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Patio Paradise

June 13, 2012 11:15 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Summer is here and after blogging about backyard barbequing, it is only fit to write our next article on our second favorite summer activity, patios!  We surveyed the Wine Portfolio team to find out what their number one patio drink choices were, and here is what we found.

Wine Portfolio’s top drink picks:

 White Wine Spritzer- chilled white wine, with soda water and a lime wedge

Mojito- simple syrup, lime, soda water, rum and a handful of mint leaves.

Sangria- either white or red wine, sliced lemons, sliced limes, orange, sugar, orange juice or lemonade, gin, ginger ale, raspberries and strawberries. Tip: Add in a can of pineapple for an extra kick

Caesar- Clamato juice, Worcestershire, vodka, Tabasco, with a celery stick to garnish. Add a jumbo tiger shrimp to jazz things up!

Shandy- An English drink.  Mix beer with ginger ale, sprite, or frozen limeade

Strawberry daiquiri- Mix rum, strawberries, sugar, and lime in a blender over ice and blend it up.  Garnish the glass with a fresh strawberry et voila!

Long island ice tea- Named for its resemblance to traditional, non alcoholic iced tea, this refreshing patio drink is deceiving with its far above average alcohol levels.Equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec and lemon juice.  Add a splash of simple syrup and coke, and a lemon wedge to top it off.

Stiff lemonade- 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice,1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, 2 oz simple syrup, 1 oz vodka,1/2 oz Russo lemoncello, 1/2 oz cointreau. Add all ingredients in a blender over ice, and blend until all the ice chunks are smooth.