By Jacqueline Decker
Despite the constant rainy weather it’s important to remember that the summer months have arrived. Instead of laying down on the beach soaking up the sun that doesn’t really exist… try to bring the refreshing flavours of summer to your home with these cool summer cocktails:
Start off your morning the right way and escape the classic mimosa, by switching it up a little with this easy drink. You can even add strawberries or mixed berries for an extra flavour.
1cup Thawed Frozen Peaches
1 bottle of Champagne (your choice)
1 tsp of lemon juice
1/2 cup raspberries (optional)
This cocktails contains summer’s most refreshing flavours including watermelon, lime and cucumbers.
4 oz Cucumber Vodka
4 (1-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon
2 limes, diced2 oz simple syrup- Boil 1/4 cup water and sugar just until sugar dissolves.
Add 1/4 cup ice to cool – refrigerate leftovers
Lemonade is easily one of the most refreshing drinks to quench your thirst during the summertime. So adding vodka and fresh fruit can just make it a whole lot better…
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Limoncello
1 handful of raspberries
juice from two lemons
For all you beer lovers out there, get ready to turn your favourite beer into a cocktail…
1 (12 oz) bottle of ginger beer
1 (12 oz) bottle of pale ale
4 oz fresh lime juice
Basically our two favourite drinks… combined! This one can be varied to your taste with any herbal tea of your choice.
4 cups fresh brewed iced tea
2 cups red or white wine
honey or simple syrup (to taste)
2 cups chopped fresh fruit (strawberries, nectarines and mangoes)