summer cocktails

Summer Cocktails: Tequila & Thyme Lemonade

 Thyme for a tequila cocktail.  A little sugar, lots of lemon, a bit of thyme and tequila muddled together in a tasty little drink. Find Out if Tequila is a Stimulant SIZE: Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS: 3 thyme sprigs 2 tsp superfine sugar 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 lemon wedges 3 oz silver tequila 1 oz cold water […]

A Snowy Rosé Granita

For National Rosé Day, we’re trying this this snowy version of rosé that we saw in Sunset Magazine: A Snowy Rosé Granita. It promises to be crisp, fruity and refreshing!  Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 bottle (750 ml) rosé wine 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Directions In a small saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water and the […]

25+ Ridiculously Refreshingly Cocktails

Nothing Says Summer Like Some Refreshingly Cold Cocktails! Tart & Frosty Frozen Lemonade Szechuan Coconut Cocktail Ocean Blue Margarita Watermelon & Gin Lemonade Spiked Vodka Raspberry Lemonade Cool as a Cucumber Margarita Slushy Margarita Shots Blueberry- Plum Vodka Mojitos Grapefruit Cocktail Frozen Margarita Sangria Lemonade Firefly Cocktail Lillet Rose Cocktail Sweet Tea Lemonade White Wine Sangria […]

A Taste of Brazil: Caipirinha

I remember the first time I had a caipirinha on my first visit to Brazil. It was unlike any other taste I’d ever had. It was similar to a margarita or a mojito for its tartness but has a deeper, more sour taste. 

Ruby Red Cocktail

Here’s a light, refreshing cocktail with citrusy ruby red grapefruit flavor. Add some slices of grapefruit and enjoy the vitamin C-rich benefits. See More of Our Favorite Cocktails

Classic Lemonade Firefly Cocktail

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade…spiked lemonade that is. INGREDIENTS 1 – 1/2 parts Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka or Firefly Skinny Tea 3 parts lemonade or water with lemon juice Directions Combine over ice in a mason jar. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Coconut & Kale Smoothie Breakfasts for Busy Mornings Is 50 the New […]

Firefly Fizz: A Twist on a Cranberry & Vodka

Ingredients 1.5 parts Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka or Firefly Skinny Tea 2 parts Soda water 1 part cranberry juice Lime wedge Preparation: Combine all ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. 4 Reasons You Should Eat More Cranberries The 80 Calorie Cocktail People Are Crazy for Kale! Is Kale […]

My Favorite Summer Cocktail: The Summer Patio

I fell in love with this signature cocktail from Chef Doug Katz of Cleveland; they go down almost…too easily. Summer patio tastes like it sounds: breezy, bright, and refreshing. Just muddle, shake and sip. Muddle 3 cucumber slices in a mixing tin. Pour 1 1/2oz Pimms No. 1 3/4oz st. Germaine 1oz lemonade Shake and double […]

Using Your Own Garden for Entertaining

When I was young, my Aunt Ellen never came for a visit without cutting roses from her garden as a hostess gift for my Grandmother. I remember the beautiful multicolored and scented bouquets and how my grandmother would rave about them. I can hardly picture my Aunt’s face without thinking of her prized roses. Years […]

Watermelon Lemonade (spiked or not)

A staple cocktail both with or without gin or vodka this summer in my house.  Watermelon is at it’s peak, and what makes better sense to quench your thirst than lemonade?  Combine the two and you are set. My kids love it as well. They get...


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