Does anybody else crave an ice cold cocktail when it is a million degrees outside? How about something frozen and delicious while you are sitting pool-side? Well, you’re in luck because I have put together five amazing cocktail recipes that are easy and so, so satisfying.
These summer cocktails are also perfect for a party and will definitely impress your guests. Whether you are a sweet, sour, or wine person, I am confident that one of these will be just what you need.
The first cocktail, and my personal fav...Strawberry Frosé! All you need is:
A bottle of your favorite rosé
A lemon for juicing and garnish
This cocktail requires a little bit of prep the night before, but it is so worth it. Open your bottle of rosé and pour it into a large baking sheet. Cover with foil, and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Once frozen, remove from the freezer and place in a blender with a dash of strawberry syrup, a few fresh strawberries, and a couple squeezes of lemon juice. Blend together and garnish with a lemon slice and fresh strawberry. If you don’t want any extra sweetness, skip the strawberry syrup.
Another fun one, and perfect for a hot summer morning...Popsicle Mimosas! Here’s what you’ll need:
Mint or berries (optional)
This one also requires some prep, but again, so so worth it. The night before, use your popsicle maker to make some OJ popsicles. I also added berries and mint into mine because it looks pretty and tastes even better. When you are ready to drink them, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and stick a popsicle directly in the cup. Let the popsicle melt a little bit and you are ready to taste! So cute and so delicious.
This next one tastes like actual summer in a cup...Watermelon Vodka Slushie.
In a blender, combine the watermelon juice, ice, frozen pineapple, and vodka. I used the watermelon-cucumber juice from trader joes, but any brand will work just fine. Once blended, pour into the cup of your choice and garnish with a lime. Best if enjoyed while laying on a floatie in the pool.
This next one was inspired by a current instagram/Tiktok/Pinterest trend...Iced Kahlua Whipped Coffee. You will need:
Milk of your choice
Start by making your whipped coffee, just like they show you in the videos. Using a hand mixer, whip together the 1 TBSP instant coffee, 1 TBSP water, and 1 TBSP sugar (for one serving). After about 30 seconds, peaks will start to form and it will get a light brown color. Once it is super fluffy you are done mixing. In a glass full of ice, combine milk and one shot of Kahlúa. Top with the whipped coffee mixture and give it a stir. The perfect pick-me-up any time of day!
For our final cocktail, I bring you a delicious blend of sweet, sour, and salty with...a Blood Orange Margarita!
Blood orange juice-fresh is best
Salt or Sugar for the rim (optional)
Begin by adding sugar or salt around the rim of your glass. In a cocktail mixer, combine 2.5 ounces of tequila, 1.5 ounces of triple sec, 3 ounces of orange juice, and 1 ounce of lime juice. Give it a good shake and pour over ice. The option to blend with ice for a frozen marg is also acceptable. Serving size is for 2 cocktails. “Orange” you glad you can share one with a friend? Sorry not sorry for my dad-joke.
Well, 5 drinks in and I’m feeling great. I’m sure you all will be too. I can’t wait for you to try these. Let us know which one is your fav.