Fancy Ways To Drink The Booze You Have (Non-Alcoholic Options Too)

July 29, 2022

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Picture this…It’s summer and you are relaxing in the sun at the lake – Nothing tops that off quite like a good cold drink. Aside from the go-to drinks (beer, coolers, lemonade, pop etc.) below are a few drinks, including a couple non-alcoholic options, to try that are easy to make. Best part: They are made with simple ingredients you will likely have in your kitchen.

(Here is the link to these and many other summer drinks: insanelygoodrecipes.com/summer-cocktail-recipes/)

 

Summer Sunset Cocktail

(www.foodwinesunshine.com/summer-sunset-cocktail/)

Ingredients:

– Vodka
– Peach Schnapps
– Lemonade

– Cold orange juice
-Cold fresh cranberry juice
– Lots of ice cubes

How to make a pitcher of Summer Sunset Cocktails

Directions:
– Add almost a quarter of the pitcher full of ice into the empty pitcher

– Pour in 1/2 cup vodka

– Add 1/4 cup Peach Schnapps

– Fill the pitcher half full with lemonade and stir

– Mixing is essential as is makes sure the alcohol is evenly distributed and is not just sitting at the bottom

– Fill the rest of the pitcher orange and cranberry juice, about half of each

 

Frozen Mudslide

(https://insanelygoodrecipes.com/frozen-mudslide/)

Ingredients:

– Vanilla ice cream

– Ice cubes

– Whipped cream

– Vodka, Kahlua, and Baileys Irish Cream will get you tipsy fairly quickly.

– Chocolate syrup and sprinkles aren’t necessary but add ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!

Directions:

– Start by placing the serving glass in the freezer for a good 20 minutes before you start. This helps keep the cocktail frozen and cold for longer.

– In a blender, add the ice cream, vodka, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and chocolate syrup. Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth.

– Before pouring, you can decorate the walls of the serving glass with chocolate syrup.

– Pour the mixture into the glass

– You can serve it at this point, but you can also freeze it for 5 to 10 minutes to make it extra cold and thick

– For a prettier presentation and added flavor, top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and even more chocolate syrup

 

Sweet Tea Sangria

(https://www.thewickednoodle.com/sweet-tea-sangria/)

Ingredients:

– 6 cups sweet tea (iced tea)

– 1 bottle white wine

– 2 cups raspberries

– 2 cups sliced peaches

– Fresh mint, for garnishing (optional)

Directions:

– Make/buy sweet tea (iced tea)

– Mix it with a bottle of white wine

– Toss in the above fruit or whatever fruit you have

– Let it sit a few hours before enjoying

 

Dark and Stormy

(www.acouplecooks.com/dark-and-stormy-cocktail/)

Ingredients:

– Dark Rum (traditionally Goslings Black Seal Rum)

– Ginger beer

How do you get the layers in a Dark and Stormy? 

Directions:

– Pour the ginger beer in the glass

– Top off with the rum

– Make sure to stir before you drink it

NON-ALCOHOLIC RECIPES:

Frozen Lemonade

(https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/frozen-lemonade)

Ingredients:

-4 cups of vanilla ice cream

-2 cups of lemonade

-2 tbs orange juice (fresh from 1 orange, if you have it)

-I tbs fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

Directions:

– Process all ingredients in a blender on high speed until mixture is completely smooth, about 1 minute

– Serve immediately

 

Sparkling Punch

(https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/pink-sparkling-punch)

Ingredients:

*To make things easier, I’ve made suggestions, for the ingredients, with items that you’re more likely to have in your fridge*

– Recipe calls for 1.5 cups of pink lemonade, but I’m sure regular lemonade would be just fine

– 4 cups of white cranberry juice (again, I’m sure red cranberry will work too)

– 4 cups of club soda (ginger ale if that’s what you have)

– Fresh mint (optional)

 

Directions:

– Stir together lemonade and cranberry juice cocktail in a large pitcher

– Stir in club soda just before serving.

– Garnish (optional)

**Champagne version: Substitute 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling wine and ¼ cup of orange liqueur for club soda

 

 

 

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