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Summer Cocktails to Beat the Heat

The height of summer heat is here, and there’s nothing better to beat the heat than some refreshing cocktails. Pick your poison, mix it up, and sip responsibly.  Fire & Ice Tea (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 shot Fireball Whisky 5 oz iced tea 1/2 oz lemon juice Instructions: Pour Fireball, iced tea, and lemon juice

The height of summer heat is here, and there’s nothing better to beat the heat than some refreshing cocktails. Pick your poison, mix it up, and sip responsibly. 

Fire & Ice Tea (Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot Fireball Whisky
  • 5 oz iced tea
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Pour Fireball, iced tea, and lemon juice over ice in a tall glass.
  2. Enjoy!

Source: FireballWhisky.com

 

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade (Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz pineapple juice (fresh is best)
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice (fresh, squeezed)
  • pineapple and lemon (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the pineapple juice, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill your glass with ice.
  3. Pour the pineapple bourbon lemonade over the ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lemon.
  5. Enjoy!

Source: Take Two Tapas

 

Cucumber Cooler Cocktail (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Gin
  • 8-12 slices cucumber
  • ½ medium lime (sliced)
  • 8 oz tonic water
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add mint, lime, gin, and sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
  2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
  4. Stir, let it set for a few minutes to enhance flavor and enjoy.

Source: Minimalist Baker

 

White Claw Slushie (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can White Claw Mango
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries and mango
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses, and enjoy!

Source: Simple Sips at Home

 

White Wine Sangria (Serves 8)

Ingredients:

  • 3 oranges (cut into wedges; or 1 cup orange juice)
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • 1 bottle (750mL) white wine
  • Optional: 2 ounces brandy
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups ginger ale

Instructions: 

  1. Squeeze the juice from the citrus wedges into the pitcher. Remove the seeds (if possible) and toss in the wedges. If you’re using orange juice, add it now.
  2. Pour the wine into the pitcher.
  3. Add the brandy (if using) and the sugar. Stir very well to ensure that all of the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the ginger ale or club soda just before serving so the sangria retains its sparkle.
  5. Enjoy!

Source: The Spruce Eats