DIY :: Raspbery & Lime Rosé Sangria Popsicles

A fun way to personalize your wedding is to feature a custom drink at your cocktail hour. If your destination wedding takes your guests somewhere warm, why not surprise them with a custom cocktail in the form of a popsicle to quench their thirst in the tropics! Here is one of our favorites from My Diary of Us!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Rosé Wine
  • 1/4 Cup Brandy
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Agave Nectar (or you could use sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
  • Lime Slices

Directions:

  • Mix your wine, brandy, lime juice, and agave nectar in a pitcher or large measuring bowl that has a pour spout on it.
  • Inside of your popsicle molds, drop a few raspberries inside along with a thin lime slice.
  • Pour sangria mixture to fill each mold.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour until you can stick your popsicle sticks in the middle of each mold and they will stay.
  • After sticks are in place, freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. (they will take a little longer to freeze due to the alcohol)
  • To release from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds and the popsicle should come right out.

For more signature cocktail ideas, check out My Diary of Us and her Thirsty Thursday features!

DIY :: Caipirinha Crush

Just in time for the weekend we checked in with Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us for another mouth-watering cocktail fit for a destination wedding or your next tropical travels!

The Caipirinha Crush is made with a Brazilian rum called Cachaca which is made from sugar cane, you sweeten it with sugar or agave in this case, and lots of fresh lime juice.  If you love margaritas, I am going to go ahead and say that you will love this drink and it just might...just might...give your margarita a run for it's money.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Cachaca Rum
  • Juice from 2 Limes
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar or Sugar
  • Crushed Ice (optional)
  • Extra Lime Wedges for garnish

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes until chilled thoroughly.
  • Crush your ice, and put two lime wedges in the bottom of your glass.
  • Fill the glasses the rest of the way with crushed ice up to the rim and pour the rum mixture in each glasses.
  • Top off with a squeeze of lime.

For more of Leigh Ann's Thirsty Thursday cocktail features and other incredible recipes, hop over to her blog!