Cheers To World Cocktail Day May 13

One never needs much of a reason to mix up a post-work-week cocktail, but if one is looking for an excuse to get creative, this Friday, May 13 is World Cocktail Day.
Below is a cocktail roundup with unique recipes from Santa Margherita Wine and Sparkling Ice that can be made with just a few simple ingredients to celebrate World Cocktail Day:

Spiked Strawberry Slushie

  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 3 cups strawberries
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Stir lemon juice and ½ Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore together, set aside. Combine ice cubes, mint, sugar and strawberries in blender, blend on high until smooth. Pour in lemon and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore mixture and blend on medium until smooth. Distribute mixture and top each glass with remaining Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry.

Peachy Keen Cocktail

  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 3 fresh peaches, pitted and halved
  • ½ fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • Place peaches, sugar, lime juice, ginger and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in blender, blend at medium speed until smooth. Add ice to the blender and process.

French 75

  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 1 fl. oz gin
  • ¼ freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • lemon spiral (garnish)
  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice, gin, lemon juice and sugar. Pour into champagne flute. Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Stir and garnish with lemon spiral.

Boozy Basil Lemonade

  • 1 bottle Sparkling Ice Lemonade
  • 2 fl. oz. vodka
  • muddled basil leaves
  • Shake and pour over ice into Highball glass. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemonade. Garnish with Basil leaf.

Grapefruit Gin

  • 1 bottle Sparkling Ice Grapefruit
  • 3 fl. oz. gin
  • small scoop grapefruit sorbet
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • Mix all ingredients in rocks glass with Kosher salted rim.

Tequila Tea

  • 1 bottle Sparkling Ice Raspberry Iced Tea
  • 1 fl. oz. tequila blanco
  • 1 fl. oz. mescal
  • 2 fl. oz. coconut water
  • 3 drops mole essence
  • Freeze cubes of the Sparkling Ice Raspberry Iced Tea and blend with other ingredients for frozen delight. Pour into margarita glass and garnish with single mint leaf.