What do you think of when you hear the word “picnic”? Do you envision a smorgasbord of delectable finger-foods spread across the universal picnic blanket (you know, the red-and-white-checked kind), all set and ready for you and your friends to demolish in 0.8 seconds? Of course you do! Everyone thinks about the food when it comes to picnics – but what about the drinks? After all, the right beverage can set the tone for the occasion!
This time, celebrate National Picnic Month right by trying these 10 amazing drinks! Trust us on this – the drinks matter!
Iced Tea – Don’t want to get too fancy with your beverage? Iced tea can be a refreshing option during the blazing summer months. It’s easy – just add water and your favorite bags of tea to a sealable container, refrigerate it for 5 hours, remove the bags, serve it over ice, and enjoy!
Iced Sparkling Honey-Lime Red Tea – Sometimes regular iced tea just doesn’t cut it. You need some zest in your life, something that makes your taste buds scream, “More of this, please!” Behold, the wondrous concoction that is known as iced sparkling honey-lime red tea. Don’t let the long name fool you – this delicious drink is super easy to make!
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade – Nothing says “summer” quite like lemonade. But don’t just settle for any lemonade. Make it exciting like this bubbly and refreshing sparkling blueberry lemonade recipe!
Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade – Blueberry not your thing? We get it. Some people aren’t into that. That’s why there’s the ever-beloved strawberry lemonade. Try this sweet drink at your next picnic!
Strawberry Limeade Slushies – Do you have a lot of strawberries hanging out and being neglected in the fridge since you bought them a few days ago? Put them to good use and create this easy and delicious strawberry limeade slushie! You can even add a white-based soda or a splash of rum or vodka to this concoction for a fun twist!
Mocktail Blackberry Spritzer – It’s time to get that pinky finger some exercise because this is one fancy-lookin’ drink right here. May we introduce the mocktail blackberry spritzer! This drink gives you the perfect excuse to savor all those delicious summertime blackberries – in style!
Plum Sangria – Sometimes you just want a sweet treat to go along with your summertime fare. We totally get that. That’s why there’s plum sangria to help you kick back and relax on your next picnic!
Tequila Sunrise – Give your taste buds a bit of a wake-up call with a tequila sunrise! You’re bound to feel like the epitome of sunshine with this drink in hand.
Piña Colada – Send your worries far, far away with a fruity piña colada. Wanna get a little more of a tropical vibe? We suggest throwing in a banana for good measure!
Long Island Iced Tea – For a boozy take on iced tea, there’s the ever-delicious Long Island Iced Tea. Let yourself be whisked away to fabulous New York City as you sip and savor this popular summertime drink.
Oh, and don’t forget to bring a large bottle of water along with you. It’s not only good for keeping you hydrated, but it can also double as something to help you wash off your sticky hands!
Don’t feel like hand-making drinks for your picnic? We understand. It’s work, and there are better things you could be doing. Like grabbing a fruity smoothie from McArthur’s Bakery before you head out to your picnic. Stop by any of our locations to pick up some drinks for you and your partygoers before you devour all that amazing food!