8 Amazing Summer Cocktails ...

Beaches, bikinis, sunglasses, flowy dresses, summer cocktails?

What makes you look forward to summer?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a cocktail junkie!

Nothing better than a summer BBQ with the girls and a cold refreshing cocktail to go with it.

Here is a list of some of my favorite summer cocktails.

1. White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria

Instead of the traditional red, try this delicious sangria recipe with some white wine.

Sangria is always a safe choice for a summer BBQ or pool party because it can be pre-made in large quantities.

Not to mention all the colorful, in-season fruit varieties make it a much better...

and prettier...

summer cocktail.

I tend to like the white sangria better in the summer because whites are better served chilled and are lighter on the waistline, but if you'd prefer the red then I'm sure this recipe will be just as wonderful if made with a red.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice

1 cup vodka or lemon-lime carbonated beverage

2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced, slices cut into half

1 medium orange, thinly sliced, cut in half if desired

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 lime, thinly sliced

1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, chilled (3 1/2 cups)

1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled (4 cups)

Directions:

In half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, stir sugar, orange liqueur and vodka until sugar is dissolved.

Into another half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, pour half of vodka mixture.

Divide fruits and wine evenly between pitchers.

Refrigerate until serving.

Just before serving, pour half of club soda into each pitcher;

stir gently to mix.

Serve immediately.

If desired, serve over ice.

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