When summer comes around, it promotes a good mood and a sense of relaxation amongst most people. This is why so many people love to enjoy spending time outdoors in their gardens because they get to soak up some sunshine, enjoy the great weather, and spend time with loved ones all within the privacy of their own homes.If you plan on entertaining outdoors this summer, why not think outside the box when it comes to serving up summer drinks. Everyone loves to be welcomed with a cooling, refreshing drink in the summer when they come over to visit. However, rather than sticking to the usual beers, wines, and soft drinks how about rustling up some fabulous cocktail creations for your visitors to enjoy. This is certain the entice guests around to your garden this summer.Practice making some sumptuous cocktails | When it comes to getting to grips with making cocktails, practicing is half the fun. You can get a few close friends round to sample your creations so you are ready to serve up stunning cocktails when you actually have people come and visit in earnest. From cooling grapefruit vodka drinks through to refreshing virgin cocktails made from a combination delicious fruit juice, you can rustle up some real delights to thrill all visitors once you get into the swing of things.To get started, the first thing to do is look up some simple cocktail recipes online. Don’t be too over ambitious if you are not used to making cocktails, simply start small and work your way up. You need to perfect the art of mixing so the simpler you keep the recipes to begin with the better it will be for you. Once you have made up a list of the cocktails you want to try, it is time to hit the shops and purchase all the alcohol, fruit juices, and mixers that you will need to make the cocktails on your list. Also, make sure you have the right equipment for cocktail making such as a cocktail shaker, an ice machine, and a blender. Of course, you can buy bagged ice but if you plan on entertaining on a larger scale you may be better off with an ice machine.Once you have perfected your list of cocktails through practicing, you can start looking forward to serving sizzling summer cocktails in the sun when you guests come over. Always make sure that you serve the cocktails in proper glasses and that they are nicely decorated. When it comes to cocktail, things such as the presentation can make a huge difference to the end result. This is great news because it means you can get creative not just with your cocktail creations but also with the presentation of them. As you become more accomplished at creating cocktails, you can put your own spin on both the ingredients and the decoration of the drinks to stamp your own personal mark on them.