What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my mind and lets me enjoy an assortment of refreshing cocktails.
Pina colada’s take me to the tropics and I love Family Favorites’ take on one.
“If you’re having a cookout or a party this summer, greet your guests with a tall, cool drink,” she says. “Having a bucket of Pina Colada Slush prepared is a very easy (and economical!) way to serve cocktails.”
The recipe has the perfect balance of pineapple and coconutty pina colada flavor. It’s creamy with a hint of tartness. Topping with cream soda makes it similar to a float. Yum!
Turning Rosé wine into a sangria is genius. The citrus flavors give this sangria a pop of flavor. Fresh berries soak up the alcohol and are tasty to snack on. It’s light and perfect for a summer evening.
Hibiscus tea is delicious. If you’ve never had it before, it’s fruity and a little tart with a very distinct taste. Not exactly like cranberry but that’s the best flavor comparison I can think of. It’s quite tasty.
Lemonade your summertime go-to? Here are two unique recipes.
“Hot, humid summers in the heartland call for a refreshing beverage,” thinks Robin.
To sweeten the lemonade, Robin suggests using sugar, honey, or honeysuckle syrup. I opted for wildflower honey and loved the aromatic, flowery scent it gives the lemonade. It gives the lemonade a fresh flavor that’s not overly sweet.
The sweet watermelon and lemon pair perfectly in this summertime lemonade. Add fresh mint and it becomes even more refreshing.
“If you want an extra kick you can add a shot of vodka per glass,” says Debbie. “The perfect summer drink!”
Whether you add a little vodka or serve it as is, this will become your go-to summertime cocktail.
Want more refreshing drinks? Then check out our Summer Sippers recipe collection. It’s filled with cocktails to suit everyone (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Happy Pinching!