Mix Up Some Refreshing Cocktails to Stay Cool
Ladies, it’s hot out there — make-up-melting-from-your-face hot! MSNBC reported that over the past six months we’ve seen the highest temperatures on record. And according to climate models, there’s no end in sight.
Stifling temperatures can’t ruin all the summer fun. Plan a pool or beach get together and mix up some refreshing drinks to help keep you and your guests cool. Just remember to pack sunscreen and lots and lots of ice!
Beat the heat with these cocktails:
Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel started Skinnygirl in 2009. Her low calorie, pre-mixed flavored vodkas have become the fastest growing liquor product in the country.
4 1/4-inch Slices jalapeño (seeds removed)
1.5 ounces Skinnygirl Margarita
Handful of ice
How to mix:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeño slices
Pour Skinnygirl Margarita over the jalapeños
Add ice and shake
Pour into glass with ice
When life hands you lemons, make a pitcher of drinks with them … and invite several friends over because this recipe makes a 10-cup pitcher!
1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 Nectarine, sliced into wedges
1/4 cup Fresh blueberries
3/4 cup Regular simple syrup
3 cups Ice
2-3 cup Club soda
Fresh strawberries for garnish
How to Mix:
- Slice half of one of the oranges, lemons and limes into thin slices and put in a large pitcher.
- Juice the remaining one and a half orange, lime and lemon and pour into pitcher.
- Add simple syrup, kiwi, nectarine and blueberries and stir to combine.
- Add club soda.
- To serve, pour into individual glasses including a bit of fruit. Make a small slit in the pointed end of a strawberry and wedge it onto the rim of the glass.
Pour this cocktail into a martini glass. No matter how much you’re sweating through your sundress, a martini glass can still make you feel cool and refined.
1.5 oz. Oronoco® Rum
5 Lime wedges
3 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
How to Mix:
In a shaker, muddle 4 lime wedges and sugar.
Add Oronoco® Rum, lime juice and ice.
Strain contents into a chilled martini glass and garnish with lime wedge.
Stay cool! Cheers!