With July coming to an end, I am already dreading the end of summer and find myself looking to take advantage of the summer weather any chance I can get. This desire to hold onto summer as tightly as possible has inspired me to share my favorite summer recipes, and hopefully inspire all of you to throw a summer-themed cocktail party! When you think of summer flavors, watermelon, strawberry, citrus and anything fizzy usually pops into mind, and the below recipes include all of these favorite flavors of summer:
Watermelon Mint Summer Sangria
- 1 Bottle Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
- 12oz Lemon-lime Soda
- ¼ Watermelon, Muddled And Strained For Juice
- 20 Mint Leaves, Muddled
- 10-15 Strawberries, Halved
Slice strawberries in half and set aside. Slice watermelon, muddle and strain for juice. Mix Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto, lemon-lime soda and watermelon juice in pitcher. Add strawberries and let sit for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Muddle mint leaves and add to pitcher before serving.
Summer State of Mind
- 2 parts Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1 part Hiram Walker Raspberry Schnapps
- Juice of one Lime
- Top with Lemon-lime Soda
Build first three ingredients over ice in a Collins glass and top with lemon-lime soda. Optional garnish with a lime peel.
Summers with Mama
- 1.5 parts Mama Walker Blueberry Pancakes
- .75 part Absolut Citron
- 3 parts cranberry juice
- Splash of club soda
Shake and strain into highball glass with ice and top with club soda
Not only is today Friday…it’s National Daiquiri Day! With the heat wave we’ve had hanging around New England this past week I am ready for a cool, refreshing cocktail and given today’s holiday I’ll be mixing up Daiquiris! We all know a classic Daiquiri calls for rum, lime juice and sugar, but today’s featured recipe adds another favorite flavor of summer: watermelon!
Fresh Watermelon Daiquiri
- 1 part Light Rum
- 1 part Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- ¾ part Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
Today is National Mojito Day and I couldn’t think of a more fitting cocktail for this warm weather! The refreshing flavor of muddled mint, enhanced by sweet flavors of sugar and lime, all combined in one carbonated cocktail creates the ideal summer beverage. By now everyone is familiar with the classic Mojito recipe: rum, sugar, lime, mint leaves and club soda. That’s why today on this wonderful holiday I want to share some fun ways to shake up your Mojitos this holiday.
- 3/4 part Hiram Walker Melon Liqueur
- 1 ½ parts Dark Rum
- 12 Mint leaves
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp. Simple Syrup
- Club Soda
Muddle mint leaves and lime in tall glass. Cover with simple syrup and fill glass with ice. Add rum and top with club soda; stir. Garnish with lime and mint.
Malibu Red Mojito
- 1 part Malibu Red
- ½ lime
- ½ part simple syrup
- 7-10 mint leafs
- Soda water
Stir all the ingredients on rock ice in a highball glass. Top off with soda. Garnish with mint leafs.
- 2 part Mama Walker Blueberry Pancakes
- 7 blueberries
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1/2 of lime cut into wedges
- Splash Club Soda
Muddle the mint, blueberries, lime wedges and simple syrup in shaker. Add MW Blueberry Pancakes and ice. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice, top with soda.
Enjoy and happy holidays!
Hiram Walker Melon Mojito
It’s a hot and sunny summer day and I’m craving a nice refreshing cocktail! I’ll be going home and lighting the tiki torches and imagining that my CT deck is a Caribbean poolside paradise. A tropical cocktail is the perfect prop to help set the mood, and today’s feature cocktail is a Blue Hawaiian!
Hiram Walker Blue Hawaiian!
- 2 parts Malibu® Coconut Rum
- 2 parts Pineapple Juice
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
It’s finally the 4th of July and I’ve got 4 cocktails that will be a great addition to any Independence Day party menu! These summery cocktails are sweet, refreshing and sure to please!
Refreshing Sandeman Lemonade
- 1/2 part Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
- 1 1/2 parts Absolut® Citron vodka
- 2 parts lemonade
- Ice cubes
Prepare and serve in a long drink glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add the ingredients and stir well. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
White Peach Lemon Drop
- 2 parts ABSOLUT® Mandrin Vodka
- 2 parts Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ part Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients in shaker w/ ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a lemon sugar rimmed rocks glass and serve.
Mama’s Barbados Holiday
Mama’s Barbados Holiday
- 1 part Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon
- 1 part Malibu Rum
- 3 parts pineapple Juice
- Splash of grenadine
- Splash of orange juice
Mix in a shaker over ice. Serve in a shot glass.
Malibu Spiced Beach Hero
- 1 ½ parts Malibu® Island Spiced
- 2 parts cranberry juice
- 2 parts lemon lime soda
Build ingredients over ice in a collins glass. Top with lemon lime soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Enjoy and have a safe and wonderful holiday!