Chill out with refreshing, flavorful drinks
Scorching summer temperatures call for batch of refreshing drinks. Whether enjoyed poolside, lakeside, or on the front porch, fresh and flavorful cocktails can help you cool off and beat the heat. Incorporate the season’s freshest produce into your beverages, like Peach Mojitos and Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails. Throwing a backyard barbecue? These recipes can easily be doubled or tripled for hosting a crowd. Make a batch or two of these crowd-pleasing drink recipes along with these party-perfect appetizers, which will carry you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Recipe: Watermelon Bellini
Try this twist on a usual Bellini by incorporating seedless watermelon. You could also make this refreshing beverage with another summer melon.
Recipe: Fig-and-Bourbon Fizz
Make the most of fig season by muddling the seasonal fruit and combining it with bourbon, brown sugar, and ginger ale.
Big Batch Mint Tea Juleps
Recipe: Peach Mojitos
Visit the farmers’ market for a basket of ripe peaches. This combination of sweet peaches and fresh mint will be your go-to summer drink.
Pink Cadillac Margaritas
Strawberry Margarita Spritzers
Recipe: Strawberry Margarita Spritzers
Beat the heat with this colorful cocktail. Daiquiri mix adds takes its fruity flavor to the next level.
Sweet Tea Spritzer
Recipe: Sweet Tea Spritzer
An addition of cranberry juice adds more fruity flavor to this spiked Arnold Palmer.
Recipe: Frozen Sangría
Cool off with this cost-efficient, four-ingredient drink. Make it kid friendly by swapping the sangría for cranberry juice.
Recipe: Cajun Lemonade
Liven up traditional lemonade with rum and a teaspoon of Tabasco.
Recipe: Honeysuckle-Watermelon Cocktails
What says summer more than fresh watermelon juice? Top it off with honeysuckle vodka, lemon-lime soda, and mint for a thirst-quenching cocktail.