CNBC World’s hit TV series Wine Portfolio presents their list of the best cocktails for patios, parties and pools.
Summer is here in the northern hemisphere and that means wine lovers change up how they drink. Gone are the big fat reds and in their place cool cocktails are the libation of choice. So with this in mind our team set about to compile the recipes of our favorite warm weather drinks.
Here is Wine Portfolio’s Top 10 Summer Sips
White Wine Spritzer - Chilled white wine, with soda water and a lime wedge
Mojito - This Cuban fav is best if you use simple syrup, lime, soda water, rum and a handful of mint leaves.
Sangria - Made with either white or red wine, sliced lemons, sliced limes, orange, sugar, orange juice or lemonade, gin, ginger ale, raspberries and strawberries. Tip: Add in a can of pineapple for an extra kick
Caesar – Clamato juice (or tomato juice if this isn’t available in your part of the world), Worcestershire, vodka, Tabasco, with a celery stick to garnish. Add a jumbo tiger shrimp to jazz things up!
Shandy - An English drink, simply ix beer with ginger ale, sprite, or frozen limeade
Strawberry daiquiri - Mix rum, strawberries, sugar, and lime in a blender over ice and blend it up. Garnish the glass with a fresh strawberry et voila!
Long island ice tea - Named for its resemblance to traditional, non alcoholic iced tea, this refreshing patio drink is deceiving with its far above average alcohol levels.Equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec and lemon juice. Add a splash of simple syrup and coke, and a lemon wedge to top it off.
Stiff lemonade - 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice,1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, 2 oz simple syrup, 1 oz vodka,1/2 oz Russo lemoncello, 1/2 oz cointreau. Add all ingredients in a blender over ice, and blend until all the ice chunks are smooth.
Greyhound – One part vodka, two parts grapefruit juice, garnish with a slice of lime. If you’re feeling particularly summery, use pink grapefruit juice.
Prosecco – Ok this isn’t a cocktail but a cold, sparkling Italian wine is perfect for most patio get togethers
Now get outside and enjoy the weather.