Cheers! Summer Cocktail Recipes

I’ve been really into the idea of enhancing my entertaining skills recently. My mom is an excellent host, always coming up with the most clever and fun food and drink recipes – a skill of her’s I hope to harness fully one day! With that being said, today I’m teaming up with Fine Wine and Good Spirits to give you some entertaining advice for your next summer get-together!

You don’t have to be a master mixologist to kick back and relax with friends. Pop a few corks, mix up a batch of drinks, put out some simple finger foods, and you’ve got yourself a low-key happy hour without having to elbow your way through a crowded bar. The beauty of at-home entertaining is the room for personalization, especially if your guests have special dietary restrictions. Below are some tips and tricks designed to help you have a happier hour at home.

 Keep it Simple – Stick with classic cocktails that will be guaranteed crowd-pleasers. These recipes are quick and easy, convenient for big batches that will be ready for your guests upon arrival.

Stock Up on Must-Have Mixers – These kitchen staples are almost as essential to happy hour as spirits.

 Don’t Forget About Wine-Lovers – Wine can be just as versatile as spirits when it comes to cocktail-making.

Remember Food Pairing Tips – No cocktail hour is complete without something to nibble on – and you have plenty of easy options beyond the standard charcuterie tray. Unlike cheeses, bar snacks are relatively uncomplicated, and you can make them ahead of time so you can enjoy your own get-together.

An experienced entertainer? Fine Wine & Good Spirits has a variety of recipes to experiment with and put your mixology skills to the test. See below for some summer cocktails guaranteed to surprise and delight your guests:

 Blackberry Frozen Limeade

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth and serve in a rocks glass.


Peppar & Pineapple Martini

Muddle pineapple and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice, vodka and lemon juice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

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Cheers and enjoy! <3



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