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Summer Drinks Recipes From Your Neighborhood Liquor Store

June is the month to create bright cocktails, since June has the longest days of the year. Oak liquor cabinet, your local Austin neighborhood liquor store is here to provide you with the perfect cocktail recipes to enjoy at your next Bar-B-Q or perhaps to sip on by the poolside, either way heat up and cool down your summer with these top summer cocktails.

The Aloha:

Ingredients

1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes (to yield about 3 cups)
1 1/4 cups Barcardi Superior rum
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 large limes)
2 cups ice
1 liter bottle ginger ale

In a blender, combine the pineapple, rum, agave nectar, and lime juice. Blend until the pineapple is almost pureed. Pour the pineapple mixture into a large pitcher. Add the ice and stir. Slowly pour in the ginger ale. Pour the cocktail into glasses and garnish with lime wedges. Then you have a pitcher of drinks ready for your next get together.

 

Tex-Mex Watermelon Cooler

With watermelon flooding the market this month, it is the perfect time to grab some tequila from Oak Liquor Cabinet, your local Austin neighborhood liquor store and get ready to make this cocktail.

Ingredients

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
1 1/4 cups Z blanco tequila
Ice
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.
In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.
In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

Mojito Slushies

Who does not like slushies, and who said you cannot add alcohol to make a more adult slushie?
Ingredients

1/2 c. fresh lime juice (about 4 to 6 limes)
1/4 c. agave
1/3 c. fresh mint leaves
2 limes, zested
1/2 cup Barcardi Supererior rum
ice
Mint sprigs, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish
Add the lime juice, agave, mint leaves, lime zest, and rum to a blender. Blend until smooth. Fill the blender to top with ice and blend until slushy.
Pour into glasses, garnishing each with a sprig of mint and a lime slice. You can grab the agave nectar at Oak Liquor Cabinet, your local Austin neighborhood liquor store.

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