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3 Easy Summer Cocktails

This is a collage featuring a few summer cocktails, including a Peach Martini and Frozen Daiquiri along with summer flowers.

3 Easy Summer Cocktails

May 18, 2021

Nothing reminds me more of summer time than a light refreshing cocktail. Anyone else? I know it's not just me, so let's jump into a few quick (seriously super super easy) recipes that will knock your socks off and keep you refreshed.

Images of the martini + daiquiri were taken by my friend Kyla. All edits were made by me. 

The Peach Martini

A light refreshing take on the traditional martini. Rather than olives and blue cheese, we're going to take a traditional summer fruit (peaches) and add them into then mix. This is a slow sipper and not necessarily one you'd throw back, but it's so easy to make. While peach schnapps is better, most of us don't have that in our cupboards whereas orange liqueur is definitely more of a staple, which is why I included that one. 

INGREDIENTS

▢ 1 1/2 ounces vodka
▢ 1 ounce orange liqueur (peach schnapps is better if you have it)
▢ half a squeezed lime
▢ half a squeezed peach
▢ splash of agave

INSTRUCTIONS

Take all the ingredients, throw them together into a shaker. Add lots of ice and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Enjoy! 

The Frozen Daiquiri

Aaron loves a frozen Daiquiri, and I totally see why. When there's enough ice (it's got to be just right) it is the perfect slushy style drink to sip on for a while.

INGREDIENTS

▢ 1 1/2 ounces light rum
▢ 1 ounce orange liqueur
▢ a squeezed lime
▢ fruit of your choice (strawberries, mango, pineapple)
▢ 1 teaspoon of agave
▢ lots of ice

INSTRUCTIONS

Take all the ingredients, throw them together into a blender. Make sure there's enough ice to make the consistency almost like that of a slushy. If it's too thin, add more ice into round 2 of blending. Sip sip hooray!

The Margarita on the Rocks

In terms of a cocktail I enjoy, a fresh margarita on the rocks is it for me. Light, so refreshing and has a nice balanced flavor. If I don't add salt to the rims, it's a bit of Tajín and it's just the perfect flavor to sip on for an hour or two.

INGREDIENTS

▢ 1 1/2 ounces tequila
▢ 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
▢ a squeezed lime (+ lime for garnish)
▢ Tajín
▢ 1 teaspoon of agave
▢ ice

INSTRUCTIONS

In a mixing glass, start with the agave on the bottom and then squeeze in the full lime. Add your tequila and orange liqueur, along with a few ice cubes. Shake the drink and pour over a large ice cube and you're ready to be poolside. Cheers!

Which recipes are you going to be using this summer?

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I used to drink Margaritas with my mother all the time. The Peach Martini sound really nice and I have some Peach Schnapps! Saturday sounds like a good day for Martinis! We don’t know when we will be able to travel anywhere in the near future so we have decked out our deck to the nines and if the weather will cooperate it will be heaven. We are not allowed to travel to any other Provinces even Banff has asked people to stay away because their infections are so high. Travel seems like something that will happen somewhere way in the future. It’s so nice to see other countries being able to start getting back to normal and know we will be there soon