Three Delicious, Easy Summer Cocktails

With the lovely arrival of long summer days and the magnificent warmth of the sun, we know it can be hard to create a perfect balance in your busy work and social life. As people start calling you up and inviting you to BBQs, beach days and just plain old lounging on a patio – it can be hard to stay on track at work. Especially when between responding to those emails that keep piling up, the only thing you keep wondering is, “is it happy hour yet?”

Thankfully we’re here to help! Which is exactly why we wanted to take one of the important things off your to-do list –the cocktail list. These drinks are quick and easy to make, yet they taste like you’ve been secretly taking bartending courses in the evening. With simple in-your-fridge ingredients you will not only wow your guests at an impromptu Friday night siesta, but yourself as well. Now instead of Pinterest-ing the hottest summer cocktails, you can spend that extra five-minutes getting to the bottom of your inbox – you’re welcome!

 

Raspberry Basil Gin Fizz

1.5 oz Gin/ Vodka
1 tbps raspberries, fresh or frozen
2-3 fresh basil leaves
Peach lemonade
Sparkling water

In a tumbler, measure out your gin and mull your frozen raspberries and fresh basil together. Next, fill your glass up half way with peach lemonade, and top off with sparkling water. Place in an ice cube or two, gently stir and serve.

 

Elderflower Peach Sangria

½ cup vodka
½ cup elderflower liquor
1 bottle of white wine
1 lemon, sliced
Fresh strawberries, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 cup peaches, frozen
Rosemary, small sprig
Fresh ginger, small chunk
2+ cups peach juice

In a large pitcher, combine your wine, elderflower liquor and vodka together. Stir to combine. Next, add in your fresh fruit and mull. If time allows, let this mixture sit fuse together by letting it sit in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, add in your peach juice and stir. Pour into individual glasses and garnish glasses with a peach wedge on the rim.

Serves 4-6

 

Pineapple Mimosa

Sparkling wine/ Prosecco
1/3 cup pineapple juice
Lemon-lime soda, to top
Pineapple slices, for garnish

There’s nothing like a traditional drink with a summer twist. Pineapple adds a fresh spin to this sparkling drink – best enjoyed with friends, sunshine and patios.