3 Drink Recipes Sure to Sweeten your Summer

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With summer still in full swing, now is the best time to try some new, fruity drink recipes! Whether you are socially-distancing with a few friends out on the patio or treating yourself to a drink after a long day – these yummy drinks are sure to sweeten up your day. The best part is, these recipes can be easily altered to your serving size, or, you can even make a larger batch to put in the fridge and save for later!

Mimosas | 8 Servings

Courtesy of Inspired Taste
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 3 cups (750 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • Fill 8 champagne flutes 1/2 full with chilled sparkling wine. Top with orange juice.
Mimosas Staged

Watermelon Margaritas | 4 Servings

Courtesty of Minimalist Baker
  • 1 small ripe watermelon (yields ~3-5 cups juice)
  • 5 Tbsp lime juice
  • 10 Tbsp silver tequila
    • Pack a large blender full of cubed ripe watermelon (with or without seeds) and blend until you have a juice. One small watermelon should yield roughly 3-5 cups.
    • To make margaritas, add 2.5 cups of watermelon juice, 5 tbsp of lime juice, 10 tbsp of tequila, and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine.
    • Test your finished product! If necessary, add some of the leftover watermelon juice from your blender.
Watermelon Margaritas Staged

Red Sangria

Courtesty of Minimalist Baker
  • 1/2 medium apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed // plus more for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup brandy (plus more to taste)
  • 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine
  • ~1 cup ice to chill
    • Add apples, oranges, and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon for 45 seconds.
    • Add orange juice and brandy and muddle again to combine for 30 seconds.
    • Add red wine and stir to incorporate, then taste and adjust flavor as needed. I added a bit more brandy, orange juice, and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
    • Add ice and stir once more to chill. Serve as is, or with a bit more ice. Garnish with orange segments (optional).
Sangria Wine Bag Staged

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