Summer Cocktails!

As the hot summer months get closer, we all start to dream up delicious refreshing cocktails (I’m not alone on this, right?).  And who doesn’t love an ice-cold vodka lemonade, frozen margarita or spiked iced coffee?  During the summer, my family loves to concoct new drinks using fresh fruits in a blender or new liquors like Organic Crop Vodka (delish!).  But I have a problem with drinking cold cocktails by the pool on a hot summer day, and that is that the ice melts and waters down the drink (huge problem, I know).  So last summer we got to thinking. When there is a problem, there is always a solution…

Break out those ice-cube trays!!!

Do you love iced coffee? There’s nothing worse than when it is watered down. Pour coffee in ice-cube trays and add them to cool your coffee drink and retain the flavor!  Don’t be scared to add some baileys or sambuca. 

Making a mojito?  Add fresh squeezed lime juice, lime zest and fresh mint leaves into your ice-cube trays and then add to your rum.

Love frozen drinks?  Puree some of your favorite fruits in the blender and pour into the ice-cube trays.  These can be made well in advance and you’ll have on hand for whatever drink you are making.

A good staple to always have in your freezer, frozen lemonade ice cubes.  You can always add lemonade to a summer cocktail or even straight to vodka!  Vodka on the rocks with a splash of lemonade takes on a whole new meaning.

Having bloody marys outside for a Sunday brunch on a really warm morning?  Break out your ice-cube tray filled with frozen tomato juice.

The possibilities are endless…. Be creative and enjoy a more flavorful summer cocktail!

Photos in this post are not mine and were found on google images. 

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