Wednesday, April 22, 2009

{Cocktails}

Today while walking to my car after class, I realized I wanted a drink. And not just a beer or a glass of wine, but a cocktail. A nice, summery, refreshing cocktail. Margarita? Mojito? I simply cannot decide! With the balmy 78 degree weather these just seem perfect.
Here are a few of my faves:
I already know that some of you adore Mojitos as much as I. The trick? Getting a really good one. I've had bad Mojitos...when they are bad, they are BAD.

{Photo via Hostess Blog}
Champagne & Chambord is my all-time favorite. Champagne, hello?! It's très simple: splash a bit of Chambord in the bottom of a glass, then fill with champagne. Voila!
{I usually garnish mine with a lovely curl of lemon.}

Another refreshing choice is the classic Tom Collins. Here's a recipe from scratch....I myself buy the mix & add gin & soda. I'm lazy like that. If you've never experienced the T.C., check it out. It's sweet & sour & tangy & light. I it.

So there you have it. 3 lovely warm-weather cocktails. Give 'em a try, or stick with your tried & true Budweiser. You know I'd never judge.


29 comments:

candace said...

Yum! Did I ever tell you about the drink my mom makes with 3 bud lights (or your favorite beer) with half a can of frozen minute maid limeade. It's so yummy :)

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Angela said...

Oh my - I ♥ mojitos!!! That sounds so refreshing right now :)

Callie Grayson said...

mmmmm, i will have to make one tonight whenever I get home from work. I have chambord and champagne at home!
so guess what I will be trying:)

BLC :o said...

I'll take one of each please! Xoxo-BLC

Sarah said...

yum. yum. yum. Love me some coctails!! And I love me some warm weather too!! : )

Barefoot in the Park said...

mmm they all sound great! i haven't tried the champagne one, but will have to!

Aartee said...

oooh my face is pineapple and malibu!

Preppy in the City said...

I love Vodka Collins...I'm not a big Gin person...Also thanks for the comment on the profile question. When I look at your profile, I see 1900. Weird!

Wearing Mascara said...

Okay now I need a drink.

Shelley said...

One of each please, thanks! I think we should make a batch of one of these just for us on derby day.

Needs Help said...

A well made mojito is the best!

Jasmine said...

now that you say it, i think i could use a cocktail too! i looooove champagne and chambord. so delicious. if you like that, you might also like framboise and stella...or framboise and hoegaarden, which i actually prefer. i'm THIRSTY!

Gabby said...

Would you believe that this past weekend was the first time I had ever had a mojito?? Oh my goodness...so amazing!

Courtney said...

Ooh, these are some of my favorites, too.

I completely agree: creating a mojito is an art form. 1/2 the time, they're horrible; when they're good, they're wonderful.

Cheers, darlin.

PinkSass said...

Champagne & Chambord!!!! ahhh we are total drink bffs!

Freck said...

ohhhh I love this post!!

and yes..I had a wonderful birthday, thank you!! :)

parkaveprincess said...

aah those look so yummy, great post!

Princess Freckles said...

I've always wanted to try a Tom Collins!

Jules said...

I love having a delicious mojito when the weather gets nicer.

My friend also has a recipe for beer-margaritas. I know it probably sounds a little strange, but it is delicious! I actually need to get it off of her.

Mable Cakes said...

I would love a "warm weather" drink right now on a porch somewhere but not here in Maine!

Thanks for the boot suggestion!

Lacey said...

You are so right about bad mojitos...there is nothing worse than ordering one and being super excited to taste it's minty goodness, then realizing the bartender clearly has no idea what he/she is doing.

Christina said...

Um, I could totally go for one of those cocktails right now!

jlc said...

Love me some Tom Collins!

Kasey said...

you can't go wrong with a good Mojito and a little sugar cane.
xo

Pink Maple said...

My mouth is watering! I only recently discovered mojitos and I agree, sometimes they are really good and then sometimes they are REALLY bad.

wearingmascara said...

Just tagged you!

Midtown Girl said...

The BEST 'diet' Margaritas - all yr round: shot (or 2!) of Patron Silver, diet lime-ade (whole foods, or large grocery chain) & fresh lime juice...you can drink it and not get a hangover bc theres no sugar (and low in calories!) Sweet!

Kappa Prep said...

Yum! Nothing beats a summer drink on a perfect day!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I had the BEST mojito in St. Augustine last week. I could have consumed 10 of those...