Bad news: There is only about a month of summer left. Labor Day is fast approaching, and before you know it you’ll need that fall jacket again. So squeeze every bit of juice still left from this summer while you can, especially if that juice is spiked. Speaking of which, the best way to enjoy this time is with some summer alcoholic drinks, so here are a few recipes from delish.com so you can enjoy the rest of your summer to the fullest.
- 2 oz. Absolut Citron Vodka
- 1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 splash of both fresh lime and orange juice
- Sugar and orange slice to garnish
Pour all ingredients over ice in a large glass or shaker and vigorously shake. Pour into a glass, rim it with sugar, and serve it with the orange slice.
- A ripe mango
- A large ripe peach
- ½ c. unsweetened mango, orange, or peach juice
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- Peach Schnapps
- Cold club soda, seltzer, or champagne
In a blender, puree both fruits and add the sugar and fruit juice of your choice. Add the mixture to glasses with peach schnapps and top with the club soda, seltzer, or champagne.
Fresh Mint Margaritas
- 1.50 c. Good quality tequila (You can not skimp for cheap tequila on this, it will not turn out well)
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 4 c. crushed ice
- 1 c. freshly squeezed lime juice (from around 8 limes)
- ½ c. chopped mint leaves
- 1 c. triple c
Crush the mint and salt together in the bottom of a large pitcher by pressing with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the rest of the ingredients and vigorously stir. Serve in wineglasses or short tumblers.
White Wine Sangria with Summer Peaches, Oranges, Strawberries, and Lemons
- 1 pt. strawberries
- 2 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 3 peaches
- 3 bottle white wine
- 1 L sparkling water
Put all fruit in a large bowl or pitcher, add wine, and allow to sit at room temperature 4 to 24 hours. When ready to serve, add sparkling water and ice. Serve in a bowl with a ladle.
If you want to make any or all of these summer drinks, get all of your liquor needs at Julio’s Liquors. We have so many different types of beer, wine, hot sauce and more. If you want more recipe ideas, take a look at our blog.