It’s the season of summer, which means BBQ afternoons, dinner parties with friends and family, weekend fires, and tons of other fun celebrations. One of the best parts about summer events are the drinks! Even though the number of people we can host might be limited at the moment, there are still tons of opportunities to have a great time.
Sangria is always a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to make and works well for any day or evening summer event! The best part about sangria is that you can cater to your crowd’s desired taste with red, white or pink sangria recipes. The same can be said about whatever fruit you want to throw in to pair with your wine of choice. Sangria is a very flexible drink and can be made in so many unique ways! This is definitely a great option for bigger parties or events where you want to keep the amount of work to a minimum.
Top Recipe Recommendation: Mango Berry White Sangria
Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
This drink is really just an adult wine slush! It is super trendy in the summer and we love that it’s always coming back in style for the hot season. Frosé is aesthetically pleasing, tastes amazing and makes you feel like you’re out experiencing a restaurant patio again with your friends! This is one of the most low-effort and minimal-ingredient drinks on our list, which makes it perfect for hosting any type of crowd. All you need is some fancy looking glasses to serve this blended drink in and you’re set to have the best summer event ever!
Top Recipe Recommendation: Classic Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
Summer is all about good times and nostalgia, and nothing says those two things quite like lemonade! Whether you go the classic route or add in some fun summer flavors like strawberry, watermelon, pineapple or mango, this is a refreshing and simple treat that everyone will be sure to love. If you’re hosting a kid-friendly summer event, it’s super easy to make a fun non-alcoholic or slushie version for the younger crowd as well.
Top Recipe Recommendation: Spiked Pink Vodka Lemonade
Sparkling Water Spritzers
If you’re looking for something that is low-calorie and refreshing to try this summer, you can’t beat a sparkling water spritzer. It’s something you can make with ingredients you probably already have at home right now! Keep it super simple with regular sparkling water, vodka and tons of fresh fruit, or you can play with flavor combinations by adding in your favorite bubbly or La Croix drink flavor. Now that flavored seltzers have become so popular, this is definitely a great at-home version to try.
Top Recipe Recommendation: Summer La Croix Pimms Cup
Mojitos are such a great summer drink that everyone is sure to love. It’s also super versatile because of all the different flavors you can incorporate. If you have multiple events coming up, you can definitely switch up the recipes and tastes with the classic mojito. You can play with tons of different summer fruits or keep it simple and classy with mint. Mint mojitos are a great low-calorie option as well but if you want something sweeter, add in some fresh peaches or strawberries for a delicious summer twist!
Top Recipe Recommendation: Peach Mint Mojito
Finally, nothing feels quite like summer without this iconic tropical drink! While this is very similar to a pina colada, a lava flow is great for a tropical themed party on a hot summer day and is a lot less expected than the classic pina colada. This is a drink that will transport your guests to somewhere on a beach in the tropics and can easily be made without alcohol for kid friendly or non drinking crowds!
Top Recipe Recommendation: Lava Flow Cocktail
We hope you are able to try at least one of these recipes and get to enjoy your summer season with some refreshing cocktails! Let us know your favourites in the comment section below!