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Beach House Cosmo

Heading to the beach house this weekend? (or live in one year round, lucky you) Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with this Beach House Cosmo, a party-ready pitcher recipe! Hurry in to your local Spirits Unlimited for supplies, and be sure to check out the vodka we have on sale now – check our map here for the location nearest you.

Beach House Cosmo
4 cups prepared limeade
2 cups vodka
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup triple sec
12 lime slices

  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher
  2. Place in the refrigerator, let chill for 2 to 3 hours
  3. Pour & serve, garnish with a lime slice

recipe adapted from RecipeGirl


Baileys Almande Refresh

New from Baileys is Almande – gluten and dairy free, this almondmilk liqueur is also vegan! Perfect for a guilt free, chilled treat and on sale now through May 5th for just $21.99 at your local participating Spirits Unlimited. Check our map here for the location nearest you.

Almande Refresh
3oz Baileys Almande
3oz coconut water
fresh berries (optional)

  1. Combine ingredients in a glass over ice and stir
  2. Optionally garnish with fresh fruit for a dash of color

recipe from Baileys, gorgeous photo from ByLynny.


Shamrock Sour

Get in the Irish spirit with this delicious twist on the whiskey sour. It’s the perfect flavor & color for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities! 

Shamrock Sour
2 ounces Irish whiskey
1/4 cup simple syrup
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tiny drop of green food coloring*
lime wedges for garnish

  1. Combine ingredients and shake well
  2. Strain over ice
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and a shamrock stirrer if you’ve got one!

*if you’re not into the idea of using food coloring, a splash of Midori will get you that green color – and a little more booze 😉

recipe adapted from Pizzazzerie.


Simple Creamy Beer Cheese Dip

Big Game flavor! Impress your guests (or your host) with this simple, tasty Creamy Beer Cheese Dip. Start to finish in just a few minutes! Perfect for dipping pretzels, chips, veggies, bread, fries, onion rings – or you could just use a spoon…we won’t tell.

Creamy Beer Cheese Dip
8 oz shredded cheddar
8 oz shredded mozzarella
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup beer

  1. Melt cream cheese in a large saucepan
  2. Slowly stir in cheddar, mozzarella, beer, and garlic powder
  3. Stir continually until cheese is melted
  4. Serve with bread, chips, veggies, etc
  5. Enjoy the game!

recipe adapted from All Recipes.


White Christmas Margarita

It’s lovely weather to have a cocktail together with you… 🎶 A White Christmas might not be in the forecast this year, but you can spread some holiday cheer anyway with this White Christmas Margarita! Hurry in to your local participating Spirits Unlimited to pick up your ingredients – use our map to find the store nearest you.

White Christmas Margarita
½ cup orange liqueur or triple sec
¾ cup silver tequila
1¼ cups white cranberry juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon agave or honey
equal parts fine sugar and salt, for rimming the glasses
extra lime wedges, for garnish
fresh or frozen cranberries, for garnish

  1. Fill a shaker with ice; add tequila, liqueur and juices, shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds

  2. Sample for sweetness – if it is too tart, add the agave or honey and shake again

  3. Mix together sugar and salt on a small plate, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip 

  4. Fill glass with ice, pour, garnish, enjoy!


photo + recipe adapted from Yes To Yolks.

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