Summer Drinks We Love

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.

Add ice.
Shake vigorously.
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.

Aperol Spritz


  • Ice
  • 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%)
  • Tequila


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) 
  • Lemonade 
  • WATER!!


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!

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3 thoughts on “Summer Drinks We Love

  1. The grapefruit beer and tequila mix sounds good! I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on some Bud Light Radlers. I’ve been mixing whatever we have for rum with lemonade but I’m thinking of making the margaritas I made for Cinco de Mayo this weekend for the long weekend.

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    • Honestly it’s my go to, & I introduce it to everyone, everyone who doubted it actually loved it.. you don’t need bud light, just any grapefruit beer works, that one is just always on hand at the cottage so it’s easiest & yes it was the first one I tried & liked!
      Honestly I feel you, we’ve been mixing margaritas with whatever we have at this point but that sounds exciting, your recipe looked so hood

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