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20 Gorgeous cocktails you need to drink now

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

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Thirsty? We hope so since we're rounding up 20 gorgeous cocktails that look almost too good to drink.
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Pomegranate and blueberry gin and tonics

Pomegranate and blueberry gin and tonics

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The classic gin and tonic is given only a very slight tweak here, but one that puts a pretty and tasty twist on the drink. Simply add a handful of pomegranate seeds or blueberries to your G&T once you mix it.

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Peach Bellini

Peach bellini

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Perfect for any celebratory affair, the peach Bellini is as refreshing as it is beautiful. The combination of peach and sparkling wine creates a simple yet sophisticated cocktail we can't wait to drink.

3

Cherry vodka spritzer

Cherry vodka spritzer

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Sweet cherries are combined with tart lime and vodka for a refreshing, well-balanced cherry vodka spritzer that would make an excellent welcome drink for a backyard barbecue or patio party.

4

White peach ginger mojito

White peach ginger mojito

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There's always time for mojitos in our books, but when you put a creative twist on them — in this case using white peach and ginger mint — we're even more eager for cocktail hour.

5

Skinny raspberry margarita

Skinny raspberry margarita

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If you're craving a cocktail but you're watching your calories, give this ravishing raspberry margarita a try. It's made from fresh, natural ingredients and looks almost too gorgeous to drink.

6

Mango pineapple mint daiquiri

Mango pineapple mint daiquiri

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Is there anything more refreshing on a hot day than a daiquiri? Pretend you're lounging by the beach as you sip this one featuring the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple with a hint of mint.

7

Strawberry grapefruit mimosa

Strawberry grapefruit mimosa

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Everyone's favorite brunch beverage gets a makeover with the addition of strawberry and grapefruit. The result? A mimosa even prettier than the original.

8

Pink grapefruit gin and tonic

Pink grapefruit gin and tonic

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Gin and tonic with grapefruit juice? If it looks like this, we say yes please. The timeless drink is given an eye-catching makeover with the addition of pink grapefruit juice.

9

Corona berry punch beer punch

Corona berry punch beer punch

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Beer-tails, or beer cocktails have been on the upswing lately when it comes to drink menus. We love the look of this one featuring Corona, limeade and berry soda.

10

Blackberry margarita

Blackberry margarita

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We've never met a margarita we didn't like and this one, made with blackberries, is no exception. It looks as refreshing as it is gorgeous.

11

Strawberry and coconut water cocktail

Strawberry and coconut water cocktail

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Coconut water is currently all the rage as a health drink, and we love the idea of adding it to a cocktail. (Do you think it minimizes hangovers?) Either way, this strawberry and coconut water cocktail is one of the best looking beverages we've ever seen.

12

Basil mojito

Basil mojito

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We're back on the mojito train with this elegant incarnation of the classic drink, this one made with basil instead of mint. Switching up the herbs is a fun way to play around with the original recipe.

13

Costa Rican watermelon mojito Popsicles

Costa Rican watermelon mojito popsicles

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Just because it's not in a glass doesn't mean it's not a cocktail. We were instantly smitten with these watermelon mojito Popsicles which would be perfect for a pool party or a casual backyard soiree.

14

Sparkling pink sangria

Sparkling pink sangria

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The addition of sparkling rose wine gives this gorgeous sangria an elegant touch we love. Make this when the occasion calls for a drink with a bit more celebratory flair.

15

Paloma cocktail

Paloma cocktail

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Are you one of those people who can't touch tequila after overdoing it in college? We suggest giving it another try in this simple but sophisticated paloma cocktail that uses pink grapefruit juice and tequila.

16

Bloody mary

Bloody Mary

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Whether it's your go-to brunch beverage or a hangover cure, the bloody mary is a cocktail that can't be beat, especially when it's garnished, as this one is, with bacon.

17

Bourbon cocktail

Bourbon cocktail

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The sheer simplicity of this bourbon cocktail is what caught our eye. Bourbon is paired with honey and lemon and served up in a way that's crisp, clean and ready for drinking.

18

Blushing beauty

Blushing beauty

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This ultra-elegant gin-based cocktail uses pink lemons to give it its pinkish hue. If you don't have pink lemons, you can use the regular kind, but you'll be missing out on that gorgeous color.

19

Blueberry lemongrass margarita

Blueberry lemongrass margarita

Photo credit: One Martini

Blueberries and lemongrass is a unique combination we find intriguing. The combination of the two flavors makes for a drink that goes above and beyond the run-of-the-mill margarita.

20

Apple pie-tini

Apple pie-tini

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We love apple pie so the thought of the same comforting flavors filling a martini glass gives us even more reason to make this gorgeous apple pie-tini cocktail.

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