A summertime cocktail just isn’t complete without a piece of fruit, whether as a garnish or floating to the top of your tumbler. Here are a few recipes to enjoy this summer where the fruit is the star and a fun twist on turning an already sweet treat into something meant only for grownups. Please remember to drink responsibly and always designate a sober driver!
This one is as simple as they come: your main ingredients for this recipe are a watermelon, a bottle of vodka, and time. By inverting a bottle of vodka into a small hole cut into the watermelon and allowing the vodka to be absorbed into the watermelon’s fleshy fruit for at least 12 hours, your watermelon is now spiked and ready to enjoy!
Check out TheSpruceEats.com How-to Recipe on their website for step-by-step instructions with pictures!
Whatever fruit you find at the local Farmers Market or grocery store will work in a sangria. Slice up oranges, apples, blueberries, strawberries, pears, peaches, or pineapples, truly whatever type of fruit you have, then add a bottle of red wine, orange juice, brandy, and some sugar. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve with scoops of fruit included in each glass. Get suggestions for which red wines to choose or switch it up by making a white sangria by visiting Delish.com for the full recipe and links to tons of other fun boozy drinks.
Strawberry Wine Slushies
Another perfectly simple recipe with only 3 ingredients: white wine, frozen fruit, and simple syrup. Step 1: Blend all of the ingredients together. Step 2: Serve immediately! And that’s it, that’s how simply wonderful it is. Find the recipe measurements and other variations to try out at SimpleJoy.com (including the recipe on how to make your own simple syrup!).