Drink Recipes: Summertime Sangria, Beer Cocktails and More

Summer means Sangria, ice-cold beers and adult-only lemonades and iced teas. The days are getting hotter and longer, so give your guests a refreshing alternative to gin or vodka creations with these innovative cocktails. Add tequila to a beer, create a summertime punch for the whole bar or make a white wine Sangria that will have your guests asking for another glass (and the recipe). These libations certainly will keep patrons satiated throughout the summer months.

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Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir, San Francisco.

¾ ounces Perfect Purée Blueberry Puree, thawed
1 ½ ounces Square One Organic Vodka
1 ounce lemon juice
½ ounce agave nectar
2 sprigs thyme
Place one sprig of thyme into shaker. Cover with remaining liquid ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain and pour into double old fashion glass over fresh ice. ‘Slap’ remaining sprig of thyme to bring out aroma. Garnish and serve.

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