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Cocktails That Will Set Off Sparks

Wednesday Jul 3, 2013
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Strawberry Sparklers

6 ounces Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 ounces DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor
1 bottle (chilled) Rose Champagne
4 ounces limeade
1 pint strawberries
2 tbsp. sugar
1 wedged lime

TO MAKE:
Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Repeat until all glasses are prepared.

Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open champagne and pour glasses approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top each glass with the cocktail and serve immediately. (Serves 10)


Black Cherry American Dream

1 ½ parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
¾ part Dekuyper® Peachtree Snapps Liqueur
1 ½ parts Organic Apple Juice
½ part Lemon Juice
3 Basil Leaves

TO MAKE:
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with cherry and peach slice.


Stars and Stripes Margarita

7 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
4 1/2 parts Dekuyper® Blue Curacao
1 13 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 light beer

TO MAKE:
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Serve over ice, with or without salt, garnish with a lime wedge or twist and enjoy! Salud! (Serves 7)


Berry American Popsicles

7 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 1/2 parts Elderflower Syrup
2 parts Water
2 parts Fresh Lime Juice
4-5 Strawberries, medium size
12 Blueberries

TO MAKE:
1. Poke a hole in each blueberry and soak in 4 parts of bourbon for 30 minutes. Set aside.
2. Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
3. Add fresh lime juice, Elderflower syrup, remaining bourbon and water to the cocktail shaker and shake hard.
4. Add to the popsicle molds.
5. Add three bourbon-soaked blueberries to each mold and freeze.

Makes 6 popsicles.


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