Are you ready to end the summer with a bang this Labor Day weekend? Then you’re going to love these refreshing and flavorful cocktails by celebrity caterer and event planner Andrea Correale, who has worked with the likes of Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon. If you are planning a fancy weekend soiree with a few friends or a laid-back cookout with family, Correale’s affordable drinks are sure to provide an A-list vibe to your holiday.
4 oz. Tea & Honey Strawberry Acai Tea
1 oz. Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
Muddle mint and strawberries in a shaker. Add the Lipton Tea & Honey Iced Tea, tequila and ice in a shaker. Strain into a glass. Top with
Prosecco and serve.
End of Summer Sangria
2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon blanc is good)
1 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (use star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out patriotic star shapes)
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
1 1/2 cup sliced and hulled strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup triple sec
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.
For Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool.
Raspberry Mint Lemonade
2 oz. triple sec
2 oz. limoncello
1 handful of raspberries
2 oz. mint leaves
1 dash of grenadine for color
Juice of two lemons
Add raspberries and mint to the bottom of the glass and sprinkle raw sugar on top. Muddle these ingredients until it has the appearance of jam. Add triple sec, limoncello, and lemon juice to your glass. Add a dash of grenadine for color, and then add the ice and top it off with club soda. Stir and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top.
For more from Andrea Correale, visit elegantaffairscaterers.com.