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Pina Colada Sangria

Pina Colada Sangria is the Summer Drink you didn’t even know you needed! Mix up one of these and sit back & relax!

Coconut, Pineapple, and Cherry rounded out with Riesling and some other tropical flavors. This summer cocktail is refreshingly satisfying !

Pina Colada Sangria

You’ll need Malibu Rum, Banana Liqeuer, Grenadine, Roscato, Pineapple Juice, Cherries, Shredded Coconut, & Pineapple Chunks.

First, get ready to rim your glass. Pour a little bit of the shredded coconut on to a plate. Using a pineapple slice run it along the top of your glass’s rim. Dip the rim into the shredded coconut. It should stick to the rim.

Next, add the grenadine, cherries, and pineapple juice to the glass. Muddle the fruit, using a muddler or a spoon!

Add ice to the glass. Pour in the Malibu Rum, Banana Liqueur, and Pineapple Juice.

Stir well. Fill the rest of the way with Roscato.


Garnish with a pineapple slice and a cherry!

Pina Colada Sangria

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 oz Banana Liquer
  • 1 Cup Roscato
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • Splash Grenadine
  • 2 Cherries (one for garnish)
  • 3 Pineapple Slices (one for garnish)
  • Shredded Coconut for garnish

Instructions

1

Rim glass. Pour a little bit of the shredded coconut on to a plate. Using a pineapple slice run it along the top of your glass's rim. Dip the rim into the shredded coconut. It should stick to the rim.

2

Add the grenadine, cherries, and pineapple juice to the glass.

3

Muddle the fruit, using a muddler or a spoon!

4

Add ice to the glass. Pour in the Malibu Rum, Banana Liqueur, and Pineapple Juice.

5

Stir well. Fill the rest of the way with Roscato.

6

Garnish with a pineapple slice and a cherry!



Tip

Going camping or to the beach? Make the sangria ahead of time rightt in a mason jar. Simply pack it in your cooler and stick a straw right on in or pour into a cup over ice from the cooler!

Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

There is nothing better then an icy, slushy, beverage to keep cool while enjoying these Summer months. These Frozen Watermelon Margaritas are one of my absolute favorites.

To make these Frozen Watermelon Margaritas you’ll need Silver Tequila, Margarita Mix, Fresh Watermelon, and some limes!

If you prefer you can make a Margarita Mix from scratch. Super easy , in fact you can follow my Easy Margarita Mix Recipe .

Or you can also buy a premade margarita mix, when making frozen margaritas – I really prefer the Bacardi Mixers Margarita Mix you find in the cans at the grocery store, in the frozen section by the juices.

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

Start by rimming your glass, you can use salt or sugar. I love sugar on mine so, I used a red sugar I had on hand.

Next, slice up some of your limes – you’ll use some of them to squeeze fresh lime juice in to the blender. But, set a few aside that you can serve with your finished drink!

Finally, Cube up some watermelon! Make sure you use seedless.

Now you’re ready to start mixing! In a blender, add the margarita mix, watermelon cubes, and tequila. Squeeze about 4 lime wedges in to the blender, discarding the rind. Add ice and blend well.

Pour your frozen drink into the rimmed glass! Add a watermelon cube and lime slice for garnish. Voila! A delicious and fresh Frozen Watermelon Margarita to help you beat the heat!

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Watermelon Chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Silver Tequila
  • 4 oz Margarita Mix
  • 2 Limes
  • Ice

Instructions

1

Rim your glass with sugar.

2

Combine Tequila, Margarita Mix, & Watermelon Chunks in blender.

3

Add ice and squeeze in limes.

4

Blend well on high until ice is completely blended!

5

Pour in glass and garnish with watermelon chunk and a lime slice.

On a Watermelon kick? Check out my luscious Watermelon Daiquiri recipe!

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Red, White, and Boozy Cocktails

Growing up Bomb Pops or Firecracker Popsicles were an essential part of Summer. Especially on the Fourth of July! Today reminiscent of that I’m making a Boozy version for all the adults out there! These Red, White, and Boozy Cocktails are so delicious with layers of Coconut, Strawberry Watermelon, and Blue you can’t go wrong!

To make these Boozy Bomb Pops, I picked up a bottle of Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry Vodka, Blue Cuaraco, and some Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka.

This one takes a little more effort then my other recipes but, it is oh so worth it! If you’re making them for a crowd you can make a larger quantity of each “layer” at a time. Pouring it in the cups as you go. Read on for the full recipe!

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Cucumber Melon Splash Cocktail

It’s no secret that I love using fresh fruits/vegetables in cocktails and with spring upon us one of my favorites is definitely Cucumbers! So, today I’m sharing this quick recipe for a Cucumber Melon Splash! When I think refreshing, cucumbers are a definite!

I used to work at this restaurant that kept liters of water infused with cucumbers in the fridge ready for table service. Honestly, I was surprised how just simply adding a few slices of cucumbers to the water really made all the difference on a hot summer day. Ever since then I’ve loved the thought of adding them to cocktails as well!

This Cucumber Melon Spritzer pairs fresh cucumbers, cantaloupe, cucumber vodka, and sparkling water for a satisfyingly light cocktail!

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Orange Creamsicle Mimosas

These Orange Creamsicle Mimosas are the perfect pep up this week! Bubbly Champagne meets sweet & creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with orange sherbet, and just a touch of mint.

It’s no secret that Champagne makes everything better! And this cocktail does not dissapoint! It’s the perfect take on a “Dreamsicle” – no blender required!

To start you’ll need a bottle of your favorite champagne! When it comes to using champagne in a cocktail, it does not need to be pricey! There are plenty of affordable, high-quality champagne options out there, perfect for this! So, grab your favorite bottle. (Note – You can also use Friexenet or Prosecco!)

Orange Creamsicle Mimosas

Start by scooping vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet into your glass. There are premade creamsicle ice creams you can easily pick up or you can add them separately!

Next, pour your Champagne right on top of the ice cream. Add a sprig of mint – this is not only the perfect garnish it pairs really well with the flavors in this cocktail too!

It’s that easy to make! Just scoop & pour. The ice cream sort of melts into the champagne and the flavors just get better and better.

Orange Creamsicle Mimosas

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Scoop vanilla ice cream & orange sherbet into a champagne glass.
  • Pour Champagne over ice cream.
  • Add a mint leave!
  • Sit back and enjoy!

Instructions

1

1/2 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

2

1/2 Scoop Orange Sherbet

3

1 Cup Champagne

4

Mint leave (optional)