Some refreshing alcoholic drink recipes for hot weather parties include a strawberry vodka cocktail, red wine sangria, a cucumber pineapple tequila cooler and a grapefruit and sherry cocktail. These drinks all feature fresh fruits as ingredients.
To make a strawberry vodka cocktail, pour 3/4 ounce of simple syrup into a shaker along with a few strawberries. Muddle this together into a drinkable consistency, then add equal portions of vodka, liqueur to taste and lemon juice. Shake the ingredients, then strain before serving.
The red wine sangria requires a variety of fruits and berries, such as sliced oranges, sliced apples and blackberries, that can be personalized for individual taste. Mix the fruits with a Spanish red wine, fruit juices and brandy, then allow it to sit for at least 24 hours to let the flavors blend.
For a cucumber pineapple tequila cooler, juice pineapple, cucumber and limes, then mix the juices with tequila and agave necter. Pour over ice and add a pinch of salt for taste. Alternatively, freeze cubes of pineapple before blending the ingredients together for a frozen drink.
A grapefruit and sherry cocktail uses citrus vodka, sherry, grapefruit juice and honey syrup. Blend honey with hot water until it reaches the desired consistency to obtain the honey syrup. Shake the ingredients together and strain.