Ah yes, the weekend. So many things to do and yet so little time to get them all done...why not just take some time to relax? Its too hot outside to do much and hydration is the best thing anyone can do in this heat. So, why not make yourself a nice cold drink and stay in the shade or in the air-conditioned room? Here are some good drinks (that pair very well with ice cold water...remember hydration is KEY) and are very easy to make, provided you have the supplies handy to make them.

 

Mark Neustadt

Boulevardier (original source)
Ingredients:
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Garnish – Lemon Twist
How To:
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice and then strain into a chilled glass with ice and garnish with the lemon twist.

Dressed Michelada (original source)
Ingredients:
2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
½ oz Cholula
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Orange Liqueur
1½ oz Lager Beer
Garnish – Lime Wedge
How To:
Add the ingredients (minus the lager beer) into a shaker with ice and shake well. Then strain into a glass with ice and top off with the beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

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(Hasta La Vista, Thirst!)

Tropic Bowl (original source)
Ingredients:
1½ oz Banks 5 Rum
¾ oz Spice Pineapple Syrup
½ oz Honey Syrup
½ oz Lime Juice
1 Strawberry (muddled)
1 Mint Sprig
1 pinch Salt
Garnish – Pineapple Leaves, Orchid
How To:
Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well, then strain into a tiki mug. Finally, garnish the creation with a couple pineapple leaves and an orchid. Also, feel free to use a tiki straw.

The Madras (original source)
Ingredients:
1½ oz Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
Garnish – Lime Wedge
How To:
Combine the ingredients into a tall glass with ice and stir. Finally garnish the concoction with a lime wedge.

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!