I've got 20 awesome summer cocktails for you today to bring you that relaxed and sunny feeling. Nothing fancy, just a laid back, fruity, fun drink to sip in the sun. It's gonna be awesome.
Before we get into this post, I felt it was important to acknowledge the nationwide and worldwide protests of the continued horrible police brutality against black people in America. I've been away for a few years, but my heart is still broken for my country and for the people of color who are continually violated at the hands of those who have sworn to protect them. I have always and will continue to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with all those who work for social justice.
If you want to learn more, I'll refer you to this excellent list of Anti-racism resources. Listen. Learn. Speak. Give. Act. I love you.
Food will always bring us together, and maybe we all need a drink right now, so on with the show.
Summer is inevitable. Whether the sun shines or not, it somehow feels like we can take everything a little less seriously. We don't have to be responsible all the time. We have a litt emore time to just enjoy ourselves.
So fix yourself a simple drink, friends. Relax and enjoy it. One of these 20 awesome summer cocktails will be right for you.
I've given you a brief run down of the ingredients for each drink so you can easily see if you already have what you need in your drinks cabinet.
Citrus Gin Fizz - gin, orange juice, lemon juice, agave syrup, club soda
Cloudy Cider Cup - cloudy cider, gin, cucumber, apple, lime, mint
Lemongrass Gin Cocktail - simple syrup, lemongrass, mint, ground ginger, gin, lime juice, ginger ale
Cosmopolitan - vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, lime juice
French Martini - vodka, chambord, pineapple juice
Green Apple Martini - vodka, sour apple liqueur, green apple syrup
Lemon Champagne Punch - lemon juice, caster sugar, vodka, limoncello, vermouth, sparkling wine
Raspberry Cooler - chambord, raspberry vodka, lemon soda
Vanilla Vodka Root Beer - vanilla vodka, root beer
Vodka Lime Slush - lime vodka, simple syrup, triple sec, lime juice
Passion Fruit Margarita - passion fruit syrup, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, sugar
Raspberry Margarita - tequila, triple sec, frozen raspberries, lime juice, sugar
Brazilian Sunrise - cachaca, triple sec, orange juice, grenadine
Cherry Orange Sangria - red wine, cherry liqueur, club soda, cherries, oranges
Kir Royale - chambord, sparkling wine
Pimm's and Cherry Lemonade - Pimm's, lemon soda, maraschino cherry syrup
Prosecco Slushie - sparkling wine, grenadine
Santa Lucia Mocktail - lemon soda, peach juice or juice mix with peach in it, lemon juice, lime juice
Stock up on ice, friends. It's gonna be a great summer.
I'd love it if you'd share your summer cocktail photos on Instagram. Tag me and use #awesomeon20 so I can see what you've made.