Entertain this Summer with Simple and Refreshing-Tasting Cocktails from thebar.com

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Easy Recipes Make Party Planning a Breeze

Ciroc Blue Ocean

With the weather warming up, it's time to wind down and cool off. Instead of spending time mixing complicated cocktails, allow thebar.com, your one-stop drinks recipe resource, to help you master your own mixology. Whether you are planning a beach party, enjoying a summer night get-together, or prepping for July 4th festivities - thebar.com simplifies and inspires delicious drinks menus.

When sorting out those summer plans, fear not that you'll fall upon a lack of impressive drink ideas, as thebar.com offers a wide variety of recipes featuring the tastiest premium spirits. Want to keep it classic with a Sparkling Sangria Blanca? Or, would you rather test the waters with a cocktail you've never tried, like a Ciroc Blue Ocean? At thebar.com, you'll find these options, and everything in between, complete with easy-to-follow recipes.

While at thebar.com, make sure to check out the Summer Parties page for full tips on throwing a great summer party that's fun for everyone. Don't forget about the designated driver or those who may not want an alcoholic beverage, and serve up some tasty non-alcoholic recipes, such as the Ginger Lime Ade. You'll also find perfect food pairings with appetizing recipes sure to impress your guests.

No matter how hot the temperature gets, rest assured your drinks will be no sweat. Have a hand at whipping up some of these summer recipes:

Sparkling Sangria Blanca

  • 1.5 oz. Stirrings White Sangria Cocktail Mixer
  • 1.5 oz. Moet & Chandon champagne (or other sparkling wine)
  • 1 slice peach


  • Simple combine Stirrings White Sangria Cocktail Mixer with Moet & Chandon champagne(or other sparkling wine) in a champagne glass
  • Garnish with fresh sliced peach

Alcohol content: .18 fl oz.

Ciroc Blue Ocean

  • 1 oz. Ciroc Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. blue curacao
  • 0.25 oz. grapefruit juice
  • Splash simple syrup


  • Shake with crushed ice
  • Strain into champagne flute
  • Garnish with orchid or other exotic flower

Alcohol Content: .55 fl oz.

Ginger Lime Ade

  • 6 oz. Stirrings Clarified Key Lime Juice
  • 1 liter lemon-lime soda
  • 1 thump peeled and sliced ginger


  • Add Stirrings Clarified Key Lime Juice to a blender
  • Add peeled and sliced ginger
  • Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds
  • Strain well into lemon-lime soda
  • Serves 6

Still itching for more ways to interact with thebar.com? Watch our resident master mixologist, Jack Parker, on YouTube.

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