Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thirsty Thursday: Four Summer Drinks

The Frugal Hostess is in pain. She's been to the doctor and is taking medicine, but sometimes the only cure is a delicious beverage. While none of these drinks is particularly frugal, they are all unique and should ease your pain.

Arnold Palmeroski

Fill a tall glass with ice (crushed is good).
Add 2oz. iced tea flavored vodka.
Fill rest of glass with lemonade.
Garnish with thinly sliced lemon wheel and straw.

True Bloody Mary
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add 2oz. vodka.
Fill rest of shaker with Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix (TFH realizes this is totally cheap of her, but this mix is better than anything anyone ever makes from scratch. And, no kidding, there are maybe four things she would say that about).
Add several dashes of Tabasco.
Pour into a tall glass, and garnish with a jalapeno ring, pickled okra, and a piece of bacon (seriously, tastes awesome!).

Key Lime Cocktail
Fill shaker with ice and add 1oz key lime juice, 2oz vanilla vodka (or 1½oz vodka and ½oz vanilla), and a splash of half-and-half. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with crushed up graham crackers.

Fruit Cooler (non-alcoholic)
Mix together and pour over crushed ice 2oz pineapple juice, 2oz orange juice, and 2oz apple juice.
Slice two strawberries and float in drink. Variation: fill glass half full and fill remainder with club soda. Add a squeeze of lime. Another variation: freeze into popsicles.

Drink up!

photo by slushpup

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1 comment:

  1. I highly recommend a shot of Pimms (original) in a big glass of ice, filled the rest of the way with grapefruit soda. Absolutely SMASHING. Of course, if you are worried about your sugar intake, you could substitute about 2/3 grapefruit juice and top off with soda or seltzer. Try.


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