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 ~
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
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
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
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!