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

Happy Hour is the best hour, be your own bartender, and have happy hour anytime.

20 Of The Best Drinks To Make During Summer 2020

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


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•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


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•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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