Don’t say goodbye to summer just yet

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

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Serves: 4

1 bottle red wine (not super sweet)
2 bottles clementine soda
Ice and straws, for serving

 

Fill each glass with ice. Fill each glass a third of the way full with clementine soda. Top with wine and serve immediately!

 

The Natural

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Recipe:

2 oz fresh pressed watermelon juice
1 1/4 oz Tequila Blanco
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz Allagash White

Shake all ingredients together except the Allagash, pour into chilled brandy snifter, add Allagash, and garnish with a mint leaf.

 

Watermelon Sizzle

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Recipe:
1 1/2 oz Casamigos Tequila
1/2 oz agave nectar
1 oz chile-infused watermelon juice

 

Serve with a pink Himalayan salt rim and garnished with a tequila soaked watermelon wedge.

 

Skinny Cherry Berry Bash

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Cherry pie is a quintessential summer dessert — but it’s not exactly figure friendly. This Skinny Cherry Bash turns dessert into a delectable drink. Plus, all of the cherries and blueberries will give you a serving of fruit!
Ingredients:
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
ice

Directions:
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.

 

Chupacabra

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Recipe:
25oz pineapple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
3/4 oz long chile-infused Domaine de Canton Liqueur
1 oz fresh watermelon juice
1 oz Lunazul Blanco Tequila

Combine ingredients in a shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously for eight to 10 seconds. Double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

 

Mutticano Cocktail

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1 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce Campari
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
Ice
Club soda
Orange twist, for garnish

Directions:
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!

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