Summertime is the season for parties and al fresco dining, and what better way to chillax than with a cold beverage? You know you love ’em, and you know your guests will too. Here are five of the best, easiest summer drinks that will have your guests begging for more. . . .
If you’re hosting a summer soirée, there’s really only one thing to serve in endless batches: Mojitos. This classic Cuban cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and sour, and it’s easy to make. All you need is a few fresh mint leaves, sugar, some club soda, and some spirits.
Muddle the ingredients in a glass until the sugar is dissolved, then add the sparkling water and continue muddling until the glass is full. You can either strain the mojito or leave the mint leaves in for an extra fresh twist.
If you’re hosting an event during the spring or summer, water is probably at a premium. There’s not much melting snow to go around, so you’re going to have to turn to a different type of icy cold refreshment. Mint Juleps are the perfect refreshing drink for summer.
To make one, you’ll need whiskey (preferably Kentucky Bourbon), fresh mint, brown sugar or raw sugar, crushed ice, a muddler, a cocktail shaker, and a julep cup. Start by muddling the mint in a glass, then add the sugar and ice and continue muddling until the glass is full.
Add the whiskey and continue muddling and shaking vigorously until the ice is completely crushed and the glass is filled with frosty mint goodness. Once the glass is frosty, strain the mint into the cup, then pour the rest of the contents of the glass into the cup.
If you want a sweet but refreshing drink, try an icy Frozen Margarita. Simply mix together some frozen fruit (change the fruit and you’ll change the taste and the color), tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a orange slice and a sprig of mint.
Thinking of hosting a pool party this summer? Make sure to stock up on lots of ice, because nothing beats a frozen Pina Colada on a hot day. Simply mix together some coconut rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream in a blender until smooth.
You’ll get bonus points if you serve the drink in a coconut shell. It looks very summery and adds to the taste.
The Perfect Beer Cocktail
Nothing pairs better with hot weather than cold drinks, and one of these delicious summer cocktails is bound to suit your patio needs. But if none has so far, fear not. We have a refreshing beer cocktail which is sure to please.
Simply mix together some lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and salt, then pour over ice or in a chilled glass. Stay away from beer mugs as this is a cocktail not a beer.