Popular Summertime Cocktails
The Wine and Spirits Cellar
Summers on the lake and by the pool are the very best. Not to mention late night bonfires. Come on by and stock up on your favorite liquors and mixers. We’ve got what you need!
When the weather heats up, refreshing summer cocktails are the perfect way to stay cool. Some of the favorites include a cucumber-rose gin spritz, which gets subtle floral flavor from dried rose petals. Also, a golden-hued white sangria infused with Thai basil. Read on for those recipes, and more summer cocktails you are going to love.
Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
When watermelon is easily accessed, this is a great way to use it. Bobby Flay purees seedless watermelon chunks. He then strains the juice through a sieve and mixes it with silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice.
This light and refreshing cocktail is as reminiscent of the American South as it is of the South of France.
The Collins was most likely named after 19th-century bartender John Collins of London’s Limmer’s Hotel. The Tom Collins was originally made with Old Tom, a sweet style of gin that’s extremely hard to find today.
Strawberries sweeten these mojitos from mixologist Joaquin Simo.
The Spanish drink sangria draws its name from the blood-red color of its traditional red wine base. This stripped-down version gets its rich golden hue—and zingy flavors—from white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a kick of brandy.
The only thing more refreshing than a margarita is one made with cucumbers. The cucumber-infused tequila also makes a great punch.
Tequila-Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Presecco
In this refreshing cocktail, Prosecco adds a lively spritz to a light, watermelon-forward margarita. If you happen to have a juicer on hand, you can certainly use it here.