Foodie Friday: Summertime Cocktails

Tropical Rum Punch
Via The Eyes of a Boy
Ah sweet summertime.  There is nothing like unwinding on the porch or patio with friends and family. Are you in need of a refreshing new cocktail to enjoy on these occasions?  We've found some tasty ones!  Let us know what you think. 

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.
Add in the two rums.
Add in the three juices.
Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Sip slowly and please enjoy responsibly.

Sweet Tea Sangria with Peaches and Raspberries
Via The Wicked Noodle

Sweet Tea Sangria with Peaches and Raspberries
6 cups sweet tea
1 bottle white wine
2 cups raspberries
2 cups sliced peaches
fresh mint, for garnishing (optional)

Mix sweet tea and wine together in a large pitcher. Add fruit and chill for at least 2-3 hours, preferably 8 or more.

Serve in pretty glasses and garnish with mint.

Vodka Watermelon Cooler
Via Jennifer Meyering

Vodka Watermelon Cooler
Prep: 10 minutes Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

8 cups fresh watermelon cubed
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp honey
1 cup water
1 cup watermelon vodka
For layering and garnish (optional):
sour apple pucker
fresh mint leaves

In a blender, add watermelon, lime juice, honey, and water and blend until fully pureed.
Pour through fine mesh strainer to remove pulp and seeds. Add vodka and stir to combine.
Pour over ice and garnish with extra watermelon slices and mint leaves, if desired, and serve immediately.
For layering:
Fill glass with ice and pour sour apple pucker until glass is 1/4 - 1/3 full.
Slowly pour watermelon mixture over pucker and mixture will float on top.

Serve immediately with extra watermelon slices and mint leaves, if desired.

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