As the days of summer begin to fade, so too will summer fashions. Swimsuits will be put away, summer dresses will hang in the closet, and even your most favorite summer drinks will fade away with the summer sunset. However, before that happens we want you to give your taste buds one last kick before fall arrives. Here are five end of summer drinks we think you will love to try, so don’t miss out on them!
There is nothing like a summer with watermelon. Sweet, juicy, and delicately wonderful, it’s a summer pleasure to be thoroughly enjoyed. Best of all, it can be made into a number of summer-fun beverages to tickle your taste buds. The watermelon vodka Rickey is one of those drinks, and you can spice it up as a cocktail using vodka. All you need to have on hand to make it is watermelon, sugar, fresh lemon juice, seltzer, and a lemon for garnish.
One beverage that you can try as a nonalcoholic option is a sweet tea slushy. There is no better way to beat the end of summer heat than a good old time-tested and refreshing glass of sweet tea, so why not turn it into something a little more fun? This drink is easy to make, but be prepared for cold brewing. Like cold-brew coffee, you will need to allow it to sit overnight, but once that’s done, just add a few more ingredients and it’s ready to enjoy!
This is truly a refreshing summer option for whiskey drinkers. Made with raw honey, lemonade, whiskey, fresh lemon slices, club soda, and the choice of your favorite herb (basil, rosemary, lavender, or mint), it is sure to make you dream of warm summer nights relaxing on a country porch rocker. The drink does take a little bit of work, but it is a delight that you don’t want to miss.
Another delicious non-alcoholic choice is the watermelon lemonade. Made with lemons, mint leaves, brown sugar, and watermelon, it’s sure to satisfy your summer cravings in a refreshing way. You can even choose to make it an alcoholic beverage. Just add some vodka and you are set to enjoy this tasty drink as a cocktail.
Just the name of this beverage sounds too good to pass up before the summer ends! The mojito is a staple of summer cocktails enjoyed by many to escape from the summer heat, so why not spruce it up a little to give it a new twist. Made of mint, rum, club soda, mixed berry juice, lime, and fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries it is definitely a sweet summer treat!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of drinks to enjoy before the end of summer. What is one of your must-have summer drinks?