Ahhh...those Summer Breezes......

Oh yeah.... winter is finally over.... Glory Be!!!.... Summer is just around the corner and time to think of fun in the sun, "up-north" time, and lazy pontoon rides on the lake with warm summer breezes, good friends, and refreshing cocktails and beer, of course!  Oh man that sounds good!  Well friends, it's almost time.  Here are a few beverages from blogs around the internet that might make that day at the lake a little more mellow. Before summer is over I'm sure I will have tried each and every one of them.
I love pink lemonade, this brings lemonade to the next level....
Ingredients
1 (12 ounce) can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (12  ounce) cans of cold water – (just use the empty pink lemonade can)
1 (12 ounce) can of tequila
½ (12 ounce) can of Grand Marnier
Ice cubes – (I like to use crushed ice)
Salt to rim the glasses
1 lime, wedged
                                                                                        
Directions:
Pour the (thawed) frozen lemonade concentrate into a pitcher, and fill the can with cold water.
Pour into the pitcher and repeat twice for a total of 3 cans of water
Fill the can with tequila,,,, and pour that into the pitcher
Fill about half of the can with Grand Marnier, and pour it into the pitcher.
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving or blend mixture with ice for a frozen version
Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses with a lime wedge
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This gal has the right idea....sweet and simple...and she used an ice cream maker...I knew there was another use for that ice cream maker other than sitting in my cupboard. I'm trying this at the lake. I'm sure you could use just about any type cocktail and get the same effect!  I love this!!!
Ingredients:
1 1/2 C. any red wine
1 can Squirt

Directions:
  1. Add the wine and the Squirt to the ice cream maker and process until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Spoon into glass and garnish with fruit
It couldn't get any easier than that!
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This is an interesting concoction....enjoy!
 Ingredients
1/2 cup Alizé Red Passion Passion liqueur
1/2 cup citrus vodka
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cups of ice
Directions
  1. Add ice, AlizĂ© Red Passion liqueur, citrus vodka, water and  frozen lemonade concentrate to a blender. 
  2. Blend until slushy and pour into a champagne flute
     I bet you could put this in that ice cream machine and it would be wonderful!
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Ingredients:
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 1 1/2 parts BACARDI® Superior Rum
- 1 oz. lavender syrup
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 10-12 blueberries
- Pinch of ground Cardamom
- Club soda

Directions:
In tall glass, muddle mint leaves, Lavender syrup, lime juice, blueberries, pinch of ground cardamom and rum. Muddle just enough to combine flavors, being careful not to over-muddle. Fill glass with crushed ice. Top with club soda. Stir. Garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick.
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Ingredients:
3 oz. Sutter Home Mocato
1 oz. Vanilla vodka
1 oz. Strawberry soda
Garnish with a strawberry
 
Directions:
Shake Moscato and vanilla vodka with ice. Pour into your favorite cocktail glass and top with strawberry soda. Garnish with a strawberry and raise a glass to your friends!

Amazing cocktails for those lazy summer nights...Ahhh, those Summer breezes...
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Here are a few Cafe' Hoffy posts that you might also be interested in.  Also, the links below will take you to all of Cafe' Hoffy posts. Just click on the category that you are interested in..."More Recipes" or "More Crafts"
Alton Brown's Baby Back Ribs                         Dipped Strawberries
Bread, Bread, Bread                        Watermelon Rind Pickles
    Orange Scallop Salad                          My Favorite Organized Purse
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I also collect "Pins" on lots of different subjects that interest me and that I might use in the future.  I'm sure everyone does this by now. I have lots of great pins.  You can visit my "Beverage Board" on Pinterest for more great drink recipes.

You can also visit my "Other Boards" by clicking on the Pinterest Logo or my picture for thousands of great recipes and ideas...
Here are a few "Pins" from Pinterest that relate to my post...
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Well...lots of great "adult beverages" to make for summer...hope you enjoyed looking at all of these yummy drinks!
Always remember..."Life's short...eat dessert first!"...words to live by

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