Well, it’s officially summer. School’s out, the temperature is pushing 95 degrees, and the pools are packed. If you’re like me and prefer sunbathing to splashing in the water, the next best way to beat the heat is with an ice cold cocktail. There’s nothing better than sitting in my backyard at the end of the day with my husband and an aperitif!
There are literally thousands of cocktail recipes around, but I have one rule of thumb for my warm-weather drinks of choice: the simpler, the better. I’m talking three ingredients or less. Especially in the summer, I’d rather spend my time sipping a cocktail than making it.
This summer, my go-to drink is Ranch Water (tequila, Topo Chico, and a lime wedge), but I know tequila can be hit or miss for some. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up the yummmiest three ingredient cocktails I could find. Keep these cocktail recipes in your back pocket and spend less time crafting your cocktails and more time enjoying them!
Watermelon Margarita, from Minimalist Baker
Classic Martini, from The Spruce Eats
Cherry Amaretto Limeade, from Take Two Tapas
Classic Daiquiri, from The Spruce Eats
Elderflower Rosé, from Lark & Linen
Moscow Mule, from Gimme Some Oven
Cranberry Orange Mimosa, from Crazy for Crust
La Pera, from Elle Decor
Classic Negroni, from A Beautiful Mess
Lemonade Prosecco Punch, from Crazy for Crust