Best & Most Refreshing Cocktails for Summer 2019

Summer means it is time for some relaxing vibes, fun in the sand, and drinks to quench that thirst while under the heat of the summer sun. Aside from sipping coconuts with those cute umbrellas, the summer cocktail scene is the most colorful and refreshing.

This year, what drinks will be making waves as the weather continues to heat up? Here’s a low down on the top predictions for the cocktails that you’ll surely want to serve at your backyard barbecue this season:

Cucumber Tom Collins

This is not your usual Tom Collins because this is a refreshing variant of the original. The addition of the cucumber adds an even more cooling effect, also giving a faint whiff of something super fresh and light. This no-frills cocktail is actually super easy to execute. It just mixes your simple gin and sparkling lemonade.

And really, lemonade has been there since the summers of your youth, making this drink both nostalgic and perfect for the warm weather.

Warm memories to warm the heart as you sip that Cucumber Tom Collins away! Just place some cucumber slices, one part lemon juice, one part sugar syrup, and two parts of gin along with some ice and you’re ready to serve.

Black Mint Julep

Mint has always been cooling and refreshing no matter what form it takes, making it the perfect drink to latch onto during the summer heat wave. This unique black mint julep packs a punch with its unusual color.

Mint JulepThis bittersweet taste on the classic and cloyingly sweet mint julep is actually a welcome change. This one skips the usual dose of bourbon in favor of the Italian aperitif called Cynar 70 and German digestif called the Jagermeister.

On top of that, it gets a bit of peach liqueur, along with sprigs of mint, and a shot of cold brew, making sure that this drink more than cools you down, but wakes you up so you can enjoy the summer activities to your hearts’ content. Make sure to enjoy this beverage in one of our traditional silver Mint Julep cups.


Summer Style Frozen Margarita

Mama Mia, the margarita has always been a classic cocktail choice. But for this summer season, it gets a seasonal kick. Apart from the usual lime, triple sec, and tequila combo, it gets the additional infusion of fresh herbs like rosemary and basil.

To kick it up a notch, it is mixed alongside summer berries that create a pretty color that’s not just a feast for the taste buds, but the eyes too. Just stick with the standard 3:2:1 ratio of three parts tequila, two parts triple sec, and one part lime.

You can play around with the berries and herbs to suit your liking. This cool infusion gets a literal dose of cool as it is mixed with a ton of ice. Serve it in a sugar-rimmed margarita glass to match the fruity flavor of the berries.

The Mexican Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule Mug

Moscow Mule Mug

What, this drink is having a national identity crisis? Contrary to popular belief, the Moscow Mule does not hail from Russia. Instead, it was invented by a barman in the USA. This summer time, this humble drink gets further reinvention with a dose of Mexican vibe.

Typically vodka and ginger beer based, this version gets a kick from what else but tequila. When you try this Mexican variety with Bundaberg Ginger Beer, you’ll be transported straight to the shores of Playa del Carmen. Serve in a classic Moscow Mule mug for the ultimate crisp taste.

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