These light, refreshing cocktails just scream summer.
When it comes to bar planning for your wedding, the choices can seem endless—especially when you’re looking at different spirit options. But for summer weddings, there’s no spirit more refreshing than gin, in our opinion. Consider serving these gin cocktail recipes at your own summertime celebration!
Think of this as your summer wedding trend alert: Gin is becoming more and more popular as a summer cocktail base because it is totally customizable and incredibly thirst-quenching. And as an even bigger bonus, it’s light and low in calories, so it’ll leave your guests feeling refreshed—not too full before dinner is even served.
If you’re looking for the perfect signature drink to capture the flavors and feeling of summertime, these gorgeous gin cocktail recipes are definitely for you. Cheers!
For anyone on team “No Way Rosé,” the Aperol Spritz is the true drink of summer. Ah, summer. School’s out, work’s slow, summer Fridays have kicked in, and the days are blissfully long and warm. It’s never too early for a drink, and it absolutely must be al fresco. While some might have declared summer the official season of rosé, we beg to differ: summertime is the season of the Aperol Spritz. The iconic orange libation has its origins in Padua, a region outside Venice, Italy. Its main ingredient Aperol, the Italian aperitif made with gentian, rhubarb, cinchona, and other ingredients, happens to be celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Back in the ’30s, the Aperol Spritz started becoming popular as an alternative to the classic Venetian mix of white wine and soda. In recent years, the drink—a longtime mainstay in Europe—has caught on with Americans, first because it’s a good drink (not an alcoholic Capri Sun, despite what some might say) and also in part thanks to some aggressive marketing by Campari, Aperol’s parent company. Continue at Source: 10 Best Places to Drink Aperol Spritzes This Summer
Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink if you want one. Check out these simple cocktails to help you cut down on calories.
Though cocktails are definitely a source of empty calories, watching your weight shouldn’t mean forgoing drinking in moderation.
Here are a few cocktails that are relatively low in calories. Continue at Source: 10 cocktails that cut down on calories
Most people either hate or love Negronis. Here are some interesting things you didn’t know about the popular gin-based cocktail.
The Negroni is said to have been created about 100 years ago and this simple cocktail has since become a staple drink at many bars around the world.
The classic alcoholic beverage is typically made with Campari (an alcoholic spirit infused with bitter herbs, aromatic plants, and fruit), sweet vermouth (a flavored white wine), and gin. It’s typically garnished with a twist of orange peel. Continue at Source: 7 things you didn’t know about the Negroni
These are the drinks that will keep you happy and cool all summer long.
A great summer drink should be cold, delicious, and relatively easy to make. Also: flexible. Because they tend to involve “mixers”—juices, soda, and the like—the drinks on this list are very forgiving if you need to upsize them for a crowd. Just take the ratios specified for one drink and multiply. Eyeballing and tasting is totally fine, although keep in mind that the more tasting you do the less able you are to figure out the nuances of the drink. But summer is not a time for nuances anyway. Continue at Source: Classic Cocktails That’ll Impress Your Guests, From Mojitos to Highballs
We dare you to scroll through this list without craving a spicy michelada
Whether you like your micheladas with Worcestershire sauce, Clamato, or a premade mix; a salt, chamoy, or Tajín rim; a lager or an IPA; spicy or mild—there’s no one right way to make a miche, and they’re all mouthwatering in their own ways. Continue at Source: The 21 Best Places to Get a Michelada in L.A.
From a sweet mojito to a tart margarita here are some cocktail recipes you should master by the time you hit your 30s.
With adulthood comes many skills and responsibilities. Whether it’s paying bills, learning how to do your taxes or hosting friends for dinner, there are many things you should master before turning 30. While some of these tasks aren’t very exciting, becoming a pro behind the bar is a fun and rewarding skill to learn. Continue at Source: 10 cocktails you should know how to make by the time you’re 30
Just because you’re cutting back on the alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tasty drink to beat the summer heat.
All three of these recipes come from Clare Liardet’s drink recipe book “Dry: Delicious Handcrafted Cocktails and Other Clever Concoctions.” Continue at Source: Skip the spirits: 3 booze-free recipes that don’t skip on flavor
Step aside beer and wine. These 16 travel-friendly cocktails will go wherever your summer takes you.
Weather is warm, shorts have been pulled out of storage, and April showers have come and gone, which can only mean one thing…summer is finally upon us. Perhaps you find yourself wondering how it seemed to get so hot so fast, or where that pesky season between winter and summer went. To this I say, stop fretting the small stuff (you’ll need a light jacket, does that answer the question?) and focus on the big conundrum: what will you be sipping during this sunny, sweaty season? Wherever your summer takes you—beaches, picnics, festivals, poolside or anywhere in between—we’ve got plenty of easy-to-make drinks that you can take on the go. Continue at Source: Easy Cocktails You Can Pack for Any Summer Picnic
A refreshing, seasonal cocktail is one way to help keep your cool as a muggy, rainy spring eases its way into a hot, sunny summer.
Surfer Rosa with Rose Rock rum from Tulsa’s OK Distilling Co. (left), Sidewinder’s Fang with Puerto Rican rum, lime, orange and passion fruit; Hotel Nacional Special with Puerto Rican rum, apricot brandy, Demerara sugar, lime and pineapple; Classic daiquiri with Nicaraguan rum, lime and sugar; and Jewel of the Solar System punch bowl with vodka, coconut rum, Jamaican rum, pineapple, lemon, simple syrup and cranberry, are among the summer sippers at the Saturn Room. Continue at Source: The 22 best summer cocktails in Tulsa: Unicorn Fairy to First Lady