Summer is here! Whether poolside, lakeside or beachside; life is better with a fruity summer cocktail in your hand! The mixologists at Above Average put together some delicious (and addictive) cocktails using an ingredient we all have laying around the house — Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Trust us, you’ll be chugging these til’ September ends. Cheese and thank you!


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You don’t have to be a James Bond to make this booze-y classic. This one’s as simple as it gets. Ice cold gin, a splash of sweet vermouth and some original (Blue Box) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Shake and pour into an icey cold glass.

Berry & Cheese Crush

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This light & refreshing cocktail of white wine, berries, triple sec, mint and Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese would fit right in at the Kentucky Derby. Treat yourself on a hot summer day.


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A twist on the classic. Instead of orange juice, use a full packet of Kraft cheese powder (it’s so much better!) top with champagne and ripe watermelon from your garden.

Saucy Sangria

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You might not have Star Wars shaped Mac & Cheese in your pantry but it’s worth the splurge! Combine with red wine, citrus fruits, blueberries, lime and both cheese powder and velvety cheese sauce. Yum!

Cucumber Lime Extra Cheesy Margarita

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Adding cucumber to your traditional mac & cheese & lime margarita can add a subtle but delicious note! If you’re making me one, make sure you put cheese powder on the rim! Luvvvv!

Watermelon Swizzle

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Muddle mint, watermelon and extra milky Kraft Mac & Cheese in a pint glass. Add seltzer and vodka and enjoy. All your friends will try and kill you for this recipe. Watch out!

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