Summer is finally here! And who doesn't love drinking a delicious cold cocktail? Whether you're chilling by the pool, throwing a backyard party, or relaxing on your porch, these 5 easy recipes of summer drinks will spice up your summer. Whether you're in the mood for something fruity and tropical or bold and spicy, I've got you covered. And the best part? They're fruity drink recipes with alcohol!! They're so super easy to make, so you can whip them up quickly and get straight to sipping. So grab some ice, and get ready to impress your friends with these irresistible summer
Benefits of Making Your Own Cocktails
Did you ever think about making your own cocktails at home? It's actually a pretty sweet deal. For one, it's so much cheaper than going out to a bar or restaurant! Plus, you can customize your drinks however you like and get creative with all kinds of flavors and ingredients. And if you're trying to cut back on the booze, it's a good way to do that too. The best part is it's a fun activity that can help you unwind and let your inner bartender shine.
Tools for Making Cocktails
Let's talk about what you'll need to make some incredible cocktails. First up, some of these recipes will require a blender but for the others, the most important tool is a shaker - it's basically a container with a tight lid that you can use to mix all your ingredients together. You'll definitely want one of these to help you shake up some tasty drinks! Don't have a shaker? No problem, you can also use a protein shaker, a mason jar (with tempered glass), or even a travel coffee cup! Just secure the lid, shake for about 15 seconds, and strain!
You'll also need a jigger; it's basically a small measuring cup that helps you measure out your ingredients perfectly. Usually, a jigger measures either 1.5 oz or 0.75 oz of liquid. If you don't have one, just use a measuring spoon or cup.
If you want to make your drinks taste even better, you'll need a muddler. But no worries if you don't have one - just grab any blunt kitchen tool, like a wooden spoon, and use it to crush up fruits and herbs. That way, you can extract all the delicious flavors and really elevate your cocktail game.
Recipe #1: Strawberry Margarita
- 1 pound frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/3 cup honey or other sweetener,
- Salt or sugar for rimming
- Strawberry for garnish
1. To make a delicious strawberry margarita, simply add strawberries, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and honey to a blender. Blend everything until the mixture becomes smooth.
2. Rim a glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it in salt or sugar, whatever your preference.
3. Pour it into your favorite glass and Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
When it's blazing hot outside, there's nothing like a strawberry margarita to cool you down. And the best part is, you don't need a ton of fancy stuff to make one - just a few basic ingredients, and you're good to go. So kick back, relax, and enjoy sipping on this refreshing and oh-so-delicious
Recipe #2: Boozy Frosé
- 1 bottle rosé wine
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 4-6 Tablespoons strawberry simple syrup
For the strawberry simple syrup:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
1. To freeze the wine, place it in a gallon ziplock bag and set it inside a dish. Leave it in the freezer overnight.
2. Simple strawberry syrup: mix water and sugar together and microwave for 1-1/2 minutes until boiling. Stir until the sugar dissolves, and add the strawberries. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, strain the mixture and discard the strawberries.
3. Add wine, vodka, and 4 tablespoons of simple strawberry syrup (add more as desired). Blend until the mixture is smooth, and serve right away. Enjoy!
If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing summer drink, try a Boozy Frose. It's a fruity cocktail that combines the sweet taste of strawberries, simple syrup, and wine. It's perfect for sipping by the pool. Trust me, it's a real
Recipe #3: Pineapple Daiquiri
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- Pineapple wedge for garnish
1. Fill a shaker with ice and add white rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and pineapple juice.
2. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
3. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
If you're in the mood for a delicious summer drink, you gotta try the pineapple daiquiri. It's fruity and tropical, and super refreshing. The sweet pineapple juice, simple syrup, tangy lime, and a splash of white rum is seriously amazing. You won't regret giving it a go! Add more pineapple juice for a stronger pineapple flavor, or add more simple syrup for a sweeter
Recipe #4: Pina Colada
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz coconut cream
- Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish
1. Fill a blender with ice and add white rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.
You can't go wrong with a pina colada if you're looking for a refreshing drink to cool you down on a hot summer day. It's that classic tropical cocktail that makes you feel like you're lounging on a beach somewhere. All you need is some pineapple juice, coconut cream, and maybe a fun glass to serve it in. Perfect for sipping by the pool or on a beach
Recipe #5: Sangria
- 2 apples, diced into chunks
1 orange, rind removed and diced into chunks
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon, juiced)
- 1 750ml standard bottle medium-bodied red Spanish wine,like Garnacha or Tempranillo
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- sparkling water
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, except for the sparkling water, and stir.
2. Refrigerate sangria for 3 to 4 hours (overnight is best)
3. Just grab a glass, fill it with some ice, and pour that drink on top. Then, kick back and enjoy!
If you're looking for a mouthwatering cocktail to serve at your upcoming summer get-togethers, I highly recommend trying Sangria. It's super easy to make, and remember to add some fresh fruit to really take it to the next level. It's the perfect drink for hot days, and you can totally switch it up by trying out different fruits or even using white wine instead. Your guests will be so impressed!
Tips for Making the Perfect Summer Cocktail
- If you want your drinks to taste incredible, always go for fresh ingredients. Trust me, it makes a huge difference!
- Don't be afraid to experiment with different flavors and ingredients.
- If you want to really taste those fruits and herbs, you gotta muddle 'em up a bit first.
- Give your cocktails a good shake! The more you mix, the better the flavors will blend together. So don't be afraid to go crazy!
- Use a strainer to remove any unwanted pulp or seeds.
- Garnish cocktails with fresh fruit or herbs for a pop of color and flavor.
Want to add a little enchantment to your drinks?
There are tons of ways to jazz them up! You could throw in some fruit, like slices of orange or lime, or even lemon twists. If you're feeling fancy, you could add a cocktail cherry, edible flowers, or even edible glitter! I'm a huge fan of the glitter option!. Just play around with different combos until you find the perfect drink for you.
And this would not be a true witchy blog if I didn't add some ways to add a little enchantment to each drink!
Fresh herbs to add to your cocktails and their magical meanings
Have you ever wondered what those fancy herbs in your cocktails actually mean? Well, I did some digging and found out! Let me tell you all about the different herbs you can use and how to add them to your drinks for that extra kick of flavor.
Basil: used to bring good fortune and positive vibes. It's like a little green good luck charm! Plus, it's known for eliminating bad energy and attracting all kinds of good stuff like happiness, protection, peace, and even love. So why not add a little basil to your life and see what good things come your way?
Mint: Used to promote love, prosperity, protection, purity, fertility, divination...you name it! It can also help with sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and nervousness.
Lavender: is an herb with many magical properties. It is often linked to love, protection, sleep, purification, happiness, and peace. Lavender can be used to attract happiness and promote feelings of joy. It's an amazing herb for those who want to change the energy around them.
Cilantro: Cilantro can help you connect with your inner self. It enhances your intuition, self-awareness, and understanding. This herb can be insanely helpful if you feel lost, confused, or disconnected from yourself or the world.
Rosemary: Rosemary can help you feel more emotionally balanced, clear-headed and improve your memory. Plus, it protects against negative vibes, helps open your heart, and creates a sense of calm and safety.
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is a powerhouse of benefits for your health and protection needs. Its energizing properties can help to reduce feelings of exhaustion and mental sluggishness, allowing you to improve your focus and concentration.
Thyme - One of its most popular uses is purification and mental clarity. It helps protect you from bad vibes and clean out any negative energy you might carry
If you want to fully enjoy your go-to summer drinks, you need the right cup. Luckily, I've got just the thing - my collection of Tumblers! You can choose from glass cups with bamboo lids, straws, or reusable plastic tumblers. They're perfect for chilling out on your patio or lounging by the pool while sipping your favorite beverage.