My Six Favorite Summer Drinks
We can’t let these gorgeously warm, mostly steamy, sunshine-y days go by without sitting on our stoops, waving away lazy mosquitos, and enjoying an ice cold, condensation-sweaty glass of something cold. A little something something… with a splash of bourbon or without… let’s keep our glasses full and our company constant.
1 • Here’s what happens when a carving for Peach Cobbler intersects with a thirst for lemonade: Peach and Cardamom Lemonade. Sweet, refreshing, and a splash of bourbon never hurt anyone. Related: here’s what happens when a craving for Peach Cobbler intersects with a constant desire for Cinnamon Rolls: Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls.
2 • Lime and mint are usually the stars of a mojito, but there’s still plenty of room for fresh kiwi. I’m thinking of remaking these with both strawberry and kiwi to relive my 90’s Snapple addiction. Kiwi Mint Mojitos
3 • This Strawberry Watermelon Sangria makes me wide-eyed and happy. It’s a punch for many made with fresh watermelon juice, juicy ripe strawberries, and pink wine. Make a ton and call every friend in a 10 mile radius. Gulp and enjoy. This punch disappears quickly.
4 • Even with the best of intentions, I’ve been known to forget a pint of fresh blueberries in the back of the refrigerator. Thankfully, blueberries are resilient and forgiving and easily blended into a way refreshing lemonade concoction: Fresh Blueberry Mint Lemonade
5 • How can I get my hair the color of this Beet Lemonade? Just a touch of beet with both sweeten and tint this tangy lemonade. It’s a party trick. Extra delicious.
6 • Think of this Lavender Lemon Tom Collins as a sparkling lemonade with herbaceous gin and lovely lavender. Feminine, satisfying and fun!