We are currently in the thick of Summer and all those rainy days we had in May and June are turning into a heatwave this July! No complaints here though! Our pool is FINALLY opening up this weekend and the Weekend Wahl Retreat will be ready for some entertaining. And like and good host or hostess, cocktails are a must for poolside sittin’.
Here are two perfect (and perfectly simple) summertime cocktails that will be sure to appease your crowd. For both of these I am using the Ketel One Botanicals. I love how simple and clean these vodkas are. With no added sugar, non-GMO and no carbs, these make the perfect poolside sip.
1. Cucumber Mint Watermelon Spritz – Start with a wine glass and add 1.25 oz of Ketel One Botanicals Cucumber Mint, three watermelon chunks and a sprig of mint. Muddle those three ingredients together. If you don’t have a muddler, the back of a spoon will work just fine. Once muddled, add ice to the top and add watermelon soda water. My favorite is the Waterloo Watermelon available at Trader Joe’s or Lucky’s Market. Add a mint sprig for garnish and enjoy!
2. Peach and Orange Mule – A twist of the classic! For this one start with a copper mug. (Copper mugs linked here) Fill mug with ice to the top. Add in 1.25 oz of Ketel One Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom and 6 oz of Ginger Beer. My favorites are Gosling’s Ginger Beer or Fever Tree. Garnish with a Peach wedge and orange slice and enjoy!
These cocktails are perfect for your next Summertime get together and will be crowd pleasers for sure! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Cheers!