Drink Recipes: Gear Up For National Lemonade Day With Canadian Club Whisky

In my opinion lemonade is the ultimate drink mixer. I’m sorry Coke, I’m sorry cranberry juice but I’m just being honest here. Lemonade adds a sweet and tangy edge to vodka, tequila, and even whisky. So on the eve of National Lemonade Day (August 20) I of course had to post a few lemonade inspired drink recipes. Today’s recipes come courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky which makes for a smooth addition when it comes to most lemonade-based drink recipes. (Side note: If you plan on making any lemonade-based drinks you’ve got to use Simply Lemonade. It’s absolutely delicious!)

Prohibition Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

1 part Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year

3 parts Lemonade

Top with Club Soda

Lemon wheel for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Stir. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Raspberry Canadian Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year

1 part Cruzan Raspberry Rum

4 parts Raspberry Lemonade (prepared or fresh)

Fresh raspberries, mint and a lemon wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries, a sprig of mint and a lemon wedge.

CC Summer Bliss

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec

4 parts Strawberry/Basil Lemonade*

Fresh strawberries and a lemon wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS 

Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Stir. Garnish with fresh Strawberries and a lemon wedge.

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Drink Recipe: Sauza’s S’mores Margarita Looks Like Heaven In A Margarita Glass

On top of this Sauza S’mores Margarita looking absolutely delicious it also seems like a very worthy summer to fall transition drink. It’s served cool so it still manages to maintain the coolness of a summer drink, but the fact that it’s a s’mores margarita absolutely reminds me of fall. And I personally believe that you can never ever go wrong with any type of alcoholic beverage that’s made with chocolate. So for all you people out there who are heavy on theme parties and plan on throwing an outdoorsy/camping inspired party in the near future then I think you’ve found your cocktail of choice with the Sauza S’mores Margarita.

The Sauza S’mores Margarita

INGREDIENTS

6 ounces Sauza® Silver Tequila

1/2 cup chocolate syrup

4 ounces chocolate liqueur

1/3 cup cream

Ice

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into prepared glasses rimmed with Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce. Garnish with a skewer of mini marshmallows. (Makes four servings)

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Drink Recipe: Although It Was Yesterday Feel Free To Celebrate National Rum Day Today With Zacapa Rum

I’m amazed at the fact that I always seems to remember a national liquor holiday the day after that holiday takes place 🙁 So I’m sure you all will be seeing a lot more Happy Belated [Insert Type Of Liquor Here] Day posts on here. The latest liquor holiday was National Rum Day which was celebrated yesterday (August 16). Rum is hands down one of my favorite liquors so I’m a little bummed about missing that holiday although I’ll probably whip up a rum cocktail or two today for a little belated celebration. If you too plan on getting your National Rum Day celebration on a day late like me then be sure to check out this unique drink recipe from the ultra-premium Zacapa Rum.

Las Fresas (Created by Zacapa Brand Ambasador Tekla Israelson)

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 ounces Zacapa Rum 23

3/4 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce fresh strawberry puree

DIRECTIONS

Combine Zacapa Rum 23, lime juice, simple syrup, and strawberry puree into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass.

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Lushworthy News: OXLEY Gin Celebrates Atlanta Launch At Midtown Lounge Vanquish

I have a new found respect for gin after attending the Atlanta launch of OXLEY Gin earlier this week. The event took place at the newly-opened Midtown lounge Vanquish and featured an interesting mix of media, liquor distributors, and others. At the launch three specialty OXLEY Gin cocktails were served including the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force), Oxley Citruszing, and Oxley 75. I absolutely fell in love with the Oxley 75 hence my new found respect for gin in general. I’ve included the recipe for this particular drink below and I’m telling you after you try it you’ll have a new appreciation for gin as well.

What makes OXLEY Gin quite unique compared to other gins is the fact that they use  an innovative cold distillation process which ensures that their gin retains its flavorful, classic gin taste. I personally haven’t come across anyone who’s a fan of gin, but I feel that with the launch of unique liquors like OXLEY Gin that’s likely to change soon. A bottle of OXLEY Gin will retail for about $50.

Oxley 75

INGREDIENTS 

1 oz. Oxley Gin

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

.25 oz. LaMarca Prosecco

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients in mixer with ice. Strain and pour into champagne flute.

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Drink Recipes: Take Your Cocktail From Dull To Daring With ZU Vokda’s Signature Recipes

If you find yourself becoming a little bored with your standard vodka and cran then you may want to spice things up a bit by mixing up one of ZU Vodka’s signature cocktail recipes. Described as a “premium artisan spirit” ZU Vodka is a new 600 year-old historic bison grass vodka that first hit shelves late last year. At only $25 for a 750 ML bottle you have absolutely no excuse not to whip up one of these unique signature recipes.

Ginger Bison

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Zu Vodka
Dash Of Bitters
.5 oz Ginger Ale
Lime Wedge

DIRECTIONS

Fill highball with ice, add ZU, bitters, fill with ginger ale. Stir and garnish with lime wedge.

Szarlotka

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Zu Vodka
.5 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Fill highball with ice, add ZU, apple juice. Stir and garnish with bison grass.

ZU Punch

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Zu Vodka
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur Or Syrup
5 Thin Slices Of Apple
7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
Dash Of Bitters
.5 oz Ginger Ale

DIRECTIONS

Break mint leaves in half, rim glass, and add all leaves into sturdy highball. Add remaining ingredients stir gently. Garnish with sprig of mint or bison grass.

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Drink Recipes: Cocktails Featured At Belvedere’s Belve Music Lounge

If you weren’t fortunate enough to check out the Belve Music Lounge at Lollapalooza over the weekend, fret not my friend because I’ve found the drink recipes for three of the featured cocktails at the event. Keeping with the music-over-everything vibe of the weekend Belvedere served their signature “Belve Beat” and “Grapefruit Rocks” cocktails to those in attendance. On top of those music-themed cocktails, the “Belvedere Lemonade” was also featured. Check out recipes for all three drinks below.

Belve Beat

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. White Cranberry Juice

1 oz. POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

Belvedere Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. Lemonade

A Splash Of Apple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

Grapefruit Rocks

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. Tonic Water

A Splash Of Pink Grapefruit Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

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