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Four Drink Ideas for Summer Weather

Posted: June, 10, 2021 | Categories: Events

Classic Mai Tai

This fruity cocktail packs a citrusy punch with its orange juice base, making it a bright addition to any patio party you throw this summer. Start with two ounces of white or dark rum, add a quarter cup of fresh orange juice and a splash of freshly-squeezed lime juice, then mix in two ounces of both Curaçao and grenadine syrup. Shake or stir to combine the Mai Tai and pour into ice-filled glasses before bringing them out to your patio for happy hour!


Watermelon Lemonade Slushie

Trying to add a little variety to your quirky brunch menu? A watermelon lemonade slushie is a perfect match for the mood. Reminder: You do need to plan ahead and freeze cubes of watermelon for several hours or overnight. Other required ingredients are homemade or store-bought lemonade (duh) and a handful of basil leaves for garnish. Blend the frozen fruit and lemonade until you achieve your desired slushie texture, then serve immediately at your breakfast nook along with your favorite AM foods.


Blueberry Mint Cocktail

A twist on the classic mint julep, a blueberry mint cocktail combines several summer flavors into something exciting and satisfying — this could very well be the signature drink of the next dinner party you host! Begin by making the infused simple syrup with two cups of blueberries, fresh lemon juice, a handful of mint leaves, one cup of sugar, and about a cup of water. Heat on medium over the stove for ten minutes and then allow to cool before straining. Transfer to chilled glasses, stir in an ounce of whisky, and top with club soda.

No-Alcohol Raspberry Margaritas

If you want a crisp mocktail with a fruity punch, look no further than this raspberry margarita. The main ingredients you’ll need are margarita mix and your choice of flavored sparkling water, and then combine and add garnishes like lime wedges and raspberries. Enjoy them out on your porch after a morning walk at Chatfield Lake or as part of summer dinner with friends.


Shaking up your drinks this summer (get it?) will make your weekends of entertaining, well, entertaining — and your guests are sure to ask for the recipes. Let us know what you’re mixing up!

By Solstice Team Member

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