Drink of the Week… Summertime Sips - One Last Hoorah

September 02 2010 - 2:11 PM

Jalisco_Twilight As much as we Chicagoans hate to admit it, summer is officially starting to wind down. In an attempt to embrace our denial of what lies ahead, let’s focus on ways to keep summer-lovin’ top of mind. First stop? Cocktails, obviously. Nothing keeps summer alive like mixing up a fresh batch of warm weather-friendly drinks. 

To accommodate the palates of Chicago’s finest, see below for recommended cocktails for every occasion. From rooftops to lazy days on the lake, there’s a drink to be made for savoring every last ounce of summer.


Feeling fruity? Try this…

2 parts tequila (we went with OLMECA® ALTOS™ Plata Tequila) 

1 part orange liqueur

½ part Aperol

¾ part lime juice

*Recipe compliments of OLMECA ALTOS

You love vodka. You love champagne. Why not mix?  

1 part EFFEN Vodka

1 part Champagne

1 part Pineapple juice

Mix and serve!

*Effentini recipe courtesy of EFFEN

For the traditional drink lovers…

Bacardi created the “Rock That Bacardi” (in honor of “Rock That Body,” the 5th Black Eyed Peas hit single toRock_that_Bacardi  break  the Billboard Top 10)…a spin-off of the classic shaken Rum daiquiri

3 parts Bacardi Superior

1 part fresh squeezed lime juice

1 part simple syrup

*Recipe courtesy of Bacardi

As always, don’t be afraid to mix and match. Cheers!