Summer cocktails you can do yourself
It’s officially summer and the craving for refreshing beverages goes up just as the thermometer’s mercury. For me, the cocktail season has started and my apartment resembles a beach bar with little umbrellas and funny looking cocktails accessories everywhere. I like making larger quantities which I deposit in the freezer to have them ready at any hour – having my friends, they won’t last longer than one day; plus the fridge is much cooler displaying the rainbow-like colors of these drinks, who needs food on this weather, anyway? If you like experimenting, have a look at the recipes below, let me know which you like best.
1. Watermelon Lemonade
– for 4 ratios (one portion means approximately 8 oz.) you’ll need: 4 medium cups with seedless watermelon, chopped; the juice from 3 lemons; ice. Put the watermelon and the lemon juice in a blender and at the end add ice. ** You can add 1.5 oz. of vodka, to give it that mature feeling, be advised that the vodka brings 97 calories extra.
2. Skinny Colada
– for 4 rations (this time one portion means 6 oz.) you’ll need: 2 big cups with frozen pineapple and two cups with coconut water (this makes the difference between the Skinny and the Piña, the later using coconut milk). Put them in a blender and you’re done. For a good looking design, glaze the glasses with coconut flakes, your guests will appreciate that. ** You can make this one also into an evening drink by adding 1.5 oz. of rum.
Source: everydayhealth.com via LeeAnn on Pinterest
3. Cucumber Mojito – for 4 ratios of approx. 6 oz. each, you’ll need: 2 medium cups with seedless cucumber, partially skinned and chopped, two cups with cold water, the juice from one lime, one spoon of honey, half a cup with mint and crushed ice. Mash all the ingredients except for the mint and ice – the ice’s edges will cut the mint leaves releasing the aroma. ** 1.5 oz. of rum and you can start the party.