Monday, July 11, 2011

My New Favorite Summer Cocktail

Hey party people!  It’s been TOO long since I’ve updated this little blog, but I have good reason.  Summer vacation, baby!!  We’ve been runnin’ a million miles a minute and we’re finally home from our 2 week stay up north!!  And omiword, I’ve got A LOT of recipes to share with you, so get ready!! 

Since it’s summer…and you’re probably enjoying a lot of late nights on the deck {right?!?!}…I figured I’d share with you my new favorite summer cocktail.  With or without the alcohol, you MUST try this drink immediately!  My sweet friend, Amy, introduced this concoction to me at our girl’s trip {so fun!}.  I couldn’t get enough and I’ve had it SEVERAL times since then!  I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!!! 



Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

Sierra Mist Natural

Mint Leaves {muddled or whole}

Coconut or Light Rum {I’ve had it with both and I prefer the Coconut Rum…SO good!!!!}


The line-up



Now fill up your glass with some ice and pour in about 1/3 cup of grapefruit juice.



Now add your rum {or skip this step if you’re not a fan}, and then top it off with some Sierra Mist {about another 1/3 cup}.  Oh!  I almost forgot!  Add your mint leaves early!!  I usually add mine right after the grapefruit juice…I like ‘em to soak up all the flavors :)


Alright, I’m off to make myself another.  It’s 5:00 somewhere, right?!?!