5 Summer Cocktails You Need In Your Life
It’s finally summer, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a refreshing summer cocktail? With those rising temperatures, these cocktails are the perfect way to cool off. No prior drink making experience is necessary; all of these cocktails are simple to make and delicious. Some of these recipes also have the option of being a “mock-tail”, so everyone’s drink preferences will be satisfied this summer.
An aperol spritz is a strong contender for the best summer cocktail. It’s hard to beat an aperol spritz with it’s refreshing carbonation and citrus flavor. Not only does it instantly relieve thirst, but it takes less than five minutes to make. The only ingredients needed are aperol (an orange liquor that can be found at most liquor stores), Prosecco, carbonated water, and an optional orange slice for garnish. To make the cocktail, simply pour each ingredient into each cup with your desired taste level. Some people like a strong aperol taste while others don’t, but the ingredient ratio is up to you. Stir it up before drinking to mix together all the ingredients. Serve over ice.
This is a classic summer cocktail that is sure to please any crowd. The name Frosé is enticing enough, but just wait until you taste it. There’s more prep work that goes into making Frosé, but the finished product makes it worth it. The ingredients for Frosé are rosé, frozen strawberries, crushed ice, and lemon juice. Simply throw all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Some people like to add vodka for an extra boozy experience, but feel free to enjoy your Frosé the way you want it!
What’s better than a drink that has incredible taste AND visuals? The Tequila Sunrise may look complicated to make, but you only need three ingredients to create it. Tequila, orange juice and grenadine are the only ingredients needed, but some people like to swap out tequila for rum or Malibu. The key to creating the sunset effect is to put the grenadine at the bottom of the cup and mix the tequila and orange juice separately. The grenadine will slowly rise and mix with the orange juice which creates a beautiful ombre effect.
The beautiful green shade of this drink screams summer, and so does its fresh minty and citrus taste. Similarly, it doesn’t take much to create this stunning and replenishing cocktail. All that is needed is mint, lime, rum, soda water, and simple syrup if you want to add some sweetener. The best thing about mojitos is that there are many ways to elevate the taste. You can easily create a fun, new mojito by adding a new fruit such as strawberry or mango. You can also create a “mock-tail” mojito by subbing the rum for lemonade or just soda water.
The Paloma is similar to a margarita but has an extra level of flavor with the addition of grapefruit. Grapefruit is another citrus flavor, so the mixture of grapefruit and lime is extremely fresh. It’s hard not to guzzle this delicious citrusy drink, and it’s super easy to make. The ingredients are tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and soda water. Combine all of the ingredients and serve over ice.