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Summer Cocktails - OH Fashion

We are heading into the hottest of the four temperate seasons. I don't know about you, but I'd like summer. A little hint about me is that I live in New York, so let's say I want some heat!

The summer brings long days, wild nights, bikinis and flip-flops, tan lines, and wavy hair. There is nothing as refreshing as a fresh, tasty, beachy cold drink during the summer.

Want to order something cold and refreshing, but don't know what to order? Perhaps you'd like to take the minibar home and make a cocktail?

You're in good hands. Here are the ingredients and directions for making a rainbow in a glass! 


Piña Colada

The famous Piña Colada, there is even a song about this tasty drink. Did you know Puerto Rican pirate Robert Cofresí is said to have served his crew the mix of coconut, pineapple, and white rum in the early 1800s to boost morale.

Thank God for this pirate because you can never go wrong with a Piña Colada.


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  • 1 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1-ounce dark rum
  • Pineapple slices


  • Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender
  • Blend until smooth and frosty
  • Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices

 If you like Piña Colada... Remember that song?



Another classic drink, a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass - is known as a Margarita.

The Original Margarita was created when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while she was vacationing in Acapulco back in 1948.



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  • Ice cubes
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Lime-salt-sugar:
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur.
  • Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  • Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate.
  • Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge.
  • Strain margarita into the glass.

Simple Syrup:

  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
  • Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.)
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


  • Blend together lime, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.


“One margarita, two margarita, three margarita” Who’s counting?


Strawberry Daiquiri

My personal favorite! A drink that is usually made of rum, crushed fruit or fruit juice, and sugar a frozen strawberry daiquiri. Some facts about this crimson masterpiece - July 19th is National Daiquiri Day. The drink even became a favorite of author Ernest Hemingway.


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  • 5 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade
  • Coconut, banana, or pineapple rum, optional
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • About 12 (3 1/2 cups) ice cubes, or as needed
  • Up to 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish, optional
  • In a blender, place the strawberries, banana, and frozen lemonade.
  • Fill the empty lemonade can halfway with rum, if using, and add it to the blender with the sugar and ice.
  • Blend until well combined and slushy.
  • Add the orange juice to thin the mixture if necessary, or more ice cubes to make it thicker.
  • Divide among 2 or 3 glasses.
  • Garnish with a fresh strawberry and serve.

Have a bloody great day! 


Tequila Sunrise

Sunrise in a drink!  In a Tequila Sunrise, you use tequila, orange juice, grenadine, and sugar to mimic the colors of a sunset. The modern drink originates from Sausalito, California, in the early 1970s after an earlier one created in the 1930s in Phoenix, Arizona.


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  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 cup orange juice 
  • 3/4-ounce grenadine syrup 
  • Orange slice, for garnish 
  • High-quality maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish 


  • In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and orange juice.
  • Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

"It's another tequila sunrise! Take a shot of courage"


Red Berry Frozen Sangria

 The beauty named sangria is made of wine with some kind of fruit soaked in it for several hours, fruity and refreshing.

Let’s make it even more tasty and cold with some frozen fruit and blend it with some wine!

And voilà, We would have one delicious red wine frozen sangria.


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  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 
  • 1/2 cup frozen red seedless grapes 
  • One 750-milliliter bottle red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Merlot), chilled
  • 1/2 cup brandy, chilled
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar 
  • 3 cups ice 
  • 4 to 6 fresh strawberries 


 Special equipment: Small skewers

  • Place the frozen strawberries, blueberries, grapes, wine, brandy, superfine sugar, and ice into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Cut the fresh strawberries in half and thread two pieces onto small skewers.
  • Pour the frozen sangria into glasses and garnish with the skewered strawberries.

 A crimson Masterpiece!


 Get a drink! Run to the Beach! Make Memories!


Written by: Andrea Rivas









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