What’s more refreshing than white wine sangria? A fruity, frozen version that’s patriotic to boot. Each layer features a different fruity flavor, as well as a splash of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of agave nectar. Pour the slushie carefully to ensure the layers don’t blend, and then serve to eager guests.
With or without alcohol, this thirst-quencher is sure to lift your spirits. Plus, its pretty blue hue makes it an obvious choice for the holiday. Puree store-bought lemonade with fresh blueberries and mint leaves to create the easy, refreshing summer slushie. To make it a cocktail, add ½ cup of vodka to the blender before pureeing.
To make this vibrant summer sipper, puree cubed watermelon and lemonade together, stir in fresh mint, and serve over a tall glass of ice. On a sweltering summer day, it’s as cool and refreshing as a juicy slice of watermelon. For an instant cocktail, stir in ½ cup of vodka or tequila before serving.
This elegant drink is perfect for parties. Boil sugar, fresh thyme, and water together to create the delicious simple syrup, which adds an herbaceous flavor to the fruity libation. Serve over ice and garnish with additional thyme sprigs and strawberry slices. For an adult version, add a splash of vodka.
Combining bitter Campari with dry white wine and a splash of soda, this pretty pink spritz is an Italian classic—and a delightfully bright and bubbly way to sip the afternoon away. The simple ingredient list means you can serve a delicious cocktail while focusing on the rest of the menu, too.
It’s never a bad idea to serve a classic crowd-pleaser, especially when you can mix it up directly in the pitcher. Using frozen lemonade concentrate makes it extra refreshing (not to mention convenient), and freshly pureed strawberries lend a bright red hue. Trust us when we say you’ll be serving this all summer!
Once you serve this festive drink once, your guests are sure to request it year after year. The cranberry-apple-strawberry mash-up gets an added dose of sweetness from a sugary rim (and an extra strawberry on top!). For an adult version, add 1 ounce of vodka to each drink.