How to Make Cool and Refreshing Summer Drinks Everyone Will Love
Ah... summer on Topsail Island is right around the corner and that means Carolina sunshine, blue skies, the sound of waves and cool summer breezes. Summer is also synonymous with summer drinks. Cool, refreshing combinations of ingredients that remind us that it is not only summer, but time for vacation. This week we have some great drink recipes that everyone will love during their Topsail Island summer beach vacation.
Strawberry Jalapeno Mint Julep
What would May be without a Mint Julep? But – this recipe has a secret little twist! You guessed it ... these Mint Juleps include a syrup made with Jalapeños. Yes, Jalapeños are the perfect way to bring a little heat to this otherwise cool summer drink. Check out Delish for the details on how to make this incredible drink.
The Mai Tai is a classic summer drink that is perfect for your next party. You just need rum, lime juice and rock candy syrup. Making a Mai Tai has never been easier with this recipe.
To find the details on this and some other great drinks, head on over to Esquire's website.
Easy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
Go ahead and fire up the blender. Strawberry season is full swing and there are few drinks as refreshing as a fruity, frozen daiquiri. This recipe is simple to make, a real crowd pleaser and makes any gathering better. For details check out Delish's website.
Ocean Water Kid-Friendly Cocktail
If you are looking for a fun summer drink for the kids, try this recipe for "Ocean Water". The ingredients are simple and kid-friendly. Gather 7-Up, blue fruit punch, pineapple juice, and (the best part) a garnish of gummy fish. How cool is that? For the details check out Southernbite's website.
Limeade and Lemonade
You can't have a list of summer drinks without at least one lemonade or limeade recipe. Sure, making lemonade is easy, and the best lemonade is made with fresh lemons. The recipe provided by the good folks at the BBC Good Foods website is perfect for those hot summer days on Topsail Island.
Melon Sorbet Floats
This is another fun drink that the kids can enjoy along with the adults. The ingredients are simple and include seltzer water, mint and some frozen melon balls. We like it best with watermelon and cantaloupe. What really makes this recipe pop is the frozen sorbet balls. Lemon sorbet is one of our favorites. If you want to make this family-friendly drink, head over to Fifteen Spatula's website.
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
There are a lot of great reasons to love this drink. Perhaps the best reason is the unique combination of watermelon, cucumber and gin. Watermelon is actually very easy to juice, and cucumber is always in the fridge. So, if you are looking to try something refreshing and a little bit different, this is the drink for you. Check out the website The Spruce Eats for this recipe and more.
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