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Five Must Have Drinks For The Summer Season

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Five Must Have Drinks For The Summer Season

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Summer is in full swing and people all around the country are enjoying time spent with family and friends. With that being said, they are looking for tasty drinks to cool off the summer heat. Here are five must-have drinks for the summer season that are showing up across outdoor barbecues everywhere that can take your experience to the next level for your guests.

1. Mojitos

A mojito is a refreshing Cuban cocktail that has become popular all over the world. It is made with rum, mint, sugar, lime juice, and sparkling water. The reason many people love it so much is because it is very refreshing, flavorful, and not too sweet. Here is a simple recipe to make a mojito:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz white rum
  • 10 mint leaves
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz sugar syrup
  • 1 cup sparkling water

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, muddle the mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar syrup.
  2. Add the rum and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
  3. Add a lime wedge and mint sprig.

2. Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon margaritas are a delicious twist on the classic cocktail. They are made with watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. The best part about them is that they are so easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone. You can make a simple watermelon margarita by following this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 5 oz triple sec

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, blend the watermelon until it is smooth.
  2. Pour the watermelon puree into a glass and add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
  3. Squeeze the juice of half a lime.

3. Red Or White Wine

Wine continues to be a mainstay across outdoor events for several reasons. First, many health experts agree that it can be part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation. Secondly, there are many different types of wine to choose from, so everyone can find a flavor that they enjoy.

For the summer, it can be good to choose a light-bodied white wine or a fruity red wine. Some favorites include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Moscato for white wines. For red wines, we recommend Pinot Noir, Merlot, or a Zinfandel.

Can you make your own wine? Yes, but it’s a little bit of a process. You will need to start with grape juice or fresh grapes, depending on what type of wine you want to make. Then, you will need to add yeast and let it ferment for several weeks. After that, you will need to bottle it and let it age for at least a few months.

If you don’t have the time to make your own wine, you can always purchase it from your local grocery store or wine shop.

4. Cosmopolitan

We couldn’t possibly forget about a cosmopolitan for the summer season, otherwise popularly referred to as a “cosmo.” This delicious cocktail is made with vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. It is often served in a martini glass and garnished with a lime wedge.

The cosmopolitan has been around since the 1970s and has become one of the most popular drinks in the world. Here is how to make a cosmopolitan.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • .5 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • .5 oz lime juice

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

5. Pina Colada

A pina colada is a classic summer drink that is made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. It is often served in a tall glass with a cherry or pineapple slice on top. This drink is perfect for those who want something sweet and it is often made in a frozen form. Most people who like this drink are enthusiasts of the coconut flavor and never stray from a familiar favorite.

No matter what drink you choose, remember to enjoy it responsibly and stay hydrated with cold water on especially hot days. Enjoy!

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