Summer Drink Recipes to Kick Off the Season

As we enter into the months of playing outside, enjoying the nice weather with friends, and lots of grilling and bbq, lets kick off the summer season with a few delicious (and pretty!) refreshing cocktail recipes.

Tickle your taste buds or cool off a bit with one of these delicious concoctions.

Limoncello and Prosecco Cooler with Raspberry Ice Cubes

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Ingredients:
Fresh raspberries
A couple sprigs of mint
4 oz cold sparkling wine or lemon flavored sparkling mineral water
2 oz Limoncello liqueur, cold (I keep mine in the freezer; it doesn’t freeze because of the alcohol content)

Directions:
Put your glasses in the freezer if possible, or at least the fridge so that they are cold.
Put the raspberries on a plate; separated from each other and place in the freezer at least 15 minutes before serving time.
Gently ‘smush’ a couple of small mint leaves and add to each glass along with 5-6 of the frozen raspberry ice cubes.
Add limoncello, then the sparkling wine or water.

You can view the original recipe at Creative-Culinary.com.

Honeydew Ice

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Directions: Puree 1 cup each frozen honeydew melon and frozen diced cucumber with the juice of 1 lime and some sugar.

You can view the original recipe, along with a few others, at FoodNetwork.com.

Bahama Mama

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Directions:
Fill a 10oz. cocktail glass with ice
Add 3/4oz. of clear rum
Add 3/4oz. of amber rum
Add 3/4oz. of coconut rum
Fill with equal parts orange and pineapple juices
Add a splash of cherry syrup
Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry

You can view the original recipe at HowTo-Simplify.com.

Orangesicle Cocktail

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Ingredients:
Ice cubes
Orange Juice
Vanilla flavored Vodka
Vanilla Ice Cream
Orange Soda

Directions: Place ice cubes, vanilla ice cream, vanilla flavored vodka and orange juice in a blender and blend well. Pour 3/4 full into serving glass. Equally top each glass with orange soda. Dip orange slices in sugar and place on rim of glass for garnish.

You can view the original recipe at ColumbiaGorgeWeddingsBlog.

BEER!

I think this one’s self explanatory!

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