Monday, July 6, 2009

Beach-side Cocktails

July is here. Almost time for a vacation. We're taking a family vacation this year. As in the entire family -- father-in-law, step-mother-in-law, sisters- and brothers-in-law and a whole pile of kids. Mother-in-law is even making the trip; at least about 30 people in all. And so you can understand why my thoughts have been turning to frosty adult beverages to sip on a balcony overlooking the ocean, amidst all the chaos.

I've been scouring the internet, looking for recipes to try on vacation. We're going to be there for a week so you can see I need many, many recipes. ;-) I suppose you could make most of these without the alcohol if you wanted to. But why would you want to do that? ;-) I'm looking for a few more recipes. Send me your favorite summertime cocktails. If I try them, I'll add them to my Summertime Cocktail Review after we get home. What the heck! Send in your favorite non-alcoholic drinks as well. I suppose there should be something special for the kids to have too.

Poolside Cherry Pom-rita

Easy Mango Mojito

Tropical Mango-rita Slushie

White Wine Strawberry Sangria

Sassy 'n Spiced Pink Lemonade Pitcher

Strawberry Margarita - And this one has only 1/3 the calories of a regualr Strawberry Margarita! Woohoo!

Sunscreen Punch


The Diva on a Diet said...

Oooh, all of these summery cocktails sound good to me! And so does the vacation. Have a wonderful time! :)

I do a regular cocktail feature on my blog every Thursday. So far, my new favorite summer drink is a vodka spiked blueberry lemonade. One of the nice things about it is that it can serve both kids and adults. The lemonade is homemade and you can easily serve the virgin version to kiddies, while spiking up your own drink to your heart's desire.

Here's the recipe.


Teresa said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. I may have to try this one before vacation! ;-)