Red, White, and Blue Sangria

patriotic cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

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Mint Julep

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Courtesy of the FABULOUS Pixelated Crub, I’ve found the perfect recipe for a Mint Julep. Check out their site and check out the recipe below:

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons mint simple syrup (see below)
  • 2 ounces bourbon (use a good bourbon like¬†Maker’s Mark or Basil Hayden)
  • Fresh mint
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Chill julep cup or glass in the freezer. Fill the glass halfway with shaved or crushed ice and add 2 tablespoons of mint syrup and 2 ounces of bourbon. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Insert a sprig of mint and add more crushed on top, filing the cup. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Insert a straw cut to 1 inch above the top of the cup.

Mint Simple Syrup

Refrigerated, the syrup will last for months.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 cup, packed), preferably spearmint

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add washed mint (still on the stem, just stir it all in). Set aside for 24 hours. Strain the mixture into a jar and discard the mint.

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Enjoy! xo

Homemade Cherry-Vanilla Liqueur

As, I continue to stumble on foodgawker¬†I can’t help but to find wonderful recipes to stare with all of you. I don’t know how many people actually read my blog, but who cares. Here is a drink recipe from Tasty Trials. Check out their site and check out the recipe below:

8 ounces Bing cherries, stems removed and pitted
8 ounces vanilla vodka
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Let sit for at least a week, shaking occasionally. Strain and use in cocktails.
Enjoy! xo