Foodie Friday: Summer Cocktails

Firecracker - Watermelon, Lime and Cucumber Cocktail
Via Creative Culinary

Summer means spending time out on the porch or patio with friends and family.  Looking for some cocktail ideas to serve?  We've got you covered!  We've found some great recipes to try for your next get together or just for yourself to enjoy while unwinding on a balmy night!

The Firecracker - Watermelon, Lime and Cucumber Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 6 min

4 oz Prairie Cucumber Vodka
4 (1-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon
2 limes, diced
2 oz simple syrup (Boil 1/4 cup water and sugar just until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup ice to cool - refrigerate leftovers)

To Garnish:
Lime Rim (equal amounts salt and sugar combined with some fresh grated lime)
2 Watermelon Slices
2 cucumber slices
2 small mint sprigs

Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all ingredients well. Add simple syrup, fill with ice, cover and shake until ice cold.
Rim the glasses with a cut lime and dip in the lime rim mixture.
Fill the glasses with ice and pour the ingredients from the shaker into the glasses.
Garnish with a watermelon slice, a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.

No Cucumber Vodka?  Simply add a couple of slices to cucumber to the watermelon and lime and muddle them together; use regular vodka of your choosing. Enjoy!



Yield: 8 cocktails
1 1/2 cups silver tequila
4 1/2 cups grapefruit soda
juice of 6 limes + lime wedges to garnish

Combine tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice in a pitcher; stir to combine.
Pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish each with a wedge of lime.

Tropical Rum Punch Recipe
Via The Eyes of a Boy

Tropical Rum Punch Recipe

1 ounce Malibu® Red Rum
1 ounce Cruzan® mango rum
1.5 ounces cranberry juice
1.5 ounces orange juice
1.5 ounces pineapple juice
pineapple slices for garnish

Fill a glass with ice.
Next, add in the two rums.
Then, add in the three juices.
Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Sip slowly and please enjoy responsibly.

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