Our Top Summer Cocktails
We all look forward to the summer for different reasons. Whether it is more vacation time with family, spending more time outdoors or exotic travels, we can all agree that the sweetest thing about summer is the seasonal fruit. This time of year, we can grab fresh pears, plums, cherries, peaches, mangos, berries and more at almost every grocery store. Did we mention, summer farmer’s markets are something that we look forward to year-round? At Nourish and Refine, we look at health as a totality. It starts in the inside, and works its way out. That being said, we love to indulge in cocktails that incorporate our seasonal favorites. Sip responsibly!
Summer Peach Sangria
· 2 sprigs fresh thyme (remove leaves and stems)
· 2 cups ice
· 2 ounces organic Sauvignon Blanc
· 1-ounce peach nectar or peach puree
· 1-ounce peach-flavored organic vodka
· 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
· Peach slice for garnish
How To: Add the thyme leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle with a wooden spoon. Fill the shaker ice, add the wine, peach nectar, vodka, lemon juice and agave, and shake until smooth. Strain over ice into a large white wine glass. Garnish with a peach slice and thyme sprig.
Blueberry Mint Refresher
· 1 cup fresh organic blueberries
· 1/2 cup organic mint leaves
· 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
· 1 tablespoon agave
· 1/2 cup plain organic vodka
· 1 cup seltzer water
· 2 cups of ice
· Lime and mint sprigs for garnish
How To: Place blueberries, mint, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle with a wooden spoon. Add ice, vodka and honey to the shaker. Shake vigorously until it is smooth. Strain the cocktail into a glass, and top with plain seltzer water. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.
Skinny Strawberry Marg
1.5 cups of frozen organic strawberries
4 oz organic tequila
½ cup of lime-flavored sparkling water
1½ cups ice
Pink Himalayan salt to rim glass optional
How To: Puree the strawberries, tequila, sparkling water, and ice in a blender until smooth. Pour salt onto a saucer, moisten rims of glasses with a lime wedge, and dip each glass into salt. Pour margarita mixture into glasses, add lime wedge, and serve.