Umbrella-worthy Drinks for Summer

We’ve had a lot of fun posting and sharing with you this summer.  Although summer is not over yet, and here in Texas we still have many hot days to get through before we feel the first cool breeze of fall, we thought we would take time to look back at past posts and share with you our all-time umbrella-worthy cocktails.  What is an umbrella-worthy cocktail?  It is a cocktail that is especially good to drink beach or poolside that is not too heavy, can cool you down, and doesn’t look bad with an umbrella accessory.  Ready to see what drinks we picked?  Well, here you go….

The Royal Hurricane

The Royal Hurricane

If there ever was a drink that was meant to be adorned with a cute umbrella, it was this one.  High on flavor, freshness, and overall summer appeal, The Royal Hurricane is a hit at any pool party or sunset cruise.

Italian Mojito

The Italian Mojito has a great flavor with a zip of mint to help any hot summer day feel a little bit more refreshing.  Serve with crushed ice to up the umbrella factor.

La Branca

Let’s party like they do in the Mediterranean and enjoy life like the Italians.  Whether you are gazing out at the blue waters of the Mediterranean or the water in your local lake, this yummy alternative to the usual margarita is sure to put some flair into your afternoon.

Paloma

Rhonda’s go-to drink on a hot summer day.  It’s so easy to make and so refreshing.  You can’t go wrong with a Paloma.  It will make you feel like you are on a beach in Mexico watching an amazing sunset over the Pacific.

Day Drinking

The very name of this easy, light cocktail just begs for a cute umbrella.  As a close friend to the Paloma, no need to stop at just one.

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Just looking at this drink you know it is going to be a crowd-pleaser.  It is refreshing, sweet, and has summertime fun written all over it!

Grown Up Berry Lemonade

Who doesn’t crave refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day?  Make sure the kids know that this one is for mommy.  It is easy to make on short notice and long on summertime satisfaction.

Some Like It Hot

This drink turns up the heat, but satisfies on a hot day.  If you are into spicy drinks, this one is calling your name.  Don’t forget the umbrella!

Tequila Watermelon Fizz

The Tequila Watermelon Fizz is a very easy drink to make on the go at the lake or the beach.  It is light on ingredients and even lighter on calories.  No guilt here while you are sipping this in your bikini by the pool.

Strawberry Basil Margarita

The Strawberry Basil Margarita has been our cocktail of the summer.  What tastes more like summer than some strawberries combined with the zip of fresh basil?  It is truly a treat for all of your senses.

Try one.  Try them all.  What is your go-to umbrella-worthy drink?  We would love to hear about it.

 

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

Happy Anniversary, Blind Pig

The Blind Pig Blog has made one trip around the sun!  Yes, this week marks our one year anniversary of The Blind Pig Blog.  What an adventure this year has been! We are so grateful to our faithful subscribers who have joined us in this fun adventure. Each post has had its own special flare and flavor.  At the end of 2017 we posted our Top Ten most popular posts for the year.  This week, we want to take you on a trip down memory lane and share our personal favorites with you.

10. Spiked Honey Watermelon Limeade

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We first shared this delicious beverage with you during our Watermelon Wars.  Not only is the drink fun to make, but it is a great drink for summer cookouts or pool parties.

9. The Royal Hurricane

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The Royal Hurricane is one of the newer members of The Blind Pig cache, but will most likely be a crowd favorite at our household this summer.  It’s an excellent beach or lakeside drink.

8. Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls

Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls

No one makes rolls like Grandma Ruth, but these are a great substitute when Grandma is not near.

7.  Kerrygold French Toast

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This recipe is a must-have at your next brunch.  By the way, Mother’s Day is just right around the corner.

6. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn

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This post is one our favs because it was so darn easy to make, and was such a delightful surprise!

5. Zaya Banana Bread

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Zaya Banana Bread is hands down the BEST banana bread we have ever had.  It even tastes better after a day or two.

4. Kerrygold Ice Cream

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This post was probably our most overlooked post, and it was definitely one of the best recipes we shared with you.  It is such an easy way to make homemade ice cream, and it is delish!  The chocolate sauce is a dream, too.

3. Caffe Borghetti Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie

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Six words: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie.  Need we say more?

2. Mary Ann or Ginger?

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This fun, easy drink is a crowd pleaser and one of our favorites to serve at get-togethers and gatherings.

1. The Skinny Agave Margaritathe skinny agave margarita

This post started it all.  Not only does The Skinny Agave Margarita taste great, it is a versatile crowd pleaser for any social gathering.  Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a good margarita every now and then?

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We are closing out this post with a shout out to Blind Piglet #1.  She turns 21 years old today!  Happy Birthday. XOXO

Disclaimer:  The beverages shared on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking. Never drink and drive.

 

The Royal Hurricane

The Royal HurricaneOur week has felt like a hurricane!  We are hosting 3 Mexican soccer players for the Dallas Cup Invitational.  With the two full-time teenage boys that already live at our house, it has been a lot of fun, but also a lot of work.  Aside from the soccer players, we have a case of spring fever!  Thus we chose to share The Royal Hurricane with you. With all of the flurry that has been happening around The Blind Pig casa this week, we will be making this post short and sweet.

This tasty drink is easy to make and even easier to drink.  Shhh!  This just might be the recipe that Royal Caribbean is offering on their cruises for a limited time. (wink, wink) So if you are planning a cruise or just wishing you were, try this easy, tasty and fresh recipe for yourself.

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One of the things that we like about this drink is its amazing presentation. Who needs a fancy garnish when you get this beautiful ombre of red, orange and yellow hues?  It’s like a sunset in a glass.

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The ingredients are simple: 1 1/2 ounce of Zaya Rum, 3 ounces of orange juice, 3 ounces of pineapple juice, a splash of Grenadine, and an extra 1/2 ounce of Zaya Rum float.

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The directions are even easier.  Pour ingredients over ice, add a splash of Grenadine and top with the extra 1/2 ounce of Zaya Rum!   Now you are ready to sail away to the Caribbean even if it is only in your own backyard.

Helpful hint:  This Royal Hurricane has a larger volume than most drinks on our site.  Make sure to start out with a tall glass or schooner.

This drink is the perfect sipper for pool side parties and barbecues this spring and summer.  Try it out and let us know how you liked it!

Disclaimer:  The beverages shared on this site are meant for adults 21 years and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Never drink and drive.