Time to kick off summer with the 10 best summer cocktail recipes. Whether you like a drink lounging by the pool or a pitcher for plenty of guests at your summer shindig these delicious and refreshing cocktails will keep you cool. I’ve even added on some beertails, which are just what they sound like – beer mixed with liquor and liqueurs. They’re all really tasty.
10 Best Summer Cocktail Recipes
I’ll admit I’ve never been much of a beer drinker. But then Kit Hoover told me how much she loved a cold Corona Light beer so I went on Access Live with summer entertaining ideas and kicked it up a notch by sharing ways to create cocktails with beer. I’m officially hooked on a Passport to Paradise and I don’t need a weekend or a bbq as a reason to mix one up. It works well with dinner in front of the TV when my husband and I do a bit of binging on Netflix.
Passport to Paradise®
6 oz Corona Light
1 oz Aperol Bitter Orange
1 oz Orange Juice
Pour orange liqueur & juice over a sea salt-rimmed glass full of ice. Top with Corona Light, gently stir. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.
6 oz Corona Light
1 oz Chambord
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Honey Syrup
Pour Chambord & juice over a glass full of ice and stir. Top with Corona Light, gently stir. Garnish with blueberries & a lemon twist.
Corona Light Delight®
6 oz Corona Light
1 oz Blanco tequila
2 oz Passion Fruit Puree
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 Agave Nectar
1 oz Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients (except beer) and strain over glass 2/3 full of crushed ice. Top with Corona Light. Garnish with “Here for a Good Lime” gummies, lime wheel & mint sprig.
Summer Cocktail Recipes
These next four recipes are courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens.
Guava Lemonade Fizz
Rosé Cucumber Cooler
1750 milliliter bottle rose wine
1 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 cup lemon juice
Thin lemon slices
English cucumber slices
In a large pitcher combine rose wine, St. Germain, lemon juice, lemon and cucumber slices. Serve over ice.
3 cups coarsely chopped seeded watermelon
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
2 cups white grape juice
1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
3/4 cup fresh lime juice, chilled
32 ounce (4 cups) club soda, chilled
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
Watermelon wedges or balls (optional)
Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Strain watermelon puree through a fine mesh sieve; discard pulp.
In a large bowl combine sugar and mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, lightly crush mint by pressing it against the side of the bowl. Add grape juice, lime peel, lime juice, and watermelon puree, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in club soda. Serve in glasses over ice. If desired, garnish with mint sprigs and watermelon wedges or balls. Serve immediately. Makes 9 servings.
3 tablespoons vodka (1 1/2 oz.)
6 tablespoons homemade sour mix*(3 oz.)
2 tablespoons rose syrup (1 oz.)
1 teaspoon Campari
Seltzer water or club soda, chilled
Thin lemon wheel
In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, sour mix, rose syrup, Campari and ice; shake until chilled about 30 seconds. Double-strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with seltzer. Float a thinly sliced lemon wheel sprinkled with a little coarse sugar on top.
Skinny Fresh Strawberry Mojito
4 oz. Jordan’s Skinny Mojito Mix
1.5 oz. Strawberry Rum
Splash Club Soda
In a tall cocktail glass, muddle strawberries and mint. Fill with ice. Add the Skinny Mojito Mix, strawberry rum and a splash of club soda. Stir and enjoy!
Non-Alcoholic Summer Cocktail Recipes
Two summer cocktail recipes courtesy of BGH.com
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