20 Of The Best Drinks To Make During Summer 2020
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20 Of The Best Drinks To Make During Summer 2020

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20 Of The Best Drinks To Make During Summer 2020
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These recipes are tasty and easy, what more could you want from a summer cocktail?

Malibu Sunset

Screenshot from @foodlovinfamily on Instagram

•1/2 cup pineapple juice

•1/4 cup Malibu Rum

•2 Tablespoons of grenadine

•stir together pineapple juice + malibu

•add grenadine + don't stir

•garnish with sliced pineapple + maraschino cherries

•serve over ice

Mint Julep

Screenshot from @carolinefontenot on Instagram

•2 ounces bourbon

•1 teaspoon simple syrup

•10-12 mint leaves

•muddle the mint leaves + simple syrup in a chilled serving cup

•add in the bourbon + stir slowly adding small ice filling it to the top

•can garnish with mint leaves + serve with a straw


Screenshot from @signor_negroni on Instagram

•1 ounce gin

•1 ounce Campari

•1 ounce sweet vermouth

•stir these together + pour over ice

•can be garnished with an orange

Tequila Sunrise

Screenshot from @worldsbuffet on Instagram

•1 1/2 ounce tequila

•3 ounces orange juice

•1/2 ounce grenadine

•pour these one at a time over ice + do not stir

•can be garnished with an orange + cherry

Tom Collins

Screenshot from @bardadyxe on Instagram

•2 ounces gin

•2 ounces club soda

•3/4 ounce lemon juice

•1/2 ounce simple syrup

•shake all ingredients together + pour over ice

•top with club soda

•can be garnished with a lemon slice

Gin Fizz

Screenshot from @casualmixologist on Instagram

•1 3/4 ounces gin

•2 ounces soda water

•3/4 ounces lime juice

•1/2 simple syrup

•shake together, pour into a chilled glass + top with soda water

Amaretto Sour

Screenshot from @georgecocktailbar on Instagram

•1 1/2 ounces amaretto liqueur

•1 ounce simple syrup

•3/4 ounce lemon juice

•shake with ice + strain into glass over ice

•can be garnished with an orange slice + cherry

Moscow Mule

Screenshot from @annewagonerinteriors on Instagram

•fill a mug with ice

•add 1/2 ounce lime juice

•2 ounces vodka

•top with ginger beer + stir

•can be garnished with a slice of lime


Screenshot from @curryandsage on Instagram

•1/2 ounce lemon juice

•1 ounce triple sec

•1 1/2 ounces brandy

•shake with ice

•strain + pour into a cocktail glass

Gin Sour

Screenshot from @kalevaladistillery on Instagram

•2 ounces gin

•3/4 ounces lemon juice

•3/4 simple syrup

•2 dashes of bitters

•combine all ingredients + shake with ice

•strain into a cocktail glass

Peach Bellini

Screenshot from @the_ocelady on Instagram

•1 pound of frozen peaches in slices or chunks

•3 cups prosecco or any champagne

•1/3 cup peach schnapps or peach vodka

•2 tablespoons of sugar

•place all ingredients in a blender + puree until smooth

•pour into a cocktail glass and serve immediately

•can be garnished with mint leaves or fresh peaches


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•1/4 cup grapefruit juice

•1 tablespoon lime juice

•1/4 cup tequila

•1/4 cup club soda

•1 teaspoon sugar

•rub the rim of your glass with grapefruit juice + dip into salt on a plate

•combine the grapefruit, lime, and sugar in glass + stir until sugar is dissolved

•add the tequila

•add ice + top with club soda

•can be garnished with a lime wedge

Sea Breeze

Screenshot from @thekeytoherlife on Instagram

•1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice

•4 ounces cranberry juice

•1 1/2 ounces vodka

•pour over ice

•can be garnished with a lime


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•1 1/2 ounces orange juice

•3/4 ounce vodka

•serve over ice + stir


Screenshot from @caipirinhaprendada on Instagram

•3 ounces cachaca

•4 teaspoons sugar

•1/2 a lime

•cut a lime in half put one half to the side and cut the other half into four wedges

•muddle limes + sugar in a low ball glass thoroughly

•add the cachaca + ice cubes + gently stir

Blackberry Margarita

Screenshot from @thefoodiequeen on Instagram

•2 ounces tequila

•1/2 ounce triple sec

•10-12 blackberries

•2 tablespoons lemon juice

•muddle blackberries + lemon juice in a bowl

•shake with ice + add tequila + triple sec

•pour over ice

•can be garnished with blackberries + thyme


Screenshot from @arubabeachcafelbts on Instagram

•1 1/2 ounces vodka

•1 ounce cranberry juice

•1/3 ounce orange juice

•3/4 ounce pineapple juice

•combine all ingredients over ice + stir

•can be garnished with an orange or pineapple slice

Lemon Drop Martini

Screenshot from @shiny_and_brite on Instagram

•2 ounces sour mix

•1 1/2 ounces bourbon

•1 ounce limoncello

•6 mint leaves

•1/2 cup water

•1/2 cup sugar

•1/2 cup lemon juice

•1/4 cup lime juice

•combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice

•strain into a chilled glass

•can be garnished with a lemon wedge or mint

Rosemary Ginger Gin

Screenshot from @bardakiadam on Instagram

•2 sprigs fresh rosemary

•4 slices fresh ginger

•1 tablespoon lemon juice

•2 ounces gin

•1/2 cup ginger beer

•muddle the rosemary, ginger, + lemon juice

•pour into an iced glass then top with gin + ginger beer

•can be garnished with lemon slices + rosemary

Goombay Smash

Screenshot from @rum_therapy on Instagram

•3 ounces white rum

•2 ounces Malibu coconut rum

•1 1/3 ounces lemon juice

•4 ounces pineapple juice

•add 3 dashes of sugar

•shake with ice + pour over ice

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