When it comes to a fabulous party, Lifestyle Expert Brandi Milloy (@brandimilloy) thinks it all boils down to two essential elements: good food and even better summer drinks! “I don’t know anyone who just wants to sit there serving guests for the entire duration of the party,” says Brandi. “An unforgettable self-serve beverage bar lets you mix and mingle, and takes your party to the next level with very little effort.”
Watch the video for tips on setting up your own beverage bar and get Brandi’s mocktail recipes after the jump!
Cucumber Mint Lime Presse
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 bundle fresh mint leaves
- 1 container of frozen limeade concentrate
- 1 World Market Lime Sparkling Water 1L
- 2 Belvoir Fruit Farms Cucumber & Mint Presse 750ml
- large ice cubes
- cucumbers, sliced (for garnish)
- fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)
- lime wedges (for garnish)
Into a large pitcher or drink dispenser, add cucumbers, mint, frozen limeade, sparkling water, and cucumber and mint presse and stir. Add ice cubes. Serve with ice and garnish with cucumbers, mint and lime.
Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca
- 10 cups fresh watermelon juice
- 2 quarts coconut water (no pulp)
- 2 Meyer lemons, juiced
Into a large drink pitcher or drink dispenser, add watermelon juice, coconut water and juice from lemons, and stir. Let chill for at least one hour. Serve with ice and garnish each glass with a watermelon wedge.
Blood Orange and Tangerine Infused Water
- 6 liters filtered water
- 2 blood oranges, sliced
- 3 tangerines, sliced
Into a large drink pitcher or drink dispenser, add water, oranges, tangerines, and stir. Add ice cubes. Serve with ice and enjoy this summer mocktail!
Summer Drinks: Mocktails to Cocktails
Turn your mocktails into cocktails by having vodka, rum and your favorite spirits nearby. Don’t forget to have a bucket of ice on hand (and more in the freezer and cooler) and plenty of straws and glassware.
Salud to summer drinks!