We are getting ready for the first official day of summer and what better way to prepare for that than with a Bubbly Side of Life and Team Cocktail Happy Hour!

We will be making 3 summer cocktails and invite you to create them right along with us.  

Summer cocktails

Happy Hour

Join us on Thursday, June 11th at 5pm CT LIVE on Instagram @bubblysideoflife and @teamcocktail.  Be sure to follow both so you don’t ever miss out on any of the fun!

Happy Hour

If you’re new to our happy hour, just know that there will be summer drinks, games and prizes and a whole lot of fun!  

Summer Cocktails

For this happy hour at home, we are making 3 different refreshing cocktails that have, of course, all been bubbly-ized.

Now, we know the first day of summer isn’t until June 21, but our weather is certainly acting like summer, so let’s embrace it right now, shall we?

These summer drinks can be enjoyed poolside, oceanfront, on a balcony or back porch…really anywhere and everywhere you sit back, soak up some sun and enjoy a few refreshing cocktails.  And none of these are not hard to make at all…remember neither Lyndsey nor Vicki are actual bartenders!

And since we’re not actual bartenders, (but like to pretend we are), you can bet these summer drink recipes are quick and easy to create.

So let’s take a look at our featured summer cocktails and gather the ingredients for a good time.

Summer Drink Recipes

First up is Orange Crush.  Created at Harborside Bar & Grill in Maryland, it’s not all that fancy of a cocktail, but is certainly enjoyed all summer long.

With just 4 ingredients, this cocktail is super easy to make over and over again.  In fact, some of your beer drinking friends may actually enjoy this as well.  And not to take anything away from the classic mimosa, but this could certainly make a great morning cocktail.

Orange Crust Summer drink

Next up is the Bubbly Bliss.  This cocktail is inspired by the Bubbly Side of Life signature drink, The Bubbly Side that was created on a trip to Hawaii.  

Now here’s what’s fun about this island themed, perfect oceanfront or poolside drink…it can be enjoyed frozen or on the rocks.  And in fact, when we were messing around with it in Hawaii we even tried it blended with the bubbly in the blender.  Now that will make for an extra frothy drink (and a potentially big mess), but it’s still tasty.  

So, if you like strawberries and vodka, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try on a lovely summer day.

Bubbly Bliss this refreshing cocktail is inspired by the signature drink of Bubbly Side of Life

And last up, we have the Tom Collins.  We heard you at our previous happy hours that you wanted us to take some of the classic cocktails and bubbly-ize them and that’s just what we did with this.  

And in testing this one out for you (yes, this job is rough) we discovered Aviation American Gin which is owned by Ryan Reynolds.  And what’s best about this gin is it isn’t overly Christmas tree flavored.  And we know you know what we mean by that.

So if you’re a gin lover, this one is for you.

Tom Collins recipe card

Grocery List

For quick reference, here’s a list of the ingredients that you will need to create all three of these summer drink recipes:


  • Orange Vodka
  • Triple Sec
  • Vodka
  • St. Germain
  • Gin
  • Brut Bubbly


  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice (or lemons)
  • Lemonade
  • Sprite or club soda
  • Simple Syrup


  • Orange for garnish
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon

Now, here’s one thing I can promise, you want to be here live so you hear the July Happy Hour announcement.  We have something super fun and exciting planned and can not wait for you to be a part of it!

And if you are in need of any bar supplies or outdoor glassware, remember to visit the Bubbly Side of Life Amazon Shop for one stop shopping for all of your bubbly and cocktail needs.  

Can’t wait to see you LIVE at Happy Hour mixing up these delicious summer drink recipes.