Who's ready for a drink? Spring break is finally here and we sisters are ready to hit the beach, get some serious color on these neon bodies, and imbibe something delicious! Whether you are lying by the pool or lounging on the beach, we have the perfect cocktails/mocktails to keep you feeling refreshed and enjoying the sun. We hope you love them as much as we do!
Perfect Pina Colada
1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) silver or white rum
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cream of coconut
2 ounces (1/4 cup) pineapple juice
3 cups ice
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) black strap rum (optional)
Garnishes: fresh pineapple spears, mint leaves
Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour mixture
into 2 tall glasses. Top each with 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) black strap rum, if
desired. Garnish, if desired.
Recipe and photo courtesy of www.myrecipes.com
4 Cups Watermelon, Cubed
1⅓ Cups Ginger Ale
3 Oz Gin (Optional)
Additional Lime Wedges For Garnish, If desired
Puree your watermelon using a blender or mortar and pestle; strain out pulp. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Pour ~ ½ cup of watermelon juice into each glass and squeeze the juice of one lime into each glass. Add ~1/ ½ ounces of gin to each glass if desired. Then pour in ¾ cup ginger ale. Stir well. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.
Recipe and photo courtesy of www.bakingbeauty.net
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
Photo courtesy of www.bangingblues.com
Recipe courtesy of www.allrecipes.com