Ah, summer—long days full of sunshine and the most enjoyable season for drinking cocktails outdoors with friends or hosting boozy barbecues. Light and refreshing, here are the top 5 picks for fizz cocktails to enjoy in the glorious warm weather.
A METHOD OF mixing drinks that predates the cocktail, you can make almost any cocktail into a punch by increasing the volume. Try this recipe for the English Summer Rose.
TO SERVE 15:
15 FL OZ (450ml) vodka infused with citrus and rose
15 FL OZ (450ml) lemon juice
71/2 FL OZ (225ml) sugar syrup
4 TBSP (45 drops) blossom bitters
14 FL OZ (400ml) rosé Champagne
FILL YOUR PUNCH BOWL with ice, pour all ingredients over the top, then stir. You can then have fun decorating your party showpiece with edible flowers, citrus peels, or rose petals.
1 APEROL SPRITZ Spritzes are designed for summer sipping—the Aperol Spritz is the ultimate refresher.
2 SPARKLING FRENCH MARTINI Full of fruity flavors, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical beach.
3 PROSECCO MOJITO This long, minty drink will keep you cool on a hot summer’s day.
4 SOUTHSIDE ROYALE The mint combined with the tart lemon makes for a refreshing drink.
5 SGROPPINO Nothing says summer like fresh lemons and ice-cold sorbet.