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I saw this blog post on how to make some summer cocktail recipes - http://partysourceeq.com/2007/06/02/m... - and was wondering if anyone else had any great recipes they wanted to pass along?

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  1. my fiance has been making raspberry mojitos. she just adds the berries when she is muddling the mint and lime. it is a very refreshing drink for the summer.

    1. We pureed watermelon and strained it, added limeade, vodka and a splash of pineapple juice! Delicious and not too sweet.

      1. I dont have the recipes on me, but...

        Old Fashioneds are great if you like bourbon
        Gimlets are very refreshing (vodka or gin)

        Pimm's Cup (the unscientific recipe)
        Cut up some strawberries/plums/grapes/whatever juicy fruit you fancy, and put them in a glass or pitcher
        Mix some Pimm's with equal parts lemonade & gingerale
        Garnish with a cucumber wedge

        delish!

          1. i just ran across this recipe from a chicago tribune online article while researching acai:
            (i would think any good vodka or rum would be great in this)

            Here's Debbi Peek's recipe for her "Now and Zen" cocktail, which captured top honors in the National Skyy Spirits World Cocktail Competition.

            1 ounce Skyy Citrus Vodka

            1/2 ounce Zen Green Tea Liqueur

            1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

            1/4 ounce Monin Lemon Grass Syrup (sold at monin.com and some liquor stores)

            1 ounce Organic Acai Berry Juice (sold at Whole Foods)

            Garnish: Lemon grass and lemon twist.

            Combine all ingredients except garnish in mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon grass stick and lemon twist. Makes one drink.

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            1. re: hitachino

              That sounds good. Here's another drink on that same site made with Zen Green Tea Liqueur - the Zen Lemondade: http://partysourceeq.com/2007/06/01/z...