Concocting summertime drinks is like embarking on a tropical getaway to Tahiti – with these recipes you can’t go wrong – shall we go!
First, make a syrup of 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 2 wide orange peels and boil until sugar is dissolved, then let cool, remove orange peel and puree in blender with 8 cups of cubed watermelon, stir in syrup, 1 cup fresh lime juice and 2 cups of your favorite Tequila and serve over ice.
In a blender combine 2 bananas, 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup ice and squeeze juice of 1 lemon. Spike with your favorite spirit. Process until smooth and serve in chilled glasses.
Choose your favorite red wine (my preference is Burgundy or Shiraz – 2 bottles)
2 cups of fresh sliced fruit, like oranges, lemons apples, peaches or plums, 2 tbsp. sugar
Either 1/2 cup of brandy or port wine- I prefer Cinzano aperitif. Blend all ingredients in a large bowl and chill, then transfer into your favorite ceramic or crystal pitcher.
Before serving, a dash of Perrier or club soda will make a fizzy Sangria and voila!