We may have to bid summer goodbye soon, but for those of you still craving, it is time for barbecues, parties and afternoon get-togethers. Get out your drink umbrellas and dazzle your guests with some of these delicious drink recipes influenced by tropical flavors and warm weather. Serve them in mason jars for that extra oomph!
Clementine and Red Wine Spritzers
Shake all ingredients together except the Allagash, pour into chilled brandy snifter, add Allagash, and garnish with a mint leaf.
Skinny Cherry Berry Bash
12 cherries, pitted and cut in half
1/2 cup blueberries
12 fresh mint leaves
6 ounces dark rum
1/4 cup lime juice (2-3 limes worth)
3 cups black-cherry or cherry flavored soda
Add 3 cherries, 2 tablespoons blueberries, and 4 mint leaves into each glass. Muddle with a wooden spoon. Add 1 1/2 ounces dark rum, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 3/4 cup soda to each glass and stir. Add ice.
Combine ingredients in a shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously for eight to 10 seconds. Double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
1 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce Campari
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
Orange twist, for garnish
Place the vodka, Campari, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker and stir to combine. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in the mixture. Add just a splash of soda and garnish with the orange twist.
And now its time for “Salute!! Cheers!! Kampai!!” I hope you enjoy these and have a great weekend!