It’s about to be summer here in Arizona and you know what that means right? Heat! It’s going to get hot, hot, hot, and that means we are going to need lots of tasty cocktails to cool off!

When summer rolls around we all start thinking about vacation, time off from work and school. It’s the best time of the year for kids and teachers! When the weather gets warm we all want to be outside more. Those long days in the office are a bummer when the sun is shining. The best way to beat the heat and cool down on those hot summer days is with a delicious cocktail. Beautiful weather just screams for a refreshing drink recipe, we’ve got you covered!

For those of you who might be living in any of our MCLife Communities in Tucson, like The Place at Presidio Trails, The Place at Rock Ridge, and The Place at Canyon Ridge, you’ll want to have some tasty drink recipes on hand for those hot Arizona summers ahead!

Pick Your Poison | Its Summer Cocktail Season Folks

In Tucson, there are a few popular cocktails you are going to want to try. It’s summer, it’s hot, you should probably try them all and decide which on is your favorite! These summer cocktails are also great for parties and events. Nothing sets off a fun after in the sun like some delicious drinks.


There’s a lot of Mexican influences in Tucson so it’s not surprising that this drink tops the list. It’s one of our favorites because they’re SO refreshing and come in so many different shapes and sizes. From classic lime and tequila flavors to all the fruit combinations under the sun, you won’t want to miss out on making some delicious margaritas this summer.

Old Fashioned

An old fashioned is a whisky cocktail and you might think drinking whiskey in the summer is a no-no…but then you’d be missing out! There are so many flavorful and refreshing versions of the old fashioned. Many of the cool craft-cocktail bars in Tucson are serving these suckers up by the dozens! You can make them at home for your next party or get together!

Tequila Sunrise

The tequila sunrise just looks like summer in Tucson. It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s so delicious and let’s talk about how easy these go down on a hot summer day! They’re the perfect summer drink during those heat waves we’re about to see. The classic tequila sunrise has just three ingredients but let us know how you spice yours up to impress your family and friends!