Top Summer Cocktails That Will Have You Feeling Cool and Buzzed

Summer is at its peak and so is the temperature. The sweltering heat makes for a great day at the pool. While floating in your pool, you realize that you’re missing something. You’re missing a cool refreshing cocktail in your hand. Here are some of the top cocktails you can mix up on a flash to help you stay cool, inside and out.

Adult Kool-Aid

What better way to cool off than to drink a refreshing cold Adult Kool-Aid while taking a dip in your plunge pool. The recipe calls for ¾ ounces of grenadine syrup, 1.5 ounces of sweet and sour mix, 1.5 ounces of Disaronno Originale, and some ice. To make, combine all ingredients into a cocktail glass. Stir. Drop ice into glass. Garnish and serve with maraschino cherries.

Mama De Bahamas (Bahama Mama Recipe)

Bahama mama recipes

So you’ve got some leftover grenadine and you’re craving some coconut. Here is a recipe that will satisfy your craving. This cocktail asks for a ½ ounce of grenadine syrup, ½ ounce of lemon juice, 2 ounces of pineapple juice, 2 ounces of orange juice, 1 ounce of coconut flavored rum, 1 ½ ounce of rum, 1 dash of bitters, and ice. Instructions state to combine the rums, juices, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake then strain. Pour into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with the grenadine syrup and serve with maraschino cherries and an orange twist.

Bacardi’s Treacle Cocktail

BACARDI Treacle recipe

Do you have some apples around or perhaps want to take a short cut and use apple juice instead? The Bacardi Treacle cocktail recipe uses Bacardi rum (specifically, Bacardi Reserva Ocho). It calls for 2.5 parts of Bacardi, .25 parts of simple syrup, 1 part apple juice, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and some ice. The instructions state to prepare a tall glass of ice. Combine ingredients (except the apple juice) and pour over the tall ice-filled glass. Top with apple juice. As an option, you may garnish with slices of apple, or not. Though you know, adding those slices of apple can easily turn into a small snack, poolside.

Raspberry Gin

Here is a colorful drink. The raspberry Gin recipe will have you seeing and drinking green and dark pink. It asks for 1.5 ounces of gin, 4 ounces of club soda, 2 tablespoons of raspberry flavored syrup, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, fresh raspberries, a few mint leaves, and ice. Combine all liquid ingredients in a glass, stir. Drop some fresh raspberries with mint leaves into the mixture. Top with ice and serve. Additionally, you may add a slice of lime as garnish.

The Classic Mojito

Mojito cocktail recipes

What’s not to like in a mojito? This staple of a drink will have you feeling fresh. The recipe calls for 2 ounces of light rum, 2 teaspoons of sugar, about 8 mint leaves, 1/5 ounces of club soda, 1 lime cut into two halves, and some ice. The instructions state to either use a pestle and mortar or a muddler to extract the flavor of the mint, muddle with sugar. In a glass, put the mint and sugar mixture together. Then, squeeze the juices out of the lime halves into the glass. Leave one of the lime halves inside the glass after extracting the juice. Add the rum and stir. Drop ice on top of the mixture and top with club soda. Add mint leaves for garnish then serve. Additionally, if you can get your hands on some sugar cane, adding a small piece of peeled sugar cane will add extra sweetness and garnish to your drink.

The Margarita At Its Best

In line with classics, margaritas are always a favorite during the summer. This recipe will have you feeling buzzed and cool while swimming in your pool. It calls for 1 ½ ounce of tequila, 1 ½ ounce of sweet and sour mix, ¾ ounce of triple sec, and ice (of course). To make, rim a glass with salt. Then, combine all ingredients and stir well. Drop ice on top of the mixture into the glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime. As an alternative, you can blend all the ingredients into a blender with ice, making it a frozen margarita.

These are the top 6 cocktails that any adult can enjoy. Whether you are at the pool or inside your air-conditioned home, these drinks will be sure to keep you cool and buzzed.

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