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Delicious Summer Beverages (Alcoholic)

During the summertime, you are likely having BBQs or other parties that you may be hosting. This requires you to have some of the most delicious summer beverages to make your guests happy. Or perhaps you just want something to enjoy with someone special during the summer. These are some delicious summer beverage ideas that you and your adult friends are sure to love.

Frozen Drinks

Frozen drinks are a very popular options these days. These are easy to make and are very refreshing when it is hot out. One of these trendy drinks is the frozen lemonade. These are simple to make using frozen fruit and a package of frozen lemonade concentrate. Combine these ingredients with vodka and ice cubes into a blender. Puree until it is smooth. What makes this recipe great is that you can really customize it to get something that you are going to love. Ideas for fruit include strawberries, watermelon, and raspberries.

You can also make frozen drink versions of classics like the sangria or an alcoholic slushie. To make a frozen mixed berry sangria, use 2 pints of sorbet, ½ juiced lime, ¼ mixed berries, and ½ a bottle of a dry wine like a cabernet sauvignon. Blend this all together. If it’s too thin, add more sorbet. If it’s too thick, slowly add more wine until you achieve the level of thickness you want.

Sangria

Sangria has long been a popular choice during the summertime. Again, this is a drink that can be made with a variety of different fruits and wines to make something that you are absolutely going to love. Typically it begins by soaking fruit in a harder liquor, like a vodka or cognac. It is best to let this mixture sit overnight in the fridge before making the sangria.

After this, you combine the mixture with a wine. Sangria can be made with a red or a white wine. Pour this mixture into a picture, then add a bottle of wine and seltzer water. You could also choose a sparking wine instead of seltzer water if you choose as well. A sangria can be whatever you want to make it, so enjoy it.

Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiris may be a drink that you associate with older generations, but this is still a classic summer beverage. Want a new spin on it? Try something like a honeyed cherry daiquiri. To make a daquiri, you add rum, frozen fruit (generally strawberries), sugar, and lime juice in a blender. Blend this mixture up until smooth and pour into your glass. You can top it with whipped cream or ice cream if you want.

Margarita

Margaritas are another go-to classic that makes summer more enjoyable. To make a classic margarita, cut up a lime and take a wedge to rub along the rim of your glass. Then dip it in salt while it’s still wet. Next take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice, 1.5 ounces of blanco tequila and triple sec, and up to 1.5 ounces of fresh lime juice. Shake it up then strain the cocktail over your glass and top it with a lime.

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