While buying drinks from the store is easier, making your own gives you a little more satisfaction and can come in handy on hot summer days when you are too lazy to go further than your own backyard or kitchen. Check out our easy cocktail recipes to quench your thirst.
Pineapple Lemonade: Pineapple lemonade is an exciting twist on the delicious classic. To make this drink, mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water on a medium saucepan. Put it on medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. When it is dissolved, leave it for a moment to cool off. Afterwards, take out a pitcher and mix the syrup, 1 cup of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 cup of pineapple juice and 4 cups of water. Put it in the refrigerator to chill and serve over ice when ready.
Watermelon Slush: Who doesn’t love a good slush? And the best part is it doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to make. Simply slice up your watermelon, about 5 cups, and take out the seeds. Then put the slices in a blender and add sugar to taste, about 2 tbs. You can also add lime juice for a tart finish. Blend until it’s smooth and voila, you have a delicious watermelon slush ready. Serve cold.
Raspberry Peach Iced Tea: This ice tea is great for all seasons of the year. On a hot day or on a cold one, raspberry peach iced tea is spring in a tumbler. To make this iced tea, steep 2 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water. Blend 1 cup of raspberries and 2 peaches in a blender and sieve to ensure the juice is very smooth. Mix raspberry and peach juice with iced tea in a pitcher and refrigerate. Add sugar or agave nectar if you like it a little sweeter. Serve cold.
Strawberry Pineapple Mimosa: Mimosas are refreshing sweet drinks that can make your toes tingle. Accompanied with brunch or lunch, they are simply divine. To make a strawberry pineapple mimosa, you need 1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice, 1 1/2 cups of orange juice, sliced strawberries and 1 bottle of white wine. Mix the pineapple and orange juice in a pitcher and then pour the mixture into a champagne glass until it’s half full. Top up the glass with white wine. Garnish with strawberry and serve immediately.
White Sangria Sparkler: If you want to celebrate with your friends or family in your home, the white sangria sparkler is a great drink for any occasion. To make this sangria, mix 1 bottle of white wine, 2 sliced peaches, 2 peeled and sliced kiwi, 1 cup of raspberries and 3 tablespoons of sugar together. Leave in refrigerator for 40-60 minutes at least, and serve cold.
Now that you know how easy it is to make your own summer cocktails, put it to practice. You will definitely be proud of yourself after getting the perfect result!