Just for Fun Life at Home

Spirits with a Splash

Summer Spirits that will keep your guests satisfied!

Have you planned the perfect summer party? Pinterested themes and decorations that will Wow your guests! Food Network nosh that is sure to nourish! Now for the fun…Cocktails…

Are you adventurous? Grab a few bottles of spirits, some fresh fruit & juice and start mixing. Here are some tasteful treats I’ve enjoyed…

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and chunked
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (I like agave nectar)
  • 2/3 cup vodka (more or less depending on the crowd!)
  • Ice
  • colorful garnish of your choice (I like a mint leaf for aroma)

Puree your watermelon and cucumber. Press through a fine mesh sieve when pureed to remove the solids. Mix with the remaining ingredients and Voila!
This cocktail pairs perfectly with rustic fired pizza on the grill.

Tipsy Lemonade SpiritsTipsy Lemonade Tea

  • 6 ounces hot water
  • 4 tea bags (I like black tea)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of honey to taste (again…I prefer agave nectar)
  • 12 ounces of citrus vodka

In a large pitcher, steep tea for 5-10 minutes depending on how strong you like it. Mix in the sweetener of your choice and then chill for 1/2 hour. Stir in lemon juice and vodka. Pour over ice and serve. Don’t forget to garnish…this drink also looks great with a mint leaf or some fresh raspberries! Grill some hot dogs, hamburgers and vegetables, and you have yourself a tasty afternoon.

Mangria SpiritsMangria

  • red wine of our choice (I would choose a dry wine)
  • vodka (I like to use a flavored vodka: citrus or raspberry)
  • fresh squeezed orange, lemon and lime juice

Mix the above ingredients to your taste and serve over ice!  This sangria variation definitely has a kick for the man in your life! Throw a rack of ribs on the grill, corn on the cob and let the good times roll.

The key to a great gathering is great company! Invite, Entertain and Enjoy….