7 summer drinks that deserve a little umbrella

There’s nothing more refreshing than an icy, slushy drink to help cool you off on a hot summer day–but these tasty quenchers are reserved for the adult crowd.

summer spiked slushies

 

We’ve rounded up a few favorite summer cocktails for you to try (and do insist that you add that little umbrella!)

sangria

Add a shot of brandy, white wine, or vodka to Alex’s White Sangria Slush for the adult version of a sno-cone. She discovered this delightful treat while vacationing in Italy.

vodka lemonade slush

Nicole jazzed up a summertime favorite and created a Vodka Lemonade Slush. This  can easily be made ahead of time  and stored in the freezer. Click here to see how.

vodka tonic granita slush recipe

The ratio and balance of ingredients are the secret to Christina’s Vodka Tonic Slush. Don’t like vodka?–it’s equally delicious if you substitute gin.

pineapple upside down cake daiquiri recipe

Even if you can’t make it to a tropical isle this year, you can still enjoy one of Amber’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake Daiquiris while soaking up a little sunshine in your own backyard : )

coconut orange daiquiri drink recipe

Amy’s Coconut Orange Daiquiri was actually the result of a happy accident. She improvised with the ingredients that she had on hand and came up with a real winner.

mango margarita slush recipe

No summertime drink post would be complete with mention of margaritas and we can’t wait to try Anna’s version–a Mango Margarita Slush.  Her no-added-sugar rendition uses vanilla extract for a touch of sweetness.

frozen peach margarita recipe

Last year Milisa named this her official cocktail of summer…try serving her Frozen Peach Margarita with chips and guacamole. Doesn’t get any better than that!

 

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