boozy strawberry lemonade

Is it just me or does summer feel like it’s coming to an end already? It’s a beautiful day here today, but that fall crispness is already in the air when the wind blows. I’m ready for it though, I love fall…just as long as winter doesn’t rush in too quickly behind it.

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

boozy strawberry lemonade

  • Servings: individual
  • Difficulty: easy
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boozy strawberry lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. (heaping) Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Mix (powdered)
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. strawberry schnapps
  • lemon
  • water and ice

Directions:

  1. Cut the lemon in half and reserve one half for your second drink, or a friends drink :) Take the remaining half lemon and slice off one lemon wheel for garnish. Juice the remaining half of your lemon into a tall glass.
  2. In the same glass add 1 heaping tbsp. of Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Mix, 1 oz. vodka and 1 oz. strawberry schnapps. Stir until as much of the powder as possible is dissolved.
  3. Fill glass 1/2 way with ice and top with water. Stir until powder is completely dissolved.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and enjoy!

 

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dirty shirley temple

As a kid I LOVED Shirley Temples. They are very nostalgic for me, they were a special treat when I’d get to go out for dinner with my Dad to The Cat’s Caboose (super cool restaurant inside a train!). So, when I saw this recipe on Pinterest (for which the link no longer works) I had to try it. I made them on my Mom’s actual birthdate and served them in my late Grandma’s vintage glasses; we had Dirty Shirleys in Shirely’s glasses :)

dirty shirley temple

  • Servings: individual
  • Difficulty: easy
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Dirty Shirley Temple - cherry vodka, lemon-lime soda, maraschino cherries, grenadine

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz cherry vodka
  • lemon-lime soda
  • grenadine
  • maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. In a highball add cherry vodka and a splash of grenadine
  2. Add lemon-lime soda and stir gently
  3. Top with 2 Maraschino cherries
  4. Enjoy!

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pacific blue sangria

One of my girlfriends declared this the “Summer of Sangria” and I’m loving it! There’s nothing better than a nice light, refreshing beverage poolside, dockside, or catching some rays.

Kicking off the “Summer of Sangira” on a high note this recipe is super delicious and refreshing!! I got the inspiration from food.com and made a few tweaks. I reduced the fresh lemon juice and omitted the pineapple just out of convenience… I only had 2 lemons which didn’t quite make the required amount of juice and I forgot the pineapple (oops!) but it worked out great. I also substituted the simple syrup for additional lemon-lime soda, ’cause making simple syrup? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Also, the original recipe called for letting the sangria sit for 4 hours to blend flavours, but I’m just not that patient! At least give it an hour though for the orange flavour to come out otherwise it will be too sour.

pacific blue sangria

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: intermediate
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Ingredients:
1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
1/2 cup blue curacao
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
2 oranges, cut into wheels
carbonated lemon-lime beverage, as needed (7-Up)

Directions:
1. Combine all the ingredients except the 7-Up in a large ceramic or glass container and stir well
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
3. Serve over ice and top with lemon-lime soda at about a 3:1 ratio
4. Garnish with an orange wheel

Pacific Blue Sangria Ingredients

Pacific Blue Ingredients

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classic cocktails: seabreeze

Having originated in the 1920’s I’m pretty sure the Seabreeze is the “original girly drink”. It has morphed a over the years from it’s conception during the day of prohibition as gin and grenadine cocktail to the recipe we are familiar with now. I love that this cocktail is more sour than sweet, but I still found that if you’re planning on having more than 2 you may want to cut the tartness with a little club soda or lemon-lime soda. Cheers!

classic cocktails: seabreeze

  • Servings: individual
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • vodka
  • lime slice
  • ice
  • club soda or lemon-lime soda (optional)

Directions:

  1. Fill highball (or other tall glass) 3/4 full with ice
  2. Pour in vodka
  3. Add grapefruit juice
  4. add cranberry juice
  5. garnish with lime
  6. (Optional) The classic version of the Seabreeze does not call for it, but if you plan on having more than 1 or 2 of these you may want to cut the tartness with a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda