6 Refreshing Summertime Cocktails (and Mocktails) That'll Brighten Your Day

6 Refreshing Summertime Cocktails (and Mocktails) That'll Brighten Your Day

6 Refreshing Summertime Cocktails (and Mocktails) That'll Brighten Your Day

It’s summer, which means we’re all in need of cool and refreshing drinks to get through the hot days. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, enjoying a night in with some friends, or coming home after a grueling day at the office, these boozey and not-so-boozey drinks are sure to keep you enjoying the heat!

Blackberry Mint Julep

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients:

    • 2 oz bourbon
    • ½ oz chambord
    • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
    • ½ oz demerara syrup
      • Demerara syrup is just a simple syrup made with brown sugar
    • 5 muddled blackberries
    • 6 mint leaves

Directions:

    • Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well
    • Pour over crushed ice and garnish with a mint leaf

Strawberry Crush

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients:

    • 1 ½ oz vodka
    • 1 oz sour mix
      • ½ oz simple syrup
      • ¼ oz lemon juice
      • ½ oz lime juice
    • 5-6 muddled strawberries
    • (2-3 dashes of rhubarb bitters)
    • Prosecco (to top)

Directions:

    • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
    • Pour into your glass of choice and top with Prosecco

Tequila Honey Bee

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients:

    • Mezcal rinse
    • 2 oz tequila
    • 1 oz honey syrup
      • Honey + water
    • ¾ fresh lemon juice
    • 2 dashes (Angostura) bitters
    • Lemon peel (garnish)

Directions:

    • Shake ingredients well with ice
    • Pour into your glass of choice
    • Add bitters to top

Watermelon Sangria

Makes: 3 - 4 drinks

Ingredients:

    • 4 c cubed watermelon
    • 1750 ml bottle of moscato
    • 1 c rum
    • Juice of 4 limes
    • Zest of 2 limes
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • Lime slices/blueberries (garnish)

Directions:

    • Combine ingredients in a blender and, once fully blended, pour into glasses.
    • Garnish with a slice of lime and some blueberries and serve!

Mango Mule

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients:

    • 4-5 slices of cucumber
    • A splash of honey syrup
    • 1.z oz mango puree
    • 1.5 oz lemon juice
    • 1.5 oz ginger beer

Directions:

    • Muddle cucumber and honey syrup in a shaker
    • Add the mango puree and lime juice and shake with ice
    • Pour into your glass of choice and top with ginger beer

Lavender Lemonade

Makes: 3 - 4  drinks

Ingredients:

    • 6 c water
    • ½ c honey
    • ⅓ dried lavender
    • 1 c freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

    • Boil water and honey in a large pot
    • Crush lavender with a mortar and pestle and add to pot
    • Remove pot from heat
    • Cover and refridgerate pot for 2 hours
    • Strain liquid
    • Pour into your pitcher of choice and top with lemon juice

What are your favorite summertime drinks? Let us know in the comments below!

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