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Spring Sips from Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl Cocktails

Although the first day of spring has come and gone, we think there should be a do-over. We deserve a spring day without any winter elements and since we got snow on the first and second day of spring, a reward is deliciously due. We’re going to ignore the first two “official days” of spring and raise a glass with a delicious spring cocktail in honor of the warm days ahead. As the temperatures slowly but surely increase, what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail or two from Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl Cocktails that celebrate the flavors of the season.

Spring Cocktails
If you’re ready for sweet and refreshing cocktail recipes that will not only awaken your taste buds but also celebrates the warmth of the spring season, check out these three delicious drinks below, two of which are low-calorie concoctions. Why not take your strawberry lemonade to another level, indulge in thirst-quenching watermelon, spring’s hot flavor, and surrender to the delicious flavors of citrus and mint with the following three drinks.

Berry & Basil

Berry Basil
2 parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
2 parts pink lemonade
2 sliced strawberries
Basil leaves for garnish
Lemon wedge for garnish
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a glass and serve. Garnish with basil and a lemon wedge.

 

What-A-Melon!

What-A-Melon!

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
1 ½ parts lemonade
1 ½ parts watermelon juice
Thyme or watermelon for garnish
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice. Pour mixture into a tall glass, add garnish and enjoy!

 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts orange juice
Dash of grenadine
Mint leaves
1 orange wheel
2 lime wedges
Mix all ingredients except orange juice. Pour over ice and top with orange juice. Garnish with lime wedges and an orange wheel.

Have we peaked your interest with these tantalizing libations from Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl Cocktails?  Do you have a spring cocktail recipe of your own to share? Let us now in the comments.

Celebrating the Season of Resurrection with Delicious Easter Cocktails

Easter season is the time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an event which is celebrated in many ways, one of which is decorating Easter eggs, an act which is said to symbolize the empty tomb that Christ resurrected from. During this time, many people create wonderful meals, and drinks to celebrate this season of new life. Today we share a few Easter Cocktail recipes to help you celebrate the season, from PEEPS® (by way of Love Bakes Good Cakes), Powell & Mahoney Cocktail Mixers, and Cruzan Rum.

PEEPS® Cocktail

Lemon wedge
Colored sugar
1 1/2 oz. Cherry Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. half and half
Dash of Grenadine
1 Marshmallow PEEPS®
Rim a martini glass with the lemon wedge and then dip the rim in colored sugar. Set aside. Add the cherry vodka, triple sec, half and half, and grenadine to a shaker filled with ice until chilled. Strain into a prepared glass, and garnish with the Marshmallow PEEPS®. Serve immediately.

Powell & Mahoney Madras

2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Cosmopolitan mixer
1 oz. fresh orange juice
1 ½ oz. vodka or gin in a shaker
Shake and strain over ice into a highball glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Cruzan Peach Swizzle

1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Mint Sprigs
Dash of Orange Bitters
Lightly muddle a Mint Sprig in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Add ice to the glass and top with Soda Water. Add one dash of Orange Bitters. Garnish with a lightly slapped Mint Sprig.

What are some of your favorite recipes to enjoy during the Easter season?

Toast to Spring w/ Cruzan Rum’s Paradise Punch Cocktail

What better way to toast the beginning of spring than with a delicious and refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail. get ready to enjoy a sip or six of the Cruzan Rum Paradise Punch, made with the newly launched Cruzan® Peach Rum. This sweet and fresh rum blends fine Cruzan® Rum with the sweet taste of juicy, ripe peaches that will arouse thoughts and memories of carefree summer days and succulent summer peaches.

Cruzan® Paradise Punch

12 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum
12 parts Ginger Ale
4 1/2 parts Honey Syrup*
3 parts Lemon Juice
Combine Cruzan® Peach Rum, Honey Syrup & Lemon Juice in a pitcher. Stir to mix and refrigerate. Add Ginger Ale right before serving. (Serves 8)

*Honey Syrup

6 parts Honey
6 parts Hot Water
Combine 6 parts Honey and 6 parts Hot Water. Stir and set aside.

Cruzan® Peach Rum is a fresh, succulent flavor to the enticing Cruzan® Rum lineup. Like all Cruzan® rums, Cruzan® Peach is crafted by Cruzan® Master Distiller Gary Nelthropp, whose family has been making rum on the island of St. Croix for generations. Cruzan® Peach is made from tropical rain water and high-quality molasses, it is distilled with a unique five-column distillation process to create the cleanest-tasting rum on the market.

“Cruzan® is constantly searching for the freshest flavors and innovations that will appeal to loyal fans of our rum, as well as those trying it for the first time,” said Brendan Lynch, Senior Director of Rum & Cordials at Beam Inc. “That’s why we are especially excited to introduce Cruzan® Peach to the Cruzan® Rum family.”

“This flavor embodies the spirit of St. Croix and is the perfect addition to any cocktail that rum lovers will want to enjoy this season and beyond,” said Nelthropp.

Cruzan® Peach is available now, the 750ml bottle retails for $14.99. It joins Cruzan® Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, Cruzan® 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum and 13 other flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, coconut, key lime, passion fruit, mango and strawberry.

Pranna’s Spring Cocktail Launch

It’s back to Pranna for another event, this time to sample the new Spring Cocktails they have to offer. In a rare day, I wasn’t the first to arrive, I met Kim there. Everyone else (Marisol, Alex and Dave) would join us a bit later. The drinks was created By Pranna’s Mixologists, Justin Noel and Eric Greczel

Unlike before, we decided to go upstairs this time. It wasn’t as crowded as downstairs (especially the bar) and we got a place to sit comfortably and wait for the rest of our group. As you can see, downstairs was really packed



while upstairs was very much calmer


We got to sample mainly two of the Spring cocktails- Bengal Tiger and Harvest Moon.



but Kim, Dave and I got to also enjoy the Butterfly Whisper, which not only tastes amazing but it’s pretty good for you. It contains Aloe Vera and Yuzu fruit which is a superfruit. Who doesn’t love a drink that’s good for you. Super!!

Anyway, while Kim and I were talking and enjoying our cocktails, Marisol arrived, then Alex and finally Dave




and during that time, we all enjoyed the fabulous hors d’oeuvres Pranna has to offer



We continue to have a wonderful time (as we usually do), catching up on all our non-existent love lives and funny enough, we found out there was a speed date event going on in the cellar part of Pranna, so Kim, Alex and I went to check it out (the rest of the gang stayed upstairs). Of course it was a private event so we couldn’t go in but we got close and snuck a bit of short video (but it’s kinda dark). We were hoping that we could go in.

I forgot to mention that before we came downstairs, there was a large group of women who were sitting a bit across from us who ordered all these drinks and food, then skipped out on the check. How tacky is that! The nerve of people. Anyway, after we checked out the Speed Dating, we went back up, hung out for a few more minutes then headed out. A great event, great food and drinks as usual.