Cheers To Spring!

Best Elegant Affairs caterers

Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs shares light and refreshing cocktails for celebrating the season.

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Lemon Basil Margarita


1-1/2 ounces tequila

1 ounce triple sec

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

3 basil leaves, for garnish

1/2 sugar/1/2 salt mixture, for rim

Lemon rind, for garnish

Basil leaf, for garnish


Coat glass rim with sugar and salt mixture. Shake all liquid ingredients in a shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with lemon rind and basil leaf.

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Georgia Peach and Basil Bourbon Slushy


12 mint leaves

3 fresh Georgia peaches, sliced and frozen overnight

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1/2 cup simple syrup

1 cup Black Tea Bourbon


Slice peaches and freeze overnight (can use packaged frozen peaches for easy preparation. In a food processor, add frozen peach slices, mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup and bourbon and blend, adding ice until a slushy consistency forms. Scoop slush into glasses and garnish with basil and peaches. Serve immediately.

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Citrus-Basil Spiked Sweet Tea


8 cups water

7 black tea bags

1-1/2 cups sugar

Juice from 2 lemons

Juice from 2 oranges

1 cup high proof golden rum

Lots of fresh basil leaves, left intact


Bring half of the water to boil and add your tea bags. Steep them for about 5 minutes, and remove. Add the sugar and stir the tea until it’s dissolved. Transfer the tea to a pitcher and stir in your lemon and orange juice and the rum. Add some fresh basil leaves and chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve in a tall glass over ice with fresh orange and lemon wedges with fresh basil leaves.

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Raspberry Mint Lemonade


2 ounces triple sec

2 ounces Limoncello

1 handful raspberries

2 ounces mint leaves

Dash of grenadine for color

Juice of 2 lemons

Club soda

Raw sugar


Add raspberries and mint to the bottom of the glass and sprinkle with raw sugar. Muddle these ingredients until it has the appearance of jam. Add the triple sec, Limoncello and lemon juice to your glass. Add a dash of grenadine for color, and then add the ice and top if off with club soda. Stir and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top.

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