Summer means it is time for some relaxing vibes, fun in the sand, and drinks to quench that thirst while under the heat of the summer sun. Aside from sipping coconuts with those cute umbrellas, the summer cocktail scene is the most colorful and refreshing.
This year, what drinks will be making waves as the weather continues to heat up? Here’s a low down on the top predictions for the cocktails that you’ll surely want to serve at your backyard barbecue this season: View Full Article…
On the first Saturday in May, Louisville is besieged with
visitors that have come to witness the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race
in America. From a birds-eye view, Churchill Downs Race Track becomes a moving
flotilla of expressive hats showing a flash of silver cups.
Surrounding a dirt race track are stands full of race
enthusiasts, socializing as they wait to see who is going to become the winner
of the first leg of the Triple Crown trifecta.
This “Run for the Roses” race is full of
traditions that date back to 1875. It has run every year since. Three-year-old
papered thoroughbreds gather to race a mile and a quarter for the most exciting
two minutes in American sports.
Crowds fill the infield singing “My Old Kentucky Home”
by Stephen Foster during the post parade, then toast the winner with the
traditional Mint Julep libation. The late afternoon sun sparkles on the specially
designed silver Mint Julep cups as race traditions are upheld.
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Eight Refreshing Cocktails For Your Classy July 4th BBQ
If you are looking to make your Fourth of July gathering red, white and boozy, you need the right barware and drink recipes. Summer cocktails should be light, fun and classy. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
This drink should be served on ice. Use thick ice cubes to add some white coloring to the drink. To mix the drink, combine a cup of UV Blue, a cup of mango Absolut vodka and two cans of your favorite lemon-lime soda. Add a drop of blue food coloring for a vibrant color. Drop a few cherries in the drink to garnish it, and you can add a splash of grenadine if you wish. For ultimate visual appeal, serve it in a crystal Double Old Fashioned glass from Crystal by Godinger.
Red, White and Blue Sangria
For this drink, mix a bottle of white wine with one-half cup each of simple syrup, berry vodka and lemon juice. Add a cup of triple sec. Cut fresh pineapple slices into star shapes with a sharp knife. You can use a small cookie cutter as a guide if you have one. Put the slices in the pitcher, and add some blueberries and strawberry slices. Chill before serving. This refreshing cocktail looks stunning in a crystal pitcher such as the Serenity pitcher made by Nambe.
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