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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

5 Cocktails to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

This Saturday, why not celebrate the first day of summer with some low-calorie cocktails? Easy to make - with minimal ingredients required - these first day of summer cocktails are great for toasting to warm weather, poolside parties and fun summer adventures ahead.

Mango Sunrise

Ingredients:

3 oz.  Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE

1.5 oz. Tequila

Splash of Grenadine syrup

Lemon slices and mint for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Using a tall Collins glass, pour tequila, then Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE over ice.  Stir gently to mix.

Top with a splash of Grenadine syrup.

Garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs. 

Summer Lovin'

Ingredients:

4 ounces of VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling

1 ounce of vanilla flavored vodka

A splash of pomegranate juice

Lime for garnish

Directions:

Add vodka and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake gently. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top off with VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling. Garnish with a lime. 

 

Teeny Bikini Coffee Martini

Ingredients:

3 oz. RealBeanz Diet Cappuccino

1 oz. vanilla vodka

½ oz sugar syrup

Coffee beans to garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice in a Boston and shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Beach Breeze

Ingredients:

3 oz. VOGA Italia Sparkling

.75 oz. Strawberry Liqueur

2 oz. Strawberry Puree

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

1.5 Tsp. Sugar

Mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

Combine VOGA Italia Sparkling, strawberry liqueur, strawberry puree, lemon juice and sugar in a glass. Stir and garnish with mint.

Pool Party

Ingredients:

3 oz. Lemonade Sparkling ICE

1 oz. white rum

Mint leaves

Lime

Directions:

Muddle mint leaves with rum.

Strain and pour over ice.

Top with Lemonade Sparkling ICE.

Garnish with a fresh lime and mint leaves. 

 

Have any more drinks that is perfect for summer? Leave them below! Have fun!

 

-Jessica

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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