It’s been a while since we’ve done a recipe round-up for drinks and I think its about time we had another one! With the warmer weather upon us here on the West coast I have been madly craving some cold refreshing cocktails. Luckily we have posted many here on ELP and so when I am feeling the need for one I look no further than our own blog for ideas. I thought it would be a good idea if we had them all together in one place. So here are some cocktails perfect for warmer weather.
What is with me, another cocktail? Two cocktail recipes in the past week? Well anyone who knows me knows that I love a good drink. Usually, however I settle for wine or beer because it’s both easy and delicious. However, this warmer weather is definitely calling for some cocktails on the deck. Nevermind that my deck overlooks a back alley with a bunch of trash disposals in it, the sun still shines there. We were pretty excited about the idea of having a little deck when we found the place but underestimated how little time we would want to spend out there due to the location. Regardless, it’s gin fizz time.
There is something about cucumber in a drink that I absolutely love. It seems weird right, how could a vegetable make a cocktail taste good? But it adds a sort of freshness that you don’t get from anything else. I love it in water as well. Grapefruit is something I didn’t start loving until recently and now I can’t get enough of. If you’re not a grapefruit fan, which I know many people aren’t, you may try substituting lemon or lime in this recipe. I think both would be absolutely fabulous.