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Summer Drink Recipes Fit For Patio Lounging

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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

- 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

- 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

- 1oz Stoli vodka
- 2oz Rose
- 2.5oz Lemon Juice
- 1oz Raspberry Syrup
- Top w/ Soda
- 3 raspberries 2 lemon wheels
- Pinch of Himalayan salt

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- .75oz Bombay Sapphire East
- .75oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
- .75oz Campari
- 1oz Sparkling Brut
- Grapefruit bitters, Grapefruit Zest

- 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