The 5 Best Daiquiri Recipes you need for Daiquiri Day

The 5 Best Recipes You Need For Daiquiri Day

Break out the Rum! It’s Daiquiri Day!

When it comes to cocktails, Americans have a fond love for Daiquiris. With all different kinds to choose from, why just have one? Try all 5 of these best recipes to celebrate Daiquiri Day!

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This simple rum cocktail is the only shaken cocktail you need this summer!

Making A Classic Daiquiri

The Tangy Cocktail Classic that Stole America’s Heart

Americans sure love our Daiquiris. This simple cocktail of rum, lime juice, and sugar is the one classic cocktail you need during the summer!

Making a classic Lime Daiquiri

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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.

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

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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

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

 

Blood Orange Margarita

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

 

Pear Saké Sangria

Pear Sake Sangria

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

 

Sgroppino al Limone

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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!

Summer Sippers: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails that Beat the Heat

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

Epic Saké Sangria for Summer

Nothing beats the heat like a little [Saké] Sangria!

Sangria isn’t just for wine lovers anymore! This Saké Sangria is a deliciously refreshing blend of fruits and herbs that is perfect for summer sipping.

Nothing beats the heat like a little [Saké] Sangria!

The concept of sangria has always been just outside of my reach, as I just so happen to be allergic to wine. I know that must sound tragic to some of you, but I have a delicious alternative to wine without the extreme headache: Saké.

If you’ve never tried Saké before here’s a quick crash course in the different types of saké.

Saké, contrary to popular belief, is not rice wine. It’s actually brewed like beer, and even has a higher alcohol content than both beer and wine! But much like wine, saké makes for a great base for sangria.

Nigori saké, unfiltered saké that is “cloudy” or “milky” in appearance, is a popular choice for saké based cocktails and sangrias. Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori Saké is one of my favorites for its creamy sweetness and mild floral notes.

The combination of this mildly sweet saké and pear juice is delicate and delicious, and may not require much extra sweetener, which is why this recipe gives you the option to add simple syrup or not.

This is how you make our Summer Saké Sangria!

 

Saké Sangria

Yields: 6 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Bottle Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori Saké
  • 4 Ounces Sparkling Water
  • 2 Ounces Pear Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Simple Syrup [Optional]
  • 1 Pear [Sliced]
  • 1 Grapefruit [Sliced]
  • 5 Sprigs Rosemary
  • Grapefruit Section for Garnish
  • Sprig of Rosemary for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Pitcher
  • Bar Spoon

 

Preparation

Saké Sangria: Add saké and pear juice to a pitcher with ice. Drop in the mixture of rosemary, sliced pear and grapefruit, and stir together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge, and top with sparkling water. Stir to combine and let stand. Pour into a stemless wine glass over a couple of ice cubes. Garnish with grapefruit section and sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 120 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 12 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 8 Protein (g) 0.5 Sodium (mg) 10

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

 
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This classic Pina Colada recipe will get you all set for Summer!

Classic Piña Colada Recipe

If you like Piña Coladas and our drinks of the week…

The Piña Colada is the perfect summer drink and tastes like a tropical beach vacation.

Drink of the week recipe: Pina Colada

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This is how you make a Caipirinha fit for an Olympian!

Medal Worthy Caipirinha

Celebrate the Summer Games with Brazilian Cocktails!

The 2016 summer games has been filled with a lot of controversy, but all we’ll be filling is another glass of Caipirinhas.

Drink of the week: Classic Lime Caipirinha

Hey Brio drink of the week lovers! We’ve been having a lot of fun watching the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. Our home team has been kicking butt! In that spirit, we decided to dedicate this week’s drink of the week to the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha. This Caipirinha recipe will be the perfect addition to any Olympic closing ceremony viewing party!

There used to be a Brazilian Steakhouse in town that made a killer Caipirinha, but they went out of business. It was so sad. I haven’t had one since they closed, so when the Olympic games started in Rio, I took a perusal through Pinterest to see how I could make some while I watched the opening ceremonies with my mom [It’s tradition – we just add cocktails now].

The name is pronounced kai-pee-ree-nyah, but I always get tongue tied trying to properly pronounce it. Portuguese is definitely not my forte. The Caipirinha is a cousin of the Mojito, and is made with Cachaça. If you’ve never had Cachaça before it’s a little like rum, but has more of a tart taste to it. When muddles together with lime and sugar, cachaça becomes an enjoyable treat. Stateside, this drink makes a perfect summer cocktail and a great addition to watching the summer Olympic games.

This is how you make a medal worthy Caipirinha!

 

Caipirinha

Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Cachaça
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Small Limes, Quartered
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Muddler or Long Spoon

 

Preparation

Caipirinha: Muddle limes and sugar together at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass until sugar dissolves. Add ice to glass, and top with cachaça. Stir together, and add more ice. Garnish with lime wheel, and enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 263 Fat (g) 0.15 Saturated Fat (g) 0.018 Potassium (mg) 81 Carbohydrates (g) 16.62 Dietary Fiber (g) 2.1 Total Sugars (g) 9.65 Protein (g) 0.55 Sodium (mg) 4

This is how you make a Caipirinha fit for an Olympian!

 
 

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