If you’re like me, you enjoy a cool and refreshing drink on those hot summer days. I recently hosted a summer patio party and served these fresh watermelon coolers. The result? Rave reviews! Not too sweet, very refreshing, and festive- they were a huge hit!
What You’ll Need
1/2 Watermelon (seedless)
16 ounces lemonade
12 ounces tequila (vodka or rum can be substituted)
What To Do
-Cut watermelon into small chunks. Place in food processor or blender to make watermelon juice. Strain through a mesh strainer to remove pulp
-Mix watermelon juice, lemonade, and alcohol of choice on a pitcher
-Serve over ice
Garnish with blueberries if desired
This is the perfect refreshing drink for your summer entertaining or backyard BBQ get together!
What You’ll Need
-2 cup(s) watermelon, cubed and seeded
-1 container(s) (6 ounces) red raspberries
-2 tablespoon(s) superfine sugar, use 3 tablespoons if too tart
-Cold brut champagne or prosecco (dry Italian sparkling wine)
What You Do
1. Puree watermelon and raspberries in a blender. Scrape mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard seeds. Stir sugar into puree (adding more if too tart). Puree can be made up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated.
For sparklers, pour 2 tbsp puree into each champagne glass and top with 4 oz cold brut champagne or prosecco. For a nonalcoholic version, use club soda or seltzer instead.
Four festive martinis that are oh so yummy and SIMPLE to make!
Pomegranate Raspberry Martini
3 parts Stirrings Pomegranate Martini Mixer
2 parts raspberry vodka
Garnish: Drop a couple fresh raspberries into each glass
Shake Over ice. Pour into martini glass and garnish with berries.
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe
6 parts lemon-flavored vodka
1 part dry vermouth
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with granulated sugar (optional). Shake over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon twist.
Champagne Martini recipe
2 Parts Champagne
1 part Cointreau® orange liqueur
Shake over ice. Strain into martini glass. Garnish (optional) with fresh fruit of your choice.
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Apple Pucker Schnapps or,
1/2 oz. Apple Juice or Cider
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an Apple Slice
To keep your hostess duties stress-free, I suggest you chose a festive drink recipe to serve during your party (at the most two) rather than making several different drinks to serve. This will make your bar-tending duties much easier. Also, if you plan to serve a martini recipe, you can make a large batch of drinks ahead of time in a glass pitcher (just measure in cups rather than shots) then when guests arrive you can just stir, and pour into the shaker when needed. SIMPLE!