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#1 straightupspirits


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:23 AM

Looking to enjoy summer sipping while you still can? Here are some recipes that pair best with hot summer weather!

Watermelon Mint Summer Sangria
•   1 Bottle Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
•   12oz Lemon-lime Soda
•   ¼ Watermelon, Muddled And Strained For Juice
•   20 Mint Leaves, Muddled
•   10-15 Strawberries, Halved
Slice strawberries in half and set aside. Slice watermelon, muddle and strain for juice. Mix Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto, lemon-lime soda and watermelon juice in pitcher. Add strawberries and let sit for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Muddle mint leaves and add to pitcher before serving.

Summer State of Mind
  • 2 parts Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Raspberry Schnapps
  • Juice of one Lime
  • Top with Lemon-lime Soda
Build first three ingredients over ice in a Collins glass and top with lemon-lime soda. Optional garnish with a lime peel.

Amplified Summer
•   1 oz Bourbon
•   .5 oz Strawberry Syrup
•   .5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
•   2 dashes Fees Rhubarb Bitters
•   2 oz Jacobs Creek Sparking Rose Moscato
Served in a flute glass. Top with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Rose Moscato

Summers with Mama
  • 1.5 parts Mama Walker Blueberry Pancakes
  • .75 part Absolut Citron
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • Splash of club soda
Shake and strain into highball glass with ice and top with club soda