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!

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

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.

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