Hot Hot Days, Cold Cold Drinks

Two drinks I want to try pool side for this crazy heat wave:

Tequila Cocktail
From Bobby Flay

Critics Review: With chunks of fresh pineapple and a slight fizz, it tasted like a tequila sangria.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
10 ounces white tequila
12 ounces fresh pineapple juice
12 ounces lemon-lime soda
Crushed ice

Directions

  1. Combine pineapple and mint in a pitcher, muddle. Add the tequila, pineapple juice, and lemon lime soda.
  2. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail
From The Spirit Net

Ingredients

Juice of 1/2 a lime, freshly squeezed
1 kiwi fruit, diced with some larger chunks for garnish
1/4 tsp finely minced ginger
Dash of salt (if desired)
slightly crushed small piece of ginger
3 Tablespoons simple sugar syrup
8 oz. Ginger Ale
Ice
Kiwi and lime rind for garnish

**Feel free to modify this recipe by adding vodka, gin, or light rum.

Directions

  1. Rub lip of chilled tumbler with ginger, drop into cup. Add ice.
  2. In a separate mixing container, add sugar syrup, dash of salt, minced ginger, diced kiwi, and lime juice; mix well.
  3. Pour ginger ale into chilled tumbler, and pour juice mix over soda, making sure to swirl minced ginger and kiwi back into suspension first.
  4. Garnish with kiwi and/or lime rind. Enjoy!
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