Kick Off the Summer + Memorial Day Weekend with Tasty Cocktails & “Adult” Frozen Treats!!

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend! It’s time for you to ‘step up’ and get yourself prepped for this holiday weekend. It’s worth taking the time because your friends will give you props for creating some insanely great cocktails and ADULT frozen popsicle treats– spiked of course!

 

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Sparkling Ice beverages are a great mix for summer cocktails. And I am lucky to be able to share a slew of recipes as well as adult popsicles that you can easily whip up. And each recipes features Sparkling Ice beverages! This means when these “sips” are made with a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage that combines sparkling water, fruit juice, vitamins, and antioxidants!

An excellent soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free. Pick a flavor from the 20+ different delicious options including a line of Teas, Lemonades and 8oz Slim Cans, to enjoy in your favorite cocktails or as a refreshing snack. ($1.19-$1.29/bottle, available in retailers nationwide)

 

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Sparkling Pimm’s Punch

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INGREDIENTS
1 blood orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2 cucumbers, sliced
1 lb whole strawberries
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
One 750-ml bottle Pimm’s No. 1
1 cup gin
4 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade

DIRECTIONS
In a large punch bowl, combine the blood oranges, lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, and half of the mint.
Pour in the Pimm’s, gin, and Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade,
Stir until combined.
Fill glasses with ice and ladle in the punch,
Garnish with the remaining mint and serve.

Tropical Flower Punch

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INGREDIENTS
1 cup of coconut rum
1 cup of mango juice
2 cups of orange juice
¼ cup of grenadine
2 cups Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
Edible flowers, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
In a large punch bowl, combine the coconut rum, mango juice, grenadine, Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple and stir.
Fill glasses with ice and ladle in the punch,
Garnish with edible flowers serve.

 

 

Citrus Punch

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INGREDIENTS
2 cups vodka
½ cup lime juice
3 cups pineapple juice
2 bottles Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 orange, sliced
1 blood orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
Pineapple slices

DIRECTIONS
Pour the vodka, lime juice, pineapple juice, Sparkling Ice Orange Mango, and nutmeg in a large punch bowl.
Toss in orange, blood orange, lemon slices and stir.
Fill glasses with a ladle,
Garnish with fresh pineapple.

 

 

Soaked Watermelon Slice Popsicles

 

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INGREDIENTS
¾ cup tequila
½ cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
¼ cup lime juice
1lb watermelon

DIRECTIONS
Stir together tequila, Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon, and lime juice in a large bowl.
Cut watermelon into wedges and soak in Sparkling Ice mixture for 15 minutes.
Insert popsicle sticks into wedges then freeze on a rack-lined baking sheet for 1 hour.

 

 

Raspberry Peach Pops

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INGREDIENTS
Raspberry layer:
1 cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup Prosecco
½ bottle Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry
2 tablespoons sugar

Peach layer:
1 cup frozen peaches
¼ cup Prosecco
½ bottle Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
2 tablespoons sugar

DIRECTIONS
To make the raspberry layer, purée raspberries, Prosecco, Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry, and sugar in a blender until very smooth.
Fill each popsicle mold ½ full with raspberry mixture.
Freeze while you make the peach purée.

To make the peach layer, purée peaches, Prosecco, Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine, and sugar in a blender until very smooth.
Pour peach mixture over raspberry mixture to fill molds.
Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.

 

Each one of these recipes sounds amazing ! I love the idea of the adult frozen treats to whip up all summer long. The cocktails  look pretty darn tasty too.
Hope you have the time to mix up at least one of these recipes. If you do, please return and leave a comment here!

Have a  great  weekend!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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