Cool Drinks For Hot Days

May 27, 2012 7:28:16 AM PDT
As the mercury climbs, what better way to cool off than with a nice drink?

Dan Scheuring, Event Service Manager and Mixologist with Blue Plate Catering came into our ABC7 studio kitchen to show us a few recipes for drinks the whole family can enjoy, and some just for adults.

Summer Collins

Ingredients:
2 oz Gin
1 oz Cucumber juice
.5 oz Lemon juice
1 T Raspberry marmalade
Club Soda
Cucumber slices for garnish
Fresh raspberries for garnish

Method:
In a shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients and shake well.
Pour contents over fresh ice while using a strainer.
Top with club soda, and garnish with a cucumber slice and fresh raspberry.
Non-alcoholic is the same recipe, just omit the gin.

Cucumber-Rosemary Lemonade

Ingredients:
2 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Cucumber juice
1 oz Rosemary simple syrup
2-3oz Lemonade
Fresh rosemary sprig for garnish
Cucumber slices for garnish

Method:
In a shaker with ice, add all ingredients, and shake well.
Pour contents over fresh ice while using a strainer.
Garnish with a cucumber slice and sprig of rosemary.
Non-alcoholic is the same recipe; just omit the vodka.