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Summer Sips

Quench your thirst this summer with these unbelievable cocktails made by our bloggers.  Make your guests think you’re the Queen of Cocktails with these easy recipes that utilize fresh ingredients.

 

The Ol’ Cdn by She Does the City

I picked the OL’ CDN, a cocktail that puts a delicious twist on an old fashioned by infusing it with bacon and maple syrup.

Ingredients:

2 ounces of Lot No. 40 Canadian rye whisky
1/2 ounce of maple bacon syrup
A few dashes of celery bitters

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Local Strawberry + Mint Mojito by
My Daily Randomness

There is nothing like refreshing mint paired with tangy limes and sweet local berries. Strawberry season is currently upon us, so super-ripe Ontario strawberries made their way into this cocktail!

Ingredients:

1 shot of Bacardi Rum, per drink (optional)
Lots of mint leaves
2-3 fresh strawberries, cut into cubes
A squeeze of fresh lime
1 tbsp sugar
Ice cubes
SodaStream sparkling water

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Strawberry Aqua Fresca by Modern Housewife

Agua fresca is a treat that I had for the very first time in Mexico, its a sweet fruit flavoured water that is so refreshing and delicious  I was delighted when I got home and discovered how simple it was to make.

Ingredients:

1 lb strawberries hulled and cut in half
3 cups water
Juice from two limes
1/4 cup sugar
Ice

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Citrus Bourbon Lemonade by The Kitchen Magpie

 

Bourbon lovers unite! Refreshing and delicious, this Sparkling Citrus Bourbon Lemonade will soon become your new summertime favourite drink!

Ingredients:

5 large mint leaves
2-3 tbsp Mint Honey Simple Syrup (or one tbsp fine white sugar, then add to your taste)
2 slices of lemon, halved (4 pieces total)
One orange slice, quartered
½ ounce strong orange juice (fresh or concentrate)
3 shots strong lemonade (3 oz)
2 shots bourbon (2 oz)
Ice
Club soda

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Blueberry Passionfruit Lemonade
by Family, Food & Travel


The combination of the blueberries with the unique flavour of passionfruit juice bring a perfect amount of sweet and tangy.  This will definitely be my drink of the summer.  Can’t wait to make it for friends.

Ingredients:

½ cup simple syrup
1 cup passionfruit juice
2 cups fresh blueberries
juice of 2 limes (about ¼ cup)
4 oz tequila
4 cups ice cubes
Sugar to rim glass
*note* for Mocktail remove tequila and replace with 2oz lemon juice

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