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Sipping with Savannah: Summer Cocktails

Jul 20, 2018 02:13PM ● By Staff Writer

Hello friends, Savannah here with two refreshing, fun, and easy cocktail recipes!

No matter if you’re sipping as you work on your tan or gathering with the girls, these tasty summer treats are sure to be a crowd pleaser.  

First we have Sparkling Watermelon Sangria, a delicious and refreshing summer drink with some familiar flavors.

Here's what you’ll need.

Sparkling Watermelon Sangria*

Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6):

4 cups of seedless watermelon (remove the rind, cube, and chill)

3/4 cup dry white wine

1 lime, sliced thin

1 (750ml) bottle of Moscato, chilled

3 cups lime seltzer water or sparkling water (chilled)

 Optional: Strawberries, Raspberries

In a large pitcher place 3 cups of cold watermelon cubes (saving some for garnish) and white wine. Some may prefer to blend the mixture into a slush before serving.  

Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish it with a watermelon and a lime slice. Remember, you can add or subtract any of the ingredients to better blend with your taste. Yum!

Next, we have the southern classic Sunset Punch. Depending on the crowd, this bourbon-based punch serves six to eight and is perfect for the adventurous crowd ready to kick the party into high gear.

Sunset Punch*

Ingredients (Serves 6 to 8):

8 – 10 ounces bourbon

8 ounces white vermouth

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

6 to 10 lemon slices for garnish the glasses

1/4 cup simple syrup or 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/4 cup water, stir until dissolved.

12 ounces chilled ginger beer

Mix the ingredients in a mid to large size punch bowl, add ice, stir gently and get ready to serve in a garnished glass.  Wow…

All that's left is filling a glass, sipping, and relaxing. Enjoy!

*Please drink responsibly.