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Two Easy Summer Cocktails to Make This Weekend

Written on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm , by

Serve up a bowl of this punch for your next BBQ. (Photo courtesy of Polar Seltzer)

There’s nothing better than a fruity, tropical drink in your hand to celebrate the beginning of another weekend. Except for the fact that those refreshing recipes often call for some superstar mixologist skills with ingredients you can barely pronounce, let alone find. But thanks to Polar Beverage‘s limited edition collection of summer seltzers, the mixing is already done for you. In fun flavors like piña colada, mint mojito, mango and more you can make a health-smart sip without the mortar and pestle. Not to mention shave off a ton of unwanted calories–the average mojito is approximately 200 calories while a piña colada can clock in at 644!). Try these cocktail recipes for an instant escape.

Sparkling Summer Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of grenadine
  • 2 ounces of Cointreau
  • 2 ounces of quality brandy
  • 3 ounces of lemonade or passion fruit juice
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 bottle of Polar Pineapple Passionfruit Seltzer (about 4 cups)
  • Lots of ice

Directions:

Combine grenadine, Cointreau, brandy, lemonade (or passion fruit) and frozen pineapple with ice in large pitcher. Stir vigorously. Add Polar Seltzer, stir gently and ladle into glasses.

Calories per serving: 33

Who says you can only enjoy juleps during the Derby? (Photo courtesy of Polar Seltzer)

Sparkling Citrus Julep

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces quality citrus-infused vodka
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves (no stems)
  • Polar Mint Mojito Seltzer
  • Crushed ice

Directions:

Muddle the syrup with the mint leaves. Add the vodka and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass and top with Polar Seltzer.

 Calories per serving: 76

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