summer drinks

Rosewater Spritz

Rosewater Spritz

This is my take on a traditional vodka soda with my Middle Eastern flare (of course). I decided to turn up the volume by adding rosewater, which brings its signature floral notes to the drink. Juiced lemon makes the drink even more refreshing. It’s time to get your summer groove on with this rosewater spritz in your hand!

Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 large pitcher

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 cup vodka

  • 2 tbsp rosewater

  • 3 lemons juiced

  • 1 liter sparkling water or club soda

  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large iced pitcher pour vodka, rosewater, lemon juice and mix

  2. Finish with a bottle of sparkling water.

  3. Serve on ice with a few slices of lemon, and of course a paper straw!

  4. Happy Spritz Season - now go sip away!

Cucumber Thyme Fizz

Cucumber Thyme Fizz

Cucumber juice has just started being on my radar. Not only is it refreshing, but it's bright in flavors when you add some lime juice in; the cucumber flavors really come through! This is a perfect drink for summer, or fall, in fact, any season!! Have some fun with it and use vodka or gin. Enjoy!

Photos by Lauren Zaser

Serves: 6-8 people

INGREDIENTS

Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • 1/4 bunch thyme, fresh

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 2 cup water

Cucumber Thyme Fizz:

  • 4 cucumbers, peeled

  • 1 cups thyme simple syrup

  • 1/2 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed

  • 1 cup vodka or gin

  • 1 bottle (25.3 oz.) sparkling water

INSTRUCTIONS

Thyme Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small pot combine sugar, water, and thyme.

  2. Cook until all the sugar has dissolved about 10 minutes.

  3. Let cool.

Cucumber Thyme Fizz:

  1. Slice cucumbers and blend for 2 minutes.

  2. Strain the cucumber juice.

  3. In a large pitcher or a serving bowl, combine strained cucumber juice, thyme simple syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice, alcohol, and sparkling water.

  4. Stir all the ingredients until well combined.

  5. Serve in a large glass over ice, and garnish with sliced cucumber or cucumber peels.

  6. Cheers!

Frosé

Frosé All Day!

If you know me well enough, you would know that the only thing I drink is rosé. 365 days a year I am sipping on rosé. So this summer I decided to spice things up and turn my favorite drink into my new favorite slurpee! Shake things up this summer and make your life a little pinker! Cheers from Brooklyn!!

Serves: 4-6 people

INGREDIENTS
Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Qt strawberries (halved), or watermelon (cubed)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

FROSé:

  • 1btl rosé

  • 1 lemon, squeezed

  • 1/3 cup simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a freezer safe container, pour the bottle of wine - and freeze for 6-24 hours.

  2. In a blender combine frozen rosé, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 1-2 cups of ice.

  3. Purée until smooth!

  4. Serve right away, or keep in freezer until ready to serve! Can be made a week in advance!

  5. Slurp Up!!