Summer Cocktails

Hi everyone,

We’re pretty much in the middle of summer, so I thought that today it would be fun to talk about some summer cocktails. I’ve been lucky that it hasn’t been too hot this summer, but whether it’s 100 degrees or 75 degrees, these drinks are the perfect mix of boozy and refreshing. So with that being said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Frozen Peach Bellini’s. I think Bellini’s are perfect for spring and summer and freezing it makes them that much better. This recipe makes four drinks.

What You Need:

  • 3 cups of diced, fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/12 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 3 cups of champagne, prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your blender and to that add your diced peaches, sugar and the ice cubes. Then blend until it’s smooth.
  • Next add in your wine and pulse that until it’s well combined.
  • Pour into your glasses and top with a peach slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is Raspberry Vodka Mojito’s. I quite like Mojito’s and raspberry is one of my favorite fruits. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 ounces of fresh raspberries

Raspberry Vodka Mojito:

  • 1 lime cut into slices
  • 6 mint leaves with additional for garnish
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 4 ounces of lime seltzer or lime sparkling water
  • 3 to 4 raspberries for garnish

What You Do:

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • Take your saucepan and add the water, sugar and raspberries and place over high heat. Once you bring that to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove that from the heat and let it cool. Then strain to remove raspberry seeds and let chill completely.

Raspberry Vodka Mojito:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add half of the lime slices, the mint and muddle. Then add your vodka and fill with ice.
  • Shake for 2 to 3 minutes and strain into your glass.
  • To that add ice, 3 to 4 tablespoons of the raspberry simple syrup and top with seltzer/sparkling water.
  • Garnish with the remaining lime, raspberries and fresh mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The third cocktail we have is Watermelon Basil Margarita’s. Watermelon is pretty much the ultimate refreshing fruit and great in pretty much everything. This recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup of cubed watermelon
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons of triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

For the rim:

  • 1/4 cup of turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take your cocktail shaker and add the watermelon, basil and a few ice cubes. Then muddle until the watermelon is well juiced and the basil is torn.
  • Once you’ve done that add the agave, triple sec, lime juice and fill with ice. Shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • To rim your glasses, rub with a lime wedge and dip into the sugar/chili mixture making sure they’re well coated.
  • Double strain into the freshly rimmed glasses and top with fresh ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last cocktail we have is Strawberry Basil Moscow Mules. I love a good Moscow Mule and this one is perfect for summer. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 3 to 4 medium/large ripe strawberries. Hulled and quartered, with extra for garnish
  • 3 to 5 fresh chopped basil leaves, with extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 to 3 ounces of vodka, depending how boozy you want it
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 to 3 ounces of chilled ginger beer

What You Do:

  • In your mug place the strawberries, basil, a splash of the ginger beer and muddle for 1-2 minutes. Then pour in the lime juice and vodka. Stir that and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Fill your mug about 3/4 of the way up with the crushed ice, top with the chilled ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and fresh basil leaf.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these let me know which and how it turns out. And I’d love to know what your favorite cocktails are for summer.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and cheers to summer :).

-K

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