DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar

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DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar

It’s no secret that, in addition to baking desserts and things mostly made of butter and sugar, I like to make cocktails. For a baking blog, I’ve posted quite a few drink recipes. I mean, it’s like 80% margaritas. But aside from those, I think my favorite cocktails tend to be the bubbly ones. I’ll take a “sparkling” anything over a regular version any day of the week. Like sparkling margaritas and bourbon smashes. They’re perfect for celebrating the weekend and summer get-togethers. #FRIYAY

So, when I heard about Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water, I got really excited. Not only is it bubbly, it comes in different flavors. Think of the possibilities!

DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar

I’m in love with the fact that this is a Sparkling Cocktail Bar, aka, a SPARKLE BAR. Right? How perfect! I had the best time making these drinks for some friends I had over to my apartment last weekend. Of the four cocktails, I think the Sparkling Strawberry Basil Lemonade was everyone’s favorite. The others include The Golden Hour, which uses fresh orange and pineapple juice; Canadian Sunrise (my personal fave), a fun spin on a classic cocktail; and Sparkling Margaritas (because I had to). The flavors of Canada Dry Sparkling Water I used are Mandarin Orange and Lemon Lime. They added plenty of fizzy bubbles and an extra punch of flavor.

DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar

I made these drinks for a little get-together at my apartment last weekend, but I think this Sparkle Bar would be so great at an outdoor party or if you have an outdoor entertaining space. If you’re having a cookout or barbecue, you only need some Canada Dry and your favorite fresh juices. There is alcohol in all of these, but only about an ounce. So if you’d like to make these drinks family friendly, you can simply leave the alcohol out.

There’s just something so refreshing about light and fizzy cocktails, right? Especially in the summer. I mean, can you imagine sipping on one of these at the beach right now? Perfect way to round out the summer! Although it will be summer here in Alabama for like another two months. Just gives me more time to enjoy these drinks! 😉

DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar - The Golden Hour // bethcakes.com

The Golden Hour
 
And easy citrus-themed cocktail, featuring Mandarin Orange Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Ingredients
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz coconut rum (optional)
  • Mandarin Orange Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Instructions
  1. For each drink, fill a cup with ice and add orange juice, pineapple juice, and coconut rum. Stir and top with sparkling seltzer water.
Notes
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DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar - Canadian Sunrise // bethcakes.com
Not going to lie, I’m really proud of myself for this one.
Canadian Sunrise
 
This cocktail is a fun twist on a classic! This Canadian Sunrise features Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water.
Ingredients
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • Mandarin Orange Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
  • ½ oz grenadine syrup
Instructions
  1. For each drink, fill a glass with ice and add orange juice, tequila, and top with sparkling seltzer water. Carefully and slowly pour the genadine syrup, which will sink to the bottom of the cup. Try not to stir!
Notes
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DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar - Sparkling Margaritas // bethcakes.com

Sparkling Margaritas
 
Simple homemade margaritas, featuring Lemon Lime Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Ingredients
  • 4oz lime juice
  • 1-2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz tequila
  • Lemon Lime Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Instructions
  1. For each drink, fill a glass with ice and add lime juice, simple syrup, and tequila. Stir and top with sparkling seltzer water.
Notes
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Here’s an easy and simple fresh strawberry lemonade recipe if you need one!

DIY Sparkling Cocktail Bar - Sparkling Strawberry Basil Lemonade // bethcakes.com

Sparkling Strawberry Basil Lemonade
 
Strawberry, basil, and lemonade all come together in this cocktail with Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Ingredients
  • 4 oz strawberry lemonade
  • 1 oz vodka (optional)
  • Basil leaves
  • Lemon Lime Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
Instructions
  1. For each drink, fill a cup with ice and add strawberry lemonade, vodka, and a couple basil leaves. Stir and top with sparkling seltzer water. Garnish with basil leaves.
Notes
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And there you have it–your new favorite summer drinks! I got my Canada Dry at Walmart, where the flavors are available. Also! SAVE 50¢ on one (1) 12-pack cans of any flavor* Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water. So take your pick of Mandarin Orange, Lemon Lime, Pomegranate Cherry, or Triple Berry!


Celebrate the weekend, friends! You deserve it. 🙂

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