BELLA’s Perfect Summer Cocktail Guide


Summer is finally here! And as the days become longer, you know what that means… more time to enjoy one of your favorite cocktails! There is nothing better than sipping on a nice, cold drink after a long day at the beach, or a day lounging by the pool. No matter how you spend your summer days, we’re sure you’ll love ending it with one of our favorite summer cocktail recipes!

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Batiste Rhum is perfect for making all sorts of cocktails, but if you’re looking for something citrusy this summer, try their “Manhattan Beach.”

“Manhattan Beach”

  • 1 ½ oz. BATISTE Gold
  • A few dashes of angostura bitters
  • A squeeze of orange juice, and a splash of sweet vermouth.

Shake everything together, strain, and enjoy! If you want to dress it up for your Instagram, or just for fun, garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice!

Another one of our favorite drinks during the summer is Reed’s Ginger beer! We all know and love Reed’s Moscow Mule, but try shaking it up a bit with Reed’s Mexican Mule!

“Mexican Mule”

  • 1.5 oz of premium tequila
  • Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew
  • 1 lime wedge

Add the tequila and Reeds Extra Ginger Brew into a Collins glass and add ice. Throw in a straw, stir, and sip!

Beso Del Sol Sangria is perfect to serve at any of your summer parties. Coming in red, white, and pink flavors, you’re sure to please all of your guests! If you want to make their sangria your own, try adding some of your favorite fruit!

Beso Del Sol Infused Sangria

  • 1 glass of Beso Del Sol Red Sangria
  • 1 wedge of lemon
  • 1 strawberry
  • Handful of blueberries

Pour a glass of Beso Del Sol red sangria. Add a wedge of lemon, 1 sliced strawberry, a few blueberries, and enjoy!

Who didn’t survive off lemonade during the summers as a kid. Now that were adults, we moved on to a bubbly glass of Prosecco Doc to enjoy a summer night. But, who still misses the lemonade? You won’t have compromise your prosecco for lemonade with this Prosecco Doc and limoncello recipe!

Prosecco Doc Lemonade

  • 3 cups of Prosecco Doc
  • 1 cup of chilled limoncello liqueur
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 6 sprigs of fresh mint

In a pitcher, mix together the prosecco and limoncello. Add the raspberries, and if you want, mint for garnish!

Want to take a break from drinking for the night? Try this simple fruit-infused water recipe! We all know that not all water tastes the same, so use 1907water !

1907 Watermelon-Basil Water

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 15 leaves of basil
  • 1907 Water (as needed)

Finely chop the watermelon. Muddle the mint leaves, and put the mint and watermelon in a container at least a gallon big. Add as much 1907 water as you’d like. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, and serve in a pitcher for your family and friends, or a mason jar if it’s just for one!

By Anna Jewell

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