April flowers and May showers will soon lead to summer celebrations. One of America’s favorite traditions is having summer parties with friends and family. It’s a great time to try out new recipes and, of course, new drinks. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the best summer cocktails.
Strawberry Peach Sangria: Sweet Summer Drink
Sangrias are a summer classic and the sweet flavors of this one will have you thrilled that you broke out your summer wine list to make it. Mix a bottle of dry white wine like a Chardonnay with 6 ounces of orange muscat wine, 4 ounces of peach schnapps, strawberries cut into slices, and a couple of peaches cut into slices. Combine in a pitcher and serve over ice in a big wine glass.
Mojito: The Classic Summer Cocktail
Of all the best summer cocktails, the mojito is perhaps the most classic. Nothing can beat the minty flavor. It is easy enough to make with 1.5 ounces of white rum, 1-ounce lime juice, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 6 mint leaves, and soda water. Be sure to garnish with mint leaves and serve with a straw for leisurely summer sipping.
Moscato Lemonade: A Fun Summer Drink
Who doesn’t love lemonade? This epic summer classic that can truly quench thirst can be easily adapted to more adult versions. For this, you’ll want your favorite Moscato on your summer wine list. Blend together 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 4 strawberries, and a sprig of basil. Strain the mixture into a big wine glass with ice and pour over 6 ounces of Moscato.
Wine Slushie: A Summer Cocktail Staple
Ok, so this one isn’t necessarily a cocktail but made its way onto our list of best summer cocktails due to its fun nature that is sure to make you feel like a kid again. This is a great one because you can pick any wine from your summer wine list to use. Simply pour wine into ice cube trays and freeze it overnight. Next, take your wine cubes and blend them until you reach your desired consistency. Feel free to add a bit of chilled wine as well. Slurp from a big wine glass and relive summer memories.
White Port & Tonic: An Elegant Summer Drink
This popular spritzer in Portugal is perfect for your next garden party. It is quite refreshing on the hottest of days. Here, you’ll want to mix a white part and tonic water with a one-to-one ratio. Serve over ice in a big wine glass and garnish with an orange. Your guests will love this fantastic and quick-to-make cocktail.
With summer right around the corner, it is time to start prepping your summer wine list to make sure you have everything needed for relaxing days and boisterous socials. These five best summer cocktails are perfect to help you create summer plans. As always, be sure to enjoy your wine in a big wine glass for the perfect taste, even with cocktails.