2. Limoncello. If it’s good enough for Clooney, De Vito, and Avril Lavigne, it’s good enough for you.Amen. Mother of the Dude has been making her own Limoncello for years now. It is a summer requirement, and the freezer at the shore is always stocked with a bottle of the homemade. If you want to take it up a notch, try it with some (rather unsweetened) lemonade and a touch of vodka.
3. Gin and grapefruit.Interesting thought. I can see this working very well, although I am no great fan of gin. I do enjoy a Greyhound from time to time, especially with fresh grapefruit juice. This is an excellent choice for morning drinking: eat your grapefruit, and then squeeze the leftover juice right into the shaker. Also a good choice when waking up from your afternoon beach nap, if you aren't into the whole drinking in the morning thing.
4. Red Stripe beer.Hooray, Beer. Corona is good, but let's mix it up a bit. Enter the Red Stripe. Even the heft of the bottle is reassuring. I've always prefered Dos Equis to Corona anyway, but if you want something light like Corona, try a Pacifico.
I would add a summer staple of mine, the emasculatingly named but entirely delicious "Cowgirl's Prayer."
- 2 parts tequila
- 1 part lime juice
- 4 parts lemonade
And I usually find room for a bottle of Pimm's #1 each summer. I am considering getting a mint plant just so I can have a big wad of fresh mint leaves in my Pimm's Cup whenever I want. Really, the mint leaves are the key.
(Via Conor Friedersdorf)