Cranberry Grapefruit Frosé

Photo of a Cranberry Grapefruit Frosé on an outdoor tableOur recipe for the Cranberry Grapefruit Frosé is a frozen cocktail that features rosé wine. And, it’s fantastic on a hot day. There are limitless variations on this fun cocktail that is quick to prepare.

The cranberry vodka pairs perfectly with grapefruit and the two give this frosé a delicious fruity flavor. It is easy to adjust the tartness and sweetness to suit your taste by adding or subtracting fruit juice and simple syrup.

Cranberry Grapefruit Frosé Recipe
Adapted from Van Gough Vodka
Yields one cocktail

If you want to make more than one cocktail at the same time, simply multiply the ingredients by the number of cocktails. Read more…

Blueberry Mojito Popsicles

Photo of Blueberry Mojito Popsicles against a dark backgroundCocktail On A Stick
I am not a big popsicle fan. I mean, I like them. I will eat them. But, I won’t seek them out the way the rest of my family does. However, there are some days in the summer when a popsicle hits just right. And, sometimes those popsicles are more than what they seem.

I like my drinks cold—arctic cold. Water, coffee, sodas, no matter what it is, if I am drinking it, there is a lot of ice. So, it makes sense that when I came across the cocktail popsicle, it was love at first sight.

The downside is that they don’t pack the same punch as a regular cocktail—mainly because you have to dial the booze back a bit to get them to freeze. Bonus, you can enjoy more than one without getting too sloppy!

There are a number of good possibilities out there. I like this recipe for Blueberry Mojito Popsicles ‘cause it’s pretty. But, an easy vodka lemonade is always a good idea. Play around with it a bit. A good rule of thumb is a 1:5 ratio of alcohol to juice, puree, or whatever mixture you’re using. Read more…

Popsipples

Image of Popsipples: a popsicle in a glass of proseccoOne of the easiest cocktails to prepare is also one of the most charming.
Our recipe for Popsipples couldn’t be simpler. It is basically a glass of Prosecco with a fruit pop inserted upside-down. The popsicle stick becomes a stir stick. And, as the fruit pop melts, the flavor intensifies for a delightful journey of the tastebuds.

Of course, you can make your own popsicles. (And, who knows? You might be the type of person to make your own Prosecco!) But, here we are going with the ease of a bottle of Prosecco and a tasty, store-bought fruit pop. We recommend three brands that we carry: Outshine Fruit Bars, GoodPop, or Chloe’s. And, between those three you have your choice of an extensive array of fruit flavors as well as different-sized popsicles to fit in different-sized glasses.

And, of course, you can also make a non-alcoholic version—for those abstaining and the littles—by replacing the Prosecco with a flavored sparkling water.

Popsipples Recipe
Yields 1 cocktail

There are limitless possibilities for variations on flavor and ingredients. We recommend using Prosecco for the base and a fruit pop for the flavoring. You might also choose a hard seltzer instead of the Prosecco. Read more…

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Image of two classes of our Strawberry Lemonade CocktailThis favorite summer cocktail is filled with fresh fruit and a hint of mint for that perfect balance of sweet and tart. The Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail is super-easy to whip up and fantastic to enjoy while sitting outside and enjoying the long days of summer.

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe
Yields one pitcher (about 6 servings) Read more…