Summer Fruit Sangria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Fruit Sangria

Serves 8

6 cups assorted fruits (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks

1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger

1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves

1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau

1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

In a large bowl or pitcher, combine fruit, ginger, basil or mint, and orange liqueur. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is bruised and fruit releases juices. Add wine and lemon juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate 1 hour. To serve, fill eight glasses with ice and top with sangria.

White Sangria


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Sangria

Serves 8

1/4 cup Brandy

1/2 cup Orange juice

2 firm ripe peaches, sliced

1/2 honeydew melon, cut in cubes

1 bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

1 can (12 ounces) or (1 1/2 cups) seltzer or club soda

In a large bowl or pitcher combine brandy and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes; stir to dissolve sugar. Add fruit, oj and wine to brandy mixture; stir. Just before serving, add seltzer, and stir again. Serve over ice.

 

Maple Bourbon Cider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple Bourbon Cider

Serves 4

6 ounces Bourbon

4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

1 cup apple cider

Cayenne pepper

Fill four glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously. Strain into glasses and top each with a pinch of cayenne pepper, if desired.

 

 

 

 

Margarita

Margarita

Serves 4

¾ cup  tequila

1/2 cup  fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes)

1/2 cup Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Orange juice

1 lime, sliced

kosher salt (optional)

In a medium pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, and 1/2 cup water.If desired, rub the rims of 4 glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat. Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.

Blackberry Bramble


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackberry Bramble

Keep it light and fresh with 2 parts lemonade, 1 part vodka and a splash of blackberry brandy. Served over ice with a lemon or blackberry garnish