I love waking up and sipping my coffee on the back deck, reading the news while watching the bird sing. But! As the temperature rises and the day go on coffee just won’t cut it I need a Thirst Quenching Summer Cocktail to help me get through my day.
What are some of your fondest summer memories?
For me, I would have to say the ones are just enjoying the simplicity of life. Meeting up with friends during the summer having a few Thirst Quenching Summer Cocktails; BSing and catching up on life. Hanging out around a bonfire watching the stars talking about our future ambitions.
To be honest most of my youthful memories were filled with alcohol-related activities. There was even one time, on a 4th of July, at a friend house, I had a brandy slush for the first time. I was in my carefree early 20’s.
Somehow after two cups filled with the sweet tangy deliciousness of this brandy slush a dear friend and I found ourselves standing on a bench belting out every lyric to Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love.” Yes, and embarrassing admission, but there is a point to my embarrassment.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO DRINK PLEASE DO SO RESPONSIBLY. As my beloved Grandma Better once told me, “Dance on table tops, bar stools, and chairs just never end up under the table.” Know your limits don’t drink and drive.
To conclude my embarrassing admission story. After our amazing rendition of Bench Top Standing Tainted Love. It was time to sober up, rehydrate, and call it a day when it came to alcoholic cocktails.
That was many moons ago, long before marriage, long before kids, long before my understanding of what my alcohol consumption was doing to my liver.
These days I may have a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail once a week but for the most part, I stick to non-alcoholic beverages. My kids come first and being coherent is on the top of the list … you know what I mean.
Besides, nursing a hangover in your 30’s is not at all the same as it was in your 20’s.
That is why when I reached out to the food blogging community for this wonderful list of Thirst Quenching Summer Cocktail: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic. A little festive sipping for everyone. So, I hope you enjoy! (A= Alcoholic NA = Non-Alcoholic)
So now that I shared my embarrassing yet one of my fondest summer memory. What are some of your fondest summer memories? Leave it in the comment below!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE! If you need a ride get an uber!
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in this 12 Thirst Quenching Summer Cocktail round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
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