Nod your head if you think one of the best things about summer is patio time with a cold, fruity cocktail. That sweaty glass is really something to look forward to. Margarita lovers to sangria sippers, I've got 12 amazing recipes that put a twist on some old standbys. Bottoms up!
This is a roundup by Rachel Faucett, a designer and vintage scout for all things children, sharing her latest finds on her blog
handmade charlotte. She lives on a farm just outside of Atlanta with her husband and their five children (and ever-changing menagerie of animals).
First up we have a "Fourth of July" themed cocktail by What Katie Ate. Get a load of the apple, ginger, and cranberry vodka cocktail. Drinking slushies by the pool makes you feel like a kid all over again, only this time they're spiked! Try out these Ginger Campari slushies from DesignLoveFest at your next adults-only get together. These margaritas go girly. I would happily sip on one of these pink grapefruit margaritas with a salty rim from There Goes The Cupcake. Apple, lime, club soda, simple syrup, and rum make up this Apple Lime Cooler from BHG. Three words: sign me up. Here's another cooler for 'ya. This Watermelon Cucumber Cooler comes from Martha Stewart and I'm betting it's a winner. A lighter version of a white sangria, this White Sangria Sparkler is full of fresh fruits. The sweetness comes from the fruit and all-natural stevia. I'm a big fan of strawberries and basil together. This Strawberry Basil Margarita is really a dream come true. Can't go to a tropical island this year? Bring the island to you I say, with these Coconut Lime Margaritas. Champagne gets flirty with orange favored vodka in this Sparkling Champange Cocktail. This would make a great replacement for the tired mimosa at your next brunch. Create adult versions of the iconic summer drink: lemonade. Vodka and orange liquor lend a helping hand in this Spiked Lemonade recipe. I love the idea of toothpicks of candied ginger and slices of plum sitting atop my cocktail. This Ginger Plum Sangria is my kind of drink. Thought it might be nice to throw in a "mocktail" for all of you pregnant ladies. These Sparkling Fruit Coolers combine sparking water, fruit nectar, and a mix of lemonade and limeade.