So after a tempting week of warmer temperatures in the usually warm Southern California, we have been once again plunged into days of drizzle and gray. Yes, I’d like cheese and crackers with this whine!
Anyway, I forged ahead this past Mother’s Day weekend with work in the garden and an eye on the future spring/summer temperatures that will undoubtedly arrive and stay at some point.
With summer temperatures visualization in mind (visualization is supposed to work to make it so, right?) I thought I would post a couple of really delicious beverages that can make you indifferent to outside temperatures. 🙂
Images above via Brabourne Farm
Beverage (Bon Appetit 1980)
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 ½ cups rum or vodka
- 1 cup Galliano
- ¼ cup Grand Marnier
Mix all ingredients and pour over ice, garnish with pineapple spear, orange slice and cherry (optional)
Tropical Garden Punch
5 cups Dole pineapple juice
2 12-ounce cans guava nectar
1 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup vodka (optional)
2 limes thinly sliced
Mix all and pour over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
Linda Coble said:
Great garden photos — especially loved the one with the green wheelbarrow. Those drinks sound wonderful! Can’t wait to try them – especially that Yellowbird. Yum!
Fair warning…the Yellowbird’s are deadly, but deadly delicious.
Karen, the desert has provided us with the kind of weather that requires tropical drinks (well maybe not as much as Hawaii!) We’ve been enjoying gin and tonics every afternoon, but these two drinks sound so much better!
Lucky you to be relaxing in the sun sipping gin and tonics. These Yellowbirds are one of my favorites but you have to drink with caution! They go down pretty easy. 🙂