Summer, balcony, porch, porch or swing in the backyard is a great time to relax with family and friends.
If you enjoy relaxation and prefer not to heat your kitchen, then summer is a must-visit night.
I am sharing some cool drinks that I have enjoyed for years. After searching the internet, I found a number of repetitive performances on our deck this summer.
I don’t want the kids or they don’t want alcohol. There is something about opening a fresh pineapple and removing it from the cabinet in a blender to keep the kids running.
Years ago, on a visit to New Orleans, we had lunch at Cafe Pontabal in Jackson Square. One of their special drinks was Louisiana lemonade.
We each ordered one, and it was perfect for that hot and humid day. Lemongrass is balanced with granadine sweetness.
The ingredients are listed on the card on the table for drinks. Thankfully, Sweet Harold drew the elements. When we returned home, he experimented with simple ingredients until he was satisfied.
2 ounces baccardi lemon
Homemade or purchased lemonade
Lemon wedge for garnish
Pour the lemonade into a frozen Collins glass. Fill with lemon juice and stir. Slowly add oz. Grenadine. Do not wake up. Garnish with lemon zest.
What boy doesn’t like a paper umbrella in their mirror? Our four grandchildren were greedy for this drink, and he accepted the thumbs around him.
2 cups pineapple juice
3/4 cup coconut cream
1 ounce grenadine
4 cups ice cubes
Pineapple Wiz and Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Pour in pineapple juice and coconut cream. Add the ice cubes and mix for 30 to 60 seconds until soft.
This does a lot, so plan the first round after filling the glasses in the fridge. Make sure the drink is stirred to combine all the ingredients before refilling.
Garnish with pineapple cheese, maraschino cherry and cocktail umbrellas before serving.
– Adapted from www.houseofnasheats.com
Which first caught my attention, I’m sure the name of this drink or neon green. Either way, I’m glad I put this one on the test list.
This unique whirlwind on Margarita goes perfectly with your fried fajitas or tacos.
1/2 ounce tequila
1 ounce Midori Melon Liquor
1 ounce light syrup
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
Salt the edges of a cold martini glass. Shake the first four ingredients in a cocktail bowl filled with ice cubes. Filter and serve in the mirror.
– From www.bevvy.com
Although the idea of a pure catalog in a cocktail may seem unusual, the lime strength combined with the sweetness of the recipe creates a sweet drink. If you are like me and have a great harvest of experience, try this. You can either decorate it with watermelon balls or a wedge of lime – or both!
ያ Cup shaved, cube-cooked cantaloupe, 1 small roll to add
½ A ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon superffin sugar
5 mint leaves, 1 spring for decoration
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce club soda
ያስቀምጡ Place the cantaloupe in a blender. Mix the fruit until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Put the lemon juice and sugar in a large bowl. Mix until sugar dissolves. Add cinnamon and leaves, or put them on a glass spoon with a fork or a fork. Add the crushed cantaloupe, then rum and club soda and mix vigorously. Watermelon wedge, lime slice, and garnish with mint.
– From “Margaritas, Mojitos, etc.” by Jessica Strand
Big light blue fist
You can combine the first three ingredients into clay (double or quadruple the ingredients). Fill each glass with baking soda as you prepare to serve. The color is bright blue.
2 ounces rom
1 ounce blue currant
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounces of pineapple soda (I used a sandwich brand)
For individual service, fill a long glass with ice cubes and pour over the rum, blue currant and lemon juice. Join to join. Drink top with pineapple soda. Garnish with mint and pineapple wedges. www.tastessence.com
Laura Tolbert, known as Flour de Loli, fleurdelolly.blogspot.com has been sharing her grocery store ideas and tips for more than eight years with grocery stores. She won the 100th Anniversary of Mesfin Mayonnaise National Cooking Competition for Alabama White BBC Inauguration. She is a certified barbecue judge for the Kansas City BBC. You can find her at facebook.com/fleurde.lolly.5, Instagram and firstname.lastname@example.org.