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Amazing and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Spring/Summer

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As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about delicious cocktails that will help you celebrate the season. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want something refreshing to sip on after work, these five recipes will please. All of them are easy to make and use ingredients readily available at most grocery stores. So let’s get started!

1. The Classic Margarita

No matter what time of year, a margarita is always a good idea. This classic cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. You’ll need tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice to make it. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to get fancy, you can garnish your margarita with a slice of lime or some salt around the rim of the glass.

2. Strawberry Daiquiri

Looking for something a little sweeter? A strawberry daiquiri is a delicious option that’s perfect for springtime. You’ll need frozen strawberries, rum, triple sec, lime juice, and ice to make it. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to get creative, you can garnish your daiquiri with a strawberry on the rim of the glass.

3. Piña Colada

Looking for something tropical, look no further than the piña colada. This refreshing cocktail is made with rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ice. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Then garnish your drink with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry.

4. Mojito

A mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail perfect for sipping on a warm day. You’ll need rum, mint leaves, lime juice, sugar, and sparkling water to make it. Simply muddle the mint leaves and lime juice together in the bottom of a glass. Then add the rum, sugar, and sparkling water and stir everything together. Garnish your drink with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.

5. Aperol Spritz

The Aperol spritz is a popular Italian cocktail that’s perfect for springtime sipping. To make it, you’ll need Aperol, prosecco, and club soda. Simply combine equal parts Aperol and prosecco in a glass, then add a splash of club soda. Garnish your drink with an orange slice, and enjoy!

6. Moscow Mule

A Moscow Mule is a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for summertime sipping. You’ll need vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and ice to make it. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a glass and stir together. Garnish your drink with a slice of lime, and enjoy!

So there you have it, five easy and delicious cocktail recipes to help you celebrate spring and summer. Cheers!

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