Today On Dr Oz: Rachael Ray Summer Cocktail Recipes

Dr Oz: Rachael Ray’s Summer Cocktails Recipes

Rachael Ray’s family secret cocktail recipes for getting any summer party started. Previous to the summer cocktail drinks segment, Rachael Ray makes over Dr. Oz’s favorite BBQ ribs, it’s Dr. Oz’s # 1 summer indulgence.

In her new book “My Year In Meals” features her husband John Cusimaro Drink recipes. You get a combination of the Rachael Ray meal recipes and John’s recipes, the right drink recipe for the right meal. You will get a full serving of fruit or vegetable in each cocktail.

rachael_ray_cocktail_recipesRachael Ray makes over a few of your favorite summer meals, ribs, potato salad, burgers, chip and dip. In this segment it’s summer cocktail recipes made with real fruit. Your summer guilty pleasures are about to take on a new twist today on Dr. Oz. Rachael’s husband, John Cusimano, is no stranger to the cocktail shaker. In Rachael’s new book, he’s sharing his secrets with you.

Whether shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, with a cherry or a twist, John’s creations—like his Strawberry Velvet featuring honey liqueur, strawberries, and lime—are always fresh, fun, and certain to make any gathering more memorable.

Rachael Ray: My Year in Meals

Rachael Ray’s Cocktail recipes with a serving of fruit with every summer cocktail

  • Rachael Ray’s Tomato Margarita Recipe
  • Rachael Ray’s Kale Cocktail Recipe
  • Blackberry and Mint Cooler Recipe
  • Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe

Rachael Ray’s Summer Cocktail Recipe: Blackberry and Mint Cooler

List of ingredients and directions for Rachael Ray’s Recipe Blackberry and Mint Cooler:

2 fresh mint leaves
3 to 4 blackberries
1 tbsp agave syrup
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 oz gin

In a silver shaker, add mint leaves, toss in blueberries and remaining ingredients. Shake ingredients together, pour into glass and garnish with mint. Enjoy!

Rachael Ray’s Summer Cocktail: Fresh Tomato Margarita

List of ingredients and directions for Rachael Ray’s Tomato Margarita:

1 tomato, chopped
Handful of cilantro
1/2 lime, juiced
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz orange curacao
1 tsp agave syrup
Fresh basil to garnish

In a clear pint glass, tap the cilantro a few times with a muddler. Add the tomato and muddle well. (Muddling is better than blanding because it releases flavor without destroying the texture.)

Add the remaining ingredients into silver shaker. Shake ingredients together. Pour back into glass and enjoy!

Rachael Ray’s Summer Cocktail Recipe: Kale Kocktail

List of ingredients and directions for Rachael Ray’s Kale Cocktail:

2 oz kale juice
1/2 lime, juiced
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz ginger simple syrup
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Raw sugar (optional)
Seltzer water (optional)

Rachael Ray’s Summer Cocktail Recipe: Ginger Simple Syrup

List of ingredients and directions for Rachael Ray’s Ginger Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2- or 3-in peeled fresh ginger

To make the ginger simple syrup: Heat sugar and water in sauce pan. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar, then turn off heat. Once removed from heat, add the 2- or 3-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger. Let cool and strain.

Put raw sugar and a few dashes of cayenne pepper on a plate. Mix well. Set aside.

Wet rim of glass with water and turn glass upside down on plate with raw sugar and cayenne for cayenne and sugar rim. Turn back over and add desired amount of ice.

In a silver shaker, add kale juice, lime juice, vodka and ginger simple syrup. Shake ingredients together and pour into glass. Add splash of seltzer if desired.