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5 Easy Summer Drink Recipes

With summer well underway, everyone is looking for a refreshing way to keep cool and refreshed while having fun.

Whether you favor a drink that warms the taste buds, or something fruitier, there is a recipe out there for everyone.

Below are five easy summer drink recipes that are sure to be a hit at any summertime gathering.

1. Mojito Made Simple

The summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a mojito, and truth be told, there isn’t a more classic drink recipe out there. Mojitos are the perfect drink to help refresh adults on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

  • Mint Leaves
  • Limes
  • One tsp White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Ice
  • 5 fl. Oz. Bacardi Rum
  • 5 oz Lemon-Lime Soda

Directions

  1. Place mint leaves, two lime slices, and the sugar in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Muddle the ingredients together with a spoon until the mint is crushed.
  3. Add ice to the glass.
  4. Pour the rum and soda over the ice.
  5. Stir.
  6. Enjoy!

2. Frozen Dragon Fruit Vodka Drink

A frozen dragon fruit cocktail is the perfect way to spice up your summer drink routine. Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya or strawberry pear, is a tropical fruit that is both sweet and crunchy. Dragon fruits are exotic fruits that can help add an exotic twist to any drink!

Ingredients

  • One cup dragon fruit – peel removed
  • One Oz Lime Juice
  • One teaspoon agave
  • One blood orange – peel removed
  • 3 Oz of Skyy Dragon Fruit Vodka
  • 1 Oz orange liquor
  • 1 Cup Ice

Directions

  1. Add the dragon fruit, blood orange, and lime juice together.
  2. Blend.
  3. Add the agave, orange liquor, Skyy dragon fruit vodka and ice to the blender.
  4. Blend and Enjoy!

3. Summer Mai Tai

Mai Tai’s aren’t only a classic fruity delight on a hot summer day, but it is also very versatile and easy to make your own. Some spiced rum, some coconut rum, and some tropical fruits and fruit juice and you’ve got yourself some coconutty goodness.

Ingredients

  • 5 fl. Oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 5 fl. Oz. Malibu
  • One tsp Grenadine Syrup
  • Three Oz. Pineapple Juice
  • Two Oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Ice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend and Enjoy!

4. Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas

Mimosas aren’t just for Mondays. In small or large batches, some orange juice and Champaign can be a delightful start to your summer mornings. It can also be a bubbly addition to your ladies’ luncheon. When the juice and fruit are mixed and allowed to infuse together, the taste get’s that much better.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Prosecco
  • Fresh Pineapple – Sliced
  • Fresh Blood Orange – Sliced
  • Lime - Sliced

Directions

  1. Mix orange juice, pineapple juice, and the fresh fruit together
  2. Refrigerate two hours
  3. Pour the juice mixture into a glass, filling halfway
  4. Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco
  5. Garnish with fresh fruit
  6. Enjoy!

5. Vanilla Almond Milk Bourbon

Vanilla almond milk is becoming more and more popular amongst families, so why not spice it up a little to enjoy belly-warming bourbon milk while enjoying late summer nights? Mix some almond milk, some Jim Beam vanilla bourbon, and simple syrup, and you’ve got yourself a new evening classic.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Silk Almond Milk – Sweetened or Unsweetened depending on taste preference
  • 2 oz Jim Beam Vanilla Bourbon
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Mix almond milk, Jim Beam Vanilla bourbon, simple syrup and vanilla extract using a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Pour and Enjoy!

Sit Back and Relax

Summertime is the time to sit back and relax, and for many of us 21 and over, that involves a little something boozy.

Whether you enjoy a fruity cocktail, or something a little thicker and creamier, there are a wide variety of options out there to fit your tastes.

Just remember, don’t simply enjoy – but enjoy responsibly.