Sangria is a wine-based cocktail of Spanish origin that can be pre-made in batches. The more you allow the drink to sit, the more the flavors will meld. The fruit soaks up all the delicious flavors and imparts sweetness to the drink. Easy Red Sangria only needs 5 steps and 5 minutes for a sunny, buzzy, sweet concoction. You could be enjoying the summer in style in no time at all! Throw in a few cinnamon sticks for a richer, earthy sweetness.
Shake up a little tropical getaway with this Mai Tai recipe. With a blend of white rum, dark rum, and curaçao, all the best island-based liquors are represented. Orgeat, an almond-based alcohol, adds a delightfully nutty flavor. Drink your Mai Tai poolside–or at least close your eyes and pretend you’re poolside.
This Alabama Slammer is a sweet summer classic! Fruity, sweet, tart, and with a hint of almond flavor, the Alabama Slammer is a slam dunk for your tastebuds! This drink, which only takes 5 minutes to make, is commonly enjoyed at the University of Alabama, mostly due to its school-spirit crimson color. Maybe we should all be University of Alabama fans if they have a drink like this!
There’s nothing like sitting on the back porch and enjoying a cold, refreshing glass of lemonade—except, of course, when that lemonade has booze in it. Indulge your Southern summer fantasies with this recipe for Boozy Backyard Lemonade. Start with fresh lemonade sweetened with honey. Then add a kick with vodka. Top the Boozy Backyard Lemonade with fresh herbs for a just-from-the-garden taste.
Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail that will transport you to the tropics! With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious fruit drink and pretend you have your toes in the sand. This drink is a sweet tangy mixture of orange juice, grenadine, and tequila — what’s not to love? Tequila Sunrise just screams summer; with this drink, you can bring the warm weather vibes all year round!
Drink as the Georgians do and make a Sweet Tea. While Sweet Tea from restaurants might be too sweet for your liking, making it at home allows you to adjust the sweetness level. It’s the perfect thing to always keep in your fridge for when guests drop by. Freshen it up with lemon slices and/or mint leaves and enjoy that deep, refreshing flavor.
Basic Homemade Lemonade is a recipe everyone should be familiar with. It tastes so much better than the store-bought stuff, plus it’s much tastier. You just need a few simple ingredients and in no time you have the ideal summer refresher and a blank canvas to add fruit, syrups, alcohol, and more to make Homemade Lemonade truly your own. Cheers to a classic!
Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? Then, boy, do we have the drink for you. Piña Colada is a classic summer drink for a reason! Allow this famous cocktail to transport you to the islands. No matter where you are, you can close your eyes, kick back, relax, and pretend you are lying by the ocean. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up this drink in no time. Piña Coladas are creamy, fruity, and refreshing on a warm summer day.
The Kiss Kiss Bang Bang cocktail is a Paloma with a spicy twist! Step aside, boring drinks: this beverage is refreshing, delicious, and easy to make. It’s a perfect citrusy mixture of grapefruit cordial, gin, lime juice, Campari, and, for a fun addition, chile liqueur! Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has the zest and the zing to make your evening hopping!
Skip the long lines at Chick-fil-A® and make this Copycat Chick-fil-A® Frosted Lemonade from the comfort of your home! This famously thirst-quenching, cooling lemonade is quick and easy, infused with floral sweet and creamy ice cream; it’s literally the perfect drink for a hot day. Copycat Chick-fil-A® Frosted Lemonade will become your new go-to drink for the summer months!