Friday, September 4, 2009

Toast to the Weekend: Dear Summer

It's hard to believe that Labor Day Weekend is upon us. There seems to be no time of year that goes faster than the season of Summer. And while we know that summer is still making its last stand until September 22 here in the US, with the start of school and the temperatures growing cool and Fall fashion fully upon us, we think it is only fitting to toast to a fabulous summer 2009. It was definitely fun while it lasted, summer. We'll see you again Memorial Day 2010.

Be sure to revel in the last days of Summer this Labor Day with some of these delicious cocktails. Cheers!

Pomegranate Margaritas – This recipe makes over 30 drinks and calls for white tequila, cranberry juice cocktail, pomegranate juice, Triple Sec, frozen limeade and cranberry juice, corn syrup and sparkling sugar.

Champagne Sangria – This simple recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis and calls for Prosecco or French Champagne, orange juice and a few other tasty ingredients.

Black Velvet – Who knew you could mix beer with sparkling wine?

Beer ‘Garitas – You’ll need limeade concentrate, tequila, orange liqueur, beer and some crushed ice.

Blue Margarita – You’ll need frozen margarita mix, tequila, blue curacao liqueur and lime juice. Pretty!

Watermelon-Mint Margaritas – Besides watermelon, this recipe uses tequila, sugar, lime, mint leaves and sugar.

Lime Chile Beer – Start with a light-bodied wheat beer, add some fresh lime juice, sugar, coarse salt and a pinch of chili powder.

Frozen Cranberry Margaritos – Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, mojito mix and cranberry sauce rounds out this drink.

Blueberry-Coconut Slush – This one is for the kids! Combine pineapple sherbet or sorbet, blueberries, coconut milk and shredded coconut. How refreshing.

Lemon Soda Float – Move over root beer floats! There’s a new float in town!

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