What’s arguably one of the best parts of summertime? ...drum roll please
There are a wide variety of mouthwatering beverages to serve this season that guests will absolutely love. Check out some of the hottest drinks to mix up for this year.
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita
This beverage is the best of both worlds - combining a beloved classic margarita with the fresh flavor of strawberries and rhubarb. It truly paints a picture of a hot summer day with the perfect refreshment. Savoring the Good has a fantastic strawberry rhubarb margarita recipe that you can whip up in no time. Ingredients include homemade rhubarb syrup, fresh lime juice, tequila, Grand Marnier and crushed strawberries. Serve this delicious summer cocktail on the rocks in a margarita glass. Check out these Bambeco confetti margarita glasses available at Total Wine and More - festive, fun and great for the environment. Each one-of-a-kind glass is hand blown and made with glass soda bottles that would have ended up in a landfill!
Frozen Peach Bellini
Summer isn’t complete without a frozen drink. Frozen peach bellinis are a beautiful summer addition and are made with frozen peach sorbet, sparkling wine and raspberries. Find the full recipe from ChefNotRequired.com here. This refreshing, bubbly drink looks great served in a champagne flute and won’t melt so quickly in the double walled champagne flutes we found at epare.com
Your guests will look great sipping this classy, charming beverage at your next summer get-together.
Described as one of the most refreshing drinks of all time. The aperol spritz, also known as spritz veneziano, is a classic Italian beverage that everyone loves. This drink has been around for centuries and only gets better with time. There’s tons of modern variations and flavors to explore. Start off with elegant glassware like these angled crystal glasses perfect for an aperol spritz.
The classic recipe follows a simple 3-2-1 ratio of chilled sparkling wine (prosecco or champagne), aperol and soda water over ice. Squeeze an orange to add extra pizzazz, then use the wedge as a garnish. Find the full recipe, here.
A great cocktail to pair with a summer meal and pairs especially well with seafood. Cucumber Collins has a light and crisp taste and is amazing on a hot day. It’s made with gin, elderflower cordial, lemon, soda water and of course cucumber. Simple, yet so satisfying! Serve this seasonal fave in a Collins glass. We love these traditional tall glasses from Crate & Barrel. They’re sleek and simple and perfect to serve this Cucumber Collins.
Boozy Blackberry Lemon Iced Tea
What says summer like iced tea? Add rum and it’s sure to be a hit with any crowd. The Boozy Blackberry Lemon Iced Tea is infused with fruit flavors. It looks beautiful and tastes just as amazing. Another plus, it’s super easy to make. Get creative with your serving glass for this beverage. Muddle blackberries and mint simple syrup in a mason jar (which you can serve the drink in, too). Add rum, tea and shake it up. That’s it! It’s so easy and SO delicious. These county fair glass mason jars make the perfect addition to any summer event.
These summer cocktails are fun, festive, and most importantly delicious! Whether it’s the Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita, Frozen Peach Bellini, Aperol Spritz, Cucumber Collins or Boozy Blackberry Lemon Iced Tea - guests will absolutely love these boozy and refreshing drinks.
Have fun stirring, shaking and mixing up these summer cocktails!