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Leah Frances 05-08-2008 07:57 PM

Summertime Drinkin
 
What is your favorite summertime drink?

During my weekend of painting my mother's house I had the misfortune of tipping over her liquor cabinet not once but twice (didn't break anything the first time, so I tried a second time). In order to help my parents with their overabundance of liquor I liberated two of the unbroken bottles of gin. So, for now, I'm on G&Ts with lime. Seems summery.

Any other thoughts?

NateHanson 05-08-2008 10:04 PM

Gin and Tonic with a bunch of lime is good (if the gin is decent). Mojitos are real nice for a hot day too, unless they're made from some green mix.

DIYtestdummy 05-09-2008 04:57 PM

Arnie Palmer or green gatorade. Before I quit drinkin', it was Patron neat. Oh, and lots of good beer that didn't need fruit to keep the flies out or ruin the taste.

elscorcho 05-17-2008 11:07 AM

Good beer has never let me down, however, I got a "Margaritaville" machine for Christmas a few years ago, and it sees a lot of action on weekends when we open our pool.

This past Christmas I got a Jagermeister tap machine, but I think I'll leave that in the house - swimming & shots of Jager seems like a recipe for disaster to me!!!:drink:

joeyuk 05-18-2008 07:58 AM

I have been making homemade sangria for a few years now and it has become very popular. It makes about 4 gallons but you can do the math to make less if you want. I make it in a 5 gallon iglo cooler.

1 gallon carlo rossi piasano wine (any cheap red winr is fine)
1 gallon sunny delight
2 1&3/4 liter bottel fo tropicana twister. It's a fruit juice and use the flavors you enjoy.
1 liter E&J brandy
1 liter Mowhawk tripel sac
1 liter Bacardi rum
juice from 2 jars marachino cherrys

Not sure if I spelled everything right but I think you get the jist. Tastes best after a couple days in the fridge. will keep over a month if kept cold.

pwhoolboom 06-02-2008 04:52 PM

Mmmmm....mojitos are good....

Tscarborough 06-02-2008 08:20 PM

JoeyUK, that may be a great drink, but it is not sangria, any more than a Long Island iced tea is iced tea.

Sangria is fresh red wine, with oranges, lemons, and a few limes sliced into it, served over (preferably) crushed ice.

I prefer not to drink when it is too hot, but if so, a Cuba Libre' is my favorite.

moneymgmt 06-03-2008 01:10 PM

I can't drink the heavy,wheat, or dark beers in the summer.... Natural Light it is! If that gets boring we'll throw in some Beam & Coke here and there. Beam + Sun = hangover a lot of times though!

BigJimmy 06-06-2008 04:28 PM

Bombay Sapphire and just a leeeeeetle bit of tonic. And a big juicy chunk o' lime.

Knucklez 06-24-2008 07:53 PM

my margaritaville machine is awesome. it really DOES make the perfect margarita! course it also makes other drinks but i haven't gotten around to trying them, so hooked on the margaritas..

Knucklez

dstill 06-27-2008 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pwhoolboom (Post 127432)
Mmmmm....mojitos are good....

agreed. one of the best summer time drinks out there.

Termite 06-27-2008 11:31 PM

Bourbon and Mountain Dew for me. Odd mix, but it has done the trick for years! Everyone makes faces at it, but like it when they try it.

Nestor_Kelebay 06-28-2008 10:54 PM

I like to mix my gin with pain killers.

terri_and_jj 07-01-2008 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nestor_Kelebay (Post 134443)
I like to mix my gin with pain killers.


i bet you feel the pain later......

DIYtestdummy 07-02-2008 10:37 AM

Makin' my liver hurt! Nevr thought about it before, but I bet I could probably tolerate painkillers better if I were drunk...blecch!


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