Summer Cocktails

(Un)lucky post number thirteen..cue the suspenseful music! Very exciting. As the fourth of July weekend came to a close I was lucky enough to take a trip up to my friend’s beach house in Fire Island, New York. If you ever get a chance, go! Unless you’re afraid of taking a ferry, in which case, maybe stick to the Jersey Shore. But really, the isle o’fire is great. And what better way to enjoy a weekend at the beach than with festive cocktails? That’s right, there’s no better way! So with my knowledge of Mad Men-y drinks, the help of sleuthing on various retro party websites, and a slightly inordinate amount of maraschino cherries- abracadabra, pretty drinks!

If anyone knows anything about the 50s and 60s, they know there was rarely a day without a nice hard beverage. Party guests enjoyed mint juleps, old fashioneds (this is apparently not a word), gin fizzes, gimlets, and plenty of others, I assure you. This weekend I only had vodka at my fingertips, so feast your eyes on these three yummy drinks.

Cherry Vodka Collins

– 1 shot vodka

– Juice of 1 lemon

– 1 tsp grenadine

– 1 tsp powdered sugar

– Club Soda

Combine first four ingredients, add lots of cracked ice and top with club soda. Stir. Garnish with sliced lemon and a maraschino cherry.

Vodka Tonic

– 1 shot vodka

– 1 tsp lime juice

– Quinine (tonic) water

In a glass, pour vodka over ice. Pour in tonic water and lime juice. Garnish with lime.

Orange Mango Vodka Highball

– 1 shot vodka

– Ginger Ale

– Orange Mango juice

Vodka is poured over ice into a highball glass. Fill 3/4 of the rest of the way with ginger ale, then top off with juice. Garnish with lemon slice.

These will have you feeling summery in no time (and if they don’t, then you probably should add another shot..Enjoy!)


5 thoughts on “thirteen

  1. Clarissa says:

    I am totally surprised why people don’t try to make cocktails at home, these options are totally bliss for summertime over my all time favorite Tequila Sunrise.

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