Summer Cocktails That Are Perfect For Entertaining

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

As we head into Labor Day, it's likely that you'll either be hosting parties or attending a few (or both!). Either way, it's good to have a signature cocktail to serve or a fun boozy treat to bring for everyone's enjoyment.

Here are a few of my end-of-summer favorites.


Soaked Watermelon Sliced Popsicles

¾ cup tequila
½ cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
¼ cup lime juice
1 lb watermelon

1. Stir together tequila, Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Ice, and lime juice in a large bowl.
2. Cut watermelon into wedges and soak in Sparkling Ice mixture for 15 minutes.
3. Insert popsicle sticks into wedges then freeze on a rack-lined baking sheet for 1 hour.

Strawberry Lemonade Jello-O Shots

½ cup coconut rum
½ cup vodka
1 package Strawberry Jello
1 cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
Sliced strawberries
Lemon, for garnish

1. Bring Sparkling Ice to a boil and add to strawberry jello until dissolved.
2. Add coconut rum and vodka.
3. Place a slice of strawberry into each 1 ounce cup and fill with jello mixture.
4. Allow shots to sit in the fridge until solid.
5. Garnish with a small lemon slice.


Bee's Knees

Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade
Touch of Raw Honey
Cut strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, lime
Dash of Orgeat Syrup

1. Crush fruit with ice and add Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade, honey and Orgeat.
2. Stir and add straw.

Pomegranate Margarita

2 oz tequila
2 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish

1. Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side.
2. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake.
3. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine.
Garnish with a lime wedge.

* All recipes appear courtesy of Sparkling Ice.

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