No one knows event drink recipes like the Savvy Events team. In order to beat the heat, we’ve always got something refreshing up our sleeves.
With summertime in full swing, we expect these recipes to be hit at any occasion. Get ready to use fresh seasonal ingredients with your favorite mixers for the ultimate summertime drink recipes. The best thing about these recipes is they are just as delicious if you choose to skip the alcoholic ingredient.
Sweet Tea Sangria
We may not be in the south but we still get silly for sweet tea. Cool down and turn up with this southern classic with a twist.
Serves 6-8 cups:
Best served on a hot day! This sweet and soothing soda can quickly turn into an adult beverage with a splash of white wine. Either way bottoms up!
Serves 8 cups:
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, bring 1 cup water, sugar, and ginger to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove simple syrup from heat, cover, and steep for about 30 minutes.
Over a medium bowl, pour syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing minced ginger against sieve with the back of a spoon to extract flavor. Discard ginger. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well chilled.
Evenly distribute peach slices among 8 tall glasses. For each glass, lightly press peaches with the back of a wooden spoon to release their juice. Pour about 2 tablespoons chilled syrup over peaches. Add ice cubes then top with seltzer. Stir to distribute syrup, peach juice, and seltzer evenly. Garnish with 2 mint leaves or a peach slice.
Honeyed Berry Daiquiri
Is it really summer without a daiquiri? This sweet and tart drink goes down smooth. Planning a summertime wedding? These drinks serve beauty and flavor.
Kiwi Lemonade Spritzer
This cooling beverage is beautiful and refreshing. Lemonade always makes people feel at home. Serve this at your next outdoor event! This is among the top most essential summertime event drink recipes. You’ll see why!
Serves 8 cups:
lemon and/or kiwi wedges
In a 1-quart container, stir together the lemon juice and water. Add the kiwi purée and stir. Chill until very cold.
To serve, pour 1/2 cup of the kiwi mixture into each of 8 tall glasses. Fill with ice and add roughly 1/2 cup seltzer water to fill the glass. If you like, spike a lemon and/or kiwi wedge on the rim of each glass.
This cocktail was inspired by a state that does summer best-Kentucky, an icy-hot take on a Derby classic. This sweet with subtle spice mix is for the creative bartender. Your guests are sure to be impressed.
Pour Jalapeño Simple Syrup and add mint; gently bruise leaves with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add enough crushed ice to fill two-thirds of the cup. Add bourbon and stir gently; then add a bit more crushed ice. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with mint sprig and jalapeño.
In a small saucepan over high heat, combine 1 cup water, sugar, and jalapeños. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let steep 20 minutes.
Strain syrup, discard jalapeños, and cool syrup.
Peach Melba Mimosa
Dessert meets drink, meets brunch. Hey! It’s 5’oclock somewhere!
In a blender, puree frozen raspberries and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set a fine sieve over a small pitcher and strain puree; set aside.
Rinse blender, then puree peaches with remaining sugar, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons cold water.
Spoon 2 teaspoons raspberry puree and 2 teaspoons peach puree into each glass. Top off each cocktail with champagne and garnish with fresh strawberries.
We waited all year to tell you about our favorite summertime event drink recipes. Let us know in the comments below how they taste! Cheers!