15 Summer Cocktails So You Can Soak Up The Sunshine With A Boozy Drink In Hand
Thank you, sweet summertime. You give us ample reason to slow down, take a break from the daily grind, and refocus our energy on the things that matter most in life — rest, relaxation, and refreshing summer cocktails. Whether you like to relax poolside, beachside, or mountainside, one of these 15 summer concoctions will be sure to help you restore that inner zen that all too often evades us.
Yes indeed, this is your ultimate guide to summer cocktailing in shaken, stirred, frozen, and foamy formation. Cheers to summer, and some much deserved R&R.
White Sangria Cooler
Craving homemade sangria? Pressed for time? Fear not, señorita, because SKYY Barcraft now makes a white sangria flavored vodka. Just combine one part SKYY Barcraft White Sangria with one part Prosecco, garnish with fresh or frozen berries, and boom… homemade sangria in less than a minute. If you can’t remember that three-step recipe, I suggest bookmarking it here.
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Waikiki Coconut Strawberry Soda
Thanks to Bai5 Bubbles, you can transform any city rooftop into Hawaiian paradise with just three simple ingredients. Learn how to mix your very own Waikiki Coconut Strawberry Soda here.
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Pass the Prosecco, because this classic Aperol Spritz is the perfect touch to a summer garden party. Learn how to perfect your own here.
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La Piscine calls for three ingredients: four ounces Bedell Cellars Sparkling Rosé, one ounce blackberry sorbet, and ice. Fill a glass with ice, top with rosé, then finish with a scoop of sorbet. C’est très bon.
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Watermelon Fresca Cooler
If you love a good vodka-infused watermelon (who doesn’t?), but don’t love the idea of lugging a 20-pound watermelon crosstown on a hot summer’s day, well, you’re in luck — because SKYY Barcraft did the heavy lifting for us when they created their signature Watermelon Fresca Vodka. Mix one part SKYY Barcraft Watermelon Fresca with one part San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa, garnish with a watermelon ball and fresh mint sprig, and girl, you got yourself some boozy watermelon-y refreshment, without the hernia. Find the full recipe here.
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I have good news, and better news. The good news is that the Airmail cocktail calls for a hearty splash of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne. The better news is that Nicolas Feuillatte champagne comes in mini bottles, so you can mix your own summer cocktail magic poolside without having to worry about wasting precious bubbles. Get the recipe here.
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The Chelsea Garden is the perfect mix of London No 1 Gin with Aperol, rose liqueur, lemon juice, and brut champagne. Did I mention this pairs exceptionally well with sushi? Because it does. Find a variation of this refreshing cocktail here.
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