Refreshing Mermaid Lemonade

This lemonade makes a splash!

Everybody wants to be a mermaid! So why not drink like one? This refreshing Mermaid Lemonade is the perfect poolside cocktail for this summer’s scorching heatwaves.

This Mermaid lemonade really makes a splash! Get the recipe now!

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Summer Moonshine Cocktails that you'll love!

Summer Moonshine Cocktails That We Love [And You Will Too!]

There’s no match quite like Summer & Moonshine

Where White Lightning strikes, our glasses are sure to follow! These Moonshine Cocktails are the perfect shareable cocktails to pass around with your friends and family this summer.

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These are the 5 cocktail recipes you need for this summer

The 5 Cocktail Recipes You Need This Summer

Summertime is Cocktail Season!

Nothing makes the warm weather of Summer more enjoyable than a crisp fresh cocktail! These 5 cocktails are our top picks for summertime cocktail recipes.

The 5 Cocktail Recipes You Need This Summer

Summer is one of my favorite times of year to enjoy a light and refereshing cocktail poolside or while chilling on the beach. But not all summer cocktail recipes are created equal.

We’ve collected a number of summer cocktail recipes here for the Brio Smart Life Blog, and these are our top selections for best cocktail recipes you need to know this summer!

 

BLACKBERRY JULEP

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The Blackberry Julep adds the delicious essence of one of springtime’s favorite berries to that classic Mint Julep recipe.

 

Watermelon Moscato Sangria

Summer Watermelon Moscato Sangira

Image / Recipe from // Brio Smart Life

This light and refreshing Watermelon Sangria will help you kick back and beat the summer heat.

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Image / Recipe from // Brio Smart Life

This Blood Orange Margarita gives the classic margarita a run for its money.

 

Pear Saké Sangria

Pear Sake Sangria

Image / Recipe from // Brio Smart Life

This Saké Sangria is a deliciously refreshing blend of fruits and herbs that is perfect for summer sipping.

 

Sgroppino al Limone

Image / Recipe from // Brio Smart Life

Who doesn’t love a good lemon sorbet in the summertime? Especially when it’s lovingly drenched in vodka and Prosecco.

 

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Try these 5 Triple Crown Worthy Julep Recipes

5 Triple Crown Worthy Julep Recipes

These Julep recipes are the real MVP’s

We’re placing our bets that your guests are going to love these different twists on the classic mint julep recipe!

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Summer Sippers: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails that Beat the Heat

These Mocktails are perfect for Summer

Warm temperatures call for summer fun and a cold glass of something special. These summer sippers are the mocktails your summer has been waiting for!

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Blood Orange Margarita

Summertime Equals Lots of Margaritas

This Blood Orange Margarita gives the classic margarita a run for its money. With Blood Orange San Pellegrino and Grand Marnier, this drink of the week ain’t your typical margarita.

Drink of the week: Blood Orange Margaritas

Break out the margarita glasses, Brio Drink of the Week lovers! We are shaking it up a bit in honor of National Grand Marnier Day with this Blood Orange Margarita recipe. This recipe was originally crafted by our friends at Beard & Bonnet, but we changed up their preparation and serving styles.

I love blood orange juice. There is something about it that I just enjoy more than regular orange juice, and being half Italian I have a torrid love affair with San Pellegrino. I’ve tried different ways of making Blood Orange Margaritas in the past and this is my favorite recipe so far. It doesn’t even need the salt/sugar rim it’s so good! But go ahead you deserve it.

For this recipe, I cracked open a bottle of Grand Marnier® that I had been saving for special occasions. Now I know Grand Marnier® can be a bit expensive. That’s why I typically save it for special nights and use Triple Sec for parties. But Grand Marnier® is one of those Orange Liquors that is worth splurging on a bit.

I’m kind of picky with tequila because I don’t particularly like the taste of it. I hate drinking straight tequila, but Lunazul Blanco Tequila is my current favorite. I use it for all of my margaritas. It also paired really well with the Grand Marnier® and Blood Orange San Pellegrino in this Blood Orange Margarita recipe.

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Ounce White Tequila
  • ½ Ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 6 Ounces Aranciata Rossa [Blood Orange] San Pellegrino
  • Orange Slices for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass or Mason Jar Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Salt/Sugar for Rims [Optional]
  • Blender [For Frozen Margaritas]

 

Preparation

Blood Orange Margarita on the rocks: Fill a tall glass or mason jar glass halfway with ice. In a cocktail shaker, add white tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, Blood Orange San Pellegrino, and ice. Shake well. Pour into glass and garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!

Frozen Blood Orange Margarita: Chill a tall glass or mason jar glass in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. In a blender, add white tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and Blood Orange San Pellegrino to 2 to 3 cups of ice. Blend together until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 226 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 215 Carbohydrates (g) 13 Dietary Fiber (g) 2.1 Total Sugars (g) 13 Protein (g) 0.05 Sodium (mg) .83

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe With Blood Orange San Pellegrino and Grand Marnier

 

 

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Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Cocktails You’ll Want To Make This Summer

Sip on something satisfying this summer

This summer is supposed to be the hottest we’ve ever had on record. Just thinking of temperatures higher than 85 degrees has me sprawling for an ice cold drink, and I can’t be the only one. These tasty libations are 12 cocktails that you’ll want to make this summer.

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

 

These summer cocktails will keep you cool in the heat.

Living in coastal North Carolina comes with its pros and cons. The beach is just 15 minutes around the corner, but that means tourists will be hogging the seats down in local bars for the next three months. Great for the bars, but not so much for locals. So during summer, I often find myself enjoying a sip or two at home with friends and family around the firepit, instead of heading out to the club.

As soon as June rolls on in, it’s time to stock up your home bar with all the goodies for summer cookouts and pool parties. As a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to keep Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, and Rum or Tequila always in stock. They are also your staples for the drinks we will be discussing below.

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Bourbon Arnold Palmer

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Adobe Stock / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

 

Gin Cucumber Cocktail

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Becky Striepe / Recipe from // Glue and Glitter

 

Alabama Slammer

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // Mix That Drink

 

Tequila Blackberry Lemonade

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Adobe Stock / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

 

Mango and Blackberry Vodka Cooler

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // foolproof living

 

These LaCroix Cocktails

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // Gizmodo Happy Hour

 

Spring Showers

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // Cocktail Enthusiast

 

Rosé Spritzer

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Christopher Testani / Recipe from // bon appetit

 

Sgroppino al Limone

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Adobe Stock / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

 

Citrus Gin Sodas

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image // Lisa / Recipe from // Garnish with Lemon

 

Blood Orange [Red Red] Rita

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // Cocktail Enthusiast

 

Rumchata Iced Coffee

Cocktails You'll Want To Make This Summer

Image & Recipe from // Lunds&Byerlys

 

Sip On This!

Looking for some low-calorie summer cocktails? Head over to our friends at Positive Health Wellness for 8 Low Calories Summer Cocktail Recipes that You Must Try! You’ll really enjoy them!

8 Low Calorie Summer Cocktail Recipes You MUST Try

 

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Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Sangria is so yesterday!

Last month, PureWow declared that Sangria is out – Wine Cocktails are in – and we so agree with them. Explore a whole new world of summertime cocktails with these 10 wine cocktails.

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

 

Give these wine cocktails a try this summer!

Sangria gets boring. If you are a serious wine drinker, it’s time to spice it up a little. Explore a whole new world of summertime cocktails with these 10 wine cocktails that will leave sangria a thing of the past.

Grab a bottle and enjoy some sunshine. It’s time to try these wine cocktails this summer.


 

White Wine Mojito

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // Turnip the Oven

 

Peach Wine Slushies

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // Dessert For Two

 

Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // My Diary of Us

 

Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // Table for Two

 

Moscato Bee’s Knees Wine Cocktail

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // The Kitchen is My Playground

 

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // Damn Delicious

 

Rose Slushie

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image by // Erin McGinn Recipe from // Style Me Pretty

 

Pineapple Mimosa

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // Blackberry Babe

 

Skinny Champagne Margaritas

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // With Salt & Wit

 

Strawberry Bellinis

Forget Sangria, try these Wine Cocktails this Summer

Image and Recipe from // 3 Yummy Tummies

 

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The Sgroppino is a summer favorite in Venice, Italy

Italian Classic Sgroppino al Limone Recipe

Just like Nona used to make!

Move over Margaritas, this delicious Venetian classic is here ‘to untie’ your chokehold on the frozen cocktail competition!

Drink of the Week - Sgroppino

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