Don’t you get tired of drinking the same old cocktail over and over? Many of us fall into the same routine every night upon returning home from work, when we pretend to be a bartender and make ourselves that one drink we learned to appreciate years ago. We all have our favorite: a gin and tonic with lime, a bourbon old fashioned, an extra-dirty martini, and on and on. This habit is hard to break, as we associate the enjoyment of these libations with our long days winding down and time when we can kick our feet up and finally relax. But this year, we have rounded up our favorite summer cocktails to help you discover something new and exciting to sip on.
As the seasons change and the weather becomes warmer and warmer, your cocktail of choice should vary as well. You wouldn’t want to wear a think wool sweater on a hot July day, so you probably don’t want a hot toddy, either. Don’t worry though, we have got you covered. From sparkling rosé sangria to the perfect mojito and even strawberry basil margaritas, make sure to try these summer cocktails you need to make this year.
Summer strawberries not only add a fruity dimension, but also a vibrant red color to this riff on a margarita. Combined with fresh basil, these warm-weather flavors pair incredibly together. Wow your friend by serving this cocktail at you next backyard barbecue.
Looking for ways to use up all that mint you’ve been growing this summer? This old-school Sothern cocktail is incredibly refreshing on those extra-hot summer days. Using honey as a natural sweetener adds a floral hint and is the key ingredient that makes this drink so special.
Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth are combined in this old school cocktail to deliver a perfectly balanced drink. Watch out though: These pack a punch, as they consist of straight liquor. Whip up these Negronis at your next outing, but since they’re strong, make sure to serve them with some of our 25 best party appetizers.
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