Summer is almost upon us, and with it comes the scorching heat that will leave us sweating buckets and thirsting for a refreshing drink. Chilled water is all well and good, as well as iced beverages, but what better way to cool yourself down than mixing your own summer cocktails at home?

Why don’t you welcome the summer by throwing a party, and have your guests sample your choice of cocktails for the gathering? Here are a few recipes that will make your summer party a hit!

Blueberry Mojito

Blueberries are packed with vitamins and minerals that can help improve your immune system and your skin, so making a mojito out of it seems to be worth trying out, don’t you think? You will need a cup of fresh blueberries and a little extra to garnish your drink, 10 pieces of fresh mint leaves, the juice of 2 limes, ice, 4 oz of clear rum, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and 6 oz of club soda. Puree the blueberries first in your blender or food processor until you get a smooth consistency. Add sugar and mint leaves to your cocktail shaker and muddle the two with a muddler. Add the pureed blueberries, rum, and the lime juice then shake thoroughly. Pour the club soda and ice in two tall glasses then add the rum mixture. Stir then garnish.

Slushy Cherry Old Fashioned Cocktail

Another refreshing drink that you are sure to enjoy this summer is this slushy cherry old fashioned cocktail which will only take you 5 minutes to complete. You will need 2 ounces of rye whiskey, an ounce of Simple Syrup, 2 cups of ice cubes, an ounce of orange juice (freshly squeezed), and 6 pieces of fresh cherries that are stemmed as well as pitted. Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend on high for about 15 to 20 seconds. Pour the mixture into a glass, then garnish with some fresh cherries before serving.

Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

What better way to enjoy the summer than having a drink filled with frozen fruits? In this recipe, you will need one and a half cups each of chopped strawberries and chopped kiwi, frozen, 8 pieces of fresh mint leaves (divided), three and half cups of crushed ice (divided), 3 tablespoons of simple syrup (divided), 3 ounces of rum (divided), mint for garnishing, as well as slices of kiwi and strawberry for garnishing purposes too. Combine strawberries, 4 mint leaves, 1 ½ of simple syrup, a shot of rum, as well as 1 and ¾ cups of crushed ice. Blend until you get a slushy consistency. Partially fill 3, 8 oz glasses, then set aside. Rinse the jug then add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Once you have reached the desired consistency, pour the mixture over the strawberry mixture then garnish before serving.

As you can see, these summer cocktails are not that hard to do, plus they are definitely refreshing to serve and drink. Who wants summer to come?

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