Spiced Cranberry Limeade Cocktail

Normally on Thursdays we have Thrifty Thursday over on Instagram. I post pictures of items I find in thrift stores and ask questions like, “How much is this worth?” or “Would you buy it?” But today I had a last minute change of plans, so instead we’re having THIRSTY Thursday! Hopefully next week THRIFTY Thursday will be back in full swing. (Be sure to follow me on Instagram to join in the fun. @ BelleAntiquarian)

One of the ingredients for this cocktail is sold at Publix Grocery Stores, which I understand is regional and not nationwide. But you can easily swap it out for OceanSpray Cranberry Juice Cocktail with Lime. It won’t be exactly the same because the juice we use from Publix does have a “spiced” flavor. In addition, the Jack Daniels “Winter Jack Tennessee Cider” is seasonal. You can usually find it after Halloween. If you haven’t had the Winter Jack before, the bottle says it’s a seasonal blend of apple liqueur and Tennessee whiskey. The alcohol percentage in the Winter Jack is much lower than original Jack Daniels, and their website suggests drinking it warm. But today, this cocktail uses it cold.

Spiced Cranberry Limeade Cocktail

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick holiday cocktail made with only 3 ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 1 part Spiced Cranberry Limeade (or replace with OceanSpray Cranberry Juice Cocktail with Lime.)
  • 1.5 parts Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice

Directions

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake well until blended
  3. Pour over ice into a lowball glass.

Peach Amaretto Whiskey Cocktail

Today is National Peach Pie Day. After weeks of 90+ degree heat, the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on and cook a pie. I love summer. It resets my soul from the rainy, cold, cloudy Atlanta winters. But towards the end of August (i.e. now), I’m done with it. Goodbye, “thighs sticking to plastic seats” season. Goodbye, “circling the parking lot for 30 minutes looking for a shady spot” season. Autumn is the Southerners rewards for surviving summer. And we are ready for it. So, instead of a peach pie, I present you with…a peach cocktail.

Don’t get me wrong. If you want to make a peach pie and share it with me, I’d eat it. But standing in front of a hot oven on this sweltering summer day, that’s going to be a “no”. Evenings on the patio with chirping cicadas, dogs chasing each other, and a few minutes of cool air during the “blue hour” make for a perfect moment for this easy cocktail.

Peach Amaretto Whiskey Cocktail

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick peach cocktail made with 3 ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of Simply Peach juice
  • 1.5 ounces of Bird Dog peach flavored whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce amaretto liqueur

Directions

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake well until blended
  3. Pour over ice into a lowball glass.

Watermelon Lemon Spritzer

Last week I shared my favorite fish recipe, and I can’t leave out this delicious summer spritzer that goes so well with it. It’s a perfect mixture of fresh and pre-made ingredients that come together quickly for a refreshing cocktail.

For this quick recipe you’ll need 4 cups of watermelon juice, 1 cup of lemon liqueur, 5 lemons – 4 juiced and 1 sliced, and 1 bottle of Prosecco.

The inspiration recipe used freshly squeezed watermelon juice. And I’m sure that is delicious. But I opt to use this no-fuss, no-mess substitute – Simply Watermelon juice. Also, Costco makes a great Prosecco.

Anyone remember the melon baller? I think every mom in the 80s went to Tupperware parties and the initiation piece was a melon baller. Anywho, to make this drink really impressive without a lot of trouble, try using a melon baller on some watermelon. You can freeze the balls and use them as ice cubes. FANCY, right?

Watermelon Lemon Spritzer

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light, refreshing summer spritzer with watermelon, lemon, and prosecco.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of Simply Watermelon juice
  • 1 cup of lemon liqueur
  • 5 lemons, 4 juiced and 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1 bottle of prosecco

Directions

  1. Mix the watermelon juice, lemon liqueur, and lemon juice together.
  2. Pour over ice or frozen watermelon balls into a lowball glass.
  3. Top each glass with 2 ounces of prosecco.
  4. Garnish each glass with a lemon wheel.