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5 Flashy Summer Cocktails

Full of flavor and super pretty poolside, these five flashy faves are just in time for the height of summer! (Psst…I’ve included a yummy mocktail for those who don’t imbibe but want to sip on something spectacular. And you’re going to swoon when you see what I chose for #5!)

Let’s get shakin’…

The first cocktail I’ve chosen for this summer roundup is a take on the traditional Planter’s Punch!

Ruby Red Planter’s Punch 

2 oz Light Rum
1 oz Gold Rum (or traditionally Dark Rum)
2 oz Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lime
1/4 oz Grenadine
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Spice up this classic highball cocktail and serve it as a martini! Shake all ingredients vigorously to serve ice cold. The ruby red grapefruit will give it a surprising and even more exciting flavor than the original, which calls for orange juice. I garnished with a beautiful lime leaf. Enjoy!

The second stunner is another delicious rum based cocktail. (Because who can resist rum while sitting in the sun ☀️?!)

Mai Tai-Tini
1 1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/4 Grenadine
1/4 Homemade Sweet & Sour Mix
Shake, shake, shake the light rum, cointreau and homemade sweet & sour mix together with ice and strain into your glass. Then add the grenadine, which will sink beautifully to the bottom. Last, and the trick to this summer-tini, float your dark rum on top! It’s a strong poolside sip so keep your favorite floatie nearby!

The next cocktail is so fresh you’ll take two! And the name is as flashy as it gets…the Skinny Dipper!

Skinny Dipper Margarita
2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Fresh Lime
Chile de Arbol
With just a little work you’ll WOW your guests. This delicious, crisp margarita is easily my favorite low calorie cocktail. Muddle fresh lime and Chile de Arbol in your shaker. Add ice, tequila, and Cointreau. Shake it up! Pour over ice, garnish with a “skinny dipper,” and #sipaway.
Now that we brought the heat, let’s bring the sweet! This mocktail is made with homemade simple syrup and sure to bring summer smiles!
Strawberry Lemonade 
 
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon 
1/2 oz Strawberry Simple Syrup 
Fresh squeezed lemons, strawberry simple syrup, water, and a splash of sparkling will create an easy but dramatic summer drink for everyone! Use a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon and flamingos for flair. (You can easily make this mocktail a cocktail by adding Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka.)
And for number 5 on this flashy, fabulous list I’ve chosen a scrumptious summer staple…(drum role)…Rosé Popsicles!
This is one of my favorite recipes ever!
Lavender Rosé Popsicles 
 
Bottle of Rosé
2/3 Cup Lavender & Lemon Simple Syrup
1/2 Cup Water
Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.)
Pour, add fruit, freeze, and refresh. Get more tips on this freezer favorite, and my gin popsicle here.
Have fun this #SundayFunday 🍸

Splish Splash!

Keep your heels, head and standards high and your home a happy one.

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