Along with nice weather, vacations, and a flux of summer parties comes summer season television. Bravo has been turning out the Real Housewives genre since 2006 with its original Real Housewives of Orange County. Ever since, Bravo has given us a plethora of trash T.V. entertainment that’s so good it’s hard to look away. Bravo’s summer lineup is gold and, with these shows, it’s a given you need a drank in hand.
Shahs of Sunset: Top-Shelf Champagne
The cast members of Shahs of Sunset live the high life with high drama. From Asa’s Diamond Water to Reza’s million-dollar real estate deals, they have a taste for the good life. Pop open a bottle of Champagne (or some sparkling wine if you’re on a beer budget like me) and tune in to the Shahs.
Southern Charm: Mint Julep
If you’ve been keeping up this season, you know there was a ton of product plugging (Gentry Bourbon) that came with hurt feelings and (of course) passive-aggressive actions from Craig Conover. Make sure to whip up a Mint Julep, with Gentry Bourbon only, and sit back and sip on some Kathryn and Thomas drama.
Real Housewives of Dallas: Frozen Margarita
These new Housewives are a rowdy bunch to say the least. From an Ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader to an ex-carny, there’s a lot to take in with these ladies. So pour yourself a frozen margarita, which were invented in Dallas, Texas, for a good time with this crew.
Below Deck Mediterranean: Sex on the Beach
This drink definitely has the pun intended. The crew on the Ionian Princess can raise a lot of hell on and off the boat. Mix up this sweet drink for an hour of vacation in Greece on Tuesdays.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Screwdriver
Get ready for a new season of the OGs. These ladies are the back for some gated-community reality with blonde hair, plastic surgery, and the Dubrows’ gazillion-dollar home. Mix up this easy two ingredient drink for a night of Bravo’s best.
The Housewives of NYC: Skinnygirl Margarita
Saving the best for last. If you want to save some calories while listening to Luann de Lesseps claim she came up with Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl original, then pour and serve the Skinnygirl Margarita over ice when watching the ladies and Frankel, the world’s best businesswoman, live their fabulous lives.
These shows are as much entertaining as they are ridiculous, so sit back and relax with Bravo’s summer lineup with an according drink in hand.