Three Cooling Summer Cocktails


The heat waves we’ve had this year have been absolutely brutal, and in the evenings the best way to cool down is with some ice cream or a chilled cocktail. I recently created three summer cocktails for Betty Crocker, and you can find them on These are all easy and can be made with… 

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Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Years ago I had my first taste of hot spiced wine at a friend’s apartment in Bogotá, Colombia, which we sipped while listening to Edith Piaf after a glorious dinner of beef tenderloin (lomo). Maria Consuela had spent time in the U.S. and Europe during her college years and liked to share her cultural experiences… 

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Good Bite: Easy Holiday Entertaining with Betty Crocker, Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I can’t imagine the holidays without this hot cranberry apple cider. The aroma is wonderful and makes the house smell so festive, and it’s also easy to make and won’t keep you hovering over the pot when you’d rather celebrate time with family and friends.

Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito Cocktail

Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Pomegranates are one of the most festive fruits. The deep red color of the arils captures the eye, and the flavor of the juice is a wonder on its own and is very versatile. Though we’ve enjoyed pomegranate juice for a while, this year marks the very first time we ever purchased pomegranates, and as… 

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Pure Passion Cocktail

Pure Passion Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

New Year’s celebrations just aren’t the same without champagne, and mixing up champagne cocktails is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the bubbly. This cocktail recipe has passion fruit juice, lime juice, triple sec, and a brut cava, and the sugared rim with chili powder gives it a mix of sweet and spicy. Passion… 

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