It’s time to spice up our drink menu with some good ole’ summer drink recipes. Take a look at some of the most adorned cool alcoholic beverages of the summer.
Hands down a must have drink of summer 2018. It’s light, it’s wine and it the perfect posh pink for Instagram flicks.
Recipe From: Bon Apetit
1 750 ml of rose (the bolder the better)
½ cup of sugar
8 ounces of strawberries
2 ½ ounces of fresh lemon juice
Pour rose into a 13×9’ pan and freeze for at least 6 hours
Boil the cup of water and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves (should be about three minutes)
Add in strawberries to the heat mixture. Turn off the stove top, and let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.
Strain the syrupy mix into a small bowl. Cover the bowl and chill until cold (should be about 30 minutes)
Add the frozen rose to the blender. Add in lemon juice, your new strawberry mix and 1 cup of crushed iced and puree until it smooths out.
Free the rose again until it is thickened.
Blend to slushy and enjoy.
Another refreshing wine slushie drink that’s perfect for summer brunches with your girls.
Recipe From: Delish
2 cups of Prosecco
1 ½ cup of chopped strawberries
¼ cup of lime juice
½ cup of vodka
Mint for garnish
In a blender, combine Prosecco, strawberries, lime juice, and vodka. Fill the blender about halfway full with ice, then blend until the mixture becomes slush.
Pour the slushie mix into a glass and add in the mint garnish.
This is more than just champagne with cranberries. It’s cranberries and vodka.
Recipe From: Tipsy Bartender
1.5 oz. (45 ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30 ml) Cranberry juice
3 oz. (90 ml) Extra dry champagne
Pour vodka and cranberry juice into a flute. Top off of the mix with champagne.
Add in craisins and enjoy,
Watermelon Vodka Limeade
The perfect bit of summer refreshing and daytime drinking.
Recipe By: @Naive Cook Cooks
6 Cups of watermelon
4 Tablespoons of honey or sweetener
½ Cup of vodka
2 cups of chopped watermelon
Blend 2 cups of watermelon and pour the juice into ice cube molds. Freeze the juice.
Add 6 cups of watermelon to the blender. Strain the juice for a smooth juice texture.
Add in the vodka, lime juice and melted honey to the mix. Stir the mixture and adjust sweetness flavor as necessary.
Cover and chill until ready to drink.
Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milkshake
Bring the boys, your friends and your neighbors to the yard and solve your alcohol and drink cravings simultaneously with this sweet treat.
Recipe By: Sprinklebakes.com
2 cups of Whole milk
2 cups of Vanilla bean ice cream
½ cup of Bourbon
Crumbled brownie bits
1 Cup of caramel sauce
½ teaspoon of fleur de sel
Whipped cream for topping
Caramel sauce for topping
Combine the milk, ice cream, bourbon, brownies, caramel sauce and salt into a blender. Puree until smooth.
Fill two glasses with ¼ cup of caramel.
Pour the drink mixture into the cups
Top with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle.
Crumble the brownies on top.
Battle of New Orleans
Drink By: Genius Kitchen
Get into this NOLA magic beh-beh (New Orleans accent)! Not into light liquor so much? No worries. This is a simple recipe for the dark liquor lovers.
2 ½ ounces of Bourbon
¼ ounce of simple syrup
1 dash of orange bitters
2 dashes of bitters
Mix in all the ingredients and stir
Strain into a glass with ice and enjoy.
This rum and mint recipe screams Caribbean and is a lovely rendition of the classic mojito.
Drink By: Rosie Schaap/NYTimes Cooking
10 mint leaves (Add in a few sprigs for garnish)
2 teaspoons of simple syrup
2 ounces of light rum
Muddle the mint (really, really muddle for taste) with the simple syrup in a glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
Add in light rum and stir well.
Tinto De Verano Red Wine Popsicles
Wine popsicles? Yes please! The ultimate summer treat that you can enjoy while the kids enjoy their own.
Recipe By: The Baking Mischief
Lime Simple Syrup:
¼ cup of granulated sugar
¼ cup of filtered water
2 tablespoons of a juice lime
Tinto De Verano:
1 ¼ cups of red wine
1 ¼ cups of lemon-lime soda
For Simple Syrup:
In a small pot, combine the sugar and water, and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves completely.
Once dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice. Set it aside to cool.
In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the wine and soda.
Add on the cooled lime syrup and stir
Divide the mix into popsicle mold slots. Leave a little room at the top for the popsicles to expand.
Freeze for at least four hours (preferably freeze overnight).
Run the popsicle mold under warm water and gently remove the popsicles.
Wrap the popsicles individually in wax paper and store in a container.
Take out when ready to eat and enjoy.
Sweet Tea Sangria
Be the coolest southern belle on the block with this twist of the classic sweet day.
Recipe By: Country Living
6 cups of sweet tea
1 bottle of white wine
1 pint of berries
Fill a pitcher with all 6 cups of sweet tea and the white wine.
Add in your fruits (berries and peaches).
Garnish with mints. Add in a mason jar for the official summer look.