Summer is approaching, so naturally, it’s time to celebrate, but what’s a good celebration without fun seasonal drinks to enjoy? Whether lounging on the beach or grilling in your backyard, here are 5 warm weather drinks that are absolutely perfect for this summer. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather with these delicious summer drink recipes.
This iconic fruity and boozy concoction from New Orleans will have you itching to get your feet in the sand, thus making it a perfect warm weather drink for this summer. Plus, it’s easy to make! All you have to do is mix 2 ounces of light rum, 3 ounces of dark rum, 6 ounces of passion fruit juice, 6 ounces of orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of grenadine syrup in a large measuring cup. After mixing, pour over ice, garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry, and vwuaala, the perfect summer drink for the perfect summer day.
2. Piña Colada Mimosa
Another drink perfect for lounging poolside or relaxing in the sand, the piña colada mimosa is a warm weather drink that’s even acceptable to drink in the morning! To make it, pour 1/4 cup of pineapple juice and 2 ounces of coconut rum into a glass, top with prosecco, garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry, and enjoy! The coconut rum and pineapple juice puts a tropical twist on the regular mimosa, making it perfect for warm summer days!
3. Spicy Jalepeño Margarita
For many, margaritas bring people to their happy place. People associate them with fun times, warm weather, sunshine, and few worries. They are virtually the perfect warm weather drink to enjoy this summer. This recipe even adds a spicy twist to the typical margarita. To make it, fill a small cocktail shaker with ice, add 2 ounces of tequila, 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 tablespoon of orange juice, 2 teaspoons of agave nectar, and 1/4 to 1/2 of a jalapeño. Shake vigorously and pour over ice, then garnish with a lime wedge and more jalepeño slices if you’re a daredevil. Sit back, relax, and prepare to have your mind blown by this perfect combination of sweet, sour, and spicy.
4. Rainbow Sangria
Sangria can be made in many different ways. No matter how you make it, sangria is a warm weather drink that is perfect for any summer day. Rainbow sangria, however, will blow your mind with flavor and make you wish you were in a Cabo cabana with all of your best friends. Though you might have to settle for the local beach, this drink will put a smile on your face no matter what! To make it, combine a bottle and a half of moscato, 1/2 cup of triple sec, lime juice, and 1/4 cup of sugar in a large pitcher. Then stir in as many blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, pineapple, mango, and strawberries as you want, pour over ice and more fruit, and enjoy.
5. Classic Strawberry Daiquiri
Rum seems to be the special ingredient in making perfect warm weather drinks. It takes people’s taste buds and brings them to tropical islands full of palm trees and clear blue water. Whether in piña coladas, mojitos, or in this case, strawberry daiquiris, rum is clearly the go to spirit for warm weather drinking festivities every summer. Strawberry daiquiris are incredibly easy to make and bring the perfect amount of cool to warm summer days. All you have to do to make a strawberry daiquiri is add 4 ounces of light rum, 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. That’s all it takes to make this delightfully fruity and boozy frozen drink that will truly make you feel like you’re on vacation.