For many, summer is one of the most exciting times when people gather with friends and family and take part in many outdoor activities. From days at spent soaking up the sun by the pool to attending an outdoor movie night, there’s nothing quite like a crisp summer night.
Of course, a refreshing drink is a must-have when spending time in the summer heat. As you gear up for summer, consider these unique cocktails, perfect for all your favorite summer activities. From frozen mixed drinks to summer classics, these cocktails will enhance your favorite summer activities with ease.
Frozen Classics for Pool Side Activities
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a frozen cocktail while spending hours in the hot summer heat. If you’re at a public pool, frozen classics like Pina Colada or Strawberry Daiquiri are easy to find at nearly any poolside bar. Or, if you’re hanging out at home, these drinks are simple to whip up with only a few ingredients.
Frozen drinks like a Pina Colada are both smooth and refreshing, making them the perfect drink for poolside occasions. Moreover, the Miami Vice drink (a mix between a Pina Colada and a Strawberry Daiquiri) gives you the best of both worlds, with a tropical and berry-flavored twist. There’s no doubt that your pool party guests will be impressed with this classic frozen cocktail.
Mojitos for Backyard Game Night
If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, consider hosting a game night amongst friends on your outdoor deck or patio. To host an outdoor game night, you’ll first want to catch up on your poker rules or game instructions for other strategic games, such as chess.
When hosting a summer game night, you’ll want to serve guests a carefree drink that goes down easily. Your guests will be engrossed in their games and competition, which means a simple drink is all they need. A mojito is an easy cocktail to make at home that nearly everyone can enjoy. Made with white rum, soda water, lime juice, and mint, this cocktail is easy to make in a big jug, allowing guests to serve themselves.
Canned Cocktails for an Outdoor Movie Night
Throughout the summer, many townships and communities host outdoor movie nights. An outdoor movie night provides a different experience than watching a movie at home, as movies are often projected onto large screens. When attending this type of community event, you’ll want to bring your lawn chair with a cup holder, making it easy to sip on a delicious cocktail throughout the movie.
For this summer activity, the best type of cocktail is one that is already pre-made and ready to enjoy! Ready-to-drink beverages such as hard lemonades or canned margaritas are easy to take on the go. Instead of drinking out of the can, pack insulated cups with ice as you head to your movie night.
Once the movie begins, all you’ll need to do is pour your drink over ice and enjoy!
Pineapple Rosé Sangria for Barbecues
Hosting a barbecue is another popular summer activity, allowing groups to spend time outdoors and enjoy time with friends and family. Making individual cocktails can be time-consuming, especially if you’re hosting a large group. As such, when hosting a barbeque, choosing a cocktail that is easy to make in a large batch is a great time-saver.
A Pineapple Rosé Sangria adds the perfect touch of sweetness to your summer barbeque. To make this fan-favorite drink, all you’ll need is raspberries, blackberries, pineapple, a bottle of Rosé, and some pineapple juice. This drink is best served over ice, especially during the summer.
If children or teenagers are attending your barbeque, this drink can also easily be made as a mocktail. Grab a bottle of non-alcoholic rosé wine and whip up a second batch for the kids to enjoy! Everyone can enjoy this refreshing summery drink at your next barbeque.
Brandy Peach Palmer for Picnics
Enhance your romantic picnic at the park with an enjoyable and cool summer cocktail. Try a Brandy Peach Palmer mix if fruity drinks like Sangria don’t match your tastes. This refreshing drink combines classic Peach Brandy with Iced Tea and Lemonade, creating the perfect balance.
With only three ingredients required, it’s one of the simplest cocktails to make on the go. This drink can be prepared in advance for your picnic, allowing you to enjoy your day to the fullest.
Get Ready for Summer with Refreshing Cocktails
As you get excited about upcoming summer activities, don’t forget to make your day complete. All you’ll need to host a memorable party is some delicious party appetizers and of course, a delicious cocktail. Whether you opt for a minty Mojito or choose a sweeter Pineapple Rosé Sangria, you can’t go wrong with these delicious cocktails in the warm weather.