10 Summer Drink Recipes To Use For Your Next Girls Night
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Some nights you want to just have fun with your girlfriends, have a couple of drinks, and not have to worry about getting hit on by a string of creepy guys. Or maybe you just don't feel like having to get dressed, but you're still in the mood for a girls night.
These drinks are the perfect addition to any girls night. Cute, delicious drinks that are bar worthy but don't require you to leave the comfort of your own home! Whether you're feeling lazy or you want to invite the girls over to show off your skills, these are easy to make and fun to drink!
1. Mango Cocktail
- Mango juice
- Lime juice
- Fresh mango wedges
Combine all ingredients, minus the mango wedges, into a pitcher and stir. Put it in the fridge for an hour or so to allow it to chill. Place mango wedges into glasses, pour in the chilled drink and serve!
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- white rum (1 shot per glass)
- 1/2 cup club soda
- white sugar
- lime cut into wedges
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, then fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir and add more sugar to taste. Extra points if you use a lime wedge to garnish the glass.
- 1-1/2 oz. silver tequila
- 1 oz. Cointreau or another orange flavor liqueur of your choosing
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake well. Use salt to rim the glasses for an authentic look. Using a strainer, pour contents of shaker into your salt rimmed glass and enjoy!
4. Blended Raspberry Lemonade
- Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka
Fill a blender with ice and add in desired amount of vodka. Pour in lemonade and blend until it is the perfect slushy. Pour into a glass and add a straw! Simple and delicious.
5. Ginger Shandies
- Hoegaarden beer
- Ginger ale
Fill your glass halfway with beer and the with rest ginger ale. Add in a lemon or lime wedge for extra flavor.
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6. Cosmopolitan Slushy
- 1 1/4 cups citrus-flavored vodka
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 2 cups cranberry juice
Combine vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice into a blender with 2 cups ice and blend. If you blend too much and loose the slushy-ness, add more ice. Pour the slush into glasses and enjoy!
7. White Sangria
- White wine (fruity/citrus flavors work best!)
- Black Raspberry Liqueur
- Orange juice or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
- Sparkling Wine
The best part about sangria is how easy it is to make! Combine all ingredients into a pitcher, stir and serve!
8. Berry Punch
- Frozen fruit berry mix
- Cranberry juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until everything has been turned into liquid. Feel free to leave it a little slushy if you want. Pour into glasses and serve.
9. Peach Wine Cooler
- 3 cups seltzer
- 1 cup peach juice
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
- 4 slices fresh peach
Combine seltzer, peach juice and white wine in a pitcher. Add in honey if you want it to be extra sweet! Stir all together until thoroughly blended and honey, if added, has been dissolved. Garnish glasses with peach slices, pour and enjoy.
10. Ginger Sangria
- 1 Bottle of red wine
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 1 Lime cut into wedges
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- Splash of orange juice or lemonade
- 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
- 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (thawed or frozen)
- 4 Cups ginger ale
Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.