Summer Libations

We are getting close to the 4th of July holiday, so check out some of these drinks for hot weather enjoyment:

Fireworks for Fourth of JulyFire Crackers

1½ oz tequila
Cracked ice
Tonic water
Lime wedge

Pour tequila over the ice in a highball glass. Fill with tonic. Stir and garnish with lime wedge.

4th of July Lemonade

1 part Jack Daniel’s bourbon
1 part triple sec
1 part sweet and sour mix
4 parts lemon lime soda

Combine all ingredients and serve this refreshing drink over ice.

Here’s a few non-alcoholic ones:

Orange Sunrise

2 eggs
¼ c frozen orange juice concentrate
2 Tbsp honey
2 c cold milk
8 oz orange flavored yogurt

Combine eggs, orange juice and honey in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the milk and yogurt. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve at once in a tall, chilled glass.

Summer Delight Punch

6 oz can frozen lemonade
6 oz can frozen orange juice
2½ c pineapple juice
12 oz can apricot or peach nectar
1 bottle ginger ale (2 liter)
1 lemon, sliced

Mix together the lemonade, orange juice, pineapple juice and nectar. Chill. When ready to serve, add ginger ale. Garnish with lemon slices.

Mock Pink Lady

1½ c milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp grenadine
1 Tbsp sugar, granulated
6 ice cubes

Add milk, lemon juice, grenadine, sugar and ice cubes to blender. Blend until ice is dissolved. Serve immediately.


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