Thursday, July 7, 2011

Roundup: Summer Drinks

I'm not sure about you but for me it never really feels like summer until we've celebrated the 4th of July.

Once the weather hits 90 consistently and I can go out at night without a cardigan I know that summer has arrived, and there's no better way to spend a summer evening that sitting outside with friends, listening to good music & laughing late into the night.

And one element that is a must for any summer party is a good drink.

We might be past the stage of lemonade stands but homemade lemonade is the perfect summer drink.

Dark & Stormies are very popular at our local bar.

I've recently developed a love for mojitos.

One of the best things about summer is the ability to make sun tea. (I always add mint to mine)

Margaritas are too yummy to leave to Mexican restaurants.

I've already exalted the joys of Arnold Palmers but seriously, they're delish.

White wine sangria is the perfect summer party drink.

This is similar to my every day drink.

Orangeades remind me of my childhood.

As if normal mojitos aren't yummy enough.

Snow cones are still one of my favorite summer time treats.

Jus's go to summer drink is a gin & tonic.

What is your favorite summer drink?


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Mmmmm yummy! Now I want a drink! A mojito I think.

MandeeFoFandee said...

orange crush FTW! :)

Amy said...

OMG!!! That lemonade picture has me SOOOO thirsty.

I love Canadian styles Iced Tea in the summer, and daquiris and tons of other yummy cold drinks. I also LOVEEEE Bailey shivers (blend ice and Bailey's).

Dana Richards said...

Ooof those all look so good! A strawberry mojito is definitely a go-to if we're going out on the town. That sounds SO good right now haha

la petite coquine said...

Oh, I'm ready for a cocktail! I love Campari and sodas in the summer-it's the perfect bittersweet sipper! That said, it's hard to resist a margarita. Or a piƱa colada. Or a daiquiri...

Caitlin said...

Lavender lemonade for sure! Thanks for all these yummy pictures and recipes!

Sweet Tooth said...

Mojitos! I am loving Peach Mojitos right now...delicious!
Also Lemon Basil Martinis <3

PS This post made me realllll thirsty!

steph c said...

That raspberry lemonade spritzer sounds mighty good! One of my go to drinks would definitely be a homemade strawberry daiquiri :) So good!

Anonymous said...

That rasperry lemonade spritzer looks ahhhhhmayzing! And you've just reminded me how much I love dark and stormys! Gonna have to make me some of that :)
Sally x

chrissy said...

there are few things more refreshing than an arnold palmer. yum!