Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer Cocktail Recipes - Happy 4th of July!

This summer has been CRAZY unfortunately, I have been a slacker on the blog front! It is my creative food for the soul, so I have been missing it like crazy!

As we head into a (hopefully sunny) 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share some yummy cocktail recipes I have discovered recently....

Whether you are road-tripping, boating, swimming, camping, beaching, grilling, firework-watching (or all of the above)....Have a happy 4th of July and have a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend!


Lime in the Coconut (Topside, Cleveland Yachting Club)

1 oz Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Ciroc Amaretto Vodka
1 oz Rose's Lime Juice
2-3 oz club soda (+/- to taste)

For a pitcher:

12 oz Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
6 oz Ciroc Amaretto Vodka
12 oz Rose's Lime Juice
30-35 oz club soda

White Cosmo (Country Fest, Akron)

2 oz vodka
1 oz triple sec
2 oz white cranberry
optional: top w club soda

For a pitcher:

20 oz vodka
10 oz triple sec
20 oz white cranberry
optional: top w club soda

Ryan's Italian Mojito (Vento, Bay Village)

1 1/2 oz Bacardi
2 Lime Wheels
10 mint leaves
3/4 oz Campari
2 oz Prosecco
1 oz. syrup

Muddle mint and limes in syrup. Pour Bacardi and shake. Top w Campari and Prosecco.

Knockout Bourbon Slush Punch 
(Garden & Gun Magazine, "Quick, easy, and dangerously refreshing")

6 cups water
2 cups strong tea
2 cups bourbon
1 cup sugar
1 6-oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 6-oz frozen lemon juice concentrate, thawed
Garnish: Mint sprigs or lemon slices (optional)

Combine water, tea, bourbon, sugar, orange and lemon juice concentrate in large bowl, mix until sugar dissolves. Pour into two gallon-size freezer bags. Freeze until 1 hour before serving. Place frozen punch in large bowl and let thaw, breaking up every 15 min. When punch is melted, add more ice or water as desired. Garnish, optional....

Cheers to a SAFE and FUN holiday weekend!

(A few pics from last year, when our good friends, the Schwanekes came to visit over the 4th....)

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