Summer Fiesta with Infused Vodkas

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Warm weather and barbecue season are finally here. June is my favorite month! Sure it might have something to do with it being my birthday, but more importantly it’s an excuse to entertain outdoors.

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Smirnoff recently contacted me, asking if I’d be interested in hosting a party and sampling their new sorbet-inspired vodkas. How can I say no to that? I needed an excuse to host a fiesta to celebrate summer and this was perfect.

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My hubby, mom, and I planned a delicious menu. My hubby made finger-licking slow smoked pork ribs, my mom and I made chicken teriyaki and beef shish kabobs, and my mom also made her famous macaroni salad, which I plan to post soon. Of course we can’t have a party without frijoles de la olla, guacamole, salsa casera, and pico de gallo. We also served strawberry shortcake for dessert. And we can’t forget about our guest of honor — Smirnoff Sorbet Light.

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I set up a little bar and my cousin Adam (yes, he’s over 21) played bartender and made some cocktails and other guests experimented making their own creations too. I also made a couple of punch bowls for guests to self-serve.

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The new sorbet-inspired full-flavored vodkas are cool and refreshing made with natural fruit flavors, no artificial colors or fake sweeteners, and the best part is they only have 78 calories per serving. They are perfect for a summer soirée. I had the impression that these drinks were going to be too girly but the guys really liked the drinks too. Everyone showed up wearing sorbet colors to match the theme and anxious to sample the cocktails. We all had a great time and my only regret was not making enough food and or having more vodka. I should have known better, my amigos and familia love to eat and drink.

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I strive to lead a balanced lifestyle, but never at the expense of a delicious cocktail. I’d highly recommend these guilt-free sorbet-inspired vodkas for your next fiesta – they have three flavors to choose from: Raspberry Pomegranate, Mango Passion fruit, and Lemon. I enjoy easy cocktails when I’m hosting a party and these gave me that luxury to mingle and enjoy my guests.

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First of all I need to thank the weather gods for being on my side. Normally when I host a fiesta it’s sure to rain or snow (remember my Candlemas dinner)? I also want to thank Smirnoff for supplying the vodka, and I want to thank all of our friends and family who celebrated with us.

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Pomegranate Punch

New Smirnoff Sorbet Light flavored vodka cocktails are perfect for "skinny" swimsuit season.

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon
2.5 ounces lemon lime soda
1.5 ounces pomegranate juice
Lemon wedge for garnish

Directions:

Pour vodka and juice in a highball glass over ice. Stir well. Add soda and stir lightly. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Credit: Smirnoff Vodka
More recipes available at www.muybuenocookbook.com

Written by Yvette  / Photos by Yvette

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Smirnoff Sorbet Light. All reviews/opinions expressed in this post are unbiased & based on my personal view.

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11 Responses to “Summer Fiesta with Infused Vodkas”

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    Lori O'Donnell — June 19, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Yvette! These sorbet-inspired Vodkas sound wonderful. I have to try the Mango Passion Fruit — the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day.

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 10:50 am

      They are all so yummy! You won’t be disappointed Lori! Enjoy ;)

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    Kathy Corso — June 19, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    Although I love the recipe, the best part are the pictures and the captions. I love family stories! Thank you, Love to you all, Kathy

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 10:49 am

      Thank you Kathy! I love documenting mi familia. I just need to convince them to be in the photos. LOL!

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    Gloria — June 19, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    These Smirnoff sorbet drinks sound delish. Great photos and looks like it was an enjoyable time.Thanks for sharing. I just got your books, a la Kindle.:) I will be reading tonight.Have a great day.

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

      Thank you Gloria! We’d LOVE to hear what you think of the Kindle version. Please leave us a customer review on Amazon — we’d really appreciate it. Thanks for your support ;)

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    Debra — June 20, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    What a fun party! I am eager to try the Smirnoff sorbet drinks! They sound very interesting and perfect for entertaining. You have a lovely family!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 10:41 am

      Thank you Debra! We had a great time — I love to entertain and love that we have wonderful family and friends nearby.

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    Margo Seymour — June 20, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    I was just working on the menu for a girls’ night on Friday. With my daughter’s wedding fast approaching, we’re having a pre-wedding bridal hairdo night so my daughter can try on her veil and see what works. I was thinking of martinis but this sounds better! Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 10:32 am

      Yummy idea Margo! Have a blast in Scottsdale. Through the stress and joy, through the tears and excitement…I’ll be thinking about you, the beautiful mother of the bride. Congratulations!

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    Holly — June 20, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Looks like it was a wonderful time! Happy Belated Birthday, hope you enjoyed it. These drinks sound great and will be just what I need for my next neighborhood get together.

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