W hen temperatures soar high and people become overwhelmed by the heat, hydrating becomes a top priority. While the classic H2O is the best solution to make up for all the liquids our bodies lose through excessive sweating in summer, there are times when we want the drinks we’re consuming to have a more interesting taste. On hot summer days, nothing beats the heat like drinking a refreshing alcoholic drink at a local venue with friends or at home, sitting on the porch where it’s shaded.
There’s a good reason why all bars and restaurants have some of the best commercial ice machines in their array of equipment, during summer the demand for icy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks skyrocketing because of the refreshing taste they have and how much they help in cooling people off. But you don’t necessarily have to go to a nearby bar to enjoy that drink since most are quite easy to make at home, with ingredients that aren’t hard to come by and necessitating considerably less ice since you’re likely preparing only a few servings for you and some friends.
Next, we will look over some of the most refreshing alcoholic drinks that you can indulge in this summer to beat the heat and explain what you need to make them and how you should proceed, so stick with us if you want to be the talk of the town when it comes to hosting pool parties this year.
*Drinking too much alcohol in high temperatures can lead to dehydration quite rapidly since alcohol encourages frequent urination. As long as you avoid excessive drinking and stick to a couple of alcoholic beverages to cool off with, though, you will be in the clear.
The classic Mojito is an alcoholic beverage that usually doesn’t miss from the menu of any self-respecting bar in the world for a simple reason – it’s refreshing, tasty, and it’s done in a few minutes. This recipe has a nice twist that adds to the drink’s aroma since it has blackberries in it too, fruits that are in high demand during summer.
The national drink of Puerto Rico, the piña colada is one of the favorite vacation drinks for people all around the world. Calling it refreshing won’t do it justice, that’s for sure – it’s likely the hardest to beat since a single sip makes you feel like you’re on the beach, relaxing while looking at the waves. This tropical drink takes about 5 minutes to prepare and it isn’t difficult to make either, which evidently adds to its popularity.
If you’re a fan of fruits, then this is the drink for you. Made with fresh and frozen strawberries, among other ingredients, this alcoholic beverage is by definition the perfect summer treat due to its incomparable taste. It takes 10 to 20 minutes to make, however, so don’t think it will all be over in a jiffy like with the classic and easy-to-make Cuba Libre, for example.
Aside from these 3 classic recipes that are consumed on a large scale due to their refreshing taste, there is a bundle of other alcoholic beverages that are best served during the warm season since they can cool you off. Truth be told, as long your favorite type of alcohol and ice are involved in the preparation process, you won’t go wrong with any drink that you can think of, so these aren’t your sole options.
You can even get creative and try out some mixes of your own to see if you discover a new recipe by accident, or go for other classic drinks that you served in bars and restaurants and liked how they taste. As long as you limit your alcohol consumption, even on the hottest summer day you will feel reinvigorated by the drink you’re enjoying.