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Summer days are the best for entertaining and inviting guests to celebrate…well, anything! It’s summer! The weather is beautiful, the kids are out of school, and fun is in the air! It is definitely one of the best times to throw a festive function since you have so many possibilities for outdoor venues, or the option to host the event at your own home since you have extra space now that the outdoor area is open for guests. You know a party is not a party without some cocktails or mock-tails, so Photo Booth of the Stars has put together a roundup of some sweet summer cocktails for you and your friends to enjoy at your next party.
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Whether you are serving up drinks indoors or out, your guests will love these beverages. They are simple, festive, and oh so nice to enjoy on a nice warm summer day, or a beautiful evening watching the sun go down.
Celebrations and champagne go hand in hand. The ultimate celebratory drink is definitely one including champagne. So if you are celebrating a wedding, graduation, birthday, anniversary, or the opening of an envelope try this Champagne Punch recipe from Martha Stewart. Martha has a knack for always getting it right and this punch is no exception. It is as gorgeous as it is delicious and your guests will love cooling off with one of these at your next cocktail hour.
Here are the ingredients you will need and they are pretty basic! Love that!
- 3 tablespoons grenadine
- 3 tablespoons Cointreau
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1 3/4 cups champagne
- Raspberries, apples, or other seasonal fruit
Get the step by step instructions HERE and you can whip up your very own batch of this treat.
If you are in the mood for a more mature, dignified type of cocktail the Xanadu is a must try. The flavor combination of this delight are so fresh and clean and just simply perfect for summer time. It is another simple recipe but is something that will impress your guests and is one of those drinks that people will talk about long after your party.
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All you need is to take a basil leaf with about ¼ oz. of simple syrup and muddle it in a rocks glass. Then fill the glass up with ice and the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice of a small slice along with around 1.5oz. of gin and top with a splash of club soda. To make things oh so festive garnish it with a sprig of basil and a slice of grapefruit. Then enjoy and let your guests rave away at their merriment.
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Another unforgettable cool cocktail for your guests to imbibe with is the cucumber basil and lime gimlet. It’s a twist on the classic cocktail that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Again the fresh basil leaves now mixed with slices of cucumber, vodka, lemonade, and lime juice will leave who everyone who sips on this feeling satisfied and revamped. You can check out the recipe HERE and cheers to your next party!
Author: L. Fulton-EventsbyL