Punch above your weight this summer with some cooling fruit-filled, punches and adult-pleasing cocktails - perfect treats on hot days (whilst it lasts…)

 

Strawberry Margarita Spritzers

Soda, fresh whole strawberries and frozen daiquiri mix set these margarita spritzers apart. Serve on sultry summer days and enjoy the fizzy sweetness of these colorful cocktails.

    

1 (10-oz.) package frozen whole strawberries, thawed

1 (10-oz.) frozen strawberry daiquiri mix, thawed

1 cup tequila (available from drinks21.com)

1/4 cup orange liqueur

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 (1-liter) soda, chilled

Garnishes: lime slices and quartered fresh strawberries

Pulse first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, and stir in soda just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

 

Cava Sangria

For a light and quick drink, Cava Sangria is the way to go. Refreshing and fruity, this 5-ingredient sangria has the perfect combination of flavours from the strawberries and mint leaves. After the first sip, you’ll feel like you’re in Spain! 

    

8 large mint leaves

1 bottle Cava sparkling wine, chilled (available from drinks21.com)

3/4 cup white grape juice, chilled 

1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries 

1/4 cup orange liqueur

Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks

Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavours. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients.  

Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired.

 

Peach Sangria

    

1 bottle rosé wine (available from drinks21.com)

3/4 cup vodka

1/2 cup peach nectar

6 tablespoons thawed frozen lemonade concentrate (such as Minute Maid)

2 tablespoons sugar 

1 pound ripe peaches, peeled and sliced 

1 (6-oz.) package fresh raspberries

2 cups soda, chilled

Combine first 5 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and raspberries. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Stir in chilled soda just before serving.

 

 

Visit drinks21.com for all your alcoholic ‘ingredients’ and get mixing!