So, you’re having a party. The fog of winter has finally lifted and it’s time to celebrate. As warm weather returns to us, we have picnics, barbecues, and potlucks. There will be burgers or hot dogs, chips and dip, and hopefully some ice cream sweets. But something is missing. Oh, yeah—drinks! What’s a gathering without a little alcoholic fun?
It’s the perfect time for fresh, fruity cocktails. You’ll look around and see all the girls in stylish springy sundresses and hats enjoying their nice cold drinks and everyone will be having a blast. Cocktails are the tasty alcoholic drink for those who don’t like beer or straight liquor. You can also make mocktails without alcohol. Here are some trendy drinks to spruce up your party.
1. Dragon Fruit Hard Seltzer
Spiked seltzer came out in 2012 and the idea blew up in popularity. It was around 2019 when a hard seltzer craze started. Many new brands emerged with their own take on the drink; even beer companies started making seltzers. They taste great on their own but can be made even better when added to a cocktail. Parties are always full of surprises and new things to try out. Shake things up by making dragon fruit hard seltzer. Dragon fruit has a unique tropical taste to it. Mix three ounces of dragon fruit syrup with any kind of hard seltzer for a fizzy drink that’s a little on the lighter side. It’s a good drink for someone who doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.
2. Hibiscus Margarita
Margaritas are a classic that will never go out of style. Do you know what usually happens to the classics? They get remade. One yummy remake is a hibiscus margarita. Regular margaritas consist of tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup, but this drink has a flavorful twist. Iced tea is a summertime favorite, and this recipe uses hibiscus tea. If you like Starbucks’ Hibiscus Tea Refresher, then you’ll love this margarita. It requires just four ingredients: Sweetened hibiscus tea, lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau. It’s refreshing, flavorful and only sixty calories.
3. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila sunrise is a gorgeous drink consisting of orange juice, tequila, and grenadine. When you combine the ingredients, they form layers and create the visage of a lovely sunrise. Despite the name, it’s a great drink for any time of the day. It’s not just a delicious drink though. The orange juice in a tequila sunrise is a great source of vitamin C. For an Instagram-worthy pic, take a selfie holding a tequila sunrise as the sun sets behind you.
4. Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer
Summertime is the best time for strawberry picking. It’s fun to do and provides you with some healthy treats. You can use those healthy treats to make jam, or you could just add them to your favorite beverage. Here’s another delicious drink for you: strawberry lemonade spritzer. Each word alone in the name is something awesome. You get to crack open the bubbly for this recipe. Champagne is the alcoholic component of it. It’s a great drink for wedding-related events. All you need are strawberries, lemonade, and champagne. Easy peasy lemonade squeezy!
5. Watermelon Cucumber Mojito
Watermelon is perhaps the most refreshing fruit ever; I mean, it is mostly water. It makes a great addition to a mojito. Try a watermelon cucumber mojito. It’s hydrating, but also healthy. It’s made of watermelon, cucumber, lime, mint, and sparkling water. Let’s not forget about the vodka. Okay, so it’s mostly healthy.
If you prefer to keep it simple, a bottle of wine is always a classy choice. No matter what drinks you provide for your party, you’re going to need some hors d’oeuvres to keep your guests full and satisfied. A great and healthy crowd-pleaser is Caprese skewers. All they require are basil, mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, and some balsamic vinaigrette. They’re perfect because you can hold a drink in one hand and a Caprese skewer in the other.
Don’t settle for bland food and beverage. You want your party to sparkle. Fresh cocktails are where it’s at!