As the summer months are now past, it is tempting to hang onto those last few summer ventures with a vengeance. One of the best ways to wrap up summer and get prepared for the colder months of fall and winter is by relaxing outside with a few fancy cocktails.
Naturally, a great cocktail can keep you relaxed and give you something to enjoy the rest of summer with. However, there are many cocktail recipes out there and choosing the best ones for summer is sometimes difficult. Luckily, we have found a few of the best cocktails that you simply must try before you call it quits on all your summer activities. Here are the top 5.
The Rose Sorbet is a classy cocktail that is based around raspberries and rose. After heating the rose and sugar long enough for the sugar to melt, you will add frozen raspberries and the rose/sugar mixture together in a blender. This concoction is then frozen for about an hour before it is placed in champagne flutes. To finish off the drink, add more rose as well as some fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint as a garnish.
Fruity Wine Slushies
During the hot days of summer, drinking cold slushies is always something we want to do. As kids, you could slurp away on just about any kind of slushy. But, as adults, we are looking for something a little more special. This is where Fruity Wine Slushies enter the picture. For this cocktail, you simply need a pound of frozen peaches, a pound of frozen strawberries and 3 cups of pinot grigio. You will then blend the peaches with a portion of the pinot grigio and the strawberries with another portion of the wine. You then layer the mixtures to create a fun design in your glasses and garnish with strawberries.
Frozen Dark and Stormy
The Frozen Dark and Stormy is a masculine style summer cocktail. It calls for a can of ginger beer, a tablespoon of fresh ginger, juice from 1 lime, two cups of ice and 4 ounces of dark rum. After blending everything together, except for the rum, you will divide among two glasses. Top with the dark rum for a completely sophisticated look.
Layered Lemonade Drops
Not only are these cocktails beautiful and look just right for summer, but they are delicious at the same time. However, do keep in mind that this recipe for Layered Lemonade Drops definitely calls for some strong alcohol. To make it, you need 6 ounces vodka a cup each of mango lemonade, pink lemonade and regular lemonade. You will need to blend your pink lemonade with a ½ a cup of fresh strawberries. You will also need a cup of ice. The ice will be divided in thirds and blended separately with each of the three lemonades and a third of the vodka. Chill these mixtures until you are ready to pour them into a glass.
Pina Colada Sangria
Nothing says summer better than a great Pina Colada. But, with this Pina Colada Sangria recipe, you get something even better. To make it, you need a bottle of white wine, 2 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup seltzer, 1 cup chopped pineapple, ½ cup coconut rum and ¼ cup maraschino cherries. After the ingredients have been combined, you will chill the mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
These cocktails are all great options when you are looking to enjoy some summer rays and a great drink. Remember, summer is also about the fantastic clothing you choose to wear while you are enjoying these cocktails. To learn more about how we can improve your wardrobe, be sure to contact us today.