It’s officially Summer, and it’s officially time to get your drink on – To cool off that is. Tired of buying the same old mixed drinks that cost an arm and a leg, and just don’t cut it for your taste buds anymore? Well, we’ve conjured up the best recipes that include REAL Summer fruits that will have your taste buds explode! Check these out, and don’t forget to drink responsibly!
Fresh Pineapple and Mango Mojito
- 1 whole pineapple cut into chunks
- 50ml pineapple juice
- Honey to your taste
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes
- 150ml light rum
- 2-3 mangoes sliced
- Club Soda
- ice for beverages
Blend pineapple chunks, mango slices, and juice until you have a nice and smooth puree. Then, combine the puree with the rum, mint leaves, lime slices, (muddle the mint leaves), and shake everything together in a shaker. Pour a tad of the mixture you have with club soda and pour over ice - Sweet!
Watermelon and Cucumber Cool Off Juice
- 5 cups of a cubed seedless watermelon (1lb)
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup vodka
Puree watermelon and press through sieve to get all the chunks separated. Do the same with the cucumber. Pour these juices together, making about 4 cups of juice. Next, stir lime juice in with honey and pour in with the juices. Serve over ice!
Strawberry Gin Martini
- 2 tablespoons sugar (or honey, or preferred sweetner)
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 2 cups of gin
- 3 cups of club soda
- Fresh mint
Muddle sugar/sweetner, lime juice, and mint leaves together. Muddle most of the strawberries in together with the lime and sweetner mix. Then, stir in the gin. Pour into a cooled martini glass and garnish with the leftover fresh strawberries and mint sprigs.
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