The Wine and Spirits CellarPerfect Cocktails for Summer

May 23, 2022
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Perfect Cocktails for Summer

The Wine and Spirits Cellar

Located in the heart of Maryville, we have all your favorite poolside/fireside beverages for summer.  Come shop our selection.

Let the summer drinks begin!

Southside Fizz

Here’s a summer gin cocktail that’s bubbly and refreshing: a Southside fizz! A cousin of the Southside Cocktail, this gin cocktail features bright citrus, herbaceous mint, and fizzy soda water. It’s tart and fizzy: essentially a Tom Collins plus a Mojito!

It’s tart and fizzy, perfect for drinks on the patio, a daytime brunch drink, or a wintertime cocktail when you’re dreaming of summer.

Greyhound Cocktail

Here’s a refreshingly tart summer drink: the Greyhound cocktail! It’s citrusy and light, perfect as a brunch drink or for sipping at happy hour. It feels light and beachy for summer (though it works when citrus abounds in winter, too).

It’s citrusy and light, perfect as a brunch drink or for sipping at happy hour.

Rum and Ginger Ale

One last summer cocktail that works with any alcohol: the ginger ale highball! Mix your favorite liquor with ginger ale for a bubbly, refreshing summer drink.

Looking for a tasty, refreshing cocktail that takes 1 minute to mix together? Try Rum and Ginger Ale! It’s similar to a Dark and Stormy, but the ginger flavor is subtler and melts right into the rum. Add a squeeze of lime and it’s the perfect refreshing highball.

Frozen Sangria

Perhaps the perfect frozen summer cocktail is frozen sangria! This variation on the traditional Spanish wine punch is frozen like a slushie. It’s sure to be a favorite: red wine-forward and just sweet enough, with a hint of citrus.

Icy and refreshing, citrusy and red-wine forward: really, an ideal summer drink.

Limoncello Spritz

Here’s a summer cocktail that’s bubbly and flavored with pure lemon: the Limoncello Spritz! Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that’s often sipped for after-dinner shots…but we’ve taken to making cocktails with it! This ultra strong lemon liquor is at its best in mixed drinks. This spin on the Aperol spritz is full of bright lemon flavor and even better than the original, we think. It’s bubbly and effervescent, with a searing citrus bite.