Summer is here and the temperatures are giving us more than enough reasons to head to the beach or work by the pool. If you are looking for something simple, cold and refreshing — or you are wanting to shake up something new for friends, I have a great list to pick from.
Looking for a way to enjoy a Mimosa on the go? Picnic Brunch has a great canned sparkling wine and orange juice ready to chill and serve. Perfect for picnics, morning walks on a beach or good times with friends.
Nothing says Summer like a refreshing glass of lemonade. These fruity options are a new line by Smirnoff!
HORNITOS PALOMA PITCHER (serves 16)
Pitchers are Sangria are so passe. Pitcherss of Paloma — perfection!
1 bottle (750 ml) Hornitos® Plata
32 oz Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
16 oz simple syrup
32 oz club soda
Directions: Build in order over ice in a large pitcher. Stir. Pour into tall glasses and top with soda. Half salt rim optional. Garnish your Hornitos® Paloma party cocktail with a swath of grapefruit peel.
A fun summery version of a long time favorite…
1.5 parts Jameson Orange
4 parts Ginger Beer
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Directions: Combine over ice, garnish with an orange twist and serve in a mule mug
PORCH SWING SMASH
For those of you who were a Long Island ice tea fan….
1.5 oz Dickel Bourbon
0.75 oz Tea Syrup (1 part black tea:1 part sugar)
2 Lemon Wedges
4–5 Mint Leaves
Directions: Muddle lemons and mint together gently to release juice and oils; add remaining ingredients and gently toss/roll between two shaker tins to incorporate all ingredients then pour unstrained into a rocks glass; top with fresh cracked ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and mint sprig
Move over basic margarita — there’s a new flavor in town.
2oz El Cristiano Silver
1 oz Mango Nectar
1 oz Agave syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Jalapeno Salt (for rim only)
Directions: Set up your cocktail glass by adding the Jalapeño salt to the rim. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT soda water. Float that at the end for a very refreshing drink!
THE MANA SPRITZ
If you are a lemonade fan, this is your cocktail!
2 oz Teremana Blanco
2 oz Soda Water
1/4 tsp Grenadine
Garnish: Lemon Wheel
Directions: Place Teremana Blanco, lemonade and soda water in glass over cube ice. Top with grenadine. Salud!
You had me at Frozen….*This recipe is for 2 drinks*
3 hulled strawberries
5 basil leaf
4 oz codigo 1530 rosa
2 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz agave
1 oz orange liqueur
Directions: Fill blender with all ingredients. Fill 75% full with ice. Blend and serve
FROZEN CHAGA LATTE
Your mornings just got better with this vegan, natural mushroom packet, perfect for your at home lattes, or with any beverage.
2 shots of espresso
1.5 scoops/packets of Chagaccino
Plant-based milk of choice, and ice
Directions: Combine all in a blender, blend and enjoy!
BODY ARMOR BERRY PUNCH
Keep your body hydrated with this low calorie, no sugar added premium sports drink. It’s not just tasty. it’s also filled with potassium packed electrolytes, anti oxydants and coconut water. Refreshing!
BODY ARMOR SPORTWATER
If you aren’t a fan of fruity, try this sports water. It will certainly quench your thirst. Its a high alkaline water with a ph9+ and propietary electrolyte formula is for all day hydration!
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