Our Favourite Summer Beverages

We are ecstatic that summer is finally upon us! In celebration of patio and picnic weather we want to share three delicious summer beverages with you.

Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

The Kitchn

We used this delicious drink for our in store showcase and it was such a hit that we had to include it. Recipe from The Kitchn

You will need the following items:

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Ice
  • Soda water
  • Rosemary and lemon for garnish (optional)

Directions:  Peel off thick strips of zest from 1 lemon. Juice the lemons and oranges into a liquid measuring cup – you should have about 1 cup of juice. Top off with water if necessary to make 1 cup. Combine zest, juice, rosemary, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugars. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes. Strain, discard solids, and let syrup cool completely. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 2-3 tablespoons syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and/or lemon slices, and add a splash of gin or vodka if desired.

Blood Orange Bloody Mary

A Beautiful Mess

A fresh twist on the classic Bloody Mary. Recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

You will need the following items:

  • Tomato Juice
  • Vodka
  • 1 Blood Orange
  • 1/2 a Lime
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Sea Salt
  • Ice Cubes
  • Celery

Directions: Use lime juice to add sea salt to the rim of your glass. In each glass, combine four parts tomato juice, juice of one blood orange (save one slice for the garnish), one shot vodka, juice of 1/2 lime, 1 teaspoon tabasco, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Stir with a long spoon. Add a blood orange slice and a piece of celery for garnish.

California Rose Punch

Food Network

This is a simple and fast sangria. Recipe from the Food Network.

You will need the following items:

  • 1 bottle of California rose wine, chilled
  • 2 cups of sparkling lemonade, chilled
  • ½ cups of blackberry liqueur, chilled
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 6 nectarines, sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 small orange, cut into wedges
  • Ice

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice.

Author: Ashley Miller

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