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Fresh Fruit Summer Cocktails Totally Refreshing

Summer Drink Recipes from photographer Toni Scott

Love fresh fruit summer cocktails? If you are the type of person that enjoys a fruit infused Sangria or a Margarita with ginger as well as lime, you may be a fruit juice lover. However, it doesn’t have to be an alcoholic beverage to get your dose of fresh fruit juice. Of course there is nothing wrong with a cocktail. So I came up with a few fruit juice recipes that taste good with our without alcohol. Here are a few great fresh fruit summer cocktails you may enjoy.  If necessary, you can always add the alcohol later.Fresh Fruit Summer Cocktails Ginger Drink Preppy Vixen

CITRUS GINGERALE
Ginger is a really popular ingredient these days. That is why this drink may be a crowd pleaser. It doesn’t hurt that while you are getting your fruit fix, you are also get a boost of Vitamin C from the lemons and limes.  The drink is the color of sunshine and if you add a colorful straw, you could just continue to add brightness to someone’s day. With only a handful of ingredients, you’ll be drinking this one in no time.

Ingredients:
½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
½ Cup of Lime
¼ Cup of Lemon
¼ Cup of Tangerine
Splash of sparkling mineral water

Directions:
Blend everything in the blender briefly and then stir as you pour over ice.

Fresh Fruit Summer Cocktails Mango Drink Preppy Vixen

TROPICAL FRUIT STORM
If you can’t get away to the island right now, bring the islands to your backyard with this tropical recipe.  Since coconut water is all the rage right now, it makes this drink even more healthy.  The mixes of fruit give it color and can make it a fun drink for any get together.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Skinned peaches
1 Cup Peeled mango
2 Sliced Limes
2 Sliced Lemons
½ Cup of Diced mango
½ Cup Coconut Juice extracted
½ Cup Coconut water
1 teaspoon Honey
2 peeled Tangerines

Directions:
After you have sliced and chilled your lemons/limes/diced mango you will add them to the pitcher or each individual glass to infuse the juice.  Then you blend the remaining ingredients as much as you can. You can even use a strainer to remove the pulp. This one you want to make sure you serve chilled.

Fresh Fruit Summer Cocktails Blueberry Drink Preppy Vixen

BLUEBERRIES I DO
Who doesn’t love blueberries? They have antixodidants as well as a nice healthy dose of fiber.  They are a favorite around my house and that is how this recipe came about.

Ingredients
1 ½ Cups blueberries
1 Cup fresh mint leaves
1 Cup Fresh lemon juice
¼ Cup agave necter

Directions:
Blend everything except ¼ of the mint in a blender if you want to create more of a slush drink you can add ice. Otherwise, garnish each glass with mint and pour over ice.

These are just a few of my favorite fresh fruit summer cocktails. Let me know what you think.

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