FOOD + DRINK

Underrated Drinks That’ll Impress the Toughest Crowds

 

It’s time to talk. You’re wanting to throw the best get-together, am I right? And let me guess – you have no idea where to start. We’re here to help you out with some of our best-kept secrets – drinks* that will crank up the heat at your summer shindig.

 

Let’s start simple with this Strawberry Frosé – you heard that right. Nothing’s better than Rose, except when it’s frozen.

INGREDIENTS

1 bottle of Rose wine/Pink Moscato that you enjoy

1 pound sliced frozen strawberries

1-2 cups of ice

DIRECTIONS

Blend together. Voila! It’s really that easy.

Let’s step it up a notch with this Cherry Lime Tequila Cocktail. It’s something easy, yet different, which is why we liked this particular recipe!

INGREDIENTS

Ice

Juice from a ½ of a lime

2 oz Cherry Juice

1 oz Tequila

7UP or Cherry 7UP


DIRECTIONS

Fill cup with ice, and then pour in the lime juice, cherry juice, and tequila. Stir, and then top with 7UP of your choice.

 

If something that sounds as sophisticated as it tastes is your thing, then you are sure to love the Champagne Paloma. Again, very simple, but satisfying – are we noticing a trend?

 

INGREDIENTS

3 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

0.5 oz fresh lime juice (1 tbsp)

1.5 oz tequila

Ice

2 oz champagne

 

DIRECTIONS

Add the grapefruit, lime juice, and tequila to a glass, then add ice. Stir and top off with champagne.

Just like the song, this drink is sure to bring you to your feet, and it’s the (very appropriately named) Cake By The Ocean. *cues the music*

 

INGREDIENTS (For best results, chill prior to usage)

2 oz cake flavored vodka (or vanilla/whipped cream)

2 oz coconut rum

2 oz pineapple juice

2 oz orange juice

Optional: Club soda, maraschino cherries, sprinkles, pineapple & orange slices garnish


DIRECTIONS

Add vodka, rum, and both juices to a glass with ice. Garnish with fruit and top off with club soda if desired.

Coming in clutch to wrap up our sweet little list is the Pineapple Rum Punch! You’ll be feeling like you’re relaxing on the coast of California in no time. We know. It’s okay to dream a little.

 

INGREDIENTS
3 Cups Ginger Ale

3 Cups Pineapple Juice

1 Cup Malibu Rum

Fresh Pineapple Chunks


DIRECTIONS

Pour ginger ale, pineapple juice, and malibu over ice. Stir, and then serve with a fresh pineapple skewer (optional).

 

Have you made other drinks that made your party an instant hit? Share the wealth and leave us a comment down below!

 

*Disclaimer: The origin of each recipe has been linked appropriately. Home Zone is not claiming ownership or originality for the recipes or pictures listed above. Drink responsibly.

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