Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!
Two flavors of rum combine with pineapple juice and orange juice to make a yummy, fruity drink.
All Natural Strawberry Lemonade
This is a tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick, perfect for the cook with garden access during the summer months. You'll need a blender with a 'puree' or 'high pulse' setting. Garnish with any leftover strawberries.
Perky Pineapple Sipper
This delicious drink is inspired by the flavors of a 1960s cocktail, the Mr. Bali Hai, which usually requires simple syrup, pineapple juice, and three bottles of booze (two rums and a coffee liqueur). For a neat cheat, I coffee-washed a gold aged rum and made the simple syrup right in the shaker. Garnish with pineapple fronds and lime wedges.
This cocktail is like a chocolate after-dinner mint in a glass. Skip dessert and go straight for a grasshopper.
Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!
Juli's Easy Freezer Slushies
Use this easy formula: 4 cups fresh fruit, 3/4 cup vodka, 3 tablespoons each of either white or brown sugar, water, and lime juice, and an optional wild card addition for summer-ready freezer slushies. This recipe features a cherry-peach flavor with two more variations listed below. To serve, massage bags to soften and add 1/2 cup lemon-lime or grapefruit soda to each bag. Makes 4 (12-ounce) cocktails.
Just in time for summer... A sweet and tangy vodka drink perfect for the outdoor gathering.
Healthy Green Juice
Great healthy drink for detoxing after the holidays or whenever you have overdone it. Worth it to buy the organic celery, even if you buy conventional for everything else. Adjust fruit and veggie amounts to suit your personal taste. More apple equals a sweeter drink. Store any extra in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a day. Shake before drinking.