummy & incredibly pretty!

  • Margaret Rose

    These look delicious. It appears I will be planning a cocktail party now : )

  • Jennifer Sellen

    wow they all look good… but I think i’ll try the rock candy campagne, the rose punch, the cotton cantini, and especially the strawberry milkshake. 😉

  • Kim F

    I thought it was my internet.. but I wanted to try out a few of them, but they all didnt bring me to recipes.. they only showed up as the webpage, with pictures?


  • Carla Catalano

    i’ll try watermelon lemonade!!! it sounds good! i’ll post a photo soon <3

  • Anna Gorbacheva

    I would try all of them 😛

  • Liz

    some of the links don’t work :(

  • Procrastinator

    Here’s something that you can order at the bar – instead of a regular vodka cranberry, ask them to add a little barlime! It freshens up the drink a little and doesn’t leave that sugary, dry feeling in your mouth.


  • Oosoglamorus

    These look amazing. I’ll deff be trying them.

  • Elena Deschanel

    I want to try them all 😀

  • Julieta Debatte

    how delicious! I‘m going to make for my friends on Friday night!!!

  • Hilary

    I am defintley going to try these drinks out :) especially watermelon lemonade.

  • Courtney Fanning

    Thanks for sharing! They all look divine! Can’t wait to try…

  • mekenna smith

    Pink lemonade link only shows picture, no recipe…

  • persian princess

    This is awsome , im going to make some of these recipes for sure thank u lauren :)

  • iheartchocolatechipcookies

    This is absolutely amazing. It’s really a wonder how you have time to do all this. iloveyou Lauren

  • Nell

    Yummy! It’s almost winter here in Australia, so I’ll be waiting for Summer to make these.

  • Priss

    These all sound yummy! I’ll start from the top and make my way down!

  • Renos Fy

    I am defintley going to try these drinks out especially watermelon lemonade. I love you Lauren

  • Stephanie Pandolfo

    These cocktails look amazing… I think a cocktail party is in order 😉

    Stephanie xx http://beautysoiree.blogspot.com

  • Amanda Peregoy

    When I went to Vegas, I had this amazing drink!

    They called it Dragonade. In a 24 oz drink they put just over 2 shots of Bacardi Dragonberry and fill the rest with frozen pink lemonade!

    The frozen pink lemonade makes it perfect for summer (basically a slushy!) and the Bacardi Dragonberry is delicious! It’s obviously easy to make, and I think everyone should give it a try! I would walk all the way back to Caesars (there is a little ‘cart’ outside of Caesars that sells them) just to have another one!

  • mary1024

    These drinks look so pretty and tasty. The green tea latte reminds me of Starbuck’s green tea frap.

  • simme-own

    These are all so good looking, i must say though i wil try the Iced Green Tea latte first!

  • chloe george

    These are soo perfect to serve at a small get together or small party. or even a girls night in. Ill be hanging out for spring in October to serve some of this to my friends :) Thanks lauren!

  • kayla thomas

    fast n easy yummy drink : Orange juice, soda water, crushed ice and vodka!

  • Emma Pugh

    these sound so yum!

  • Happy Healthy Girl

    Thank you so much for sharing! They all look delicious. I am trying Watermelon Lemonade for sure =) because i just love watermelon!



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