Don’t you have any plans to go to the beach this summer yet? Don’t be a bummer. Start moving by mixing up some cocktails and surely the fruitiness of these tropical drinks would let you remember the undeniable hint of summer. Here are five thirst-quenching cocktails that would lift your spirits this summer.
White Peach Sangria
Looking for something light and bright cocktail for summer evening outdoor parties with friends or neighbors? Turn your classic white wine Pinot Grigio into White Peach Sangria with mango-flavored rum, peach schnapps, limes, oranges, lemons, lemon-lime soda, and other ingredients.
There is a typical 4-ingredient recipe for this cocktail, though. First, make sure to wash four white, slice each of them, and muddle the sliced ones in a pitcher containing a ¾ cup of peach brandy. In the same pitcher, mix a bottle of Moscato of your choice and one liter of plain seltzer water (sparkling peach water will do). Finally, stir gently.
Serve it with a glass full of ice. For the final touch, garnish the sangria with a slice of peach or two. If you are not going to serve it immediately, place it in the refrigerator. It is best served cold.
Rosé Berry Bliss
Rosé Berry Bliss is a sparkling wine cocktail that has an adorable pink or red theme—an elegant drink to serve for any fancy or casual affairs, holidays like Mother’s day, and other spring and summer parties. Pulling this drink’s recipe is the easiest way to entertain in style.
This simple recipe is comprised of one-liter lemon-lime soda (for a beautiful sparkle), one 12-ounce package frozen pink lemonade, one cup of blueberries, and a 750 ml-bottle of Clos du Bois Rosé. All you need to do is mix all the ingredients at once and refrigerate for at least an hour.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you run out of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries can serve as substitutes. Also, you can try adding apricot juice and nectar as an alternative to lemonade for a more exciting twist.
The Something Blue
If you are not into pinkish and reddish themed wines, you might want to consider serving warmer colored cocktails like The Something Blue. The name is derived from an old Victorian saying: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” which means having these elements in a wedding will make a bride lucky.
This lucky charm is also simple to make. It is a three-ingredient cocktail that includes one an ounce of ginger ale, two ounces of white wine, and two ounces of Hpnotiq Liqueur. Pour all the three in your champagne flute, then the bubbles from the soda will do the mixing for you.
If you are feeling too lazy this summer but want to have an elegant drink, try making this easy-to-make Kir Royale. It is one of many cocktails that are considered as one of a kind in their simplicity. It is one of the famous French cocktails made with a measure of blackcurrant liqueur, also called as crème de cassis.
If you have never heard about crème de cassis, wine enthusiasts consider it as any wine’s (Dry Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, or other Sokolin Wines) best friend. It is a sweet liqueur combined with the flavor of black currants that works perfectly with a dry white wine.
To have one, pour 1/4 ounce of crème de cassis in a wine glass, then slowly pour two ¼ ounces of dry white wine. You can modify and adjust the volume of liqueur to complement your sweet tooth —the more liqueur, the sweeter.
Furthermore, there is no need to stir if you pour the liqueur first as it will naturally mix it with the wine. Conversely, you have to stir if you place the wine in the glass first before adding the liqueur.
You are wrong when you think leftover red wines that are out of your expectation should be thrown away. Wondering about what else you can do? You can go classic and mix up a Bishop cocktail!
Grab three cups of light rum, half a cup of lime juice, a tablespoon of simple syrup and mix these three with a cup of leftover red wine. You might find it rum-wine sour; however, give it a try, and it can work wonderfully in your glass. Also, do not skip the rum! Others would recommend it as a shortcut; but no, it is unnecessary.
Summer has always been the season of cold and refreshing beverages. People will not opt for something boozy, but lighter and more fruity like cocktails. These drinks will make people intoxicated yet sober, causing everyone to be more hype along with the summer vibe.
Author’s bio: Scarlett Wells is also an expert in the food industry. Her expertise and skills about food and beverage pairing have helped her in becoming an effective mentor inspiring everyone to maintain a fit and fab lifestyle.