As the sun sets on another glorious summer, what better way to bid adieu than with a cocktail in hand? We’ve rounded up 10 cocktails that perfectly capture those end-of-summer vibes. These aren’t just any drinks; they’re a liquid salute to a season well-spent. Cheers to closing out summer on a high note!

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Limoncello Spritz

Limoncello Spritz. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

As summer comes to a close, nothing beats a Limoncello Spritz for that end-of-season toast. It captures the Italian sun in a glass with its zesty limoncello and bubbly Prosecco. Consider it a farewell to summer, Italian style.
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Spritz

Smoked Mezcal Margarita

Smoked Mezcal Margarita. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

Looking for a margarita that’s a little different? The Smoked Mezcal Margarita is like the last smoky sunset of the season. With mezcal and grilled pineapple, this cocktail adds a sophisticated spin to your end-of-summer celebrations.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Mezcal Margarita

Aperol Spritz with a Twist

Aperol Spritz with a Twist. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

If you love a classic Aperol Spritz, this twist is for you. A hit of rum and grapefruit gives this drink a more tropical vibe, making it a perfect send-off to a summer well-spent.
Get the Recipe: Aperol Spritz with a Twist

Painkiller Cocktail

Painkiller Cocktail. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

As the name suggests, the Painkiller Cocktail is here to help ease the transition into fall. A mix of rum, pineapple, coconut, and orange juice makes this drink a perfect curtain call for your summer.
Get the Recipe: Painkiller Cocktail

Peach Bourbon Cocktail

Peach Bourbon Cocktail. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

Peaches are the epitome of summer, and mixing them with bourbon? Genius. This Peach Bourbon Cocktail is like a late-summer evening in a glass—sweet, warm, and inviting.
Get the Recipe: Peach Bourbon Cocktail

Bahama Mama Cocktail

Bahama Mama Cocktail. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

The Bahama Mama is summer in a glass, making it a perfect way to toast the end of the season. With tropical flavors and a splash of rum, it’s the vacation vibe you need as summer winds down.
Get the Recipe: Bahama Mama Cocktail

Rum Runner

Rum Runner. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

If you’ve been hustling all summer, the Rum Runner is your permission slip to relax. It’s a frozen blend of rum and fruit juices that’s basically an end-of-summer celebration in a glass.
Get the Recipe: Rum Runner

Grilled Watermelon Margarita

Grilled Watermelon Margarita. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

Grilled watermelon in a margarita? It’s the innovative flavor combo you didn’t know you needed to round out the season. The smoky and sweet notes make this the ultimate drink for those last warm nights.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

Cranberries might scream “fall,” but in this margarita, they’re a perfect nod to the end of summer. Tart, tangy, and tequila-filled, it’s a refreshing way to say goodbye to the season.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Margarita

Frozen Pineapple Margarita

Frozen Pineapple Margarita. Photo credit: PasstheSushi.

End your summer with a tropical bang with this Frozen Pineapple Margarita. It’s like a mini vacation you can enjoy in your own backyard, rounding off a summer of good times and great cocktails.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Pineapple Margarita

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