Looking for popular summer alcoholic drinks for this summer? You are on the right place. Keep on reading this article and discover the most delicious summer alcoholic mixed drinks.
Summer is all about spending more time with your family and friends outside and, of course, experimenting with a little alcohol and fresh fruit. Well, the amount of alcohol doesn’t have to be little, the more alcohol, the more fun. The secret of preparing the perfect alcoholic drink for summer is the refreshing taste. Summer is that time of the year when fresh fruits and vegetables are widely available, providing you a plenty of great options for creating pleasing summer alcoholic drinks. Most summer alcoholic drinks are characterized as subtle, fruity or just plain refreshing alcoholic drinks. Add few exotic ingredients and make your cocktails with a more unique taste.
Indeed any cocktail is suitable for summer, but there are combinations of ingredients and alcohol that quench the thirst better than others. Beat the summer heat with the following summer alcoholic mixed drinks. Try each of these summer cocktails and have the best summer ever.
1) Smoky Haze:
Regular drinkers of Scotch believe that Scotch must be drunk only straight or with a splash of water, and they consider it as a winter drink. However, the Scotch today is a common subject of experimentation and the results are exceptional summer alcoholic mixed drinks. The Smoky Haze is definitely the best and most popular Scotch drink for summer and is the perfect drink you want to have outdoors in warm weather. Here’s what you need to create this refreshing drink:
- 2 ounces light, smoky Scotch;
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice;
- 1.5 ounces Rhubarb, Honey Syrup and Ginger;
- a hand full of Summer berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries or a mixture);
- a little ginger ale;
Mix all ingredients (except the ginger ale) in a highball glass, filled with ice cubes. Stir lightly and add a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with summer berries of your choice and an orange wedge.
2) Apple Zu:
When it comes to summer alcoholic drinks with vodka, there is no better refreshing cocktail than the Apple Zu. This summer vodka cocktail is especially tasty for those with sweet teeth and it is very easy to prepare. All you need for a glass of Apple Zu is:
- 1 ½ ounces Zubrowka (popular vodka brand);
- 3 ounces cloudy apple juice;
- 2 wedges of fresh lime;
Squeeze one lime wedge into the glass and fill it with ice cubes. Pour the Zubrowka and apple juice and stir a little. Garnish your glass with the other lime wedge and serve. If you want a high buzz cocktail, double the amount of Zubrowka and pour it into a larger glass. This will definitely be one of the best summer alcoholic mixed drinks you’ve ever had.
If you are willing to try a cocktail with a completely different taste, the Brazilian cocktail known as Caipirinha is one that you would definitely like to taste. The ingredients for one Caipirinha are:
- 2 ounce of Cachaca (popular Brazilian rum);
- 1 tablespoon sugar syrup (or sugar);
- ½ large lime;
Caipirinha is really easy to prepare. First, cut half of the lime in four slices and put them into a glass (a wider one for easier mixing). Add the sugar syrup and stir them well. Then, fill 2/3 of the glass with ice cubes, add the Brazilian rum and stir them again. Lastly, add more ice, a straw, garnish with a wedge of lime and enjoy your perfect summer drink.
4) Pisco Sour:
Pisco Sour is a great exotic cocktail suitable for every gathering or cocktail party. It is a part of the South American cuisine, with both Chile and Peru claiming that this classic mixed drink is their own. With sweet and sour flavors, Pisco Sour is popular all around the world and should definitely be on your list of must-try summer alcoholic drinks. You will need these ingredients to prepare a glass of Pisco Sour:
- 3 ounces Pisco (grape brandy);
- 1 ounce simple syrup;
- 1 ounce lime juice;
- 1 egg white;
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters;
Put all the ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and pour your cocktail into a highball glass. Go for an old-fashioned glass for a better drinking experience. Garnish with a lime wheel and 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters on the top of the foam.
5) Gold ‘n’ Soda:
Also one of the best summer alcoholic mixed drinks, Gold ‘n’ Soda is a refreshing and high-buzz factor cocktail that can certainly help you beat the heat. To prepare a glass of this delicious cocktail, you will need:
- 1 ½ ounces Macallan Gold;
- 1 tablespoon honey syrup;
- 1 sliver lemon peel;
- 2 dash Whisky bitters;
Put as many ice cubes as possible into a highball glass (since this drink is not mixed a lot), pour the Macallan Gold, add the Whisky bitters and the honey syrup. Lastly, garnish with a lemon peel and have your first of the many Gold ‘n’ Soda cocktails you will have.