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Summer Drinks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 21, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Moving this from the Take Care of Yourself thread, just seemed wrong.

    It's summer, it's hot, I don't like beer....what else are you drinking??

    Yeah, but anyone can do that. Here's my recipe, I promise you will be invited to every party for the rest of your life.

    Reward for Taking Care of Yourself #1

    Big bottle of mediocre vodka (ie Smirnoff, you will never taste it, trust me)
    Big jar of maraschino cherries in that sticky red syrup
    Couple cans of pineapple chunks in juice

    --Fill half a big jug with fruit and the juices
    --Fill the rest with vodka
    --Adjust proportions according to your personal tolerance
    --Leave in the fridge for 6-7 years, or overnight, depending on your schedule.

    To serve, fill a big glass with ice, a scoop of fruit, and whatever liquid you can fit in there.
    Optional, a splash of Mike's Hard Lemonade to cut the sweetness.
    One bite of fruit = seventeen martinis, depending on how long you've marinated.

    Reward #2, aka the Boom-erang

    Same concept using:
    Big jar/can of sliced peaches in light syrup
    Big can of mandarin oranges
    Fresh blackberries

    Beware the blackberries, those little things are deceptively absorbent.

    Really, you can mix anything, altho I can tell you that watermelon and strawberries fall apart and look sick. Other melon works well (green and orange).

    Best part is, when you come home late and you don't really want a drink but you sort of do....one little cherry and a bite of a peach goes a long way.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Why did I have to read this right after I got to work? Now I'm thirsty.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    God help me, but I like Boom's better. I like peachers and oranges.

    I have some bing cherries, but I'm assuming those won't work as well.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Mmmmm, those sound great. When I decide to start drinking again, I'll have to try one.

    This is my fav, and you pretty much have to make them one at a time.

    Strawberry Sex

    Fill glass halfway with ice.
    Add raspberry vodka (I use Stoli) to the halfway point.
    Add lemonade to fill the glass 3/4
    Add strawberry puree to fill glass to top.

    The world's most perfect pink frou-frou drink
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    This thread will not end sober.
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The peaches are my favorite too. I'm going to try a batch with fresh peaches thrown in (but you still need the canned stuff for the syrup.

    I don't think the bing cherries will work, but if you pit them first, and leave the middle empty, they'd be amazing.

    I'm actually working on a chocolate covered version of the marinated maraschino cherries, but I can't get the chocolate to harden over the vodka.

    Forgot to mention....any of this fruit over vanilla ice cream.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Sangria is good.

    Here's a basic recipe but it's the meatloaf of drinks: everyone has their own way of doing it.

    About the only constants are red wine & club soda
  8. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    Had the pleasure of having white sangria about a year ago. Didn't know there was such a thing, but it was excellent. Been trying to find places that serve it, or a recipie, ever since.
  9. blueview

    blueview Member

    Simple stuff - cold lemonade and Stoli raspberry.

    Crazy stuff - Bacardi margarita mix thrown in the blender with rum, a Mike's Hard Limeade and fresh strawberries and blackberries.
  10. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    They make a powdered sangria mix that you add the alcohol to, but I don't know if it's the white sangria.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Just making sure, but is your basic recipe red wine and club soda?

    I remember in college drinking jungle juice, which would get you incredibly fucked up.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Forgot to post the recipe...there's dozens

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