Strawberry Mint Spritz

Craig is out of town this week at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival, so I am taking up the slack and posting on The Blind Pig Blog while he is having a great time in a beautiful Colorado town.

Since it is 9/11 I am feeling a little patriotic and reflecting on how 20 years can slip by so quickly.  We all have our own connections and memories from that horrible day.  Tattooed on my brain is the residual eeriness of no airplanes in the sky for several days.  I also remember how proud I was to be an American.  Individuals from all walks of life were uniting, flying flags, and saying, “God Bless America!” was heartfelt instead of a saying imprinted on the front of a cheap plaque made in China. Twenty years fly by, but sadly I wish Americans could return to some of the sentiments from two decades ago.

Now that summer is closing out, we have a few more light cocktails to share with you and this one is a perfect light sipper.  Strawberry Mint Spritz is made with vodka, prosecco, lime sparkling water, a little simple syrup, fresh berries and mint.

First place strawberries in the bottom of your cocktail glass, add a few mint leaves and drizzle in the simple syrup.  Muddle these ingredients in the bottom of the glass.  Add vodka, prosecco and top off with lime sparkling water.  It’s delicious, light and perfect for sipping on a late summer or early fall evening.

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This simple cocktail would taste great with any fresh berries or fruit added.  Peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, cucumbers, cantaloupe,  or oranges could be substituted for the strawberries.  The possibilities are endless!

Today is Craig’s birthday!  If you get a chance wish him a happy one. 🙂

 

 

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Spiked Summer Lemonade

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  We know we are posting a little late.  We have been soaking up the last rays of summer and enjoying some free time. We’ve been a little lax on our posting recently.  We know.  Hopefully we will do much better in September than we did in August?

This week we wanted to share with you a great large batch recipe for weekends like this.  We did not create this recipe.  It was one that we ripped from the pages of a magazine years ago and unfortunately we are not sure which one.  We liked the recipe for Spiked Summer Lemonade because most of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen or refrigerator right now.  It is easy, tasty and fresh, and allows you time to concentrate on entertaining guests on your dock or patio instead of behind the bar serving everyone.

We made this recipe for a large gathering we had at our house a couple of weeks ago.  The guests were arriving early so Rhonda was able to only get a few quick photos before she had to go into full hostess mode.  The Spiked Lemonade was a hit, and many guests were surprised to find out that beer was one of the main ingredients.

Spiked Summer Lemonade is made from frozen berries, chilled light beer, lemonade concentrate, vodka and lemon and lime slices for garnish.  First stir together the lemonade concentrate and vodka and chill for a day.  The following day stir in fresh berries and beer.  Then you are ready to serve!  Yep, it’s that easy!

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This is a great beverage for sipping on the dock or next to the pool with friends.  Tryout it out the next time you need a quick large batch recipe.  We know you will be pleased.

 

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