These Simple, Three-Ingredient Cocktails Are the Perfect End-of-Summer Drinks

They're as easy as one-two-three!

August 12, 2020
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Photo by: Anna Williams

Anna Williams

Summer is slowly coming to a close but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! We still need a way to cool down and relax through the end of August — and what better way than with a cocktail? Whether you need help winding down after a hard day’s work, want a little breather from parenting or just need a small break before cooking dinner, we have the perfect drink recipe for you.

We know that the combination of home life and work can be total chaos some days — and it may not seem possible to stop and spend time mixing up a drink. But, these three-ingredient cocktails make it easy: no specialty ingredients, no fancy kits, no expensive gadgets. You can use ingredients that come straight from your at-home bar cart, pantry and refrigerator to make a stress-free, mess-free, feels-so-snazzy cocktail anytime.

So, why not celebrate the end of summer with a great cocktail, right from the comfort of your own home? Cheers to summer!

Honey Punch (image above)

Who wouldn't want to sip on these sweet, honey-and-fruit vodka drinks? Make a pitcher and serve with a bottle of sparkling apple juice and slices of lemon to make it even more special.

This classic cocktail uses just three simple ingredients: vodka, Lillet Blanc and fresh orange juice. Shaken, not stirred.

Take advantage of blueberry season and create a fancy, sparkling wine drink.

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A red and yellow cocktail with a cherry, lime and lemon wedges in a tall slinder glass in between dishes of crabs legs and bruschetta

©Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Robyn Glaser

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Robyn Glaser

It’s easy to imagine you’re on a tropical island when you have this pineapple drink in hand!

Trade in your matcha latte for this gin and tonic-inspired one. Still refreshing and Instagram-worthy!

Fruitify a glass of bourbon with sparkling apple cider and hard pear cider.

The only thing that's difficult about making this drink is deciding if you want it shaken or stirred!

If you like pina coladas...you’ll definitely want to whip up this tequila drink!

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