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Refreshing summer cocktails

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Cool & fruity cocktail recipes

This summer with the dip in the economy, entertaining at home has become much more common. If you are looking for some fabulous beverage recipes for your next cocktail party, weekend cookout or Labor Day BBQ, check out these fabulous recipes.
Royal lemonade

These cool summer cocktail recipes were provided by created by Darryl "DR Mixologist" Robinson.

Royal lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • lemons
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon vodka
  • splash of cranberry juice
  • champagne

Directions

  1. Muddled lemons and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  2. Add all ingredients (except champagne) to a rocks glass and shake.
  3. Top off with champagne and garnish with a lemon.

Champagne jubilation

Ingredients

  • 1 oz lemon vodka
  • 2 tsp Blue Agave syrup
  • ice
  • champagne
  • lemon garnish

Directions

  1. Muddle lemons and Blue Agave syrup.
  2. Add ice and 1oz lemon vodka.
  3. Combine ingredients and shake together.
  4. Strain into champagne flute and top with champagne.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Liberation

Liberation

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
  • 1 oz of banana liqueur
  • ice
  • club soda
  • cherry garnish

Directions

  1. Add Irish cream and liqueur together in a rocks glass with ice and shake.
  2. Top off with club soda and garnish with a cherry skewer.

White Sangria

Ingredients

  • 4 oz white wine
  • splash each of apple juice and lemon lime soda
  • ice
  • mixed fruit

Directions

  1. Mix wine, juice and soda to a white wine glass with ice.
  2. Add an assortment of chopped mixed fruit.

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