Hump Day Hydration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sometimes Friday, and all that entails,

seems especially far away on a rainy Wednesday.

I found myself looking for glimmers of weekend hope

in some of my favorite blogs and,

alas.

my mood immediately brightened.

These warm weather cocktail recipes are now in my “hydration queue”

and I strongly encourage you to add them to yours!

Bubbles, Mules, Mojitos.. we’ve got them all.

Sit back, sip up and enjoy!

xx

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Cardamom Moscow Mule 

(image + recipe Honestly Yum)

INGREDIENTS

2 oz vodka

1/2 oz lime juice

4 oz cardamom ginger ale

lime wheel and pinch of ground cardamom for garnish

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Eldeflower Champagne Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

Champagne or prosecco

St. Germain liqueur

A handful of mint

1 cucumber

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Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria

(image +recipe Averie Cooks)

INGREDIENTS

 1 bottle white wine (chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, or similar)

 1/3 cup peach schnapps

 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste (or stevia, agave, or another sweetener)

 3/4 cup mango chunks, frozen (you could use fresh but save money and buy frozen, plus they act as “ice cubes”)

 3/4 cup pineapple chunks, canned

 1/3 cup pineapple juice (use whatever is in the can)

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Triple Berry Mojitos

(recipe + image How Sweet It Is)

INGREDIENTS

makes 1 mojito, but is easily quadrupled

6-8 fresh mint leaves

2 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup

1 ounce of rum

1 1/2 ounces of club soda

 2 ounces of mixed berry juice

 the juice of one lime

 fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

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Izmir Iced Tea

(image + recipe Tanya Zouev Photography)

INGREDIENTS

 crushed ice

a few sprigs fresh mint

15ml (1/2 oz) sweetened pomegranate molasses

30ml (1 oz) vodka (or double shot if you like a stronger drink)

¼ cup cooled chai tea from one tea bag steeped in boiling water (I used Planet Organic Chai Spice)

one small bottle ginger beer (I used Bundaberg)

pomegranate seeds to garnish

4 comments :

  • Laura

    #4 is what I was planning on making on Friday!!! Seriously, GREAT minds. (Substituting rum for my friend Tito, of course).

    • Sara

      GREAT MINDS! And, luckily, I’m finally ready to make amends with Tito after our last rendezvous. Bring on the dance party! xx

  • Elise

    Looks delicious and I am excited to enjoy a few of these with you next weekend!!
    xoxo

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