Do you hear that? Fireworks igniting, martini glasses clinking, fireflies buzzing — it’s the sound of summer. When you’re not indoors binging Stranger Things, you’re likely sweating more than usual in the heat-soaked summer weather. And, if you’re anything like us, enjoying a cold beer or blended cocktail a little more than usual, too.
We love a refreshing summer drink. But alcohol and cocktail mixers tend to be majorly dehydrating. Add higher perspiration to the mix and you have a recipe for some serious dehydration. Don’t fret, we have the perfect solution (no pun intended!) Enter: the hydrating cocktail. Mix a stick of Cure in your drink and it will mitigate the dehydrating properties of alcohol. Plus, it tastes good! Here are our favorite Cure cocktail recipes for summer, which can also be enjoyed without alcohol as a delicious mocktail:
Golden Hour Moscow Mule
The spicy kick of Golden Hour makes it a perfect, gingery delight in a Moscow Mule. Sub the sugary, acidic ginger beer for Golden Hour and both your head and digestive system will thank you. Add all ingredients to a copper mug, throw in some crushed ice, gently stir and enjoy.
- ½ stick of Golden Hour
- 4 oz club soda
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz lemon juice
Main Squeeze Margarita
A healthy substitute for all that rimmed salt (but we won’t judge if you still salt-rim your glass!) Main Squeeze is a light, salty sweet infusion that won’t overpower your fine tequila. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, mix with ice, and serve on the rocks.
- One stick of Main Squeeze
- 2 oz tequila blanco
- 3 oz filtered water
- 1 oz lime juice
Wild Thing Frosé
If you didn’t have frosé, was it even a summer party? The drink of summer gets an upgrade with Wild Thing, rather than the whopping one cup of sugar that is usually tossed in. Wild Thing is a sugar free, fruity complement to the floral notes of rosé.
- 2 sticks of Wild Thing
- 1 750ml bottle of rosé
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved, plus extra for garnish
- ⅓ cup lemon juice (around 3 lemons)
- 1 cup ice
- Pour all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Put blender in freezer until frosé is thick, like a milkshake’s consistency. (25 - 35 minutes).
- Blend again until frosé is slushy.
- Serve and garnish with strawberries.