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Fresh-Squeezed Pink Lemonade

4 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
3 lemon peel strips
1 cup lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
1 tablespoon grape juice
Lemon slices and maraschino cherries, optional

In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water, sugar and lemon peel to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Discard lemon peel.

In a large pitcher, combine the remaining water, lemon juice, grape juice and sugar mixture. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Fresh-Squeezed Pink Lemonade

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Garnish with Strawberries and Pineapples!

+ 3/4 oz. (22ml) Coconut Rum
+ Sweet Peach Wine
+ Strawberry
+ Pineapple

Recipe found at: Peach Wine Breeze Cocktail

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The Sleeping Beauty Cocktail

1 oz. (30ml) Hpnotiq
2 oz. (60ml) Kinky Liqueur
3/4 oz. (22ml) Lemon Lime Soda
1.2 oz. (15ml) Vodka

Go here to watch them make it: The Sleeping Beauty Cocktail

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Purple People Eater Cocktail

+ Gin
+ Bacardi Rum
+ Patron Tequila
+ Grape Vodka
+ Grape Liqueur
+ Raspberry Liqueur
+ Fresh Lime Juice
+ Lemonade
+ Sprite

Start the night off with a bang with our Purple People Eater Cocktail! Our Purple People Eater Cocktail is made with Gin, Rum, Vodka, Lime, Grape, Lemonade, and Lemon Lime Soda!

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Orange-Apricot Mimosa Punch

1 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups orange-tangerine juice, chilled
2 cups apricot nectar, chilled
1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
1 bottle (750 milliliters) Champagne or other sparkling wine, chilled
Thinly sliced oranges

In a punch bowl, combine liqueur and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in orange-tangerine juice, apricot nectar and orange juice concentrate. Just before serving, stir in soda and champagne. Top with orange slices. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Orange-Apricot Mimosa Punch

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St Patrick’s Day Jungle Juice

1 Bottle Rum
Bottle Gin
Bottle Tequila
Bottle Vodka
Bottle Blue Curacao
1/3 Bottle Melon Liqueur
1 Can of Pineapple Juice
1 Bottle White Peach Cranberry Juice
2 Bottles Mango Nectar
Mango Slices
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Oranges
Sliced Pineapples

Mix all in a VERY large bowl and enjoy! Share with friends!

Recipe found here: St Patrick’s Day Jungle Juice (site for the greatest adult beverages ever!)

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Sparkling Peach Bellinis

3 medium peaches, halved
1 tablespoon honey
1 can (11.3 ounces) peach nectar, chilled
2 bottles (750 milliliters each) Champagne or sparkling grape juice, chilled

Line a baking sheet with a large piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Place peach halves, cut sides up, on foil; drizzle with honey. Fold foil over peaches and seal.

Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Cool completely; remove and discard peels. In a food processor, process peaches until smooth.

Transfer peach puree to a pitcher. Add the nectar and 1 bottle of champagne; stir until combined. Pour into 12 champagne flutes or wine glasses; top with remaining champagne. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Sparkling Peach Bellinis

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