This Friday marks the longest day of the year. June 21st is the first day of summer, the Summer Solstice. And for some, that simply means a longer Friday night, but for others, it’s another reason to have a party. For those summer-ready celebrators, we’d like to offer a few cocktail ideas to make your Summer Solstice a twinkle in your eye that lasts for the rest of the season.
We’ve taken these cocktail ideas from our Pinterest page—these are the ones we’re dying to try as the sun sets this Friday:
Citrusy Champagne Sangria
Combine a slice of pear, some grappa and Champagne for a crisp and light cocktail. It’s refreshing and cool and exactly the type of Summer Solstice cocktail your guests will love. For more details, click the photo!
This pear vodka cocktail includes pineapple juice and cranberry juice poured over a bed of ice for a pretty, sweet beverage. This would be beautiful by itself, or maybe with a thin slice of pear in the glass. Either way, the pale pink color makes us think of summer right away. (Click the photo for the recipe!)
Popsicles in Prosecco
It’s exactly what the title says: homemade fruit popsicles (or store-bought, we don’t judge!) sitting in your (large) wine glass with prosecco poured over top. It adds a fruit flavor to your bubbly beverage and a little spike to your popsicle dessert.
Are there any summer cocktails you’re excited to try? How do you celebrate the coming of summer? Comment below and let us know!
Hannah and Meghan