3 Easy and Affordable Summer Cocktails

This video shows how I make my 3 favorite summer cocktails. They’re all super easy and buying smart and making them at home will save you lots of money on booze this summer!

1. Watermelon Slushies

-1 whole seedless watermelon

-simple syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

dissolve sugar in water on stovetop and let cool to room temperature

-2 shots (2 oz) of alcohol of your choice

Makes 8 cocktails

Slice the watermelon in half so you have 2 halve of a watermelon. Now slice the meat of the watermelon into a checkered board shape without cutting the rind. Then, scoop the red part out with a spoon into a tupperwear container. Freeze this overnight.

Take the frozen watermelon and add it to your blender. Add the simple syrup and blend until smooth. After blended, add alcohol if wanted or serve as is.

2. Clark’s Cheat Margarita

This one is so fast and simple, it kills me. I don’t even know if I should be writing down this recipe, but it will save your taco night.

-1 cup Stirring’s Margarita Mix or Powell and Mahoney Margarita Mix

-2 shots of Tequila

-1 cup of Ice

-Salt or suar

-1 lime

Makes 1 cocktail

In a drink shaker, combine the ice, tequila and margarita mix and give it a good shake. Slice the lime into 4 slivers and then cut the slice down the middle without going through the skin to put the slice on the side of the drink. rub it around the edge of the drink. Lay the salt out on a plate and place the rim of the glass in the salt (or sugar) to coat it. Fill the glass with your drink and finish with the lime slice.

3. Clark’s Summer Shandy

-3 cans of light beer (Bud light, Miller light, or Rolling Rock if you’re John)

-3 cups of lemonade

-1/2 cup of vodka

-1 scoop of lemonade mix

Makes 6 pint glasses

Mix everything together in a large pitcher and mix with a spoon. Chill and serve