A Toast to Summer: 5 Refreshing Green Drink Recipes

Green Bride Guide shares eco-conscious summer cocktail ideas.

Get ready to celebrate the summer with these five delicious and eco-conscious summer cocktail ideas. All the organic and local ingredients you need are fresh, ripe and ready for summer.

Watermelon Sangria

  • 1 bottle of organic or fair trade red wine
  • 1 cup of 4 Copas tequila
  • 1/2 a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed organic lime juice
  • 1/2 a cup of brown organic sugar
  • Sliced watermelon to taste

Kiwi Fruit Cocktail

  • 2 cups of ice
  • 3 large ripe kiwi fruits, peeled
  • 3 oz Papagayo Organic White Rum
  • 1 lime, finely grated rind and juiced
  • 10 oz water (for lime syrup)
  • 3 tbs organic sugar
  • 1lime, finely grated rind and juiced (for lime syrup)

Make a syrup by combining water, sugar, rind and juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir regularly. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Cool. Pour into a heatproof container and chill. Place the chilled syrup, rum, ice cubes, kiwi fruit and extra lime juice into a blender. Serve immediately.

Pink Lemonade Jello Shots

This clever no-waste recipe is perfect for a summer party!

  • 12 whole organic lemons
  • 1 cup pink lemonade
  • 2 packages plain gelatin
  • 1 cup 360 Vodka

Cut the lemons in half. Scoop out the insides. Add the lemonade to a saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the juice. Let it sit for 2 minutes. Heat the lemonade over low heat, stirring, until the gelatin has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in the organic vodka. Pour into the lemon halves and refrigerate for 4 hours.