{ Sippin’ on Summer Cocktails }

So after an amazing weekend celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Nagy I thought it would be fitting to cheers to them once more…what’s another drink at this point 😉

summer cocktails


Now that summer is officially here, it is time to embrace the sunshine. What better way to enjoy to summer sun than with a quenching cocktail or mocktail while you lounge by the pool.

Cheers to summer. 

Blueberry Lime Margarita

2 cups ice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup blueberry nectar
1/4 cup seltzer
2 tablespoons frozen limeade
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 ounces tequila, optional
1 lime wedge
Coarse salt

Combine ice, blueberries, blueberry nectar, seltzer, limeade, lime juice and tequila, if using, in a blender and blend until smooth. Rub rim of 2 glasses with lime wedge and dip in salt. Divide the margarita between the prepared glasses and serve.

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium, vitamin C, phytochemicals

Rosemary Infused Cucumber Lemonade

3 large cucumbers
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
1 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons agave syrup, (see Note)

Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish.
Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber; transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber juice; stir until the agave is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

Note: Agave syrup or nectar is the naturally sweet juice extracted from the agave plant. It has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, but is even sweeter.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C


1 tablespoon fresh mint, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon agave nectar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces mango nectar (such as Looza)
1½ ounces white rum
1 cup ice
Club soda
Mango slice for garish

Muddle the mint leaves with the agave nectar in a cocktail shaker. Add the lime and mango juices, rum, and ice. Cover and shake well. Strain the mojito into a tall glass, and fill with club soda. Garnish with mint and a slice of ripe mango, if desired.

Nutritional Bonus: Vitamins A and C from the fresh Mango and Lime

Sparkling Sangria

1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup quartered small strawberries
1/2 cup chopped nectarine (about 1)
1/3 cup brandy
1 cup apricot nectar, chilled
1 (750-milliliter) bottle champagne or prosecco

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large pitcher, and chill for at least 2 hours. Stir in 1 cup nectar and sparkling wine. Serve immediately.


As always, you can make any of the above drinks without the alcohol. Don’t forget to prepare the cocktails using fresh summer produce. Cheers and enjoy a delipsch day.

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