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Summer Drinks at Sunset

Enjoy Summer Drinks on The Rooftop at Springhill Suites in Downtown Frederick or Make These at Home

Take in a beautiful sunset view of the mountains from The Rooftop at Springhill Suites in Downtown Frederick. Open on Thursdays through Sundays from 5PM to 10PM, stop by after work for Happy Hour or schedule your next private special event, party or celebration for up to 100 guests. Enjoy the two fire pits, full bar and snacks. 

Recipe Name: Mint Julep

Ingredients:

Minty syrup (makes about 1/2 cup):

* 1 cup water

* 1 cup sugar

* 1 bunch fresh mint

For each cocktail:

* crushed ice

* 2 ounces bourbon

* 1/2 ounce minty syrup, more to taste

* fresh lemon juice, to taste

* fresh mint, for garnish

Directions:

1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

2. Add the fresh mint, turn the heat off and let steep for 15 minutes.

3. Strain and chill.

4. The minty syrup can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.

5. Assemble the cocktail with crushed ice, bourbon, minty syrup and lemon juice.

6. Stir and garnish with fresh mint.

Recipe Name: Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria

Ingredients:

* 1 bottle dry white wine, chilled

* 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced

* 2 cups fresh blueberries

* 1 cup fresh raspberries

* 1/2 cup brandy or orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau)

* 1 bottle sparkling white wine, chilled (such as Cava or champagne)

* 3–4 Granny Smith apples, cut into star shapes

* ice 

Directions:

1. Stir together white wine, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and brandy/orange liqueur in a large pitcher.

2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours so that the flavors can blend.

3. When ready to serve the sangria, stir in the sparkling white wine, apples and a handful of ice.

4. Serve immediately over ice.

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