Summer is finally back. It was a season hard not to miss when composing essay after essay, grilling burgers or filing papers, when fall chilled us ’til winter, when winter made everything gray, when spring made everything wet, when the sun refused to shine and classes seemed to never end. Now that summer has finally returned, it seems the perfect time to celebrate! Enjoy these cocktails at a pool, barbecue, cocktail party, party-party or whenever you feel like getting your summer drink on! Let’s not leave all the buzz to the bugs.
Based on Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind character, this chilled drink is a mix of ice, Southern Comfort, clear Curacao, lime juice, and lemon juice. Frankly, my dear, it will bring you right to that sweet southern place, giving you the charisma of its namesake, or at least giving you enough of a buzz to think you have that charisma.
A tasty blend of crushed ice, white rum, dark rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream, this drink will definitely make you want to dance in the rain. It has that ability to transport you to a deserted island where alcohol on the beach is never banned.
There is no bedtime rush with a glass of this at your lips. Sip this mix of ice, white tequila, orange juice and grenadine and let your buzz rise with the sun.
A little craziness is just what the summer doctor ordered. Go crazy with this blend of fresh coconut, crushed ice, white tequila, gin, white rum, and pineapple juice. Let loose, dance in the street or around a bonfire and just have fun.
Trade the sunburn in for the sun-buzz. Feel the palm trees sway with the lovely Floridian breeze as you savor this treat of ice, white rum, gin and pineapple juice.
For exact recipes with details, check out Linda Doeser’s book “Classic & Contemporary Cocktails” or Google. HAGS (Have a Great Summer)!
What Do You Think?
Will you give any of these drinks a try? What are your favorite summer cocktails? Leave us a comment and let us know!