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Slideshow: 13 Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas

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Brazilian Acai Berry Martini
Special Ingredient: Acai
What You Need: 
1.5 oz. MonaVie acai berry juice 
1.5 oz. ZYR Russian Vodka
1 oz. white grape juice 
Juice from 1/4 tangerine, plus a slice for garnish

How To Make It: In a shaker, mix all liquids. Squeeze in tangerine juice and shake with ice. Garnish with a tangerine slice.
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Pear and Sage Mojito

Special Ingredients: Sage and Pear  
What You Need:
1/4 fresh Bartlett or Anjou pear, peeled and seeded 
2 fresh sage leaves
1 1/2 tsp. cane sugar
1.5 oz. 10 Cane rum 
2 oz. seltzer
1/8 fresh Bartlett pear slice pierced with sage leaf, for garnish

How To Make It: Muddle pear, sage leaves, and sugar. Add ice. Pour r ...
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The Poblito

Special Ingredient: Purple Basil
What You Need: 
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 poblano pepper, coarsely chopped
4 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. fresh purple basil 
Soda water

How To Make It: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan to dissolve sugar and form a syrup. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and add poblano pepper. Simmer fo ...
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Pear-Infused Honeycomb Martini

Special Ingredient: Honeycomb 
What You Need:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 Anjou pear, coarsely chopped
2 oz. Grey Goose vodka  
1 small piece of fresh honeycomb

How To Make It: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan to dissolve sugar and form a syrup. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and add pear. Simme ...
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Jalapeno Lemonade

Special Ingredient: Jalapeno
What You Need:
1/2 cup sugar
6 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 jalapenos, stemmed and sliced with seeds

How To Make It: Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer until sugar dissolves and liquid is clear, about 3 minutes. Combine in pitcher with remaining water,  ...
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Sgroppino

Special Ingredient: Lemon Sorbet 
What You Need:
2 scoops lemon sorbet
2 oz. Cinzano Asti Spumante
1 oz. Campari
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Sugar to taste

How To Make It:In a stainless steel mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Serve immediately in a chilled white wine glass.
Courtesy of Tony Abou-Ganim of SKYY  ...
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Passion Fruit

Special Ingredient: Passion Fruit 
What You Need:1 1/2 oz. SKYY Infusions citrus vodka
1 oz. passion fruit puree
3/4 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Orange twist, for garnish
 
How To Make It: Shake all ingredients except orange twist and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
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Cherry Infusion

Special Ingredient: Cherries
What You Need:
4 L. SKYY Infusions citrus vodka
2 L. Campari
3/4 lb. dried apricots
3 lb. cherries, stemmed and lightly macerated, for garnish

How To Make It: Combine all ingredients except cherries in a pitcher. Pour individual servings into martini glasses. Garnish with cherries. Yields appr ...
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Raspberry Plum Fun

Special Ingredient: Black Plum
What You Need:
4 fresh raspberries 
3 fresh lime wedges
1 oz. black plum puree 
1/4 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. SKYY Infusions raspberry vodka
Lime and raspberry, for garnish

How To Make It: Muddle fresh raspberries, lime wedges, and plum puree in a pint glass. Add simple syrup (2 parts suga ...
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Grape Ginger Swizzle

Special Ingredient: Ginger 
What You Need:
4 fresh blackberries 
4 slices of fresh ginger, peeled 
1 tsp. raw sugar 
1 1/2 oz. SKYY Infusions grape vodka
Ginger ale
Blackberries and candied ginger, for garnish

How To Make It: Muddle blackberries, ginger, and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and vodka. Shake vigorously  ...
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X-Rated Summer

Special Ingredient: Watermelon Juice
What You Need:
4 basil leaves
1/2 oz. Meyer lemon juice 
2 oz. watermelon juice
1.5 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
Prosecco

How To Make It: Muddle basil, lemon juice, and watermelon juice. Add ice and liqueur and shake. Strain into a glass and top with Prosecco, dry sparkling wine, or soda ...
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X-Tea-C

Special Ingredient: Lemongrass Tea
What You Need:
3 1/2 oz. hibiscus lemongrass tea
2 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 tsp. sugar 
Lemongrass, for garnish

How To Make It: Combine all ingredients except lemongrass in a Collins glass and garnish with lemongrass.
Courtesy of SKYY Spirits

Slideshow: 13 Summer Wedding Cocktail Ideas

You’ve spent hours choosing the perfect appetizers, entrees, and cake. Round out your summer-inspired wedding menu with a signature cocktail. We’ve asked mixologists to share their signature cocktail recipes with a twist. From honeycomb to ginger, each has surprise ingredients to wow even the most seasoned cocktail connoisseur. Hibiscus Cooler
Special Ingredient: Hibiscus
What You Need:
2 cups sugar 1 cup water 2 oz. hibiscus-infused Stoli O 1 oz. lime/lemongrass cordial Water Flower and lime wheel or lime zest, for garnish How To Make It: Heat sugar in water until it dissolves and let cool to form a syrup. Mix Stoli O, cordial, and 1/2 oz. simple syrup (refrigerate the rest) together. Pour into a glass and top with water. Garnish with flower and lime wheel or lime zest. Courtesy of Canard, Inc. -- Tia Albright

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