Contributed by: News Canada
By Jennifer May
(NC) - Summer is all about colour and what better way to present it than with cocktails as pretty as a pitcher. This summer, sangria makes a splash and teaches fellow warm weather cocktail, the margarita, how to live large.
Perfect Summer Sangria
Pitchers of sangria and patios are the perfect pairing. The delicious combination of red wine and fruit make sangria one of summer's most popular and refreshing cocktails.
Mix all the ingredients in a clear pitcher (acrylic is best for backyard decks or around pool areas). Drink in the beautiful presentation before serving.
Classic Margarita by the Pitcher
Real aficionados will tell you the best margaritas use the freshest ingredients and are served on the rocks, not as a slushy or mixed in a blender. Try making a pitcher of margaritas when entertaining guests this summer.
Mix the first three ingredients together in a clear pitcher. Add ice. Rim serving glasses with coarse salt and garnish with a lime slice.
Way Too Easy Margarita Pitcher
If you can open a wine cooler, you can make a pitcher perfect margarita. Go traditional with lime garnishes or take a walk on the wilder side by adding seasonal fruit and a splash of your favourite liqueur.
Dial up a seasonal twist by adding 1 cup of strawberry or raspberry schnapps and 1/2 cup of fresh berries. Mango, peach and even beer can be added to vary the flavour of one summer's most popular cocktails.
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