buyDCcondos.com - Entertain at Home with Friends, Fun and the10 Best Summer Cocktails in Washington, DC
By Wendy Carpenter-Israel
June 21, 2012
Entertaining at home during the summer is fun when you combine good friends, light fare and frosty, cool cocktails. Try preparing a light meal of grilled garlic shrimp and fresh vegetables, tomatoes with mozzarella and basil with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette, melon wrapped with prosciutto and fresh berries over fluffy biscuits with homemade whipped cream. Add some extra sunny fun to this easy party by concocting one of buyDCcondos.com’s favorite Top Ten Summer Cocktails. It will add that extra zing to your wonderful evening at home.
1. Lily Hammer (Lillehammer)
11/2oz of Ketel One Vodka
11/2oz of Lemonade
Pour over Ice and Stir
Add a thin slice of Lemon and Lime
2. The Ava
11/2oz Ketel One Vodka
Pour over Ice and Stir
Top with Canada Dry Ginger Ale and a Lemon Twist
3. Hole In One 2012
11/2oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
3oz Unsweetened Tea
Pour over Ice and Stir with a Lemon Twist
4. Sanami’s Tsunami
1/2oz Myers’s Dark Rum
4oz Pineapple Juice
Combine over Ice
Add a Pineapple Slice and Strawberry
5. Capitol Cosmos
Mix in a Large, Fun, Martini Shaker
Add a Ton of Ice
8oz Ketel One Vodka (Ketel One Citroen Vodka adds a nice zip!)
3oz 100% Juice Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Cover Shaker and Shake Hard Until the Ice is "Bruised"
Pour into Chilled Martini Glasses with a Lemon Slice
When served ice cold, this sparkling wine with a touch of peach flavor will bring your dinner guests back to the outdoor cafes of Venice, Florence and Rome. We have never found a great recipe that duplicates the delicate original taste of Italian white peaches. However, the next best thing we have found is Canella’s pre-made Bellini. Serve it ICE COLD in a champagne glass. You won’t be disappointed.
7. Prosecco Mojito
This is by far the most fun drink of the batch! It takes some work, but well worth it. Here is the recipe via FoodGawker.com.
8. Shandy Beer
1/2 pitcher of Corona Beer
1/2 pitcher of Ice Cold Lemonade
Mix and Pour
Easy Peasey! Great for a Cook-Out!!
9. Tiger Lilly
1/2oz Cointreau Liqueur
11/2oz Tangueray Gin
1oz Pineapple Juice
Add Ice and Stir
10. Chesapeake Breeze (from Irish Inn at Glen Echo)
13/4oz Ketel One Citroen
11/2oz Chambord Liqueur
11/2oz Pomegranate Liqueur
Splash of 100% Juice Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Mix and Pour in a Mason Jar for Fun
Enjoy these fun Summer drinks, but please drink responsibly.
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