7 Cocktails that will Transport You to a Dream Summer Vacation

Cocktails that bring the vacation to your home. Our team picked 7 drinks that will give you all the summer feels.

Favorite Cocktails

While we’re all doing our best to keep our families, friends, and front-line workers safe, there’s been a few things we’ve been craving during this time inside. One of them is coming together with our favorite people for a few cocktails.

With summer ahead of us, our team has rounded up 7 drinks that remind us of the summer destinations we love and how to make them.

1. Singapore Sling

The destination this cocktail makes us dream about: Southeast Asia

Summer Cocktail Singapore Sling

I love this cocktail because it brings back a lot of memories of a trip when I had it for the first time. The story of the cocktail is also very interesting as it was created to look like juice in a time when women couldn’t drink alcohol in public in Singapore.

Julie – Eatwith Global Community Manager

What you’ll need:

1 oz. dry gin, 1 oz. cherry brandy, 1 oz. Benedictine, ice, a few drops Angostura bitters, 1.5 oz. pineapple juice,1 oz. lime juice, sparkling water to top

Steps:

  1. Pour the gin, cherry brandy, and Benedictine into a mixing glass or pitcher. Add the ice and Angostura bitters.
  2. Stir well until the outside of your vessel is chilled. 
  3. Pour the mix into a tall glass, then add the pineapple juice and lime juice. Gently stir.
  4. Top off the drink with sparkling water.

2. Hawaiian Mule

The destinations this cocktail makes us dream about:
The Hawaiian Islands, Costa Rica, Indonesia

Summer Cocktail Hawaiian Mule
Hawaiian Mule

I love a good tropical twist. One of my favorite cocktails is a Moscow Mule, but adding pineapple does wonders to this drink. Every time I have a Hawaiian Mule, I feel like I’m laying on a beach, soaking in the sun, without a care in the world!

Carla – Eatwith U.S. Marketing Manager

What you’ll need:

1.5 oz. vodka, 2 oz. pineapple juice, 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, 3 oz. ginger beer

Steps:

  1. Combine vodka, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail glass or copper mug with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Top off with ginger beer and stir until mixed.

3. Hugo

The destinations this cocktail makes us dream about: Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Summer Cocktail Hugo
Hugo Cocktail

I love this cocktail because it tastes like summer: fresh and light. It’s a newer cocktail because it was created in the 90’s. In aperitivo tradition, the Hugo is an alternative to the more famous spritz.

Ester, Eatwith Business Account Manager

What you’ll need:

1 oz. elderflower cordial, a splash of soda water, Prosecco to top off, ice, fresh mint, lime

Steps:

  1. Scoop a handful of ice into a large glass. Add in torn mint leaves.
  2. Add the elderflower cordial and a splash of soda water.
  3. Top off with Prosecco.
  4. Stir well and garnish will a lime slice.

4. Aperol Spritz

The destination this cocktail makes us dream about: Italy

Summer Cocktail Aperol Spritz

This is my favorite summertime aperitif. It’s light and refreshing with the perfect balance of sweet and bitterness!

Kristina – Eatwith UK & Ireland Community Manager

What you’ll need:

Ice, 3 oz. Aperol, 3 oz. dry Prosecco, 1 oz. club soda, orange slice

Steps:

  1. Fill up a large wine glass with ice then pour in the Aperol.
  2. Add the Prosecco and top it off with a splash of club soda.
  3. Garnish with the orange slice.

5. Mezcal Margarita

The destinations this cocktail makes us dream about: Mexico, Southwest USA

Summer Cocktail Mezcal Margarita
Mezcal Margarita

I love this take on a classic margarita for its sourness and smoky flavor! Mezcal is always the base spirit in the cocktails I drink. It reminds me of a wonderful trip to Mexico, where we visited a mezcal distillery and were invited by some locals to have lunch in a forest.

Eleonora, Eatwith Italy, Spain, & Portugal Community Manager

What you’ll need:

Ice, 2 oz. Mezcal, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz. agave syrup

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass.

6. Blue Lagoon

The destinations this cocktail makes us dream about: Hawaii, The Caribbean

Summer Cocktail Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

I love this cocktail because of its color. Turquoise makes me think about summer and the beach all the time!

Linh, Eatwith Junior Acquisition Manager

What you’ll need:

Ice (cubed and crushed), 3 oz. blue curaçao, 3 oz. vodka, 1 juiced lemon, 1 juiced orange, 1 juiced lime, 8 maraschino cherries (for garnish) plus 1 tsp of the syrup, 6 oz. soda water, optional lemon pineapple slice for garnish

Steps:

  1. Put the ice in a large jug or pitcher. Pour in the curaçao, vodka, fruit juices, and the 1 tsp. syrup from the cherries.
  2. Stir until the outside of the glass is chilled.
  3. Fill four hurricane glasses halfway with crushed ice, then strain in the cocktail.
  4. Top off the glasses with the soda water, stirring carefully.
  5. Garnish with maraschino cherries, lemon, or pineapple.

7. Peach Bellini

The destinations this cocktail makes us dream about: Italy

Summer Cocktail Peach Bellini
Peach Bellini

I enjoyed this drink the summer I was in Italy and every time I have it now – I am back in a balcony overlooking the Venice Canals, the view of the Coliseum and the Tuscany hills.

Sasha, Eatwith USA General Manager

What you’ll need:

2 peaches peeled and diced, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of sugar, 1 bottle Prosecco, champagne or dry sparkling wine

Steps:

  1. Puree peaches, water, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  2. Fill a champagne flute or stemless wine glass with a quarter full of the puree and then top off with the Prosecco, champagne or sparkling wine.

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