Fun Summer Cocktails to Keep You Cool

As the summer sun gets stronger, there's nothing quite like a cool and delicious drink to quench your thirst. This post is your guide to crafting the perfect summer cocktail, featuring a delightful mix of frozen treats, spritzes, and unique flavor combinations.

For the Boozy Snow Cone Lover:

This playful recipe combines praline-flavored whiskey with iced tea and lemon for a sweet and refreshing boozy snow cone experience.

Here's how to make it:

  • You'll need a cocktail shaker set and a teapot infuser.

  • Ingredients:

    1. Loose tea or tea bags for 2 cups of tea (black tea works well here!)

    2. 4 tsp Sugar

    3. 1 Tbsp Lemon juice

    4. 3 ounces Bird Dog Praline Flavored Whiskey

    5. 2 sprigs Mint

  • Instructions:

    1. Boil water in a kettle.

    2. Steep tea bags in 2 cups of hot water for 15 minutes. You want a strong tea for this recipe, so don't skimp on steeping time!

    3. While the tea is still warm, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely.

    4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and chill the tea for 15-30 minutes.

    5. Now it's cocktail time! Add the chilled tea, whiskey, and 2 cups of ice to a blender.

    6. Blend until you have a smooth, slushy consistency.

    7. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint for an extra refreshing touch.

For the Classic Cocktail Enthusiast:

  • Summer Lemonade: This twist on the traditional lemonade adds a touch of sophistication with vodka, raspberry, and ginger beer.

Here's how to make it:

  • You'll need a shaker with ice.

  • Ingredients:

    1. 2 oz Belvedere Vodka

    2. 3/4 oz Lemon juice

    3. 3/4 oz Simple syrup

    4. 5 Raspberries

    5. Ginger beer

  • Instructions:

    1. Put all the ingredients except the ginger beer in your shaker and fill it with ice.

    2. Shake well to chill and combine the flavors.

    3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice.

    4. Top it off with ginger beer for a delightful fizz. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and a raspberry for a pop of color.

For the Fruity and Refreshing Fanatic:

  • Doce Hibiscus Dream: Escape the ordinary with this mezcal-based cocktail featuring hibiscus tea for a beautiful color and tart flavor profile.

Here's how to make it:

  • You'll need a cocktail shaker.

  • Ingredients:

    1. 3 oz Hibiscus tea (steeped for at least 30 minutes)

    2. 1 tsp Honey

    3. 1 oz Grapefruit juice

    4. Juice of 1/2 lime

    5. 1 tsp Grated ginger

    6. 1.5 oz Doce Mezcal

  • Instructions:

    1. Steep your hibiscus tea according to package instructions for at least 30 minutes, resulting in a strong tea.

    2. In a shaker, combine 3 ounces of the cooled hibiscus tea with honey. Stir until honey dissolves.

    3. Add grapefruit juice, lime juice, grated ginger, and mezcal to the shaker.

    4. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously to chill and combine the flavors.

    5. Strain into a glass filled with large ice cubes and enjoy!