It's FINALLY summer and to our fellow Midwesterners -you know what that means. Drinks. Out. Side. That's right, the heat has come and our producers would like to share some of their favorite summertime sips.
Due to my father’s German roots you would never guess just looking at me that this girl is in fact Mexican. Oh yes, I’m a spicy bitch and in the summertime my blood transforms into the water of my people -no, not tequila - CORONA. Here is my favorite way to enjoy Corona on a hot summer day:
Step One: Take the day off work, Corona tastes best outside on a weekday afternoon.
Step Two: Find a body of water. This summer my roommate and I purchased a blow up pool from target for a whopping $30 and now my life is better than ever.
Step Three: You’ll need a twelve pack of Corona, and two limes. Slice the lime into small enough pieces to fit into your Corona. Using a bottle opener crack open your first Corona, insert lime (I like two slices because -I’m worth it! And so are you!)
Step Four: Repeat step three eleven times and order Rusty Taco from Bite Squad.
My favorite summertime drink is one that I concocted myself. I call it a Coco-loco Mojito! First, muddle up a gracious amount of mint leaves and lime juice, pour in a generous amount of coconut Malibu rum, and top it off with coconut LaCroix. Refreshing, sort-of low calorie (not really but that's what I tell myself), and delicious.
It’s especially great if you have a fancy glass specifically reserved for this drink -I have a fake coconut. I enjoy drinking it most in my sweet blow up pool from Target on a hot weekday afternoon while my roommate gets trashed on Corona. (Please refer back to Kelliann’s drink choice and connect the dots.) I highly recommend you try it for yourself.
As the Production Manager, I am naturally the most detail oriented person on our team so when Kelliann told us the assignment I assumed I LITERALLY had to come up with THE best summertime cocktail... now I'm looking at her post about day drinking corona with Allison in their Target pool (truly genius) and I think I got the assignment wrong... Oh well! I worked too hard not to share!
While I normally go for a Classic Marg or a Cider, I needed my drink to be THE BEST of the group so I did some Research on Tattersall's website and found a delightful little number called the "Desierto Daiquiri". I couldn't resist the combination of Rum + Mezcal + Maple Syrup, plus I had fun working the blow torch on that lime!
My mother taught me how to make traditional sangria. She had lived in Spain for a year. Unfortunately, she didn't give me the recipe before I went to Barcelona at 21, had a really bad day, drank a liter of Sangria and was then drunk for the next 6 hours. I have pictures of pigeons to prove it. And my feet. Lots of pictures of my feet with pigeons.
But here- Sangria.
Careful, this doesn't mess around.
Cut up about a cup, cup and a half, of fruit. Orange slices are nice, so is pineapple, but really, throw in whatever you like.
Put the fruit in a tupperware container. Sprinkle sugar over it, not a ton, but at least a few tablespoons. Then cover the sugar and the fruit with incredibly cheap Brandy. No, cheaper than that. Seriously.
Chill in the fridge for a day. Along with a gallon of cheap red wine. Carlo Rossi Sangria works great, Franzia boxed wine works. Get a sweetish, light red and don't spend too much money.
The next day, dump the boozey fruit with the brandy into a pitcher with the chilled wine. Add ice. About 4 parts wine to 1 part fruit and booze.
When you serve it, make sure to get a few pieces of fruit in the glass.
I like drinking this on a weekday afternoon -preferably in Allison and Kelliann’s sweet new pool from target but either way this is best enjoyed with friends! Invite some friends over and don't let them drive drunk. You're welcome.
It may not be a traditional cocktail but it is for sure a drink that will make the best of any summer night and that is a Michelada. You might have heard it referred to before as a Mexican Bloody Mary, but this wonderful concoction of Mexican beer (Modelo, Corona, or whatever Mexican beer you prefer) mixed with tomato or clamato juice, and a dash of hot sauce can make the best of your meal, your night, even your life - well that's my opinion.
I remember it like it was yesterday, the first time I had a Michelada was when i was in Houston, Texas and decided to go to dinner at a Mexican restaurant near my hotel. The night was young, the weather was warm, and deliciousness of drinking a Michelada just overwhelmed me...and i guess overwhelmed me enough to dance on a table to Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca." -*looks around* Damnit! I’m the only one without a pool joke… oh well! Try a Michelada for yourself and let me know what Spanish song you start dancing to!
Now what are you waiting for!? Grab a pool, get a blow torch, find a tiki cup, get a box of Franzia, start a Ricky Martin channel on Spotify and get to drinking! Summer is too short not to enjoy it outside with friends!
Down the hatch you sexy bitches!!