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Best Summer Cocktail 2022: Easy Drink Recipes to Make at Home

Best Summer Cocktail 2022: Easy Drink Recipes to Make at Home
Celebrate the best time of the year with a refreshing drink. Annie Sheehan for Observer

Summer is *finally* almost here, and warm weather and sunny days are already here. Memorial Day (and the unofficial start of the season) is just days away, and what better way to welcome the best time of the year than with a refreshing seasonal cocktail? Whether lounging poolside, enjoying a long meal or hosting a sunset party, make the most of these balmy days and nights by adding a delicious cocktail.

There are plenty of drink options to suit every palette, whether you like a fruity drink, a herbal libation, or a crisp aperitif centered on wine. We’ve found the best summer cocktail recipes to make at home this summer, and don’t be discouraged if you’re not confident in your mixology skills, because not only are these drinks absolutely delicious, but they’re so easy to whip up too. Check out the best cocktails to make this season below.

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Summer lemonade.

Summer lemonade

Ingredients:

2 oz Belvedere Vodka
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
5 raspberries
ginger ale

Travel directions

Place all ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker; shake with ice. Pour directly into a glass with fresh ice. Finish with ginger beer and garnish with mint and raspberry.

Teremana Spritz.

Teremana Spritz

Ingredients:

2 oz lemonade
2 oz Teremana Blanco
1/4 tsp grenadine
2 oz soda water

Travel directions

Add lemonade, Teremana Blanco and soda to a glass. Finish with grenadine.

Glenmorangie X BBQ.

Glenmorangie X BBQ

ingredients

2 oz X by Glenmorangie
2 oz ginger beer
lime wedges

Travel directions

Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add X by Glenmorangie and ginger beer. Stir. Squeeze three lime wedges over the drink; use as a garnish.

Summer Smash.

Summer Smash

ingredients

2 oz Templeton Rye 4 Years
1/2 oz Amaretto
3 to 4 blackberries
1.5 oz fresh sour mix
Lemon
rosemary sprig

Travel directions

Combine Templeton Rye, amaretto, blackberries and sour mix in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon twist and sprig of rosemary.

Chandon Garden Spritz.

Chandon Garden Spritz

Ingredients:

1 bottle Chandon Garden Spritz

Travel directions:

Add ice to a tall glass. Pour Chandon Garden Spritz. Add a slice of dried orange for garnish.

Betty Buzz.

Betty Buzz Sparkling Margarita

Ingredients:

1.5 oz tequila
1/2 bottle Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime
1 oz agave or simple syrup

Travel directions

Add ice, tequila, agave, and Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime to a lowball glass. Stir and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Sauvi B Ginger Spritzer.

Sauvi B Ginger Spritzer

ingredients

1 2-inch piece freshly peeled and sliced ​​ginger
2 sprigs of mint, plus more for garnish
2 cups Kim Crawford Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc
2 oz lime juice
2 oz simple syrup
1 12 oz can of soda

Travel directions

Crush the ginger and mint in a large cocktail shaker. Add Kim Crawford Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc, lime juice, and simple syrup; fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until cocktail shaker is cold (about 20 to 30 seconds). Strain into four ice-filled wine glasses. Top each glass with club soda, garnish with a sprig of mint.

Martini Fiero Spritz.

Martini Fiero Spritz

Ingredients:

2 oz Martini & Rossi Fiero
2 oz Martini & Rossi Prosecco
1 oz soda

Travel directions

Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir. Garnish with citrus of your choice – lemon, grapefruit or orange zest.

Seagram’s Sweet Tea Arnold Palmer.

Seagram’s Sweet Tea Arnold Palmer

Ingredients:

2 oz Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka
4 oz lemonade
coin
lemons

Travel directions:

Combine Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade over a highball glass with ice. Stir. Garnish with mint and lemon.

Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade.

Hendrick’s cucumber lemonade

Ingredients:

1 part Hendrick’s Gin
1 part lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
3 parts soda water
Cucumber slices, thinly sliced

Travel directions

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir slightly. Garnish with three thinly sliced ​​cucumbers.

The American.

the Americano

Ingredients:

1 ounce Camparia
1 oz Cinzano 1757 Rosso Vermouth di Torino
Splash of soda water

Travel directions

Pour all ingredients except club soda into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange slice and lemon zest.

JAJA Sparkling passion.

JAJA Sparkling passion

Ingredients:

1.5 oz JAJA Blank
1.5 oz passion fruit juice
Sparkling wine

Travel directions

Combine tequila and passion fruit juice in a stemless wine glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with frozen green grapes.

Swedish Riviera.

Swedish Riviera

Ingredients:

3 parts Absolutely Elyx
3 parts coconut water
1 part lemon
1 part honey
3 parts Prosecco
cinnamon sticks
Orange slices

Travel directions

Add vodka, coconut water, lemon and honey to a copper balloon cup filled with ice. Top with Prosecco; stir gently to combine. Garnish with cinnamon and orange slices.

Spicy Cucumber Margarita.

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients:

2 oz LALO Tequila
2 oz lime juice
1.5 oz pineapple juice
small cucumber
2 to 4 slices of jalapeño
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup

Travel directions:

Rim a glass with a slice of lime and dip in tajin or salt. Add ingredients to the blender; strain when smooth. In a cocktail shaker, combine jalapeño slices, ice, and cocktail mix; shake until chilled. Strain into a glass. Serve with extra lime wedges and garnish with jalapeño slices.

Avaline White Sangrito.

Avaline White Sangrito

ingredients

1 bottle Avaline White
3 to 4 limes, thinly sliced
15 to 20 mint leaves

Travel directions

Add sliced ​​limes, mint leaves and a bottle of Avaline White wine to a large pitcher; let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Serve with ice, a slice of lime and mint leaves as a garnish.

The refreshing summer cocktails to sip this season