A Look Back At Summer

This post is very difficult for us to write.  We start celebrating summer around Cinco de Mayo in The Blind Pig house, and we enjoy every stinking hot, muggy minute of it.  What can we say?  We are summer people.  We like backyard barbecues, sipping cute cocktails with little umbrellas, taking a dip in the pool and the smell of sunscreen.  As we bid Summer farewell, we thought we would rewind and replay the tape of some of our summer recipes and the memories we shared with you this summer.  Let’s take a look shall we?

We kicked off our summer season with Cinco de Mayo and the Raspberry Margarita.

Then we celebrated Memorial Day with the Toffee Surprise.

We had so much fun sitting by the pool with the Just Peachy Popsicle.

June was enjoyable relaxing on the deck with the Mint Highball and our unofficial drink of summer the Fernet Branca Collins.  Craig even traveled with the recipe on a piece of paper and ordered it when we dined al fresco at restaurants around Big D.


Who can forget the surprise pie hit of the summer? Butterfinger Bourbon Pie! It melted our hearts almost as much as the summer heat was melting us.

July was a firecracker with the Red, White and Blue Smash and some flower power with the Hibiscus Spritz.

August was in full bloom with the Hibiscus Mule and Hibiscus Margarita.

The Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert made a spectacular summer splash.

You can’t forget about keeping our cool with the two amazing ice creams of 2020–  Boozy Berry Ice Cream and Caffe’ Toffee Ice Cream.

If you missed out on one of these amazing treats this summer, don’t worry.  You still have time to try them out.   Summer 2020 was a delicious and “unprecedented” summer. We can’t wait to see what the fall will bring.

Before we sign off, we can’t resist raising our glasses to the Dallas Stars!  They pulled off a win against the Colorado Avalanche last night in a game 7 win.  The Blind Pig household is happy (at least until the next series starts).


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Flower Power Part 3: Hibiscus Margarita

This past week has been a little tough on both of us.  We took Blind Piglet #2 to college last week. Although he is a very independent and capable piglet, it was hard to leave him in a different city and state to make the trek back home to Texas.  To add insult to injury, his birthday was yesterday.  We celebrated before he left town, but there is always a strange empty hole in a parent’s core when you realize that you might not be the first one to wish your child happy birthday each year … anymore.  Did any of his new friends at school realized his birthday came and went?

As life moves on, so do the seasons and we are nearing the end of summer and transitioning to fall.  As one of our last homages to summer we conclude our special Flower Power Series this week with the Hibiscus Margarita.

We made this most excellent drink for our going away party for Blind Piglet #2 as we ate our Torchy’s Tacos and queso.  The crowd loved the margs and we think you will too.

Good margaritas are so easy to make with fresh ingredients.  We don’t want to know if you use a margarita mix.  It will hurt our hearts!  To make the Hibiscus Margarita you will need hibiscus syrup that we made in our Hibiscus Spritz post.  (We have been using the same batch for our hibiscus beverages all summer.  We just keep it in a plastic sealed container in the fridge.)  Other ingredients include tequila, fresh lime juice, cocktail ready agave nectar and orange liqueur.

This recipe is a large batch recipe so it was perfect for mixing up early. It was ready to serve once guests arrived.  We made a double batch of our recipe for a group of 6 adults.

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The Hibiscus Margarita has a glorious color and creates a festive mood when served with Mexican food.  It is easy to garnish and has a delicious fruity flavor.

This wraps up our Flower Power series for the summer of 2020.  Here is a quick look back at the other hibiscus drinks we featured this season.

Hibiscus Spritz

Hibiscus Mule

We hope your summer is winding down with some fun in the sun and great cocktails… even if you are missing someone a little!


Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Please, drink responsibly.