With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, we thought we would share a few of our favorite summer time cocktails. Cool off by the pool with one of these refreshing drinks this summer and let us know which one is your favorite.
Brassica Green Tea Cooler
This refreshing apple-pineapple-mango cooler is made with fresh juices and is perfect on any hot summer day. The mango sorbet is the key to the this great drink. Serve in a chilled glass with a fresh fruit garnish.
1 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 large green apples, washed and sliced
1 1/4 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
1 cup brewed Brassica Green Tea with SGS
1 cup mango sorbet
Juice the pineapple, apples and ginger in a juicer or blender. Mix the juice with the chilled Brassica Green Tea with SGS, and stir in the mango sorbet. Enjoy!
This drink packs a real lemon kick with a great vanilla taste and aroma. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge garnish and you’re ready to relax and enjoy some summer sun.
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups cold water
Cut the lemons in half and scoop the pulp into a blender. Add half of the lemon peel along with the sugar, vanilla extract, and two cups cold water. Blend until smooth, then strain into a serving pitcher and stir in the remaining cold water.
Brassica Black Tea Lemonade
5 cups water
1/4 cup white sugar
4 Brassica Black Tea with SGS tea bags
1 12 ounce can frozen lemonade
5 cups cold water
Bring 5 cups of water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, then remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow tea to steep while you mix the lemonade concentrate with the additional 5 cups of cold water in a large pitcher. Pour the tea mixture into the lemonade and discard the tea bags. Stir and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail
Blended watermelon, agave nectar and tequila make for a deliciously refreshing cocktail that is sure to please at your next summer BBQ.
10 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 1/2 cups silver tequila
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 sprig mint leaves, for garnish
Blend the watermelon in a blender until smooth, pour into a large pitcher. Stir the water and agave nectar together in a small bowl and add to the watermelon. Finally stir in the tequila and blueberries. Garnish with mint prior to serving.