Tasty Summer Drinks: Beer, Bloody Marys & Margaritas

It’s almost that time to grab your towel and enjoy the summer sunshine while lounging poolside with your favorite drink. If you are looking to change up your usual go to drink, here are some of the best alcoholic beverages that are perfect to sip on during the summer months.

Beer

Beer and summer just go together. Drinking a beer while chilling by the pool or on the beach is always a good combination, but keep in mind that not all brews are the same. Some beers are better to drink in the summer than others. It is always a good idea to go with a light beer, like an ale. Watermelon beer has become quite popular and is refreshing for those hot days, especially when you add a watermelon wedge to the mix. If you are looking for a more citrus taste, orange blossom beers or really any crisp and fruity beers go great with lemon or orange wedges. It is an acquired taste, but sour beers are also an ideal choose for summertime.

If you want to break away from the beer, try these savory cocktails.

Bloody Mary

Start off your summer day with a zing! If blended right and made with the right and freshest ingredients, you can make a killer Bloody Mary. Start by mixing tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, hot sauce and a spicy blend of spices. Then, garnish with olives and celery. Remember, the key to an amazing Bloody Mary is using fresh ingredients.

Looking for a lighter cocktail? You can never go wrong with a margarita!

Margarita

Margaritas are always perfect for any summer day or night. There are many different variations you can make and you can always add in a variety of fruit options for sweeter taste. On the rocks is always a good choice, but there is something about a blended margarita on a hot summer day. Keep it simple and use tequila, salt, triple sec and lime. If you want to add change it up, add strawberries, mango or your fruit of choice.

Of course, you can always fall back on a refreshing classic like a gin and tonic or even a Jack and coke, b

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