Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Drink Favorites

Happy Almost Fourth of July!  I don't know about you, but I love spending the Fourth out in the sun with a cold drink in my hand.  I haven't done one of these posts since last fall, when I told you about my favorite hard ciders.  I have to admit, I do think hard cider is mostly an autumn thing,* so I thought I would update what summer favorites I've been drinking lately!  
*However, I do really enjoy a good Woodchuck Granny Smith or Summer when I'm hanging out in the yard in the summer.

My favorite summer wine!  Well, I enjoy Barefoot Moscato all year round, but I love its sweet taste especially in the summer.  

Mike just found Angry Orchard's Iceman last month, and I have to say that we're in love.  It's made a lot like ice wines [they freeze the apples before it's made], and even though it's very tart, there are also vanilla and toffee undertones that make it not too sweet.

Skinnygirl Sangria
I looooove sangria, and this one is delicious and doesn't make you feel guilty because 5 ounces only have 130 calories [and is still 10.5% alcohol by volume].  If it's a hot day, adding frozen pieces of peaches, kiwi, or strawberries really bring out the fruity agave nectar taste!

I am so happy that shandies are in style this year.  In past year's we've taken Busch Light and mixed it with Simply Raspberry Lemonade.  Yes, I know it sounds weird, but seriously beer + lemonade is so good.  Leinenkugal is a fantastic brand for both their Summer Shandy [the original] and Lemon Berry [wheat beer, lemonade, and blackberry].  

Bud Light  [plus or minus the Lime]
I absolutely love my yard in the summer.  I love just sitting in our yard, and playing some yard games or having a fire and enjoying one of these great drinks.  Oh, and of course they are all perfect beach drinks too... as you can see when I snuck my Bud Light into the end of that Vine from my last beach trip :)
Linking up for Wineo Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

I'll have to try moscato. I usually drink pinot grigio but I want to try something new.

Heather @ From Here to There said...

I've never had a shandie, I'm going to have to try!!!

Anonymous said...

Moscato is my favorite!!! I've never tried Shandies, I'll have to look for it!

Jen said...

I've heard good things about moscato will have to try it.

Lisa C said...

Cupcake's muscato is also pretty tasty. Love light, crisp wines!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try those Angry Orchard wines! They sound really interesting!

Aubrey S. said...

The Angry Orchard sounds really good. So does the Skinny Girl Sangria.

Thanks for linking up for Wino Wednesday!

The Southern Thing said...

Moscato is my favorite too! And summer shandy is my latest obsesseion! I didn't know they had the lemon berry kind. I can't wait to try it!

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