Ring in summer by combining all the fun flavors of the season. Midori (melon-flavored liqueur) and cream of coconut add a
taste of the tropics to the pineapple concoction. Use green kiwi for a tangy flavor, or substitute golden kiwi for a sweeter
Serve a cocktail made from cherimoya, a tropical fruit with a rich, citrusy flavor. The creaminess of the cherimoya and the
light sweetness of the white rum complement the zesty lemonade concentrate. For added flavor and flair, dip the rim of the
glass in lemonade concentrate and then dredge in coarse sugar.
If you usually order a Bellini to cool off during the summer, you're sure to love this peach schnapps-infused cousin of the
popular drink. Blend peaches with schnapps and lime juice, then let freeze for about an hour until it has a slushy consistency.
Mix with Champagne and serve.
Make a simple adults-only float using vanilla ice cream, creamy porter or stout, and a flavorful garnish of fresh raspberries
and mint sprigs. Enjoy with a spoon, or take it out by the pool with you and let it thaw into a melty dessert drink.
Freeze chopped mango, then blend with ice, mango nectar, white rum, lime juice, sugar, and fresh mint for a minty sweet cocktail
with just the slightest hint of pucker from the lime juice. It's best to serve immediately, so keep spare frozen mango in
the freezer to whip up extra batches in a hurry.
Bring the flavor of the Caribbean to your back porch with a banana-flavored drink infused with sweet-and-sour cocktail mix
and orange juice concentrate. The creamy cocktail is part dessert, part heaven in a glass.
Serve this festive drink at an early afternoon barbecue. Frozen pink lemonade concentrate gives the drink its color and its
sweet-tart flavor base. Add vodka, water, and ripe peaches for extra sweetness, then process with crushed ice.
One reviewer had this to say: “Made this for my husband's Jan. 1st birthday party for 30 guests. Since we live in the Florida
Keys, I figured it could be served year round. It was the hit drink of the party—couldn't make them fast enough! Even the
men were drinking them, and all the rest of the drinks were hardly touched. New favorite tropical drink. -KeysBet
A mojito traditionally uses rum; here we use tequila instead, hence the fun title. Dip rims of glasses in lime juice and a
mixture of equal parts kosher salt and sugar for a twist on salt-rimmed glasses.
Whip up Watermelon Bellini for a refreshing sipper--plus any summer melon will work. For a nonalcoholic option, replace the
sparkling wine with sparkling white grape juice, sparkling cider, or club soda.