Simple 4th of July Spritzer…With and Without Alcohol

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A simple spritzer recipe – with alcohol and without – to add to your 4th of July festivities!  Fresh berries in carbonated beverages are the best – refreshing and beautiful!

4th of July Day Spritzer

Dan 330

Dan 330

 

Ingredients: 

One pound strawberries

One pound blueberries

Two large apples

48 oz of Seven-up or Sprite

24 oz of carbonated lemonade

 

Directions: 

Halve the Strawberries

Slice the apples in large thin slices

Use a star cookie cutter to cut the stars out of the apple slices

Pour Seven-up into large pitcher

Pour Carbonated lemonade into large pitcher

Add ice and fruit to pitcher

 

Red, White and Blue Wine Spritzer

 

Pretty Plain Janes

Pretty Plain Janes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup simple syrup (1 part sugar plus 1 part water, boiled until dissolved and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (sliced in half)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • club soda or tonic water
  • ice
  • few sprigs of fresh mint for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill Pitcher with ice and top with berries (save some to place in glasses).
  2. Pour in simple syrup and then wine until pitcher is 3/4 full.
  3. Top off with club soda or tonic water, stir and serve in ice filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprig.
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3 Drink Recipes to Make this Memorial Day Weekend…

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If you’re having company over this long Memorial Day weekend than you probably have your menu all figured out by now – chicken and burgers, chip and potato salad – but why not try and do something special with your drink menu?  Give your friends and family something to enjoy while you finish cooking – encourage conversation and put that case of Miller Lite your husband’s got in the fridge to shame. Here are 3 Drink Recipes to Make this Memorial Day Weekend.

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

via How Sweet It Is

Yield: makes 1 serving, is easily multiplied

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 ounces grand marnier
2 ounces orange juice
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce coconut water
1 ounce canned light coconut milk
1 ounce simple syrup
unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
orange + lime slices for serving

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

Directions:

To rim glasses, fill a plate with coconut. Rub honey or left over frosting on the rim – anything sticky that the coconut will stick too – then place on the plate to coat with coconut. Fill glass with ice.

Combine all Grand Marnier, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, coconut water, coconut milk and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with wedges of orange and limes. Drink!

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

via A Beautiful Mess

Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail, Serves One  2 ounces Triple Sec

Ingredients:

2 ounces Limoncello
1 handful of raspberries
juice of two lemons
club soda
raw sugar

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

To muddle your fruit, add a handful of fresh raspberries and a sprinkle of raw sugar to the bottom of a glass. Use a muddler (a wooden spoon will work too!) to smash your fruit until it has the appearance of jam.  Add the Triple Sec, Limoncello and lemon juice to your glass. Add ice. Top if off with club soda. Give it a quick stir and enjoy! Garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon slices!

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

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pauladeen.com

Non-Alcoholic Lime Sherbert Punch

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Servings: 6-8 glasses
Prep Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

2 quarts lime sherbet
2 liters ginger ale
1   (46-ounce) can pineapple juice
Lemon slices
Lime slices
Maraschino cherries

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Mom On Time Out

Directions

In a punch bowl, add 2 quarts of lime sherbet. Then add ginger ale and pineapple juice. Decorate with lemon and lime slices and some maraschino cherries.