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.

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HAPPY HOUR: Lemon Lime Mojito

Its been a rough Monday for everyone! Here is a little happy hour inspiration for you all! Cheers to a great week with this summer drink in hand!

LEMON LIME MOJITO

LEMON LIME MOJITO

 

INGREDIENTS:
1 pkt.  CRYSTAL LIGHT Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
2-1/2 cups  cold water
1/2 cup  rum
3 cups  cold club soda
6 fresh mint sprigs
1 lime, cut into 6 slices

STIR drink mix, water and rum in 2-qt. plastic or glass pitcher until mix is dissolved.

ADD club soda and mint; stir.

SERVE over ice cubes in tall glasses. Garnish with lime slices.

 

HAPPY HOUR: Peach Lemonade Cooler

I am spending my weekend at the lake house for the first time this summer! I am beyond excited to start sipping these on the dock…

PEACH LEMONADE COOLER

PEACH LEMONADE COOLER

 

Peach Lemonade Cooler

2 medium sized, ripe peaches, peeled, halved and pitted
1/2 cup lemonade
1 ounce vodka of choice

Puree the peaches and lemonade in a blender until smooth.

Pour vodka over ice in a rocks glass.  Top off with peach-lemonade puree

HAPPY HOUR: Summer Sangria

WHITE STRAWBERRY-LEMON SANGRIA

WHITE STRAWBERRY-LEMON SANGRIA

I can not wait to try this at a family barbecue or sitting on the patio on a hot summer night! Stealing this recipe from http://www.KITCHENTREATY.com and thought you all would love it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best – I like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)
  • ½ cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add lemon slices to a large pitcher, then the apples, then the strawberries.
  2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.

**Freeze strawberries and lemon slices in an ice cube tray for a unique touch