When life gives you lemons, make alcoholic lemonade, that’s what I say (no wonder I didn’t have one of those roadside lemonade stands as a kid). Anyway, today is National Lemonade Day, which means it’s the perfect time to kick your drink game up a notch. Forget about just adding a simple splash of vodka to your lemonade, and, instead, try one of these 11 delicious and refreshing ways to spike it!
Ahh, rum. There’s something about the smooth taste of cold rum that makes you want to sit by the ocean, strum a guitar and let the warm breeze blow. To celebrate National Rum Day on August 16 (today!), you’ll find me at the closest beach bar with a cool concoction in hand and Kenny Chesney playing on my iPod (who, coincidentally loves rum so much he’s even bottled up his own: Blue Chair Bay Rum.) Join the party and create some tasty rum cocktails to get in on the festivities. Click through for 12 yummy recipes to get you started…
About a month ago, while out to dinner, I was taking a while making my drink selection. After a minute or two, I cocked my head to the side and said to the bartender, “You know what, can I have a glass of the rosé?”
I’d never ordered rosé before, but I felt a sudden urge to try it. And in that moment, without even knowing it, I was participating in a cultural shift that seems to have happened just this summer: magically, rosé is cool again. Not only that, it’s very cool. It’s like, the thing. Keep reading »
I just returned from a beach vacation with family and feel compelled to tell you about the highlight of my trip: the Corkcicle Vinnebago. I promise you this is not a shameless media plug, you guys—this is the real deal. Prior to my trip, I was sent The Vinnebago, an insulated, stainless steel canteen that claims to keep hot fluids hot and cold fluids cold (yeah, okay, I’ve heard that before). I knew that the true test would be bringing the bottle with me to the Jersey Shore, where me and my family of winos could properly try out out the merchandise in the sweltering heat. Keep reading »
Only a few years ago, I was not yet 21 and couldn’t go to a club. Since I’m the kind of girl who loves to dance and socialize, I couldn’t wait until I was finally old enough to start partying. But when my time came, clubs weren’t how I expected them to be at all: dull scenes, crap music, and straight-up depressing anti-social patrons that flooded the nightclub scene.
After taking a one-year club hiatus, earlier this summer I ventured to a well-known spot in New York City with a couple of friends … only to find shit even worse than when I promised myself to avoid clubs like the damn plague a year before. Now I think I have eight good reasons now to just avoid nightclubs entirely: Keep reading »
Chances are you’ve seen it. In my completely unsubstantiated estimation, it’s been pinned more than any other cocktail in the history of Pinterest: the “Sneaky Beach Cocktail.” And while I appreciate the ingenuity of hiding booze in a Simply Lemonade bottle, I feel that the recipe — pink lemonade, strawberries, watermelon vodka, and coconut rum — leaves something to be desired.
Nothing against those who like their cocktails on the sweet side, but I want to taste my ethanol. Alas, the summer months can be tricky if you love darker spirits and heavier brews. The perfect summer beverage should be refreshing, a little sweet, and cold, but you shouldn’t have to suffer through cloying cocktails filled with flavored vodkas and Crystal Light. You should be able to taste your drink and know it’s for the over-21 crowd, even if it’s served with a tiny umbrella.
Here are my top three favorite beverages to imbibe in when the temperatures soar. I suggest you make it a point to try them all before summer is up! Keep reading »