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Cocktails by the Sea

Cocktails by the Sea

Beach Inspired Drinks To Enjoy Anywhere

Whether you’re at home or on the beach, there is nothing like a refreshing cocktail. Here are some of our favorite cocktails by the sea recipes for you to enjoy anywhere!

Watermelon Rum Punch

August is host to many “national days”, but two are worthy of mention when it comes to enjoying cocktails by the sea – Watermelon Day (August 3) and Rum Day (August 16). Why not celebrate both with a Watermelon Rum Punch? Make it a slushie by blending in ice, or simply pour over ice for a chilled punch.

3 cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen or chilled
The juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup rum
Ice cubes

Put frozen watermelon chunks, lime juice and rum in a blender. Add ice cubes to achieve desired slushiness (if you don’t want it to be slushie, simply add ice cubes to glasses). Blend well until smooth.

Jersey Peach Bellini

June 21 is the first day of summer. It’s also National Peaches and Cream Day, so what better way to celebrate these two yummy occasions than with fresh Jersey peaches? Here is our recipe for a peachy-keen, refreshing Peach Bellini. These are so delicious you’ll want more than one, so this recipe is for a pitcher.

3-4 fresh Jersey peaches
1 bottle of chilled Prosecco (can also use sparkling wine or champagne)

Peel and quarter fresh Jersey peaches, place in blender and puree. Spoon puree into a pitcher. Pour bottle of chilled Prosecco into the pitcher and stir. Serve in fancy glasses, garnish with a peach slice and enjoy the first day of summer!

Star Spangled Slushies

Enjoy this patriot frozen drink as you toast to our nation’s independence. Because this is a layered drink, you may need to add more ice as you go to make sure the bottom layers are thick. Happy Birthday, America!

9-12 cups of ice (as needed)
1 cup grenadine
1 cup blue curaco
I cup of vodka
1 cup of lemonade

Put 3-4 cups of ice and the grenadine in a blender and blend well. Make sure the ice is thick before transferring to a glass for the first layer – add more ice if necessary. Put glass in freezer to keep from defrosting. Rinse out blender then put 3-4 cups of ice and the blue curacao in the blender, blending well. Make certain this layer is thick as well, then spoon into glass on top of red layer. Return glass to freezer. Rinse blender, add 3-4 cups of ice, vodka and lemonade and blend well. Spoon the final layer on top, insert straw and serve immediately.

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

Frozen Mudslide

Friday, June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, so what better way to celebrate than with a chocolate ice cream-based cocktail by the sea? Here’s a great recipe for Frozen Mudslides. Enjoy!

Ingredients (per serving)
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
1 oz Vodka
5 big scoops of chocolate ice cream
Chocolate syrup
Chocolate jimmies
Mini chocolate chips
Whipped Cream

Begin by preparing your glasses by pouring chocolate syrup in a small shallow bowl and placing chocolate sprinkles in a small shallow plate. Dip rims of glasses in chocolate syrup, then dip in sprinkles. Swirl chocolate syrup around the inside of the glasses and place in freezer for approximately 1/2 hour before serving. To make cocktail, put Kahlua, Bailey’s, Vodka and chocolate ice cream in a blender. Cover and blend well. Pour mudslide mixture into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top. Enjoy!

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