Posts Tagged: summer cocktails


If you are looking for a nice cocktail made with fresh fruit, but want something other than sangria, this should whet your whistle just right!  This is an Australian recipe from and I think it will make a delicious summer beverage.  A good amount of tartness to balance out the sweetness, and a delicious amount of fresh fruitiness!

  • Ingredients
  • 2 oranges, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbs caster sugar (can substitute with confectioners sugar)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) white rum
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) limoncello
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) chilled tonic water
  • Method
  1. Step 1Place the orange, grapefruit and sugar in a plastic bowl. Use the end of a rolling pin, or muddler, to pound until lightly crushed.
  2. Step 2Divide orange mixture among serving glasses. Top with ice. Pour over the rum, limoncello and tonic water to serve.

Premade Cocktails in Mason Jars

One of the things that always bums me out about having a party at my house is that I spend most of the party working.  So I am always looking for ways to pre-make as much as possible so that I can spend more time with the people I invited to my house!  I just saw this idea on Pinterest, but unfortunately, the page it was pinned from doesn’t load, so I can’t give proper credit.  The great thing about this, is that you can make these cocktails ahead of time, put labels on the tops, and leave room for ice.  Then you can put them in a bucket of ice, and when the guest is ready to drink, they just ad ice right to the jar, and they are good to go!