Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Refreshing Summer Coolers

I am such a drink person!  I should say a "Mocktail" person... I love fun punches and mixed drinks without the alcohol, of course.  Big straws make them extra good!  I find my straws at Bed, Bath and Beyond for pretty cheap.

If the drink is pink, all the better!  This is one of my favorite beverages to serve!  I know I mentioned a version of it before on my blog, but this is my fave way to serve it:

Pina Colada Cooler

7up or Sprite
pina colada mixer

ice, tall cups, big straws, lime wedges

Fill your cup 3/4ths full with ice and 7up.  Add pina colada mixer and just a dash of grenadine.  You can add more or less pina colada mixer to taste.  Garnish with a lime (can squeeze the lime juice into the drink as well) and a straw.  Enjoy!

This is another drink that is a favorite.  I'm pretty picky about this one.  The other day when I was craving it I drove to Walmart for 7up and fresh limes even though I had Sprite and bottled lime juice in my fridge.  It's GOT TO be 7up and fresh limes! Mmmmm

Lime Cooler


ice, tall cups, big straws

Fill your cup with ice and 7up.  Squeeze 1/4 of a fresh lime into the 7up.  Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!


Valerie said...

Sure could use some of these on these hot days lately!

MaryBT said...

That pina colada one looks good.

Try this one and see what you think (don't judge until you try it, I know it looks gross, but it's freaking DELICIOUS):

1 can of Eagle Brand
1 large can of pineapple juice
2 Litre 7-Up, Sprite, Squirt, whatever you like (I like Squirt)

Stir the Eagle Brand and pineapple juice together first then add the Squirt and stir. (Chill everything first.)

Garden of Egan said...

They both look refreshing.
Thanks for sharing the recipes.