Cool Refreshing Summer Libations
Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup hot water
3 cups cold water
Blend lemon juice, sugar, raspberries, and hot water in a blender until the berries are pureed and the sugar is
dissolved. Pour into pitcher. Add cold water. Chill for at least an hour. Serve over ice. Add vodka to spruce it up.
Cucumber Mint Cocktail
1.5 oz gin or vodka
4-6 cucumber slices
1/4 lime, sliced
4 oz tonic water
6 mint leaves
Add mint, lime, gin or vodka to shaker and muddle. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice and top with tonic water. Stir then let flavors blend together for a minute to enhance.
Watermelon Champagne Puree
3 cups seeded watermelon, frozen
3 cups chilled champagne
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
In a blender, blend watermelon, lemon juice and one cup champagne until smooth. Pour about 1/3 cup into eight glasses,
then pour 1/4 of remaining champagne into each glass. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and serve immediately.