5 Summer Cocktails You Should Absolutely Try

The summer season comes with loads of opportunity to have fun with refreshing beverages, out in the sun at beach parties across the coasts, as well as barbecues nationwide. Lots of people kick back to chill out with their preferred beverages during the summer. While many think that drinking beer is the coolest way to get inebriated in the summertime, there are also a great deal of alcoholic drinks just as capable. Here are a few cocktail drink ideas to make at your up-coming outdoor bashes. They're generally simple tasty blends of liquor and citrus with ice. There is certainly a drink for virtually every kind of liquor; so whether you prefer whiskey or gin there will be something here to suit you. Cheers to summer living!

Whiskey Smash

 Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash

A whiskey smash hits the ground tasting just like a whiskey, sour with a bit of mint to give it that rejuvenating coolness that makes it a powerful way to cap off a tedious day under the sun. Knob Creek and Bulleit Bourbon are recommended for this one, though if you opt for rye, that will surely work as well.

Ingredients:

·       Two oz whiskey

·       Three lemon wedges

·       ½ oz simple syrup

·       Six mint leaves

Mash up lemon wedges, put in everything else then shake well and pour over crushed ice.

Paloma

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If it happens that you're on the lookout for a colorful drink that’ll make you and your company feel real good, a round of Palomas will be just the thing. To get the best final product, get a good quality grapefruit soda as well — there is certainly no sense in wasting good tequila on something subpar.

Ingredients:

·       Two oz tequila

·       Six oz grapefruit soda

·       ½ oz lime juice

·       Salt for rimming

Salt a Collins glass first, then fill with ice, add tequila as well as lime juice then top off with grapefruit soda.

Gimlet

 Gin Gimlet

Gin Gimlet

Regardless of what any vodka drinker will try to tell you, a great gimlet is made from gin. Introduced by British sailors on the search for a way to get drunk while combating scurvy, gimlets have passed the test of time by consistently accomplishing the goal it was actually manufactured for over and over again. Try Hendricks or Bombay Sapphire, depending on your choice.

Ingredients:

·       Two oz gin

·       ½ oz lime juice

·       ½ oz simple syrup

Add ingredients to shaker then fill with ice. Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.

Moscow Mule

 Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

This is certainly one of the most iconic drinks you’ll ever see, owing to its signature copper mug that it's customarily served in. The Moscow Mule is making a comeback and is an unforgettable summer treat for just about any fan of ginger beer.

Ingredients:

·       Two oz vodka

·       ½ oz lime juice

·       5-6 oz ginger beer

·       One lime wedge

Pour vodka, lime juice and desired ice into mug, and then top off with ginger beer, finally squeeze lime over drink and drop in what remains.

Rum Sunset

 Rum Sunset

Rum Sunset

It a tequila sunrise, but with rum as a substitute. It is really a drink designed to serve you well for a tropical sunset, or as a vibrant brunch accompaniment.

Ingredients:

·       Six oz orange juice

·       Three oz rum

·       One tbsp grenadine

Mix orange juice and rum, set aside 1/3 of mixture. Pour the rest over ice. Add the grenadine to remaining orange juice/rum mixture and pour over slowly for color.