Cocktails To Celebrate The Start Of Summer
1. Red Velvet Shortcake
-1 ½ oz Zing Red Velvet -2 oz Cream Soda -Splash lemon juice *Muddle 2 fresh strawberries add all but soda shake and strain over fresh ice *Garnish with a half strawberry *Strain into a low or highball glass on rocks
2. Refresh Zing
1.5 oz Zing Vodka 5 cucumber chunks (approx 1 oz. juice) 1 basil leafs Splash of lime juice Muddle cucumber and basil. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Serve up. Garnish: Cucumber slice
3. Kilbeggan Patriot Punch
Ingredients: -2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey -1 part DeKuyper Apricot Brandy -1 part Cranberry Juice -2 parts Champagne -Lemon Wheel (thinly sliced) To Serve As A Cocktail: Build all ingredients over ice in a stemless red wine glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel. To Serve As A Punch: Double the recipe and multiply by the number of guests you plan to serve. Add Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, DeKuyper Apricot Brandy and cranberry juice to a punch bowl, stir and refrigerate. When guests arrive, add champagne and lemon wheels. Serve over ice in stemless red wine glasses.
4. Blue Pom Sangria
- 1 bottle ACTIVATE Defy Blueberry Pom - 1.5 cups of Blueberries - 1 Bottle (750 mL) Red Wine - ¼ Cup Cognac - ¼ Cup Triple Sec - 1 Orange – cut into half wheels o Mix all ingredients into a large container, and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours then serve over ice
5. ACTIVATE Defend Raspberry Citrus
- 2 Lemons Juiced - 2 oz. Absolute Raspberry Vodka
6. EFFEN® Summer Storm
1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka 1/2 part DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur 1 1/2 parts Fresh Apple Juice 3/4 part Lemon Juice 1/2 part Simple Syrup 6 Basil Leaves Method: In a mixing glass, muddle basil, lemon, and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients over ice. Stir and strain into a low tumbler over ice. Garnish with Basil.
7. EFFEN® Black Cherry Bloom
2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka 1 part Fresh Blood Orange Juice 3⁄4 part Lime Juice 3⁄4 part Agave Syrup 3 Fresh Strawberries 3-4 Fresh Mint Leaves Pinch of Cayenne Pepper Method: In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a mint leaf and strawberry.
8. EFFEN® Spring Breeze
2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka 1 part Fresh Lime Juice 1 part Pineapple/Basil-Infused Simple Syrup* 2 Cucumber Slices Soda Method: In a mixing glass, muddle 2 cucumber slices. Add vodka, lime juice and simple syrup and shake with ice. Strain into a tall Collins glass filled over ice and top with soda. Garnish with cucumber slices.
9. Sauza Sparkling Margarita
This is a ready-made drink, which means it's perfect for those last-minute gatherings when you need a cocktail in a pinch. It's also a mixed drink alternative.
10. UV Salty Watermelon Sparkler
1 part UV Salty Watermelon 1 part triple sec 1 splash of sparkling lime juice Blend with ice and serve. Garnish with watermelon slice.
11. UV Long Weekend
1 part UV Peach 1 part tequila 1 part rum 1 part gin 1 part cola 2 parts lemon juice Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with orange slice and cherry.
12. UV Liberty
1 part UV Blue 1 part raspberry sherbet 1 part lemon-lime soda Serve over ice in a lowball glass. PERFECT FOR 4th OF JULY
13. UV All-American
1 part UV Cherry 1 part lemon-lime soda Splash of lime juice Serve in martini glass and garnish with cherries. PERFECT FOR 4th OF JULY