Summer Breeze

Lay yourself in the cool grass of your backyard (or park if you haven’t got a backyard – no shame if you don’t) lay those sunglasses on across your nose, breathe in deeply smelling all the wonderfully floral and alive smells of the season, and let that soft summer breeze wash over your bare skin like a warm embrace from mother earth.  That’s what this drink is.  A taste of the warm summer breeze.  Some that are soon turning to crisp fall ones but we’re going to hang onto the remainder of the summer.  There’s still plenty left to go around so don’t fret too much.

vodka, summer drinks, cranberry juice and sour mix

Summer Breeze

1.5oz Strawberry Vodka

3oz Cranberry Juice

1oz  Homemade Sour Mix

This drink is as easy to make as it is to enjoy.  Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass (filed with crushed ice)...

Read More

Blueberry Lemon Martini

blueberry lemon, martini, blue, vodka, summer, martini

Blueberries should always be a part of your summer

Summer’s on it’s last legs, sadly.  If you just scoffed then you’re in denial.  It may be hot today, but the cool autumn breezes are on their way in.  Also worth mentioning is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Which goes on sale September 4th.  That’s when you know Summer is officially over and Autumn has begun.  We’re not quite there yet though so for these last couple weeks we have left of our beautifully warm sunny weather, enjoy this delightful blueberry martini – made constructed with real, fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Lemon Martini

1.5oz Vodka (blueberry vodka makes for a sweeter martini)

.5oz Blue Curacao

.75oz Fresh Sqeezed Lemon Juice

handful of fresh rinsed blueberries

Cut your fresh rinsed blueberries in half and toss into...

Read More

Cilantro Lime Margarita

Melt away the summer heat with this awesomely refreshing margarita.

Melt away the summer heat with this awesomely refreshing margarita.

Cilantro, lime, tequila; compliment each other in this refreshing summer margarita.  Are you one of those people who shy’s away from tequila because of that one crazy night you had way back when…Banish those worries to the basement because it turns out that it’s a certain kind of tequila that makes some people go a little nuts.  You can take my word for it if you want, or go check this article out about the Tequila Sunrise, it goes into all the grimy details.  In one short summarized sentence: Stick to the silver tequila and you should be just fine. So now that we got that out of the way, you can start cooling off with margaritas once again...

Read More

Cowgirl Koolaid

Cowgirl Koolaid: Every gal's  got a lil cowgirl in 'um

Every gal’s got a lil cowgirl in ‘um

Get ready to add a little spunk to your step with the Cowgirl Koolaid.  Adapted and inspired by Dekuyper, this thirst quenchingly refreshing cocktail combines the tanginess of cranberry with the musky-ness of Whiskey.

So maybe you’re wondering what’s all this nonsense about Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey by Jim Beam.  Long name, I know. But most importantly, how does that stuff taste?  For starters, if you’re new to whiskey drinking, then this is a great one to try.  It’s perfect for mixing because of the subtle underlying black cherry flavors. Speaking of black cherry, remember those super sour candies back in the day that all the cool kids had called “warheads”?  Yea?   Remember the black cherry flavor?  That one was my favorite...

Read More