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Spring Drink Recipes

Spring is here!  This means that in addition to the wardrobe changes and seasonal colds, spring brings day-drinking back to BC’s campus!  But that Rubi and Diet Coke really don’t cut it when you’re outside and the sun is shining instead of sitting around your common room table.  So here are some ideas to bring your spring day-drinks up to par:

*Side note*  These recipes are also a great way to spend your extra meal plan money on the random fruit sold in the dining halls now!

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Strawberry Gin Smash

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 wedge of lime

2-3 fresh ripe strawberries, 2 sliced, reserve one for garnish

3 ounces gin

Splash of club soda

 

Directions:

1.  Combine the sugar and a squeeze of lime juice.  Mix with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar. 

2.  Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle.

3.  Fill the glass with ice and add the gin.  Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry.

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Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients:

1 shot of vodka

3 shots of ginger ale

1/2 of a lemon

 

Directions:

1.  Mix a shot of vodka, three shots of ginger ale, and the juice of half a lemon

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The Blueberry Rum Smash

Ingredients:

Fresh (or frozen) blueberries

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice

2 ounces rum

Ginger ale

 

Directions:

1.  Cover the bottom of a glass with blueberries.

2.  Add the brown sugar and lemon juice.  Muddle with the back of a spoon until the sugar is dissolved.

3.  Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the rum.  Top with ginger ale and stir.

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Green Tea Mojito

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

4 large mint leaves

2 teaspoons sugar

Approx. 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled

1 ounce white rum

 

Directions:

1.  Mix the lime juice, mint, and sugar together in a glass.

2.  Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full and then pour in the rum and green tea.  Stir thoroughly.

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Sources:

http://www.thekitchn.com/easy-summer-cocktails-blueberr-155174

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-review-iced-green-tea-m-116750

http://www.thekitchn.com/my-kind-of-spring-drink-recipe-strawberry-gin-smash-cocktail-10-minute-happy-hour-187976

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/50462/24637/five-fantastic-spring-cocktails-

http://www.girlcooksworld.com/2011/11/spicy-and-sweet-ginger-lemonade.html

http://edinamill.blogspot.com/2011/05/d-day.html

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