The Citronella Cooler on Mid-Week Mixers

the citronella coolerIt’s hard to believe that summer is winding down but it is. *sniff* Naomi is keeping us going with a chill drink to enjoy!

The Citronella Cooler on Mid-Week Mixers

Naomi says: I keep talking about my new love. Nope, not a new man, but a new site! I absolutely love The Tipsy Bartender that can be found on Instagram and Youtube. He has some of the most creative and fun drink recipes on it that allow me to add to my drink recipe catalog and takes some of the pressure off me for concocting drinks for Bette Lee Crosby’s Mid-Week Mixers. I also get to try them out before recommending them highly or giving them a thumbs down.

This one was a HUGE hit in my house. I partnered it with steak tacos and EVERYTHING was gone by the end of the night. It almost acted as a palate cleanser. It is a blend of citrus flavors that are softened with the cranberry juice. It is perfect for warm Summer days and just went down like a smooth lemonade.

Just a note: He poured the cranberry juice on top of the drink and let it settle. I poured everything into a shake and blended it that way. I loathe, simply loathe unmixed drinks!

So, here we go!

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Citrus Vodka
2.5 oz Lemonade (the “premade” stuff. Not the powdery garbage!)
.5 oz FRESH SQUEEZED lime juice
1 oz cranberry juice
Lemon slices
Lime slices
Fresh strawberry

Directions:
1) Place hurricane glasses in freezer to chill.
2) In a metal shaker filled with ice, pour first four ingredients. Shake for no more than 30 seconds.
3) Pour everything into chilled hurricane glasses and garnish with lemon, lime and strawberry.

Find more great recipes on Naomi’s The Pub and Grub Food Forum

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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