As the peak of summer sets in, so does the hot, hot heat. The best way to stay cool, and have a little fun while doing so, is mixing up some refreshing and crisp cocktails!
SVEDKA Vodka, Black Velvet Whisky and ONEHOPE Wine offer the perfect combination of chilled and frozen cocktails needed to beat the heat this summer.
Orange Cream Pop Dream
1 part SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop
1 part orange juice
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender, adding 1/2 cup of crushed ice last. Blend until smooth and pour into a hurricane glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and a scoop of ice cream.
Electric Strawberry Lemonade
2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade
1/2 part Blue Curacao
1/2 part pineapple juice
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
Pour ingredients into a blender, adding 1/2 cup crushed ice last, and blend at high speed. Pour into a Hurricane/Pilsner glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Caramel Ginger Mojito
2 parts Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky
2 mint leaves
1 cube brown or white sugar
2 kaffir lime leaves
1/4 part ginger liquer
1/4 part lime juice
Fresh lime wedges
Gently muddle one mint leaf with sugar cube and one kaffir lime leaf in the bottom of a hightail glass. Fill with ice, whisky, ginger liqueur and lime juice – stirring until chilled. Add club soda and garnish with lime wedges and remaining lime and mint leaves.
1 1/2 parts Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky
3 parts orange juice
1 part grenadine
Maraschino cherry, orange wheel or curled orange zest for garnish
Create layers in a martini glass by slowly pouring grenadine, Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky and orange juice over the back of a spoon. Garnish rim with skewered maraschino cherry, orange wheel, or curled orange zest.
ONEHOPE Blood Orange Sangria
(Half of the profits from the Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wine go to fund pet adoptions through the ASPCA and provide meals for children through the World Food Program, respectively.)
1 bottle ONEHOPE Pinot Noir
1 cup ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine (optional if you would like it bubbly)
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup blackberries 2 blood oranges (sliced)
Lemon slices (optional)
Lime slices (optional)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients (except Sparkling) into one of your sangria bar carafes, cover and refrigerate for 4-24 hours. The longer your sangria mixture sits, the more infused the flavors become! Before serving fill each glass with crushed ice and allow guests to garnish with their own fruits. Top with sparkling if desired.Yield: 4-6 servings
ONEHOPE Guava Sangria
(Half of the profits from the Savignon Blanc and Sparkling Wine help to plant trees through Save Our Planet and provide meals for children through the World Food Program, respectively.)
1/2 bottle ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 bottle ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine
1/4 cup cognac
1/4 cup pureed guava (use guava juice if fresh guava isn’t available)
1/4 cup pear juice
1/4 cup cranberry juice
Thinly sliced orange spheres
Combine ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc, 1 cup of the ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine, all of the cognac, guava, pear juice, cranberry juice, sliced oranges and cranberries into one of your sangria bar carafes, stirring as you go. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Serve on the rocks, garnish with fresh sage, cranberries, orange slices and top with a dash of ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine. Yield: 4-6 servings