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Sip on These Four Summer Inspired Cocktails

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Skip the rosé and try one of these thirst-quenchers—with or without the booze

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Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

Serves 4 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries 
  • 1 cup lemonade 
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving 
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

 

How to Make It

In a blender, puree the blueberries, lemonade, mint, confectioners’ sugar, and 3 cups ice until smooth. Garnish with mint sprigs.

 

Ginger Peachy Cooler 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ginger ale 
  • ½ cup peach nectar 
  • 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

 

How to Make It

In a pitcher, combine the ginger ale, nectar, peaches, and ginger. Serve over ice.

 

Jalapeno-Lime Spritzer 

Serves 4 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups club soda 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar 
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced 
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (seeded, if desired)

 

How to Make It

In a pitcher, combine the soda, lime juice, nectar, lime, and jalapeño. Serve over ice.

 

Pineapple Lime & Coconut Spritzer 

Serves 8 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pineapple juice 
  • 2 cups coconut water 
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes) 
  • 2 cups club soda or sparkling water 
  • 1/2 pineapple, cored and cut into spears 
  • splash of rum (optional)

 

How to Make It

Combine the pineapple juice, coconut water, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. Just before serving, add the club soda. Serve over ice, garnished with a pineapple spear. Add a splash of rum, if desired.

 

 

 

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