Summer Cocktails: 5 Easy Drinks you can Make this Summer

Cocktails and summer go hand in hand because the not only quench your thirst but also help you to cool off and stay refreshed. Summer cocktails can be enjoyed outside on your patio on any warm summer day. Whether you are hosting a party or you simply need to cool off on a hot day, it is always good to have a great cocktail recipe in hand.

Although, you can never go wrong with the classic cocktail recipes, you will do well to experiment with other recipes to inject a fresh taste while keeping the whole experience fun. Moreover, summer is usually bursting with fresh produce that makes it worth thinking beyond the regular drinks and try something to embrace seasonal flavors.

In fact, you can experiment with fruits, herbs as well as unique liqueur to keep your summer refreshing and interesting. Remember, it would not feel like the warmest summer without summer drinks therefore, if you are hosting a barbeque be sure to enjoy the endless summer with these easy summer cocktail recipes:

Elderflower Sparkle 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Parts Elderflower cordial
  • 1 ½ Parts Lemon juice
  • 2 Parts Soda water
  • 1 Wheel Lemon

How to Mix

  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients and stir.
  • Garnish with lemon

There are a number of non-alcoholic alternatives you can try that include Sloe Ho, Citron Presse and Summertime Soda.

Pisco Sour

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Part Egg white
  • 1 Part Lemon juice
  • 2/3 Part simple syrup
  • 1 ½ Parts Pisco

How to Mix

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes.
  • The non-alcoholic alternatives to this drink include Ruby Fizz and mint lemonade.

French 75

Ingredients

  • 1 Part Gin
  • ½ Part lemon juice
  • ½ Part Simple Syrup
  • Champagne
  • I Twist Lemon

How to Mix

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled champagne glass.
  • Top up with champagne.
  • Garnish with lemon

Summer Smash

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Part Black Raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ½ Parts Cognac
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 2/3 Part Simple syrup
  • 2 Wedges Lemon
  • 1 Sprig Mint Leaf
  • 6 Whole Raspberry

How to Mix

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with lemon, mint leaf and raspberries.

Ruby Fizz

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Part Egg White
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 1 Part Raspberry Juice
  • Soda water

How to Mix

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add egg white, lemon juice and raspberry juice.
  • Shake and strain into chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes.
  • To up with soda water.

You can never go wrong with these five recipes. In fact, you can be sure to spice up your summer and enjoy these drinks with friends while keeping the summer hear at bay.

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