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A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try

Picnics are a delightful part of summer and should be enjoyed at high frequency, preferably with a large amount of friends, food and fun. Everyone seems to have that one friend who knows how to make picnics awesome. If that’s not you, don’t fret! Your picnic-perfecting skills can rise to expert level with a little studying, trial and error.

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

In the case of finding the perfect picnic refreshments, our very own Gabe, aka The Artful Desperado, has spent some time developing delicious sippers so you don’t have to. Try these picnic-friendly cocktail recipes full of summery fresh ingredients and ‘wow’ your friends at your next casual outdoor soiree. (Just be mindful of the location and make sure it’s cool with your local outdoor beverage consumption laws.)

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Picnic Cocktail 1: Orange Cinnamon G&T (Makes one cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh orange
  • gin
  • tonic water
  • cinnamon sticks
  • juniper berries (optional)
  • thyme for garnish

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Method

  1. Fill a mason jar with ice.
  2. Add about 1 shot of gin.
  3. Cut orange into small segments and place 2 or 3 segments in the jar.
  4. Add cinnamon sticks and juniper berries.
  5. Top with tonic water and garnish with thyme.
  6. Repeat for each cocktail.
  7. Seal jar and go! 

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Picnic Cocktail 2: Watermelon, Mint and Tequila Cooler (Makes one cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 shot of tequila anejo
  • 1 pinch salt

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender with some ice.
  2. Pulse a few times until watermelon is pureed.
  3. Pour contents into a mason jar with ice and top with mint.
  4. Repeat for each cocktail, seal the jar and go!

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo
A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo
A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Picnic Cocktail 3: Kombucha, Summer Berries and Aquavit Shrub (Makes one cocktail)

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful fresh summer berries (any combination you like!)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 shot aquavit
  • 1 bottle kombucha (we used ginger kombucha but feel free to use any flavor you like)
  • cucumber slices for garnish

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo
A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Method:

  1. Place berries and brown sugar in a mason jar with some ice and muddle using a wooden spoon or muddler.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar and aquavit.
  3. Top with kombucha and give it a gentle swirl to blend.
  4. Garnish with cucumber slices.
  5. Repeat for each cocktail, seal the jar and go!

A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo
A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo
A Trio of Picnic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try c/o Luvo

Try these picnic cocktails and let us know what you think! Be sure to unlock a coupon to use on your next Luvo purchase and download Luvo’s 7-day meal and fitness plan for more nutrition tips and recipes.

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