Can you believe it’s already July? No matter where you are at, summer sun is shining and temperatures are going up! At CLD, we are cooling off with some of these awesome, refreshing drinks that feature in-season ingredients (with a non-alcoholic sipper for Christina, of course!).
Indulge and enjoy the heat!
Who doesn’t love fresh summer berries? And if you are going to drink wine in the heat, a great rose is the perfect pairing. After a few weeks in the Hamptons, these two ingredients came up all the time, so let’s marry the two! This drink was also inspired by the Mason Shaker’s “The Frenchie”
– A handful of your favorite berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
– A wedge of lemon
– 5 mint leaves
– A glass (5 ounces) of light rose wine)
Toss all ingredients in a shaker and muddle well. Add ice, shake and strain into your favorite wine glass. Top with extra berries and mint leaves.
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
– 1 cup fresh lemon juice
– One cup simple syrup (infuse with mint or vanilla bean for extra yumminess!)
– 2 cups water
– 2 cups sparkling water or soda
– One pint strawberries, sliced
Add lemon juice, simple syrup, water and half of the strawberries to a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let strawberries infuse. When ready to serve, strain out the infused berries, add soda and fresh strawberry slices and serve.
– 4 slices of cucumber
– 1/2 ounce lime juice
– A few mint leaves
– 2 ounces of vodka
Muddle cucumber, mint, lime juice and vodka in a shaker. Top with ice and watermelon juice and shake. Serve over ice and add sparkling water.
Enjoy those hot summer temps and these luscious drinks responsibly 🙂