Posted: Jul 04, 2012 12:00 PM
 
Ahhh, summer. With the rising temperatures comes the need to find creative ways to stay cool. Try one of these fabulous cocktails -- they're full of flavor and offer an instant cool retreat.

Camarena rosemary lemonadeRosemary Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounce Camarena Reposado Tequila
  • 4 ounces organic lemonade
  • 3 to 4 organic rosemary-infused ice cubes**

Directions:

  1. Place the rosemary ice cubes in a highball glass and add the tequila.
  2. Top with the lemonade and stir.
  3. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lemon wheel.

** Rosemary-infused ice cubes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 6 organic rosemary sprigs

Directions:

  1. Pinch 12 to 15 tips from the rosemary sprigs. Set aside.
  2. Bring the water to simmer. Add remaining rosemary sprigs to the heated water. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Strain into a heat-proof container. Allow to cool.
  4. After the rosemary water has cooled, pour it into an ice tray. Add the rosemary tips to individual ice cubicles. Place in freezer.

Silver breeze

Silver breeze

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounce Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc
  • 4 kumquats
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 3 ounces Fever-Tree Club Soda Water

Directions:

  1. Muddle kumquats and basil in a bucket glass.
  2. Add ice, tequila and Sauvignon Blanc.
  3. Top with soda water and stir.
  4. Garnish with several leaves of basil and a kumquat.

Skinny local

Skinny local

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 of an organic lemon, quartered
  • 8 organic mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free sweetener
  • 3 ounces Fever-Tree Club Soda Water

Directions:

  1. Muddle lemon, mint and sweetener in a mixing glass.
  2. Add tequila and ice.
  3. Shake and pour all contents of shaker into a tall glass.
  4. Top with soda water and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Green bee Green Bee

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • Juice of half an organic lemon
  • 5 mint leaves (or enough to cover the palm of your hand)

Directions:

  1. Muddle or tear mint into a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice, vodka, agave nectar and organic lemon juice and shake hard.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an edible flower or lemon zest.

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