For this cocktail cooler use ripe, fresh Strawberries for a pure taste of summer!
2 cups frozen Strawberries
¼ cup Rose’s Lime juice
¼ cup Lemonade
2 oz Lemon Flavored Vodka
1/4 oz Grand Marnier or another Orange Flavored Liquor
Clean and hull fresh strawberries at least a day in advance. Place the strawberries in a single layer on cookie sheet and put into the freezer until frozen. Once frozen, transfer the fruit to a freezer container or storage bag. Can’t wait? Pick up a bag or two of frozen strawberries at your local grocery store.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour into tall glasses, garnish with Strawberry and enjoy!
Cocktail of the Week: Purple Pineapple Sangria
2 bottles of Dry Red Wine – Traditionalists may want to use a Spanish Rioja but you can use any dry, full-bodied wine. A spicy Syrah or Shiraz pairs nicely with blackberries
8 oz Brandy – Try a Spanish Brandy de Jerez
1 Pint Blackberries
1 ½ cups Fresh Pineapple cut into small pieces
1 Orange sliced and then cut into small pieces – remove seeds while slicing
8 oz Ginger Ale
1 hour (or up to 1 day) ahead, put Blackberries and Pineapple into a large pitcher or beverage dispenser.
Add Brandy and muddle the fruit in the Brandy until the juice and brandy mix to cover the fruit – cover tightly and refrigerate
Before serving, add Wine and Ginger Ale stir and serve over Ice.
Tip: Be sure to cut your fruit in to small pieces. The fruit should be big enough to nibble as you drink but not so big as to fill your glass with one piece or make it difficult to sip