There’s nothing like an ice-cold cocktail when you’re relaxing outdoors on a hot summer day. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, sunbathing on the beach or just relaxing on the porch with a good book, these refreshing drinks are guaranteed to hit the spot.
Rhubarb fennel fizz
If you’ve never had a rhubarb cocktail before, it’s high time you tried one. This rhubarb fennel fizz from The Year In Food cooks the deliciously sweet vegetable to make rhubarb syrup, and then combines it with fennel-infused gin, sparkling water and a slice of lemon for garnish. Beautiful and tasty!
Spicy cucumber margarita
Tequila and cucumber — two of our favorite cocktail ingredients for hot days, combined into this one drink from A Cozy Kitchen! Make your own cucumber juice with a food processor and sieve, heat with sugar and water until the sugar dissolves, and mix together the juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and jalapeno. Yum! Don't forget the salt, sugar and lime zest for the rim!
Poor apricot. Nobody ever even notices it. Fortunately, YumSugar finally gave it the attention it deserves with this apricot smash cocktail inspired by the classic whiskey smash. All you need is one large apricot, lemon juice, agave nectar, bourbon and some mint for garnish.