HAPPY HOUR: Fourth of July Cocktail

After a long Monday at work I realized that it is time to start looking forward to this three day holiday weekend! Here is a great recipe I can’t wait to try this weekend!

WATERMELON BLUEBERRY MOJITO.

WATERMELON BLUEBERRY MOJITO.

INGREDIENTS:

2oz of White Rum (our favorite is Bacardi)

1 1/3 cups of watermelon juice (I can’t wait to use my juicer!)

1 tablespoon of lime juice

blueberries

DIRECTIONS:

Run watermelon (sans rind) through your juicer. Add rum, watermelon juice, and

lime juice in to a shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with blueberries. Enjoy!

 

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HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR: Pumpkin Cider Beertail

In honor of all things fall and festive, here is a great beertail (beer cocktail, for all those not in the know) for this holiday weekend! The Pumpkin Cider Beertail, a combination of great pumpkin beer, sparkling cider, fresh fruit, and cinnamon.

PUMPKIN CIDER BEERTAIL.

PUMPKIN CIDER BEERTAIL.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HAPPY HOUR: Blushing Bride

I am so excited (and up very early) to be going home today for my cousin’s wedding this weekend! In honor of the nuptials and my trip home to Cincinnati here is a great little recipe for any wedding, bachelorette party, or bridal shower! A little drink called The Blushing Bride!

THE BLUSHING BRIDE.

THE BLUSHING BRIDE.

INGREDIENTS:

2OZ OF PASSION-FRUIT NECTAR

3OZ OF DRY CHAMPAGNE

1/2 TEASPOON OF GRENADINE

INSTRUCTIONS:

POUR PASSION FRUIT NECTAR IN CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

THEN ADD CHILLED CHAMPAGNE AND GRENADINE.

DON’T STIR, ALLOW TO BLEND.

HAPPY HOUR: Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday! I am in hot Dallas, Texas for a visit and am in need of a cool drink by the pool! Here is a great summer recipe (a little involved but well worth it!) So enjoy this cocktail on your day off!

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. fresh lime juice

1½ oz. fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. sugar
3 oz. fresh blueberries
4 basil leaves, plus 1 sprig
3 oz. reposado tequila
1½ oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. agave syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Boil juices and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves; cool. Pour syrup into a shaker with all but 4 blueberries and the basil leaves; crush with a spoon. Add tequila, Grand Marnier, and agave. Fill with ice, and shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice; garnish with remaining blueberries and basil.