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Fourth of July is almost here, and we’ve teamed up with Mixicles® to help you create the perfect cocktails for any Independence Day celebration! Whether you are headed to a BBQ, going on vacation, staying in, or making your way to your local park for fireworks… we have four cocktail recipes for you to say “Cheers!” with your loved ones.

 

BLUEBERRY LEMON DAIQUIRI

Mixicles took the basic recipe for a daiquiri and added their Blueberry Lemon Basil to the mix. The result is a balanced concoction that invigorates and delights. ¡Salud!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Blueberry Lemon Basil Mixicles cubes
  • 1½ oz. white rum
  • Squeeze of lemon

How to Mix:

Add the cubes, rum, and lemon juice to a shaker. Shake for 30 to 45 seconds, or until you can’t hear much rattling in the tin. Pour into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a twist of lemon and fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Lemon Basil Mixicles can be found online in the Essential Collection and at Kroger stores in the Curated Collection.

 

SPICY WHISKEY MARGARITA

Traditionally, margaritas contain three ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. In this recipe, Mixicles swapped out the tequila for whiskey. The Orange Blossom Pomegranate cube stands in for the orange liqueur. And the Jalapeño Citrus cube brings the lime — plus some heat!

Tease the palate with a little heat, a little sweet, and some great whiskey with this easy and flavorful margarita spin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Orange Blossom Pomegranate Mixicles cube
  • 1 Jalapeño Citrus Mixicles cube
  • 2 oz. whiskey
  • Splash of mezcal (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • Chili-lime seasoning rim; pineapple wedge or orange wheel for garnish (optional)

How to Mix:

Set the Mixicles cubes in a shaker to melt a bit while you prepare the glass with a chili-lime seasoning rim. Add the whiskey and a splash of mezcal to the shaker. Shake until you no longer hear the cubes rattling. Add ice, shake for 10 seconds more, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and rimmed with chili-lime seasoning. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or orange wheel.

This recipe uses a combination of Mixicles: Orange Blossom Pomegranate (found in their Distinctive Collection and Jalapeño Citrus (available in a single-flavor pack as well as in their Essential Collection).

 

SUMMER SANGRIA

This refreshing white sangria will be perfect for sipping all summer long. A recipe that’s quick and easy, whether you make it by the glass or mix up an entire pitcher!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lavender Peach Mixicles cube
  • 1 Blueberry Lemon Basil Mixicles cube
  • ½ oz. brandy or peach schnapps (optional)
  • Pinot Grigio or other dry white wine, chilled
  • Prosecco, club soda, or ginger ale
  • Fresh blueberries and peach slices

How to Mix (single serving):

Add the Mixicles cubes, fruit, and brandy or schnapps to a wine glass. Stir well. Add ice and stir again. If desired, top off with sparkling wine, club soda, or ginger ale. Garnish with a peach wedge.

For a single serving, place one cube each of Lavender Peach and Blueberry Lemon Basil Mixicles (both found in the Curated Collection sold at Kroger stores) in a glass and top the cubes with chilled Pinot Grigio or another crisp white wine.

 

SMOKY BACKYARD MANHATTAN

The weather is heating up. Do you have your grill ready? Here’s a complex-but-not-complicated cocktail that the Cocktail Contessa created using Smoked Black Cherry Mixicles — the perfect Manhattan to sip on while grilling.

The hickory in their Smoked Black Cherry cubes combines with the bitterness of the amaro to bring out the subtle spice notes of the whiskey. If you use a whiskey with cherry notes, you’ll pull that flavor through the drink.

Can you make this drink without thawing the Mixicles cube? Certainly! It just means you’ve got a cocktail that evolves as you sip, which is kinda their thing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Smoked Black Cherry Mixicles cube
  • 1 oz. amaro
  • 2 oz. bourbon (or rye for a spicier kick)
  • Luxardo cherries and orange peel for garnish (optional)

How to Mix:

Let the Mixicles cube thaw a little, and then add it, the amaro, and the whiskey to a mixing glass, fill with ice, and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass and top with cherries and an orange peel. Sip.

Smoked Black Cherry Mixicles are found in their  Distinctive Collection.

We hope you LOVE these recipes as much as we do and share these cocktails with others all summer long! Happy Fourth, have fun, and remember to hydrate. For more cocktail ideas and to learn about Mixicles, visit mixicles.com.

If you are interested in winning any of these Mixicle products, enter our giveaway by visiting this link!

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