Cranberry Tea Spritzers are the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer evening.
Our July has been heavenly. The kids’ sports schedules wrapped up, and we have our evenings back as a family…holla! Kevin doesn’t like to eat dinner the second he walks in the door, so we enjoy a leisurely evening before we eat. After a quick change, Kevin likes to relax, catch up on the day, read the paper and play a quick game of catch in the backyard. And naturally we do it with drink in hand. These Cranberry Tea Spritzers are a perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer evening.
Cocktails on the patio don’t get much simpler than this cool, refreshing Cucumberita.
Summer was made for impromptu entertaining.
Last baseball game of the season? C’mon over!
What? A promotion!? Congratulations!
Or maybe you simply made it through a particularly stressful day at work? Cheers to that!
Whatever the reason, coming together with friends and family shouldn’t be nerve-wracking, especially during the lazy days of summer when temperatures are warm and daylight stretches late into the evening. Fire up the grill, grab some snacks from the pantry and settle in for some fun. Now no party is complete without a cocktail (at least at my house!), and this last-minute fiesta can go off without a hitch with a little help from BACARDI® Mixers. This cool, crisp Cucumberita, made with BACARDI® Mixers Margarita mix, comes together in minutes. How’s that for easy entertaining?
Quench your summer thirst with this super refreshing Mango Ginger Agua Fresca.
Summer is my favorite time to entertain because the party is always outside (plus I don’t have to clean my house!). Set the table, stock the cooler, fire up the grill and settle in to savor an al fresco evening with family or friends. And while we love our cocktails here at Garnish with Lemon, I also keep the kids and designated drivers in mind when we have guests for dinner. This Mango Ginger Agua Fresca is way more refreshing than a bottled sports drink and leagues healthier than a can of soda.
Looking for a new summer cocktail? This not-too-sweet Strawberry-Kiwi Daiquiri is the perfect thirst quencher for long, lazy nights on the patio.
Here is the definition of daiquiri according to Wikipedia:
A daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.
However, that is NOT what I think of when I think of a daiquiri. I think of uber-sweet and slushy drinks with an umbrella in them. I love the umbrella, but the sweet slushy drinks are not my thing. When Anna and I were in Miami for BlogHer Food last weekend, we went a day early at stayed at the Surfcomber Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel. If you have never stayed at a Kimpton, you need to change that ASAP! One of my many favorite things about their hotels is the hosted happy hour (The complimentary glasses of Prosecco at check-in and free wifi are bonuses, too!). During the happy hour, the bartender was handing out samples of one of their bar menu drinks, a version of a Strawberry-Kiwi Daiquiri. I would have never ordered this had I just seen it on the menu, but because of the sample, I gave it a whirl. Mind=blown. This is not your syrupy sweet, slushy daiquiri. This is a daiquiri the way they are meant to be. And it took me exactly 2 days before I replicated it upon our return. Holla! Our drink of summer has been found.
Ain’t nobody gonna mess with this Texas Margarita! Enjoy this twist on the traditional margarita with pineapple juice and some heat from a jalapeño pepper.
Now it’s no secret that I love a good cocktail, especially one with a unique twist. And a margarita? Might be my first love. My friend, Sara, had a Texas-themed party for a group of girlfriends and our daughters recently, and let me tell you, Sara knows how to throw a party! Whenever you’re at Sara’s, it’s a guaranteed night of great food, lots of laughs and out-of-this world cocktails. Remember The Hopeful Spinster? Yup, that was her (and her brother, Phillip), too. I’ve got good friends, don’t I? Let me introduce you to her latest creation: the Texas Margarita.
You know we love our cocktails, right? We have some great ones on here, like the Ginger Pear Martini and the Raspberry Paloma. But I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this Elderflower Martini with you. We tried to come up with a witty name, because this drink is so out-of-this-world tasty, but we just couldn’t come up with something that aptly described it. Elderflower? What the heck is that?