Seaside Summer Cocktails

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THE HEAT IS ON!  Time to chill with these cool summer cocktails that will refresh and relax you. Pull up a beach chair, dip your toes in the water and indulge yourself with one of these fresh and fruity sensational seaside sippers!

Soak Up The Sun

3 kumquats
½ wedge of cantaloupe
1 tablespoon simple syrup
4 ounces cachaça
1 ounce fresh lime juice 

Muddle kumquat slices and cantaloupe in a cocktail shaker. Add simple syrup, cachaça and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a glass. Garnish with additional kumquat slices or melon star.

Cake By The Ocean

2 ounces cake flavored vodka
1½ ounces coconut rum
1½ ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces orange juice
Pineapple wedge for garnish

Chill a glass and fill with ice. Add cake vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice and orange juice to a shaker. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Pour into tumbler and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Wipe Out

1 ½ ounces light rum
3/4 ounce blue curaçao
2 ounces pineapple juice
½ ounce cream of coconut
½ ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish

Add the rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and lemon juice into a shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge and a cherry.

Walking On Sunshine

1 sugar cube
1 lime wedge
3 fresh strawberries, 2 sliced & 1 reserved for garnish
3 ounces gin
Mint sprig

Add the sugar cube and juice from the lime wedge to a glass and muddle. Add sliced strawberries and lightly muddle. Fill glass with ice and top with gin. Garnish with strawberry and a mint sprig.

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