Stay Cool Summer Cocktails

15 Jul

Summer is here in full blaze! Our team wants to help you keep cool, refreshed and happy with a few summer-appropriate cocktails. Just for giggles, we’ve also added an Elmira Stove Works refrigerator options to really keep cool. Let us know which ones are your favorites on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails with Northstar Model 1950 Refrigerator in Pantone’s Rose Quartz photo 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 1/4 cups silver tequila
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.
  2. In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  4. Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

 

Sweet Tea Sangria with Antique Model 1896 Refrigerator in Black & Copper Trim

photo 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 4 c. sweet tea
  • 1/4 c. triple sec
  • 2 c. sliced frozen peaches
  • 2 c. raspberries
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher, combine wine, sweet tea, triple sec, frozen peaches and raspberries and stir until combined. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Serve garnished with mint.

 

Orange-Ginger Margarita with Northstar Model 1958 Refrigerator in Yellow Orange

photo 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 10 oz. tequila
  • 6 oz. ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
  • 1 tsp. Grated Ginger
  • 4 c. Ice
  • 2 tbsp. kosher or margarita salt
  • Crystallized ginger, optional

Directions:

  1. Place frozen orange juice concentrate (reserve 1 tablespoon), tequila, ginger liqueur, ginger, and ice in a blender and mix until ice is crushed.
  2. Place reserved tablespoon concentrate on a small plate and salt on another small plate. Dip rims of 4 glasses in concentrate and then in salt. Fill glasses, garnish with crystallized ginger if desired, and serve.

 

Elderflower-Wine Cocktail with the Antique Model 1898 Refrigerator in Bisque & Copper Trim
photo 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle Fumé Blanc (such as Robert Mondavi Private Selection)
  • 4 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • Ice
  • Club Soda

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine first 3 ingredients and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. To serve, muddle a few mint leaves in each glass. Add ice, fill two-thirds with wine mixture, and top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs.

 

Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-O Shots with the Northstar Model 1950 Keg Refrigerator in Candy Red

photo 5

Ingredients:

  • 25 large strawberries
  • 3 oz. box strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. rum
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • sugar, for rim

Directions:

  1. Slice off the tops and tips of strawberries (making sure to not create a hole in the bottom!) Using a small melon baller, gently scoop out inside of strawberry, creating a “shot glass.” Discard insides.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together Jell-O and boiling water until completely dissolved. Add rum and lime juice and whisk to combine.
  3. Carefully pour Jell-O mixture into strawberries. Refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Dip tops of strawberries in sugar. Serve.

 

 

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