Cool Summer Drinks for Your Lake Day
Cool Summer Drinks for Your Lake Day
Cool Drinks For Your Hot Lake Day
The heat has officially hit us! Who isn’t spending every weekend at the pool or lake? While swimming is an easy way to cool off, how can you make it even better? Including your favorite Lake Day drink!
The most important question to ask yourself is: “What is the most popular cold Summer drink?” You might be surprised by how many different answers people can come up with.
Check out our list of the most popular drinks people bring to their Summer Lake Day:
1. The Tequila Sunrise
The Tequila Sunrise cocktail, with its bright patterns of color, represents a summer sunrise. This classic drink has only three ingredients—tequila, grenadine, and orange juice. It is served unmixed to preserve the color of each layer.
2. The Pink Lady
Appearances can be deceiving, and such is the case with the Pink Lady. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is used alongside pomegranate-based grenadine to create the perfect mixture of sweet and tart. The drink packs a two-spirit punch of gin and applejack that creates a pretty pink hue.
3. The Mimosa
Mimosas are a very classic, and yet delicious combination of sparkling wine and orange juice. They are fun, simple, and an easy drink to serve to company. You might be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of the Mimosa, but less someone who doesn’t enjoy this drink!
4. The Caribbean Rum Punch
Are you on the hunt for a tropical-flavored drink to help spice up your lake day? Well, here you go! The Caribbean Rum Punch pulls together fruit juices, rum, grenadine, and ice to create a blast of flavor. This drink is easy to make, loved by all, and a big necessity for any day on the lake.
5. The Tom Collins
The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail featuring gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and club soda. This refreshing drink tastes just like spiked sparkling lemonade and is equipped with everything you need to cool down on a hot Lake day.
6. The Mint Julep
The Mint Julep is a classic bourbon cocktail best known for being the signature drink of the famous Kentucky Derby. This refresher is composed of bourbon, mint, sugar, and crushed ice and should not be reserved for only the Derby season.
7. The John Daly
This boozy version of Arnold Palmer is cleverly named for the golfer who is best known to love a good drink on a hot day. This cocktail is equally refreshing on the lake, at the golf clubhouse, or even on your back porch.
8. The Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is one of the world’s best-known cocktails. Despite the endless variations and regardless of how you choose to make it, the Bloody Mary is a famous classic amongst everyone. It can be a liquor-soaked breakfast and hangover cure all in one red package. It is also one of the few cocktails that are socially acceptable to drink first thing in the morning. While this may be a popular breakfast cocktail, do not forget about it while you are out on the Lake this Summer.
9. The Piña Colada
For years, this classic drink was the poster child of the blender boom, a symbol of booze cruises and poolside bars. The tropical cocktail—a mix of rum, pineapple, coconut, and lime juices dates back to the 1950s and has been satisfying Summer vacationers and Tiki aficionados since. The Colada is sweet and balanced; with crisp rum and tart fruit perfectly complementing the rich coconut.
10. The Sangria
The best part about Sangria is definitely its versatility. A Spanish Rioja wine is always a great choice, given its subtle and dry nature. You can try other Spanish (or even not Spanish) wines, also such as Pinot Noir and Syrah. The experimentation does not end with the wine, as you can also have lots of fun fortifying the spirit and the fruit.
11. The Margarita
The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, and for good reason. Combining the tang of lime and the sweetness of the orange liqueur with the distinctive strength of tequila, the classic Margarita strikes all of the right keys for Summer drink lovers.
12. The Gin and Tonic
There is endless room for experimentation within the classic and simple Gin and Tonic. With dozens of tonics on the market and even more gins, a good G&T is a mix-and-match game to find the combination that best suits your personal tastes.