5 Summertime Cocktails to Jump-Start Finals

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5 Summertime Cocktails to Jump-Start Finals

The Blue Ivy

Photo by Jess Hayes

Photo by Jess Hayes

Named just for you, Bey.

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
2.5-oz. Malibu Rum
2.5-oz. Blue Curaçao liqueur
2-oz. pineapple juice
1-oz. Sprite
1 lemon

Directions:
1. Combine the rum, blue curaçao, juice and Sprite.
2. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
3. Garnish with the lemon.

For other ways to experiment with Blue Curaçao (literally), click here.

 

Optimus Lime

Photo by Jess Hayes

Photo by Jess Hayes

When it comes to drinks, this citrus drink takes the limelight!

Total time: 10 minutes
Serving size: 2 cocktails

Ingredients:
4-oz. Bacardi light rum
2-oz. apricot brandy
3-oz. lime juice
2-oz. simple syrup

Directions:
1. Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled glass.
2. Garnish with lime.

For more citrusy sips, click here.

 

Sarasota Sunset

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Photo by Jess Hayes

Because I’m from Sarasota. Beware, never drink beyond the pint of no return.

Total time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 4 cocktails

Ingredients:
1 cup Prosecco
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1 lemon

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients and zest with lemon. Doesn’t get much easier than that.

For more breezy blends with tropical juices, click here.

 

Goo Goo for Guava

Photo by Jess Hayes

Photo by Jess Hayes

A variation of the traditional margarita. Life and alcohol are very similar – chill for best results.

Total time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 4 cocktails

Ingredients:
1/2 cup lime juice
1 cup silver tequila
3 tablespoons Triple sec
3 tablespoons simple syrup
1 cup guava juice
1 lime

Directions:
1. In a blender, combine the ice, lime juice, tequila, Triple sec, simple syrup and guava juice.
2. Blend until all is combined and until ice cubes are crushed.
3. Pour into chilled glasses, garnished with a slice of lime.

For a rival recipe, click here.

 

Summertime Happiness 

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Photo by Jess Hayes

Inspired by Lana Del Rey.

Total time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
1-oz. sweet vermouth
1-oz. Campari
1 splash club soda

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients and pour into chilled glass.
2. Add a flower if you’re feeling artsy.

For a slightly stronger and less sweet kick, click here.

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