3 Modern Cocktails for Your Next Summer Bash

Summer special events are often associated with fruit- or mint-based cocktails that are both fun and refreshing. We’re going to give you quick recipes for three of our favorite summer drinks.  

Blueberry Lemonade  

You’re not going to find this at a lemonade stand in front of a suburban home. You’re going to have to get invited to the backyard party for this spiked lemonade drink. To make this beverage, you will need 1.5 ounces of vodka, 2 ounces each of fresh lemonade and blueberry simple syrup, and 3 ounces of water (for each serving). The simple syrup is made by boiling 1.5 cups of water, 1 cup of blueberries, and a cup of sugar until all the sugar dissolves. Simmer it for 20 minutes, pour it through a strainer (pressing the berries to get as much juice as possible), and cool it in the fridge. Shake your ingredients together and pour them over ice. Add some fresh blueberries as a garnish. 

Cajun Lemonade 

This sweet and spicy summer treat is so delightful, we’ll tell you how to make a full punch bowl. Start by combining 12 ounces of vodka (you can substitute white rum), 4 ounces of Pimm’s, 8 ounces of lemon juice, 4 ounces of simple syrup, and a half tablespoon of Tobasco. Combine and chill the ingredients for an hour (or overnight if you have time). Shake it up, and pour it into a pitcher of ice. When you pour individual drinks, top the glass off with a clear soda like Sprite or 7-Up, and garnish with several wheels of lemon.  

Authentic Mojitos 

This is a classic summer cocktail. For each serving, you will need 1.5 ounces of rum and 4 ounces of club soda as well as 10 mint leaves, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and half a lime sliced into quarters. Muddle the mint and half the lime slices. Then add the sugar and the rest of the lime and muddle some more. The better you muddle, the better the finished product will be. Add ice to the glass, pour in the rum, and then top it off with sparkling water or club soda.  

The Best Summer Catering in the Bay Area 

If you want your summer party to make a real impression, Caterman Catering can help. Not only can we provide stunning menu items for your guests, but we can also provide you with access to the local vendors we are partnered with to help you plan your event from start to finish. To get started, call 408-441-8719 today!