Happy Friday drinks!

New Year Eve is tomorrow! So I thought I’ll share these awesome drink recipe’s I found. Make it yourself, party and drink it up! Happy 2012! ❤

Sweet Cherry Gin in Tonic

Serves 4 to 5

Ingredients:

cherry-lime simple syrup:

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet cherry juice

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ cup granulated sugar

2 cups gin

¼ cup fresh lime juice 8 cups tonic water fresh lime wedges

Directions:

1. Place the cherry juice, lime juice and sugar into a small sauce pan and simmer until the sugar dissolves.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

3. In a pitcher stir together the cherry-lime syrup, gin, and lime juice.

4. When ready to serve fill glasses with ice and pour ¼ cup of the gin mixture into each glass.

5. Fill the glasses with tonic water, stir and serve with lime wedges.

Kiwi Capiroska

Makes 6

Ingredients:

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced

12 mint leaves, divided

2 tablespoons sugar, divided

3 limes, juiced

2 cups high quality vodka

2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)

ice cubes garnish: 1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions:

1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.

2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.

3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.

4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.

Flavoured Ice cubes

These are great little things for your delicious sparkling water, ginger ale, or regular water.

They are obviously super easy to make, and beautiful. Perfect for summer patio drinks. Its a great way to use up some berries before they might go bad.

Flavored Ice Cubes Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

blackberry flavored: 1 cup sugar 2 cups water 1 cup blackberries

kiwi-strawberry: 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 6 strawberries, cleaned, hulled and diced ¼ cup blueberries 1 ½ cups kiwi-strawberry sparkling water

Directions:

1. For the blackberry ice cubes: Pour the sugar and water into a small pot, stir and simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

2. Remove from heat, add blackberries and muddle together.

3. Allow the mixture to cool completely.

4. Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

5. For the kiwi-strawberry ice cubes:

6. Toss the kiwi, strawberries and blueberries in a small bowl until well combined.

7. Place a small spoonful of mixed fruit into each ice cube hole.

8. Fill the fruit filled ice cube trays with the flavored sparkling water and place in the freezer.

9. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving

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