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Summer Drink Recipes Fit For Patio Lounging

06/22/2016 04:20 EDT | Updated 06/22/2016 04:59 EDT
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Top down view of 2 glasses of fruity punch with ice cubes and slices of lime and orange.

It's now that time of the year -- cue Will Smith's Summertime. Sunshine and cool breezes -- what more can you ask for? Refreshing beverages!

From cool cocktails to nutrient-rich smoothies, let's get to sippin' with these easy to make at-home recipes that are also perfecting for summer entertaining!

Le Vert

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Ingredients:

- ¾ oz Lime Juice

- ½ oz Green Chartreuse

- ½ oz Cucumber Syrup*

- 1 ½ oz Tromba Tequila Blanco

- Matcha salt**

- Lemon Wedge

- Blend one cucumber and 12 oz of simple syrup. Filter through sieve several times

- Combine fine salt with 1 tsp of matcha powder

Method:

- Rub one side of the glass with the lemon wedge

- Roll glass into the match salt

- In a shaker, add lime juice, cucumber syrup, Chartreuse and tequila

- Shake for 15 seconds

- Strain into a glass with 2-3 ice cubes and serve!

*Recipe by Maman Toronto

Market Lemonade

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Ingredients:

- 1oz Stoli vodka

- 2oz Rose

- 2.5oz Lemon Juice

- 1oz Raspberry Syrup

- Top w/ Soda

- 3 raspberries 2 lemon wheels

- Pinch of Himalayan salt

Method:

- Combine all ingredients, shake, pour over fresh ice in a Tom Collins glass and top with soda and fruit.

*Recipe by cresta toronto

Creamy Colada Smoothie

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Ingredients:

- 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk

- 2 cups fresh pineapple

- 2 scoops fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ vanilla

- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed

- 1 tbsp raw honey

- 1 cup ice cubes

Method:

- Add all ingredients into blender and blend well

*Recipe by Genuine Health

Genuine Heath's fermented Greek yogurt is the first and only complete fermented protein made from Greek yogurt, fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ is formulated to provide maximum absorption, strengthen gut and digestive health, and provide 25 grams of fully-fermented protein from clean, grass-fed California dairy.

Le Ti Punch

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Ingredients:

- ¾ oz Lime Juice

- ¼ oz Simple Syrup

- ¼ Benedictine Liquor

- ½ oz Domaine de Canton

- 1 ¾ oz Plantation Barbados Rum

- Optional: Dehydrated Lime Slice - 1 piece

Method:

- In a shaker combine all liquid ingredients.

- Shake for 15 seconds

- Double strain into glass

- Garnish with dehydrated lime and serve!

*Recipe by Maman Toronto

The cresta Negroni

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Ingredients:

- .75oz Bombay Sapphire East

- .75oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth

- .75oz Campari

- 1oz Sparkling Brut

- Grapefruit bitters, Grapefruit Zest

Method:

- Combine, gin, vermouth and Campari in stirring glass, stir for 15 rotations and pour into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice

*Recipe by cresta toronto