Spring Drink Recipes To Enjoy Poolside
Itï¿½s finally Spring! Here in Texas, itï¿½s been warm for a while (most of the time, anyway)ï¿½ and it will soon be time to relax and get in the pool! Wouldnï¿½t the days be even more relaxing with a drink in hand? Today weï¿½re giving you some yummy spring drink recipes we found around the web.
Feel free to try any and all of them and let us know what you think!
STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITAS
We sure do love our margaritas around here! This recipe isnï¿½t for your typical margarita thoughï¿½ weï¿½re kicking it up a notch by adding strawberries and fresh herbs. This is a great recipe to mix up the night or the morning before a big afternoon party.
1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate
8 basil leaves
2 to 2 ï¿½ cups tequila
Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher.
Add 2 ï¿½ cans of water and 11/2 cans of tequila
Hull the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher
Crumple the basil a little in our hands and add it to the pitcher.
Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge
Serve after chilling for at least 4 hours
ELDERFLOWER TEQUILA SIPPER
Forgot to make the cocktails for a big party? Not to worry! This recipe is super quick for the days that youï¿½re running a little behind.
2 ounces silver tequila
1 ï¿½ ounces elderflower liqueur
4 dasges grapefruit bitters
1 slice of grapefruit
Combine tequila, elderflower liquer and bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Stir until chilled and strain into a coupe
Garnish with grapefruit
GREEN LEMONADE (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
If youï¿½ve got kids who love to have yummy drinks with the adults or if you donï¿½t drink alcohol, this is a great drink recipe for you! Itï¿½s more than just a glass of lemonadeï¿½
4 ounces of lemonade
2 ounces of limeade or lime cordial
4 kiwi slices, peeled
ï¿½ ounce simple syrup
Kiwi or lime slice (for garnish)
Muddle the kiwi and simple syrup in a mixing glass
Add ice, lemonade and limeade
Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
Garnish with a kiwi or lime wedge
THE DON JOHNSON
1 ï¿½ ounces of Ultimat Vodka
ï¿½ ounce of Pama pomegranate liqueur
ï¿½ ounce Solerno blood orange liqueur
ï¿½ ounce white cranberry juice
Blood orange (wedged for garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake vigorously and drain into a glass
Garnish with a blood orange wedge
If youï¿½re having a party, this is your go-to recipe. This yummy white sangria recipe yields 32 servings!
ï¿½ cup peach schnapps
ï¿½ cup cognac
ï¿½ cup white sugar
4 oranges, sliced into rounds
2 green apples, cut into cubes
2 mangos, peeled and sliced
4 (750 milliliter) bottles dry white wine, chilled
1 liter ginger ale, chilled
Combine peach schnapps, cognac, sugar, sliced oranges and sliced mangos in a pitcher
Chill for at least 1 hour
Add white wine and ginger ale to the mixture right before serving
SKINNY CHERRY LIME COCKTAIL
Are you watching your calorie intake but donï¿½t want to waste a cheat day just so you can have a cocktail? This is the perfect recipe for you.
1 part Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka
3 parts sparkling water
2 squirts of fresh limejuice
Splash of cherry juice
Pour vodka, cherry juice and sparkling water over ice and stir
Squirt with lime
Garnish with a lime wheel
Let us know what you think of these recipes, and post photos of the end result! 🙂
Do you have a favorite drink recipe for spring? Tell us about it, and we’ll feature it in the blog!