Today is a great day. Why you might ask? Because its a beautiful day outside. Because there are so many wonderful things to see. Because there is no such thing as boredom when you really think about it. Wait, are you bored? Its because there isn't anything you are doing at the moment that really strikes at your core. What is it that drives you? You like playing outside? Staying indoors? Well, there are lots of things you can do in both environments if you have the supplies ready. You what is fun and takes little effort (if you are of the right age of course)? At Home Bartending. Interested? Then keep reading for some easy to make and fun to create drink recipes. Just remember, its getting hot out there and alcohol is okay to drink every now and then but don't neglect your water intake.

 

 

Potion D’ Amour (original source)
Ingredients:
3 oz TYKU Black Sake
2 oz Blackberry Puree
1 oz Lillet Blanc
Garnish – Rose Petal
Rim – Hibiscus Flower
How To:
Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Rim the glass with a hibiscus flower and then strain the mixture into the glass and garnish with a red rose petal (However, that is more of a Valentine’s thing and not really a priority since this is summer…unless you have an anniversary coming up or another special occasion where this could be appropriate).

Chelada (original source)
Ingredients:
12 oz (1 bottle) Light Lager
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish – Lime Wedge
Rim – Salt
How To:
Rim the edge of the glass with salt (rub with lime and dip into salt) and add ice. Next, add the lime juice and top off with the beer. To finish off this concoction, add the lime wedge for garnish.

(Dagnabit! Someone drank the display again!)

Local Option (original source)
Ingredients:
1 ¼ oz Bacardi 8 Rum
¾ oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
1 oz Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ Demerara Syrup
Garnish – Cinnamon
How To:
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well, and then strain into a tall glass.

(Not again...wait, this one might be one me...)

Smokey Whiskey Mule (original source)
Ingredients:
6 (6in) Slices of Bacon
3 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Cajun/hot chili Powder
½ oz Lemon Juice
3 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey
12 oz Ginger Beer
How To:
Cook up the bacon on lined baking sheet covering the bacon with the Cajun Powder and Brown Sugar. Bake at 375 Degrees for 15 min (or your preference of crispiness for bacon) and let the bacon cool overnight. Then put 4 of the bacon slices Jack Daniels into a shaker with ice and shake well. Let the mixture sit overnight (or longer for flavoring). Strain the bacon whiskey mixture and lemon juice into a glass with ice and stir. Then add the ginger beer and stir again. Garnish with the candied bacon and enjoy the concoction.
All, if not most, of these drink ingredients can be found at your local liquor store. Keep in mind that the summer heat is unforgiving and you need to make sure to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and cool. Townsquare Media and KIXS 108 do not condone underage drinking and encourage you to drink responsibly. Have a safe and fun weekend!