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Summer Cocktail Ideas for Quick Refreshments for You and Your Guests

Summer Cocktail Ideas for Quick Refreshments

Every seasonal change brings something unique. You work on your garden to grow colorful flowers and trees. You experience the effects through the changed colors of the flowers and foliage. Temperature and air quality also influence your mood. If you are romantic, white winter may mean cuddling with your partner and sharing those little giggles over piping hot coffee. Since the weather is such, you can deck up the room with plush blankets and cushions to invite warmth. As the effects of chilly weather wear out, you look forward to spending time in the sunny weather outside. 

Since spring and summer also call for social gatherings and partying, you can inspect different kitchen corners to avoid signs of wear and tear. You can buy a stainless steel undermount sink to handle your dishes more efficiently and to enhance the sink area’s charm. But what do you do about the party menu? Summer drinks are there. During summer, backyard BBQs and poolside socialization will be common. If you host guests, you will want to serve them something extraordinary to protect them from heat before offering anything else. What can make the perfect choice for a sweltering day like that?

You get plenty of fruits in summer to make a nice berry-infused wine spritzer or the peach bellini. Those who love their tequila with a cocktail can relax with a glass of watermelon margarita. Even classics like a mint mojito full of herbs and tropical-style cocktails can be a hit. If you plan to organize a backyard bash soon, here are some drink ideas worth exploring.

Watermelon margarita

Watermelon and margarita combine well to give a juicy summer experience. The pretty pink shade, fruity texture, and tart-like flavor can be satiating. Since the fruit is at its sweetest best in the peak summer, you can put some watermelon cubes in the mixer for quick juice. This drink is unique, something your pomegranate or strawberry margaritas cannot match. While the first is high on the tart and the latter is just sweet, the watermelon margarita offers the perfect dose of everything to relish. In ten minutes, you can prepare four servings.

Ingredients: watermelon, tequila blanco, lime juice, simple syrup, kosher salt, coarse sugar, chili powder, lime wedges, ice, etc.

Bay breeze

With this drink, you can give your guests a taste of a tropical island, even in your home’s backyard. If you put those little umbrellas, it will be a complete experience. Everyone will feel they are holidaying in a villa. Enjoy this summer with classic options like vodka, cranberry, and pineapple. It’s a quick recipe you can churn in about five minutes. You don’t need a cocktail shaker. Just mix all the ingredients and serve. Some people mistake the bay breeze for the sea breeze, while they vary slightly from each other. The latter contains grapefruit juice instead of pineapple juice. The flavor will be robust if you use pure cranberry juice in the bay breeze. Some guests may prefer less tartness. For them, you can reduce the quantity of cranberry juice and dilute the taste with pomegranate or apple. It also works just fine.

Ingredients: vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and garnish (lime wheels & pineapple wedges).

Ranch water

If you talk to a Texan about the best place to enjoy a barbecue brisket, they will suggest something other than your expectation. However, they all agree that Ranch water is the most incredible cocktail for balmy summer weather. One may feel curious about the drink’s name. While many things are debatable, one fact that sees broader agreement is that a rancher made this drink for the first time in the 60s. Grapevine helped it gain popularity. Today, many American bars and restaurants offer this summer drink. You also get canned options. This drink has three simple hero ingredients: mineral water, lime juice, and tequila. You can make this in three minutes.

Ingredients: crushed ice, bottled or fresh lime juice, sparkling mineral water, lime wheels, and tequila Blanco.

Tequila sunrise

Let’s make an ode to the summer sunrise with this drink that mimics the natural hues perfectly – yellow, red, and orange. You can top the glass with a cherry for extra fun. Those who want to add spritz can use soda as well. You can prepare one serving in five minutes.

Ingredients: tequila Blanco, fresh lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, maraschino cherry, and crushed ice.

Red Sangria

Paint the party mood red with this drink that accommodates almost all types of fruits, like strawberries, apples, and lemon slices. The crowd usually loves this festive drink for its light and refreshing traits. Add this to your menu as a host because it needs only a little effort to prepare. You can customize this drink based on your time. You can make this wine punch with any fruit. 

Ingredients: brandy or fruity liqueur, canned pineapple juice, orange, sliced strawberries, green apple, peach, and chilled red wine. 

Peach Bellini

Summer means peaches and strawberries. Blend them to make this sparkling summer beverage for brunchtime. Peaches must be ripe and fresh. However, some people also use frozen variety. The drink must balance everything perfectly – sweetness, tartness, and bubbles. If you don’t have strawberries, you can add raspberries instead. The pinkish glow of the drink will be the highlight. In five minutes, you can get six servings. 

Ingredients: peaches, strawberries/ raspberries, peach schnapps, and sparkling white wine.

There is an entire range of drinks you can choose from for your backyard party. If you know your guests’ tastes, picking something that suits their palate will be easier. Otherwise, it will be experimentation. Still, it should be fun. People usually explore different flavors when relaxing or having a gala with their near and dear ones. So, the risk is minimal. However, most visitors will admire your selection if you prepare it correctly. Hence, going through all the unique summer drink recipes before the party will be good. It will also help you arrange a few essentials to avoid last-minute disruption or panic attacks. 


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