Summer means long, hot days, which can hopefully lead to some cool summer nights. Need a little help to make that happen? Try whipping up some light and refreshing spritzer drinks made with maple syrup.
Spritzers (aka spritzes) are the cocktail equivalent of a cool breeze on a sweaty summer day. Usually low in alcohol (or even non-alcoholic), these carbonated sippers are great for an afternoon of whiling the hours away. These can be cocktails or mocktails – either way, they are bound to help cool things off.
Add cognac, lemon juice, maple syrup, and bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Meyer lemon twist.
Cool Down with Fruit Ice Cubes
Another way to make your drinks, whether they are cocktails or not, more refreshing is to whip up a batch of fruit ice cubes. These can be added to mocktails, cocktails, or even to a glass of water to make them more refreshing.
These fruit ice cubes are a healthy, fun, and easy way to infuse your water or cocktail with naturally sweet fruit. What we love about them is that they are super customizable so you can use any fruit you’d like.
Fruit Ice Cubes
fresh fruit like strawberries, oranges, lemons, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, apples, grapefruit, blackberries, or blueberries
ice cube trays or molds
Wash the fruit you’d like to use and cut them into smaller pieces to fit the ice cube tray you’re using. Cutting them into smaller pieces allows you to add more fruit into each ice cube so the color really pops and the flavor really stands out.
Place the fruit into the ice cube trays or molds you’re using and add water to the cubes. We recommend using double-boiled filtered water. You can use regular filtered water, however, double boiling helps to remove any excess particles that could cloud the ice cubes.
You’ll want to freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. And when they’re frozen you can pop the fruit cubes out of the tray or mold and enjoy them!
Looking for an even sweeter way to dress up your drink? Our new Sweet Treat Flight fits the bill! With flavors like Bananas Foster, Chocolate Truffle, and Thai Coffee, you can indulge with sweetness. Drizzle on your breakfast, sweeten your cup of afternoon coffee, or splash in your evening cocktail for a special treat any time of day. Here are some fun drinks to try next time you need a delicious fix!