Helloooo, July! Honestly, it's the hottest summer I can remember, with no end in sight - BUT there IS a remedy for these HOT, HOT FLASHES in the Summer of 2018 - COCKTAILS! Check out these refreshing, ethereal drinks that are sure to cool you down, while bringing your spirits UP!
The Gin Blossom (Fun, delicious, local, muddled)
What to get: Fresh Basil Leaves, Agave Nectar, Gin, Fresh Blueberries, Lime Juice, Sparkling Water, Ice, Basil for Garnish
What to do: Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, which cancels out any negative effects of the gin, making this a nearly perfect cocktail – also, blueberries and basil are in abundance at the Farmers’ Market right now so get ‘em while they’re in season…Simply muddle blueberries, basil, and agave – then shake together with gin, lime juice – pour over ice, top with sparkling water, garnish with basil - and drink those Summer Blues away!
Rosemary, Peach Sangria (Simple, fresh, batched in pitchers)
What to get: Rosé, orange liqueur, rosemary simple syrup, club soda, fresh peaches, fresh blueberries, Meyer lemons, fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish -
What to do: I love batched drinks that are perfect for setting out for a summer party, and sangria is one of the easiest – this is so simple to prepare, just make sure you have a couple hours to ensure it’s chilled before serving – simply pour to combine wine, liqueur, syrup, and club soda – add sliced peaches, rosemary, blueberries, and Meyer lemon slices – chill for two hours - Sip, hiccup, sip - repeat!