Happy Long Weekend!
I know it doesn’t feel much like the long weekend this year but that’s just life as we know it now. Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend yesterday poolside with my mom & brother, we did enjoy a nice glass of sparkling rose which honestly inspired this post!
So in honour of the holiday long weekend & the warm weather we had yesterday here (& the upcoming warmest week we’ll have so far). I wanted to share some our favourite go-to summer drink recipes & some of the wines/beers we gravitate to in the summer. Yes, you guessed it, we can usually be found enjoying these lakeside, pool side or heck even on a patio!
Here are a few of the Summer Drink Recipes & Summer Drinks that we love:
Margarita On The Rocks
- 2 oz – Tequila
- 1 oz – Fresh Lime Juice
- Splash of Orange Juice
- .5 oz – Agave Nectar
- .5 oz. Orange Liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
Combine all ingredients into tin shaker.
Strain into glass.
Add fresh ice.
- 1 1/2 oz – White rum
- 1 oz – Lime juice
- Soda Water
- 2 tsp – Sugar
- 6 mint leaves
Add mint leaves to glass.
Muddle mint leaves with sugar & lime.
Pour in the rum.
Top with desired amount of soda water.
Add a mint leaf to garnish.
- 3 oz – Aperol
- 3 oz – prosecco
- 1 oz (or a splash) – sparkling water
- Orange Slice for garnish
Add Ice to a wine glass.
Pour in the Aperol (I usually eyeball this & pour until I’ve filled about one-third of the glass.
Pour equal amount of Prosecco.
Top with a splash of sparkling water.
Add a slice of orange.
Grapefruit Beer & Tequila mix
A personal creation of mine.
- Grapefruit Beer (I personally use Bud Light Radler since its only 2%)
Pour your desired amount of radler into a glass.
Add a splash of tequila, or however much you like.
Stir & enjoy!
Favourite Summer Wines
- Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio
- Jacob’s Creek Moscato
- Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rose
- Voga Sparkling Rose of Pinot Grigio
Favourite Summer Beers
- Corona Extra (with a lime of course)
- Grapefruit Radlers
- Coors Light (these are mainly just lakeside)
Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drinks
- Sparkling water with fresh lime
- Homemade iced green tea (with honey or a splash of lemonade)
So there you have it. A few of our favourite drinks & recipes that we gravitate to during the warmer months (yes, I still love a good margarita in the winter so don’t get me wrong), but this is literally our go-to’s & recipes that I have found that work for us!
Do you have a favourite drink (either non-alcoholic or alcoholic) that you gravitate to in the summer or warmer months?
Thanks for reading!