Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Cocktails!

It's officially summer! So you know what that means? Yep, cocktails!

I decided that before I would show you some yummy looking recipes, I thought I'd take a little quiz. It's called the........

"What Kind of Cocktail Are You?"

The results are in and..........

It says I am undoubtedly a Daiquiri
This means ~ Your easy-going nature and pleasant disposition make you a welcome guest at any gathering. Like a daiquiri, you know how to put people at ease and ensure a good time. Hmm, what do you think, am I a Daiquiri kind of gal?

Now look at all these cool and refreshing cocktails I found ~

Watermelon-Mint Margarita

4 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
Fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila*
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
Garnish: fresh mint sprig

1. Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

2. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar.

3. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.

*1/2 cup orange or apple juice may be substituted for tequila.
Southern Living, July 2006

Honeydew Mimosas

1/2 medium honeydew melon (about 4 cups), cubed
1 cup crushed ice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling wine, chilled
Garnishes: lime wedges

Combine first 3 ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour mixture into a large pitcher; add sparkling wine. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired. This recipe can easily be doubled. Just be sure to make the mimosas in 2 batches. For best results, chill melon overnight.Yield: Makes 6 cups
Coastal Living, January 2003

Pimm's Cup

3/4 cup Pimm's No. 1
2 cups ginger ale, chilled
1 1/3 cups sparkling water, chilled
4 lemon slices
1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into 4 spears

Fill 4 tall (12-ounce) glasses with ice cubes.
Pour 3 tablespoons Pimm's into each glass. Pour 1/2 cup ginger ale and 1/3 cup sparkling water into each glass; stir to combine. Garnish each serving with 1 lemon slice and 1 cucumber spear. Serve immediately.
Cooking Light, August 2004

Cosmopolitan Slushy

10 ounce (1 1/4 cups) citrus-flavored vodka
1/2 cup Rose's lime juice
2 cups cranberry juice
4 ice cube trays

Combine vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a pitcher with 2 cups water and stir to blend. Divide between ice cube trays and freeze at least 4 hours or overnight (the drink cubes will freeze only partially). Just before serving, empty trays into a large bowl and using a fork, break up cubes to loosen ice crystals (the ice will be slush like). Spoon slush into tall stemmed glasses and serve immediately. Yield: Makes 6 servings
Real Simple, June 2000

Bloody Mary Punch

1 (46-oz.) container low-sodium vegetable juice, chilled
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 cup vodka (optional), chilled
Celery sticks (optional)

1. Combine vegetable juice, next 5 ingredients, and, if desired, vodka in a punch bowl or a pitcher. Serve over ice in glasses. Serve with celery sticks, if desired. Yield: Makes 1 1/2 qt.
Southern Living, February 2008

Now go to Martha Stewart
and see for yourself what kind of cocktail you are!


Diana Mieczan said...

Yuppiee, summer is here and those are so good...It is time to mix a few:) Kisses, darling and have a great afternoon:)

Tattered Goods said...

Hello there Lady with the SWEET TREATS for Summer Fun. I love the slushy cosmo and BLOODY MARYS in the am YUMMY! Thanks for stopping by , I am in San Diego County no where near San Fran :( sorry. Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment! (If only I still was as skinny as I was on my wedding day! ha ha) And thanks for posting some of the different variations on the drinks (non alcohol add ins). It is nice to be able to make some of those "kid friendly". :-) I love your blog and will be checking back in very frequently. I also hope that the Cricut tips helped you.

Kim said...

Ohhh! That watermelon margarita looks so refreshing. I'll be over at 5pm for Happy Hour, Miss Daiquiri!

I wonder what kind of cocktail I'd be. I'm thinking maybe a Whiskey Sour. Strong and tart.

Oh, thanks for your comment about my mom. Mad at you? Never! I appreciate the kick in the pants. :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Fun quiz! I am a daiquiri! :)

La Dolfina said...

OK, now that I know you are a bartender of sorts I'll be counting on something tasty from you when you're chez moi :)
How's that ankle?

Nancy said...

Now. those look yummy. I just made mojitos on Sunday and they were so refreshing. I have always had a low tolerance and can't really handle much. 1/2 of a drink and that is it for me! Thanks for the ideas...:)

Tayebug said...

Oh yum! I must have the Watermelon-mint margarita. Thanks for the recipes, can't wait to try them out. And yes, you are totally a daiquiri!

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