Cooling Cocktail Recipes

Mixed drinks with rum, vodka, champagne, or white wine will be welcome refreshment in the heat of the summer.


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Sparkling Margaritas
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Sparkling Margaritas

    Top these margaritas with sparkling wine for a bubbly twist.

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Mint Juleps

    Fresh mint, orange juice, and bourbon shine in this Kentucky Derby-inspired cocktail.

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Ginger-Infused Vodka

    Try this dressed-up vodka in your favorite martini, or simply combine with your favorite fruit juice and serve on the rocks.

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Mojito Fresco

    To turn this brisk lime-flavored rum drink, Mojito Fresco -- pronounced "moh-HEE-toe," -- into a margarita, substitute tequila for the rum and serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

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Pineapple Mimosas

    Make these handsome, refreshing Pineapple Mimosas -- a version of the classic orange juice-champagne combination -- with or without alcohol. While typically an orange juice and Champagne beverage, this version has other fruity flavors of lime and pineapple.

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Margarita

    With just four ingredients, this on-the-rocks margarita couldn't be simpler. We keep it classic--lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and a salted rim.

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Mojito Sparkler

    Samba, anyone? Crush 6 mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Pour in 1 1/2 to 2 jiggers gold rum, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. Add ice, stir, and top with soda.

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Mai Tai Me

    Fill a shaker with ice. Add 1 jigger each of dark rum and Cointreau, 1/3 cup pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons grenadine, a dash of lime juice, and sugar. Shake and serve. Umbrella required.

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Mimosas

    A combination of orange juice and limeade gives a tasty twist to this champagne-spiked cocktail that's perfect for brunch.

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