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It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to an end. Before packing away your swimsuit and storing your beach towel, treat yourself to one more sunny celebration with some some lovely and refreshing cocktails – courtesy of Q Drinks, Cruzan Rum and Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky It doesn’t matter if you’re a rum fan, a rye lover, or ginger beer enthusiast, or whether you’re spending the holiday BBQing with your family and friends or soaking up the sun poolside, these cocktails are the perfect way to round out the season.

Brew Berry Mojito

 

 

Cruzan® Brew Berry Mojito

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Strawberry Rum
  • 1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 part Agave Nectar
  • 5 parts Blonde Lager
  • 3 Fresh Strawberries
  • 8-12 Mint Leaves

METHOD:

Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add lemon juice, rum and ice and shake. Add beer, shake lightly, and strain over ice into glass of choice. Garnish with a halved strawberry and sprig of mint.

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Ginger Beer Margarita

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 oz Q Ginger Beer
  • 1.5 oz Reposado tequila
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz organic agave nectar
  • Coarse salt, for lining rim
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

METHOD:

Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and lime juice to a large glass or cocktail shaker with 1/2 cup of ice and stir vigorously. Pour liquid into serving glass with a few ice cubes. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Rye Squeeze

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 parts Alberta® Rye Whisky Dark Batch™
  • 4-5 parts Q Ginger Beer
  • 2 dashes Agnostura® bitters
  • 1 Orange Wedge Pressed

METHOD:

Add all ingredients to a bourbon glass. Fill with ice, top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.