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The Perfect Cocktails for this Summer

Bring on the Summer Cocktails! Summer is the perfect time to try some new things, especially some new cocktail recipes. I don’t know what it is about Summer that offers more freshness and a colorful explosion, but that is the best way that I can describe food and drinks during the Summer months. I am sharing some of the cocktail recipes that I have had my eye on as we get closet to sweet Summertime. What are y’all drinking up this Summer?


Tequila Sunrise

Oooooh this one is calling me home! Wow, does this drink has the visual component nailed. It’s beautiful and vibrant, with layered colors of a summer sunset. All you need is 3 ingredients: and no special techniques or equipment! The flavor is refreshingly sweet, with just a hint of tequila. It’s a great summer cocktail, but it works for anytime you want to conjure up the warmth of summer.

Red Sangria

There’s not much better than a fruity glass of classic red sangria! It’s bold, it’s fruity, and the perfect balance of dry and sweet. Here’s how to make red wine sangria like it’s made in Spain, featuring wine-soaked fruit, brandy, and a hint of orange liqueur.

Aperol Spritz

Bubbly, citrusy, herbal, subtly bitter and lightly sweet…it’s the most classic bubbly mixed drink of them all. Meet the Aperol spritz! This drink is renowned the world over, reaching max popularity in the 2000’s. But did you know it’s actually a classic cocktail from the 1950’s? This Italian cocktail has been capturing hearts and minds for years.

Raspberry Mojito

The Mojito is minty, bubbly, and refreshing: and pretty darn perfect. So why not try a fruity spin for as a variation? Introducing…the Raspberry Mojito! Sweet berries pair perfectly with refreshing mint, and top it off bubbly soda water. It’s sweet tart and minty, with a delicate bubbly texture. Can there be an improvement on perfection?

Bay Breeze

This drink makes me think of Hawaii. Looking for an easy and refreshing fruity cocktail? Enter: the Bay Breeze! Also called the Hawaiian Sea Breeze, it’s one in a family of cranberry cocktails that have a vivid color and sweet tart flavor. Because the Bay Breeze features the tropical taste of pineapple, it feels carefree and beachy. It’s perfect as a summer cocktail on the patio, or a wintery cocktail when you’re dreaming of the sun’s warmth!

Classic Margarita

Here’s the best margarita recipe you’ll find: zingy, clear, and classic. It’s simple and uses only 3 ingredients. This classic drink is perfectly tangy and balanced. Make an individual drink or a pitcher for a night with friends. Here’s how to make the best classic margarita on the rocks!

Vodka Tonic

Looking for a refreshing cocktail that goes down easy? This variation on the Gin & Tonic is less about the booze and more about citrusy bubbles. Gin is botanical and booze forward, but vodka melds right into the tonic water. It makes for a drink where you might not be able to taste the alcohol at all (so beware!). While it’s simple, there are a few tips on making the best vodka tonic.

Vodka Spritzer

Here’s the very best vodka spritzer, refreshing and perfect for parties! It’s beautiful, full of fruity flavor and easy to whip up. It’s just sweet enough with a subtle berry flavor: tangy, refreshing and sparkling all at once. That’s cranberry juice that makes the brilliant red color, but it’s 100% juice so it’s tart and crisp instead of saccharine.

Gin Basil Smash

Got basil? Love gin? Here’s the ideal drink for you: the Gin Basil Smash! This modern spin on the Whiskey Smash is light and herbaceous, pairing peppery basil with botanical gin. If there’s summer in a cocktail glass, this is it! We love drinking our herbs all season long, and this new addition to our summer cocktails perfectly captures that feeling of fresh cut grass between your toes and sticky melted popsicle fingers.

Rose Spritzer

Here’s a drink that you 100% must try ASAP. A rose spritzer! This is the perfect way to make a no-fuss summer drink that’s full of refreshing bubbles. Bonus: they’re very low calorie, too! Enjoy this rose spritzer over happy hour, next to the pool, or while smelling the charcoal at a grilled dinner party.

What are y’all mixing up from your bar cart this Summer? As always, thank y’all for stopping by and reading. I will see y’all back here next time.

LOVE, DANI

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