Victoria Canada Weddings + Events

Spring Training Season!

It’s time to throw on your baseball cap and head to the game because it is almost Spring Training Season!

Get ready, the opening  games are starting on  Tuesday, March 3. If you can’t make it to the game here are some fun drink recipes to watch the game from home.

 

“Giants Grand Slammer” is a Honey Lemon Spring Spritzer and is perfect refresher for a sunny Arizona day

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Ingredients:

½ cup honey (orange blossom or other citrus blossom honey is nice for this recipe

2 cups warm water

½ cup lime or lemon juice (or combination of the two)

1 cup cold water

1 cup lemon balm, lightly packed (substitute mint leaves for a minty version)

lemon slices

2 cups cold sparkling water

1 ounce/per serving of light liquor (rum, gin, or St. Germain)

Directions:

In a large pitcher, mix honey and warm water until honey combined. Add lime/lemon juice, and 1 cup cold water. Mix well. Crush lemon balm and add to mixture. Using a muddle or wooden spoon handle, smash lemon balm in bottom of pitcher. Add lime/lemon slices and refrigerate mixture until chilled (about an hour).Once chilled, add 2 cups of cold sparkling water. Stir. Pour through a strainer into individual glasses over crushed ice. Garnish beverages with lemon balm leaves and citrus slices. Stir in 1 oz. of light liquor to each glass.

 

“Diamondbacks Double Run” Strawberry Mojito is the best way to start of the season rooting for your home team.

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Ingredients:

11 oz. strawberries, hulled (2-3/4 cups)

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup granulated sugar

10 large fresh mint leaves

1 cup white or amber rum

1 cup seltzer

Mint sprigs, lime wedges, or fresh strawberries, to garnish

Directions:

In a medium pitcher, combine the strawberries, lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves and crush with a muddler or wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Add the rum and stir gently.

Fill 4 rocks glasses three-quarters full with ice, divide the mojito among them, and top each with about 1/4 cup seltzer. Garnish with mint sprigs, lime wedges, or strawberries.

 

 

The Cubs always have a win if you’re drinking their signature drink “The Wrigley”.

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Ingredients:

3/4 ounce vodka

3/4 ounce gin

3/4 ounce light rum

3/4 ounce tequila

3/4 ounce blue curacao

ounces sour mix

1/2 ounce carbonated lemon-lime beverage (Sprite)

 

Directions:

Fill a pint with ice. Add vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Curacao, sour and Sprite. Stir with a straw, garnish with lemon, lime and cherry. Serve.

 

Colorado’s “Mile High” Cranberry vodka is a classic drink for a winning streak by the Rockies.

 

 

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Ingredients:

¾ cup cranberry juice

1 oz vodka

Splash Ginger Ale

Splash of lime juice

Lime for garnish

Directions:

Mix together cranberry juice and vodka. Pour over ice. Top with cranberries and a splash of ginger ale and lime juice. Add a lime for garnish.

 

Oakland has a delicious “Athletic Supporter” guaranteed to revitalize any game with its cucumber and mint twist.

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5 oz gin

3 cucumber slices

1/4 lime, sliced

4 oz tonic water

6 mint leaves

1 Tbsp sugar

Directions: Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.

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