Who doesn’t love a good summer fiesta with the ladies (or gents)! While decorations and music may play a part in the planning process drinks will be one of the most important factors in turning a small get together into a summer perfect party! Check out our three favorites below.
Lemon Blueberry Vodka Spritzer
1.5 ounces blueberry flavored vodka
1 tablespoon honey simple syrup
1 (12 ounce) can lemon-flavored DASANI sparkling water
Honey simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup honey
To make honey simple syrup, combine the water and honey in a small pot over medium low heat. Stir frequently until the honey dissolves, then remove from heat. Allow to cool before using.
To make the cocktail, combine the blueberry vodka and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake or stir vigorously until chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-flavored DASANI sparkling water. Garnish if desired.
Recipe by Honey and Birch https://www.honeyandbirch.com/lemon-blueberry-vodka-spritzer/
Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer
For the MELON SIMPLE SYRUP:
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
2 c. cantaloupe cubes or balls
For the COCKTAILS:
2 oz. melon simple syrup
1.5 oz. gin
1 oz. cucumber flavored seltzer (if you can’t find this, you can use plain)
In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Let boil for 30 seconds, remove from heat, and let cool completely.
Once cooled, add to a blender with the cantaloupe cubes/balls. Blend until completely smooth.
To make the drink, add ice to a cocktail shaker along with a fresh mint leaf. Add the simple syrup and gin, and shake for 30 seconds. Fill glass with ice, a few melon balls and cucumber slices, and then pour in the drink. Top with seltzer and garnish with mint.
Recipe by Spices In My DNA http://www.spicesinmydna.com/2016/08/19/cucumber-melon-gin-spritzers/
Grapefruit Rose Spritzers
8 oz. Hogwash Rosé
8 oz. Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
4 oz. Vodka
1 can of Lime La Croix
In a pitcher combine Rosé, grapefruit juice, vodka, and slices of grapefruit. Let set overnight. When ready to serve, pour over ice and top with Lime flavored La Croix. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig.
Recipe by Lavin Label http://www.lavinlabel.com/2017/04/05/springtime-ensemble-grapefruit-rose-spritzers/