cold summer cocktails

Summer is like a three-month-long vacation. The bad news is that you still have to go to work; the good news is that you can chill by the pool or on a beach, holding a light and fancy cocktail in one hand and a book in another. When you can only dream about the sound of the waves and the coolness of a pool, try creating a summer atmosphere at home. I will tell you about easy cocktails to make at home and summer drinks ideas you can implement at home. I am offering you both strong and soft cool cocktails, so choose the ones you like and start compiling a grocery list.

summer drinks

Simple Refreshing Summer Cocktails

The hot season is the time for picnics, parties, and friendly get-togethers. Summer refreshing cocktails help to turn every event into a real explosion of unforgettable emotions and bright taste.

Watermelon-citrus cocktail

Ingredients:

  • lemon – 1 piece;
  • orange – 1 piece;
  • watermelon – 1 kg;
  • honey – up to your taste;

How to make it:Take lemon and orange and squeeze the juice from the fruit. Put watermelon pulp in the blender bowl, add honey to taste, lemon and orange juice. Whisk until smooth. Pour into a jug and chill in the fridge. Serve garnished with mint or lemon slices. If you want a clear drink without pulp, strain it through a fine sieve before serving. If you want to make this light cocktail more entertaining, you can add any strong alcohol — rum, vodka, tequila, gin.

Spiced Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • lemon – 2-3 pieces;
  • water – 250 ml;
  • sugar – 200 grams;
  • ground cinnamon – 1 tsp;
  • cloves – 5-6 pieces;
  • ground ginger – 0,5 tsp.

How to make it:

Add sugar, spices (by the way, they are famous aphrodisiacs), and water to a small saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a minimum and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Cool and strain the ready sugar syrup. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and mix it into the syrup. Store in the fridge. Before serving, add boiled chilled drinking water and your favorite strong alcohol.

Sangria

Chilled sparkling wine in itself is already a wonderful drink for a romantic summer evening. But it can also be turned into something more interesting. The Sangria cocktail will charm and delight you with its subtle flavor.

Ingredients:

  • mint leaves – 8 pieces;
  • a bottle of chilled sparkling wine;
  • grape juice – 3/4 cup;
  • strawberries – 1/2 cup ;
  • orange – 1 piece;
  • orange liqueur – 1/4 cup;
  • ice.

How to make it:

Slice the strawberries and mash the mint in the bowl where you are preparing the cocktail. Pour in the wine, grape juice, and orange liqueur. Add the strawberries, orange, and ice. Take a sip and begin to enjoy.

Beach Cocktails — Tropical Mixed Drinks

When you can’t be surprised by summer cocktails of oranges, strawberries, raspberries, and other classic fruits, and your soul wants something refined, it’s time to make tropical fruit cocktails. In addition to the incredible taste, they will also look so damn bright in your Instagram photos.

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Mango cocktail with raspberry ice

Ingredients:

  • juicy mangoes;
  • sparkling water – 1 liter;
  • raspberries – 250 gr;
  • mint for serving.

How to make it:

Shred the raspberries in a blender, put them in ice molds, and put them in the freezer until completely frozen. Squeeze the juice from the mango and mix it with soda water, adding your favorite strong alcohol to taste. Place the drink in the refrigerator. Before serving, pour the mango drink into glasses, add raspberry ice to each glass, and garnish with mint leaves.

Pina colada

Ingredients:

  • white rum – 30 ml ;
  • pineapple juice – 90 ml ;
  • coconut milk – 30 ml ;
  • ice cubes;
  • pineapple slices or cocktail cherries.

How to make it:No one cancels the timeless classic. Mix rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ice in a blender. Pour into a glass and garnish the finished cocktail with a pineapple slice or cherry.

Tropical Cruchon

Ingredients:

  • pineapple juice – 1 liter;
  • orange juice – 1 liter;
  • very ripe kiwis – 3 large pieces;
  • ripe mango – 1 large piece;
  • lime – 1 piece;
  • sprigs of mint or lemon balm – 3 pieces.

How to make it:

Peel the mango and kiwi and cut them into slices. Pour the juices, fruit, zest, and lime juice into a bowl. Add molasses and mint, and leave to infuse for about an hour. Before serving, stir and add alcohol as desired.

Best Fruity Non-alcohol Summer Cocktails

Summer drinks and cocktails made from fresh berries and fruits are full of vitamins and beneficial microelements. They refresh and quench thirst and strengthen the immune system, give you vigor and a good mood. You can prepare them quickly and easily, using a variety of seasonal ingredients.

non alcohol cocktails

Cold peach tea

Ingredients:

  • fresh or canned peaches – 10 pieces;
  • peach juice – 500 ml;
  • sugar – up to your taste;
  • tea brew – 2-3 tbsp;
  • water – 1 liter.

How to make it:

Boil the tea with 1 liter of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Mash the peaches with an immersion blender, pour in the peach juice and stir. Filter the tea and cool it to room temperature; pour it into a jug. Add peach juice with pulp and sugar to taste. Put the jug in the fridge until it has cooled completely. Serve with ice cubes.

Caribbean sun

Ingredients:

  • orange juice – 1 liter; 
  • mango;
  • banana;
  • lemon juice.

How to make it:

Ingredients:

  • fresh or canned peaches – 10 pieces;
  • peach juice – 500 ml;
  • sugar – up to your taste;
  • tea brew – 2-3 tbsp;
  • water – 1 liter.

How to make it:

Boil the tea with 1 liter of hot water. Leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Mash the peaches with an immersion blender, pour in the peach juice and stir. Filter the tea and cool it to room temperature; pour it into a jug. Add peach juice with pulp and sugar to taste. Put the jug in the fridge until it has cooled completely. Serve with ice cubes.

Take equal amounts of banana, mango, and orange juice. Place in blender and add a little lemon juice (5 drops per serving). Stir to blend. Serve in a tall, chilled glass (you can fill it with crushed ice) and garnish with a mango slice.

Summer Melon Cocktail

Ingridients:

  • large melon – 1;
  • sugar – 1 tablespoon;
  • lime juice – 1 tablespoon;
  • pinch of salt;
  • soda.

How to make it:

Puree the melon with a blender and separate the juice from the pulp. Add to the juice one tablespoon of sugar, a tablespoon of lime juice, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt. Stir everything thoroughly, leave for an hour in the refrigerator, and add soda to the glass while serving.

Light summer cocktails can help create an atmosphere of relaxation and chill even if you need to finish work on a project at home and make a meeting with friends delicious and extraordinary. Each of them is easy enough to prepare, and the ingredients can be bought in the nearest supermarket. And remember, summer is so short. You have to experience it somehow. Have refreshing cocktails and an unforgettable 92 sunny days!