June is National Iced Tea Month, which I believe to be a fitting beverage for the warming weather and sunshine that comes in this early summer month. Iced tea is extremely versatile and can be sweetened, unsweetened, flavored or my personal favorite…spiked!
Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic
- 2 parts Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 parts brewed Iced Tea
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
If you’re feeling adventurous and prefer blueberry flavor over peach, I recommend substituting 2 parts of Mama Walker’s Blueberry Pancake Liqueur and enjoying a nice and sweet breakfast spin on your iced tea.
Enjoy and Happy National Iced Tea Month!
Happy National Moscato Day! To celebrate this special holiday, rather than just pouring a glass of your favorite Moscato, I recommend mixing up a delicious cocktail that is sure to impress all of the guests at your National Moscato Day Party (because everyone hosts a Moscato Day Party right?)
This sweet and bubbly cocktail is refreshing and enjoyable for all springtime gatherings:
Mango Peach Sparkler
- 1.5 oz Absolut Mango
- .5 oz Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
- Fill with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé
Build in a rocks glass over ice or frozen mango cubes
Enjoy and Happy Moscato Day!
Refreshing Peach Paloma with Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
Hope you all have recovered from Daiquiri day because it is time for another favorite holiday of mine…National Tequila Day! I’m sure Tequila brings everyone back to Spring Breaks on the beaches of Mexico, and to Cinco de Mayo parties past, but it should also be included in celebrations on the hot summer holiday of July 24th!
Unfortunately, you won’t find me celebrating this year as I will be leaving for Tales first thing in the morning (I don’t think a night of Tequila is the best thing to do before an early morning flight), but I highly encourage you to have some fun, and at the least have a Margarita!
If you’ve already had your share of Margaritas this summer, try out a Paloma!
Combine ingredients in shaker w/ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a Lime Corkscrew and serve.
…Alright so maybe I’ll let myself have one drink tonight 😉
Enjoy and Happy Tequila Day!
Welcome back to another Friday! Tomorrow I will be making my first beach trip of the season (very long overdue) and I couldn’t be more excited for some relaxation in the sun and sand! When my friends and I prepare for a trip to the beach we always pack a cooler of the essentials: water, sandwiches, snacks, and of course, some sort of boozy concoction.
We played around with various recipes in the past, but struggled to find the perfect punch to accompany our beautiful beach days. Luckily, all of those difficulties disappeared when we tried out this week’s Friday Feature Cocktail Punch: White Peach Punch. It provides the ideal blend of flavor and refreshment, and who doesn’t want a scoop of sherbet on a hot sunny day? With summer kicking into full swing here is a recipe that all of you need to try!
White Peach Punch
- 2 cups ABSOLUT Citron® Vodka
- 2 cups Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps
- 1¼ cups Cranberry Juice
- 1¼ cups Pineapple Juice
- 2½ cups Fresh Sour Mix
- 2½ cups Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 Scoop Rainbow Sherbet
Combine ingredients in Punch Bowl ¾ full of ice. Scoop sherbet into balls and float on top or float entire quart of sherbet. Multiple servings.
This is a great summer punch for an outdoor barbeque or poolside party. If you’re like me and plan to make this for a trip to the beach, I recommend buying a Styrofoam cooler and mixing the punch right inside, but here are some tips if you choose this route:
- Hold the the Styrofoam cooler by the base, the little handle is not always reliable and cleaning up the spill is NOT fun. (It’s also very sad… all that punch gone to waste)
- Bring extra ice!! (and waters, no one wants to dehydrate!)
- Wear sunscreen 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Hi everyone, I apologize for the lack of posting in the past week, but to make it up to you, I’m going to share with you all a guest post I wrote for our new friends at Smarty Had a Party, a super helpful website that has anything you could ever need for throwing a party! They also have a lovely section for ‘Party Recipes’ (which is where Cocktail Culture comes in). We shared with Smarty Had a Party a delicious White Peach Sangria Recipe, that I highly encourage you go check out HERE!!!
It makes multiple servings and calls for only six ingredients, making it quick and easy to make! If I haven’t convinced you to go check out the recipe yet, I’ll just let you know it uses Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps, which is a personal favorite of mine when mixing up summer concoctions!
refreshing Peach Tea- perfect for tailgating or summer picnics
Welcome to another edition of Friday’s Feature Cocktail! Congratulations on making it through another week! I am especially excited for this Friday because after work I will be heading to a concert, which is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. It’s hard to beat great, live music on a warm summer night, with good friends around enjoying it with you.
Since I will be seeing some southern bands tonight (I love me some Country!) I thought it would be appropriate to make some Peach Tea cocktails to sip on before the show! The peach flavor and lemon juice provide the perfect amount of sweetness, and the quick and easy recipe makes it a great tailgating alternative to beer:
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Since it is also Father’s Day Weekend, I’m sure a number of you will be out golfing, fishing, or hanging with your dads grilling or watching sports (did I cover all the clichés?) and this Peach Tea would be a great addition to any of those plans!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there 🙂
Photo Courtesy of SnappyGourmet.com
Recently I was looking around on Hiram Walker’s Facebook page when I came across a delicious looking recipe for Peach & Honey Sangria Slushies, posted by Snappy Gourmet. These slushies called out to me as the perfect summer, frozen treat and I felt it necessary to pass along her tasty recipe, which uses both frozen peaches and Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps, with all of you!
As I went to check out these slushies, I spotted another delicious looking cocktail on her website, the Watermelon Poptini. While this drink looked great as is, I couldn’t help but notice that the addition of Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps would make it even better! Check out the recipe HERE and try this cocktail with the addition of a ¼ cup of HW Watermelon!
Thank you again to Snappy Gourmet for this peachy recipe, and be sure to check out more of her recipes at http://snappygourmet.com/
Hiram Walker Citrus Peach Fuzzy-the perfect frozen treat for a hot summer day!
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which marks the start of summer for many people. Even though it will still technically be spring, Memorial Day is when we all get our first smell of fired up grills cooking hot dogs and hamburgers, the unofficial scent of summer. Memorial Day is also when pools and beaches open up for the season, and wearing white pants becomes socially acceptable again (if anyone even follows that rule anymore).
If you’re like me, your weekend plans include at least one BBQ, and if your BBQs are like mine, then you’ll be looking for some great cocktail recipes to serve your friends and family. Luckily you came to the right spot, here are some refreshing summer drinks that pair perfectly with cookouts!
MALIBU® RED MARGARITA
- 2 parts MALIBU® RED
- 1 part lime juice
- 1 part simple syrup or agave syrup
- Salt rim
Combine ingredients in a shaker and strain into a rocks glass. Rim glass with salt and garnish with lime.
BLACK & STORMY
- 1-1/2 parts MALIBU® Black
- Fill with ginger beer
Serve over ice in a highball glass.
Lime wedge optional.
…and since it wouldn’t be a BBQ without dessert, here’s a nice boozy dessert you can drink!
Citrus Peach Fuzz
Pour all ingredients into blender; cover with crushed ice and blend until smooth. Pour into Hurricane glass and garnish with a fresh peach slice.
Mix up your drinks, kick back, relax and bring on the BBQs!