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Cool drinks for hot summer cocktail parties

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Cool, refreshing summer cocktails

Crisp, refreshing and ideal for poolside parties, summer cocktails featuring bubbly and ice are perfect for staying cool as temperatures rise. In addition to the usual mojitos and sangrias, welcome your summer party guests with the following hot weather drinks.

Cool, refreshing summer cocktails

Beat the heat with summer cocktails

Enjoy the hot, balmy days of summer with cool, refreshing cocktails that deliciously beat the heat. Bubbly, iced drinks can be casually sipped poolside or served festively at your next summer cocktail party.

Wild Hibiscus Flower Sparkler

Serves 1

As beautiful as it is delish, this unique sparkling wine cocktail is sure to a be a popular choice at your next evening pool party or semi-formal cocktail soiree. Paired with a superlative sparkling wine or Champagne, Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup make for a drink with eye appeal that is also quite pleasing to the palate.

4 ounces chilled sparkling wine or Champagne
1 Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup*
1 teaspoon Wild Hibiscus Syrup*

Pour sparkling wine or Champagne into champagne flute and add flower petals-side up. Drizzle in syrup and serve.

*Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup are brilliant red hibiscus flowers packed in sweet same-hued syrup available at They are deliciously beautiful as garnish for drinks or desserts.

Karma Citrus Celebration

Serves 1 to 2

KARMA is a new brut-style effervescent wine from California that comes in single-serve bottles. This bubbly drink can be sipped as is or transformed into a festive cocktail. Gather your guests for this KARMA cocktail and let them make their own.

1 bottle of KARMA
1 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounce Cointreau
1 sugar cube

Sip down a couple of ounces of KARMA from the bottle. Add orange liqueur, Cointreau and sugar cube. Continue to sip.

Rock Star Rootbeer

Serves 1

A tasty twist on the frosty mug soft drink, this refreshing vodka cocktail is a fun libation to sip while lounging by the pool.

1 ounce Three Olives Root Beer Vodka
1 ounce Three Olives Vanilla Vodka
4 ounces ginger ale
Fresh cherry

Mix vodkas in a glass filled with ice. Stir in ginger ale and garnish with a cherry

Honey Daiquiri

Serves 1

1 half lime
1 tablespoon honey
3 ounces Purista Caipirinha Cocktail Mix
3 ounces light rum
Lime wedge

1. Squeeze lime into a glass. Add a few ice cubes.

2. Add honey, Purista and rum. Stir and serve garnished with a lime wedge.

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