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Summertime Bevs & Bites
Posted on April 20, 2019 by in Snacks, Mixers & More

Bust out the bar cart and fire up the grill! We’re serving up our hottest summer recipes, showcasing seasonal craft cocktails and booze-infused delicacies.

Do you need a little libation inspiration to get you in the spirit of summer? How about some delicious recipes combining your favorite food and drinks? Get your fill of Bevs & Bites—our guide to summer mixology and gastronomy. Just follow our advice, and you’ll be the hit of any summer soiree.

If you’re hosting a holiday gathering or family function, then it’s all about spiking the punch. One big batch will serve an entire party, and it’s a fun way to bring people together. You can’t go wrong with sangria, and we’ve come up with several variations including this patriotic rendition of a Red, White & Blue Sangria.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to tipsy treats. Pinterest is a great place to get started, teeming with sweet ideas like booze-infused fruit kabobs, shot-cicles and wine marinated frozen grapes.

Check out all of our inspirational recipes—from alcohol-infused grilling with Bourbon BBQ Sauce or Ginger Rum Fish Marinade to fun frozen desserts like our Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushie and Fizzy Pops.

Party Punch

Alpine Summer Punch



In a large punch bowl add vodka, liqueur, pear purée, sliced fruit and ice. Top with sparkling wine.

Aqua Blue Vodka Punch



Stir together the vodka, curacao and lemonade, blending in the frozen pineapple juice last to lend a slushy texture.


Tequila Pico de Gallo


  • 2 tbsp Altos Plata Tequila
  • 2 lbs chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped jalapeño
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 lime (juice)
  • Handful chopped cilantro
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • Small pinch of sugar


Mix all ingredients and serve!


Vodka Lime Chicken


  • 4 tbsp vodka
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 7 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 clove garlic


Cut slashes into chicken breasts and marinate for 4 hours.

Grill over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, flipping them over at the halfway point.


Strawberry Margarita Pie


  • 1 cup Altos Plata Tequila
  • 9-inch pie crust
  • 2 ½ quarts fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 (3 oz) package strawberry jello


Bake pie crust according to the recipe or package instructions.

Add strawberries to the baked pie crust and arrange in the crust as evenly as possible.

In a medium saucepan, combine the tequila, sugar, and corn starch and bring to a steady boil for about 2 minutes, then add in the jello mix (do not use sugar-free varieties).

Reduce the heat to medium, let simmer for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture slowly over the strawberries without submerging them. Add the berries to the crust without allowing the sauce to spill over.

Chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours until jello has set. Remove and top with whipped cream, and serve cold or room temp.