Summer is in full swing and I’m knee deep in planning my first gathering of the season. (Hey, summer in Seattle doesn’t start until July 5th.)
Few things complete a party quite like a crisp, refreshing beverage that not only quenches people’s thirst, but helps to get people out of their comfort zone!
Like a proper host, I’ve been in the lab (Pinterest) for the last couple of days doing my research on summer cocktails. I’ve finally found a list of libations that I’ll be rotating through at my gatherings this summer, and like any good researcher, I’m sharing my findings.
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There’s hardly anything more refreshing than strawberries and cucumbers. Coupled with hibiscus syrup and a few other goodies, these ingredients come together in a delicious fusion that’s sure to quench your thirst on a warm summer day.
This sunny tropical drink will have you daydreaming of relaxing on a beach. Coconut rum with an assortment of tropical juices is sure to be a summer favorite.
Vanilla Bean ice cream, blackberry syrup, and a shot of something sinful makes this a great 2-for-1: a cocktail and dessert. Yum!
Two words of deliciousness make up this classy cocktail concoction: Champagne. Rosé. Perfect for an evening gathering.
Summer is in full swing, and my lavender bush in the front yard is blooming like crazy. If you’ve got lavender in your yard as well, this Prosecco-based cocktail should be at the top of your list.
Any cocktail with fruit puree is a favorite in my book. Combine these two summer fruits in the blender to kick off the beginning of a tasty, fresh cocktail.
Try this slight variation on a classic cocktail that is tart, and just a slight bit sweet.
Pear and Lavender team up to make this lip-smacking combo that’s perfect for lounging in the summer sun.
Step up your Moscow Mule game by adding a few unique ingredients that will please your summer palate.
This cocktail with a spicy ginger kick is sure to please your friends at your next outdoor gathering.
Basil. Blueberries. Lemonade. These are a few of my favorite things!
Caipirinhas are the quintessential summer beverage. I only recently discovered caipirinhas in the past two years, and they’ve been on full rotation in my house ever since. They’re refreshing, simple, and loved by nearly everyone who tries them.
What is your go-to summer cocktail?
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