5 Cool Cocktails for Patio Season

It’s Friday, the temperatures are climbing and we’re well into patio season. While an icy cold beer or a glass of wine are always appropriate I’ve put together a list of 5 cocktails that are perfect for your next evening on the patio or summer barbecue.

  1. summertime sangria - glass SANGRIA! – I first had sangria on a patio in Spain over 20 years ago and it’s been my favourite summer patio cocktail ever since. Emeril has a great recipe for classic sangria and you can change it up by using a nice crisp white wine or even try it with a fruity strawberry wine.
  2. 225x300xstrawberry_basil_margarita1-225x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.uAkNXdfVJx Strawberry Basil Margarita – What could be better than warm summer afternoon, good friends and a large pitcher of Strawberry Basil Margaritas on the patio? Answer: nothing! We mix up Strawberry Basil Margaritas all summer.
  3. margarita-650-1 Classic Margarita – cool and classic the margarita sets the bar for other summer cocktails.
  4. 225x300xmadtini_kraken_perfect_storm-225x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.k1mcnCCXa5 The Perfect Storm – a spicy take on the classic Dark & Stormy cocktail The Perfect Storm takes you to Caribbean with it’s spiced rum, ginger beer and lemon flavours.
  5. 225x300xmadtini_cucumber_rosemary_gin_and_tonic-225x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.X1BiHkU5u5 Cucumber-Rosemary Gin & Tonic – icy cold and refreshing the addition of cucumber and rosemary to the classic gin & tonic takes this summer drink to a whole new level
Merlene Paynter

Merlene Paynter is a freelance writer and content consultant. When she's not working as the Managing Editor at Her City Lifestyle she's mixing up cocktails over at Madtini.com , designing websites, writing, and selling yarn at her new online yarn shop KnitCreek.com and drinking too much coffee.

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