Summertime calls for two things. A pool (or a beach, preferably) and a drink. You score extra points for a drink that is multi-colored with an umbrella. Those are special drinks. Drinks that I just don’t have the patience to even attempt to create. So when you’re feeling really ambitious, feel free to make me one of those fabulous drinks. Just don’t forget the umbrella. Or one of these beautiful glass straws from Glass Dharma that I won from Le Zoe Musings. I will be careful and have only one drink if I’m using a glass straw. I don’t trust myself with pretty things.
Because some of us have to work, we can’t sit by the pool all day with a drink in one hand and a book in the other. That’s reserved specifically for Saturdays and Sundays for us. Or me. What am I going to do if we ever decide to stop living our life kid-free? I guess I’ll replace the book with a baby. (What, did you think I was getting rid of the drink?)
My favorite summertime cocktail is definitely the adult version of Sweet Tea. It also happens to be the “drink” of my relationship with my husband. I mean, it was served at our wedding as our signature cocktail, doesn’t that make it our drink?
When you order an adult sweet tea at a bar or restaurant, you’re typically going to end up with sweet tea vodka mixed with lemonade. While this is still amazing, it can get a little too sugary and sweet. One or two and you’re bound to be puckering your lips. And not just for the hottie at the bar.
Because we drink these quite often (okay we’ve cut back, only one or two a week), we have come up with our
better own way to make them.
Arnold Palmer mix
Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka (or other brand)
If you are using a typical 8 oz drinking glass, use one shot (1.5 oz) of vodka. Then you’ll nearly fill the glass with Arnold Palmer mix (5.5 oz), leaving about an inch empty at the top. Top with about an ounce of water and squeeze in a fresh lemon slice. You’re ready for a refreshing cocktail! You can thank me when you’re laying by the pool with your drink in hand.