No matter what your summer weekends entail, one thing is certain: There will be cocktails. Saturday afternoon poolside entertaining definitely calls for a round of boozy lemonades 鈥 and your Sunday brunch party? That鈥檚 reserved for the decked out Bloody Mary. So what are you doing to shake things up on Friday eve as the chaotic week comes to an end? You鈥檙e making boozy ginger ale drinks, that鈥檚 what. Grab your adorable homemade cocktail stirrers, throw your feet up and enter chill mode with these 16 fizzy bevies.

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1. Strawberry Ginger Ice Cream Floats: Let鈥檚 be honest: It鈥檚 near impossible to outplay an ice cream cone when it comes to cooling off in the beaming sun 鈥 but this spiked ice cream with pureed strawberries will totally float your boat. (via Crumb Kitchen)

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2. Jubil8: To create its very own version of the traditional Mint Julep, Kentucky鈥檚 own Ale-8 ginger citrus soda is shaken with ginger spiced simple syrup and a splash of bourbon for good measure. (via The Kentucky Gent)

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3. Cranberry Moscow Mule With Homemade Ginger Ale: Moscow Mules are easy to recognize anywhere with those distinct and gorgeous copper mugs. The usual tart, spiced and tangy flavors are accompanied by some berry goodness in this blend. (via Chef de Home)

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4. Pine-Infused Vodka Sour Cocktail: If you love sticking fresh herbs in your drinks, remember this one for the holidays. This cocktail takes on a lighter and more spritzy Vodka Sour Cocktail complete with the addition of pine. (via The Girl on Bloor)

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5. Blackberry Ginger Mocktail: Now here鈥檚 a unique twist: This mocktail was created with the expecting mother in mind. Made as a go-to morning drink, the ginger settles nausea while blackberries release antioxidants. Don鈥檛 worry, if you鈥檙e not expecting, you could easily splash some vodka in there. (via The Worktop)

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6. Mango Strawberry Sangria: When the need to feel elegant strikes, go for the sangria. This colorful white wine sangria is perfect to sip while kicking back and catching some rays or while reading quietly in the shade. (via Host the Toast)

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7. Blueberry Ginger Fizz: Blueberries in ale are fantastic, and if you鈥檝e ever had a blueberry wit, you know what we鈥檙e talking about. With that said, it鈥檚 no surprise that blueberries go swimmingly with ginger ale in this fruity fizz. (via The Missing Lokness)

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8. Blood Orange and Ginger Ale Mimosa: Create excitement at your next brunch with these ruby red mimosas. Thanks to blood oranges, these cocktails shine a little brighter and are a little more exciting than their run-of-the-mill counterpart. (via Hot Beauty Health)


9. Cucumber Ginger Fizz: If you dig that cool and crisp cucumber water they give you at the spa, you should probably try its excitable and feisty sister which is shaken up with ginger ale and vodka. Save the cucumber water for the morning after. (via Sweetsonian)


10. Blackberry Vodka Punch: Blackberry Ginger Ale is tasty AF on its own. We can鈥檛 even fathom how amazing it would be stirred with vodka, orange liqueur and fresh berries. (via Mantitlement)

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11. Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour: Grapefruit 鈥 people either love it or hate it. However, we think it鈥檚 safe to say that even the haters of this bitterly tart citrus fruit could easily fall in love with it after knocking one of these back. (via Fake Ginger)

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12. Spiced Apple Sangria: Don鈥檛 eat your apple pie 鈥 drink it! This spiced apple concoction is basically the fall season in a glass, but who are we kidding? With white wine, a splash of cider, ginger ale and spices, you can enjoy this year round. (via Kitchen Treaty)

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13. Blackberry Bourbon Smash: Blackberries and bourbon make for a smashing trio when blended with ginger ale. With its perfect balance of sweet and tart and its vivid hue, its ideal for both a snazzy dinner party or low-key brunch. (via The Little Epicurean)

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14. Spiced Berry Cooler: Flavors of spiced winter berries and tart fresh lemon juice kick ginger ale up a few notches in this non-alcoholic cooler. Because it鈥檚 a mocktail, kids can enjoy it too. If you鈥檇 rather spike it, I鈥檓 sure that can be done鈥 (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

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15. Gin Buck: If you鈥檙e in with gin, we recommend giving this cocktail a whirl. It鈥檚 clean, simple and downright sophisticated. The addition of fresh lemon gives it a nice refreshing flavor. (via The Drink Kings)

Tart and delicious, the Pimm's Cup is a classic New Orleans cocktail. Made famous in the Big Easy at The Napoleon House in the 1940's, this summer drink is refreshing and perfect for cooling off after a warm day.

16. Pimm鈥檚 Cup: We鈥檝e been seeing this classic New Orleans cocktail around the Internet quite frequently, and it鈥檚 no wonder why. With subtle notes of citrus and spice, it comes in several variations. This one replaces the usual lemonade with ginger ale and it is on point. (via The Speckled Palate)

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