Light, refreshing afternoon summer sippers.
As heatwaves pummel the west this year, we are looking for ways to keep ourselves cool. These two sweet, summer sips are the perfect way to sit and chill on a warm afternoon.
Note: Always remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Avaline White Sangrito
- 1 bottle of Avaline White
- 3-4 limes, thinly sliced
- 15-20 mint leaves
- Add 3 to 4 sliced lines, mint leaves and a bottle of Avaline White wine to a large jug (or jar) and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Serve with ice, a slice of lime and mint leaves for garnish.
Serves 2 to 4
- 4 Cans of BABE Rosé Tie Dye Cans
- 1/4 Cup Vodka
- 4 tbsp. Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Water (for syrup)
- 1/2 Cup Sugar (for syrup)
- 1 Cup Finely Chopped Strawberries (for syrup)
Pour the BABE Rosé into a gallon ziplock bag set inside a dish then freeze overnight (don’t be concerned if it’s a little slushy.)
Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Combine water and sugar in a bowl and microwave until boiling, about 1 ½ minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Add the chopped strawberries and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into another bowl then discard strawberry pieces.
- Add the frozen BABE Rosé, vodka, and strawberry simple syrup to a blender then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6
Summer dreaming in late spring. It’s torture to have consistently warm temps so close and yet so far. This time of year they flirt mercilessly with us, flitting in out of the forecast, giving us just a tease and a taste of sun-filled days.
While all of the recipes below have a refreshing air to them, I have a weakness for Prosecco and I find drinking a delicious Mimosa or two on a Sunday morning to be a delightful decadence. A bowl of fruit and several juices to suit all flavors is a brilliant way to entertain weekend guests. The recipe below utilizes fresh peaches and a bit of ginger for a blended cocktail.
Whether your celebration is indoors or out, this is a gorgeous way to kick off summer parties. Cheers!
Peachy Keen Cocktail
- Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
- 3 fresh peaches, pitted and halved
- 1/2 fresh ginger, chopped
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 cups crushed ice
Place peaches, sugar, lime juice, ginger and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in a blender, blend at medium speed until smooth. Add ice to the blender and process.
Spiked Strawberry Slushie
- Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Stir lemon juice and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore together, set aside. Combine ice cubes, mint, sugar and strawberries in blender, blend on high till smooth. Pour in lemon and Prosecco mixture and blend on medium until smooth. Distribute mixture evenly in glasses and top with remaining Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry.
- Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
- 1 fl. ounce gin
- 1/4 fresh lemon of juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Lemon spiral for garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with gin, ice, lemon juice and sugar. Pour into Champagne flute. Top with Santa Magherita Prosecco Superiore. Stir and garnish with lemon spiral
Here in the Northwest spring and summer can actually sneak up on you. June and July can be here on paper, but the marine air, cool temps and dampness can fool you a bit. Our temps passed the 80 degree mark for a couple of days earlier this spring, however the thick cloud cover creeped in off shore, and our temps quickly plummeted again with highs in the upper 50’s.
There are days when the only signs of spring are the local farmers markets opening for customers and roadside stand filling with fruit. That’s when we head out and begin stocking the fridge with sweet delicious strawberries and start thinking about strawberry jam. I am ahead of myself though, jam is another post entirely. This weekend, we are ready for cocktails.
Today, the yards need to be weeded, lawns mowed and new bark will be put down in the flower beds, so the cocktail of choice following such a busy Saturday will be loaded with the delightful flavor of spring. Strawberries.
I have included the links to each of these recipes. Please visit the originating site, poke around a bit and print out a few more of the delicious concoctions you find there!
Strawberries n’ Cream Cocktail by She Knows
- 4 shots (about 6 ounces) strawberry vodka
- 4 shots (about 6 ounces) heavy cream
- 1-1/2 shots diet cranberry juice
- 2 shots strawberry nectar
- Strawberries (for garnish)
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake to stir and pour into glasses. Garnish with strawberries.
*Note from Your Home with Karie Engels ~ We used Pinnacle Strawberry Shortcake Vodka for this recipe. Thank you BevMo
We love this recipe because we can whip up two different versions and keep everyone happy. Adults can imbibe the delicious flavors listed below and younger folks can enjoy the sweet taste of strawberries and ice cream.
Strawberry Shortcake by Tipsy Bartender
- 6 strawberries
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 2oz (60ml) Creme de Cacao
- 2oz (60ml) Amaretto
- Whipped Cream
Add strawberries, ice cream, Creme d Cacao and Amaretto in the blender, whip it up and garnish with whipped cream and strawberries.