Seagram’s Escapes Cocktails

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 11, 2013

 

Seagram's Escapes Cocktails: Sangria Spritzer and Beer margaritas #seagrams #cocktails

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Living in the midwest, there are several signs of spring that I look forward to each year.

 

First, when the weather hits 50 degrees my children insist on wearing shorts! Anyone else experience this? Just a glimmer of warmer weather and my kids are breaking into their summer clothes! Admittedly, I enjoy ditching the winter coats and pulling out sweatshirts instead!

 

Second, when I fill my bird feeder daily and it’s empty by mid-day! We get a lot of birds in our backyard because it’s wooded. And, since I’ve mentioned before, I’m a senior citizen (okay, not technically) I really enjoy watching the birds! The downside to the birds is the chirping that begins every day at 4am. On day one of spring it’s cute, but by day ten I’m over it!

 

Third, the smell of mulch and dirt. We spend about three full weekends every spring pulling weeds not only from our flower gardens, but from my vegetable gardens as well. I am very lucky to have a huge strawberry patch (yes PATCH), raspberries, blackberries and three 12×12 raised garden beds for vegetables. It’s a lot of work (for my husband, hahaha) each year getting the soil turned and ready, but it’s so worth it to have fresh grown fruits and vegetables! And the twelve yards of mulch we order every year is a backbreaking job, but it looks and smells wonderful when it’s done.

 

Lastly, all of the families on our block tend to hibernate in the winter, but once spring hits everyone is outside. You can smell the grills and the bbq, you can hear the kids’ laughter as they run from one house to the next, and you can see the parents catching up on the spring activities! This is one of my favorite signs of spring!

Seagram's Escapes Cocktails: Sangria Spritzer and Beer margaritas #seagrams #cocktails

We live on a court and one thing we love to do is hang out in the driveway with drinks and snacks. The parents all talk and laugh while the kids are off in one of the yards playing ‘Ghost in the Graveyard’ (remember that game from childhood??)! I was very excited at our last get together to be able to share some of the new flavors from Seagram’s Escapes. Now, I want to be clear, we are not a bunch of drunkards hanging out on the driveaway. We all have one or two drinks! Honest! And I love Seagram’s Escapes because they are alcoholic big in flavor. Speaking of flavors, there are so many choices and varieties!

 

Seagram's Escapes Bottles

 

You can purchase the drinks in the bottles, or my favorite new product, the pouch! These pouches already have the alcohol in them. You freeze the pouch, squeeze it into your glass and enjoy. No blender needed. I used the pouches to make some fun new drinks for the neighbors.

Seagram's Escapes Cocktails: Sangria Spritzer and Beer margaritas #seagrams #cocktails

The first drink is a Sangria Spritzer. Using the Seagram’s Escapes Sangria Pouch I filled two glasses with the frozen slush. I poured about 1/2 cup gingerale into each glass. Served them with a straw and an orange slice and you would have thought I spent time mixing drinks in my kitchen!

Seagram's Escapes Cocktails: Sangria Spritzer and Beer margaritas #seagrams #cocktails

The other drink is one of my favorites. My husband loves beer, but not so much the fruity drinks. I’m the opposite! This beer margarita made us both happy! Start with a Seagram’s Escapes Margarita pouch and pour it into two glasses (from frozen). Add beer until glass is full and enjoy!!

Not only do I love keeping the bottles in my fridge for a quick refreshing drink, but now I keep some of these pouches on hand too! Have a beach vacation coming up? Freeze these and then transport them in a cooler full of ice. Now you have perfect slushy drinks that will be refreshing while relaxing on the beach!

What’s your favorite sign of spring?

 

 

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**This post is sponsored by BlogHer and Seagram’s Escapes. However all opinions are 100% my own! 

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tanya June 11, 2013 at 6:31 am

Yep, I consider all of the above a sure sign that spring is hear and summer is not far behind! I love those lazy summer nights when everyone outside until after dark, kids are catching lightening bugs and parents are just catching up! I have been eyeing those pouches at the store, may have to pick up a few!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

Love your description Tanya!!!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 11, 2013 at 7:03 am

My husband would love to have your garden. It’s his happy place! Drinking one of these drinks would be my happy place! Jk. I haven’t tried one before but the flavors look great!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

Put the two together and that’s exactly how I feel :)
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Michele June 11, 2013 at 7:37 am

I live in FL so it’s always Spring. I wish we had the change of seasons like you. Those drinks sound easy and refreshing. What a great idea.
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

Thanks Michele! change of season is good. And bad :)
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

Oh I adore all of these amazing ideas. Great and fun looking cocktails!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thank you! They are so easy and refreshing!!
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Gloria @ Simply Gloria June 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

We love the birds, too! Our backyard is constantly full of birds. Just the other day, my little one painted a bird house for them and we bought bird seed for the first time…he’s loving it! This is the perfect drink for mommy while he refills the feeder with bird seed!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

Birdhouses are on our summer bucket list. I want my kids to make me some new ones!!
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nessa June 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

These all look perfect!

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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen June 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I love all those same hints that winter is gone and that spring and summer are here! I love to watch the grass go from brown to lush green almost overnight it seems!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

Ah yes the grass. that begs to be mowed three times a week in the spring!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl June 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I totally need that sangria pouch! It was awesome meeting you in Austin, Aimee…and I’m glad you FINALLY made it home!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I loved meeting you Ashley! Can’t believe we were on the same flight?!?!
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Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection June 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm

This post goes perfectly with my Mexican Zucchini Boats I just posted. There’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh cocktail and some Mexican food. That screams spring and summer to me. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Match made in heaven. Now I’m off to check out those boats….
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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles June 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I’m totally trying that beer margarita, thanks for the idea! Those slushes are awesome!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I’m crushing on the beer ritas. So easy!!
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Nutmeg Nanny June 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

These drinks look delicious and so fun! Have to try for myself :)

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Reenie August 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

If you take a Seagram’s and mix it with a strawberry cake mix…you will get the most amazing cupcakes. Just bake according to directions.

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