Redds Apple & Strawberry Spikes

Submitted by Kaylee Whirls Juriga – “I sold our wood bar to this guy that just started up a business called Spikes. Essentially it’s spiked ice for your beverage. You can spike your beer with a lime spike or like tonight I spiked my Redds Apple ale with a strawberry spike ?. It’s pretty delicious!! I love how it keeps my beverage cold too! Yum!! #cheers #Spikesice

Coconut Lime Bai with Lime Spikes

Submitted by Amanda Balster – “It may be cold and snowy in Cincinnati, but a lime #spikesice and coconut lime Bai bubbles makes me feel like I’m on the beach! ?

Cranberry Vodka & Lime Spikes

Submitted by Joshua Kelly – “Who needs to wait for the weekend! No vodka and cranberry is complete without the lime. Shout out to #spikesice for making this drink perfect!!!”

Hard Fruit Punch & Lemon Spikes

Submitted by Debbie Fay-Long

Arnold Palmer & Lemon Spiked Ice

Submitted by Jeanne Brauns

A refreshing drink to watch the Masters #spikesice. Arnold Palmer and Lemon Spikes Ice!! No DillyDilly here!!!

Cucumber Lime Vodka & Club Soda

Submitted by Michelle True Tobias – “Great way to start the weekend! #spikesice with cucumber lime vodka + club soda and finished off with a squeeze of lime. Cucumber slices added to make it fancy ? love this stuff”

Hard Strawberry Lemonade

Eveyone loves extra flavor in their lemonade – and it’s even better with the hard stuff!  This gives your hard lemonade a strawberry twist while keeping it Ice Cold – definitely a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Hard Lemonade
  • Strawberry Spikes
  • Walking-around glass

This is a definite nod to the sweet-tooths in our community.  Simply pour the lemonade into a glass over spikes and enjoy.  We can attest from personal experience that Mike’s with Spikes is great when you’re out in the heat listening to live music.

Spiked Long Island

This is the first cocktail combination suggested by our community.  The splash of lemon in your Long Island Ice Tea keeps it super cold and strong – perfect for listening to the band on a hot summer night.  It was a staple on our first official showing at St. Michael in 2017.

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Sour Mix
  • Cola
  • Lemon Spikes

Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec directly in a glass over a Lemon Spike. Swirl the contents around the bottom of the glass to ensure the liquor is ice cold, and top it off with cola.  A seriously cold drink for a seriously cool night.

Frozen Lemon Shandy

This one is the original – when you want an ice-cold beer by the grill, nothing beats a frozen lemon shandy.  The first couple attempts at this used Bud or Miller, but we’ve found it works great across the spectrum of light beer.  And if you want to keep it pure Cincinnati, try making this shandy with a Hudy Delight 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon Spikes
  • 12oz Light Beer
  • 16oz Glass

Place the Ice in the bottom of the glass, then pour the beer over the ice at angle to reduce splash and eliminate head.  The lemon will slowly start to mix into the beer as it melts, so on a hot day, you should notice the difference in the first minute or two.

For you quick drinkers, the single Spikes will often last for two beers – but the slush at the bottom of the glass is a nice treat all by itself.

Simple as that – Freeze. Drop. Enjoy!