Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ten on Tuesdays

For me the summer is officially here since I am off contract now. It's time for working in the garden, playing in the backyard, grilling on the patio, and working house and other miscelenous projects. And all of that fun and productivity makes one thirsty.

Therefore 10 Favorite Summer Beverages

  1. Water- Start with the basics. I've always been a big water drinker. And I drink it right from the tap. None of this bottle crap. (Unless I'm out and it's that or soda) Occasionally, I'll toss in a little lime, but I'm happy with some straight ole water. 
  2. Frozen Strawberry Lemonade- Throw some lemonade, ice and frozen strawberries in a blender and go to town. Vodka is optional. 
  3. Gin and Tonic- Classic and one of my favorites.
  4. Rum Punch- I have a wonderful recipe for a delicious rum punch that is very addictive. 
  5. White wine- Nice and dry. None of that sweet stuff for me. 
  6. Mike's Hard Lemonade-Love this stuff and it comes in a handy variety pack. The Black Cherry is my favorite out of all the flavors. 
  7. Beer- Even though beer is getting pushed off my personal menu for various reason, I always seem to crave one when doing phsiycal work in the heat. It's just something on a cellular level that manual labor plus sun equals beer.
  8. Cosmos- My boss makes a mean one of these. 
  9. Margaritas- prefer them on the rocks but wouldn't turn down a frozen one. 
  10. Hard Cider- a nice alternative to beer.
Hrm....a lot of alcohol on that list. I'm not a big soda drinker...nor do I drink milk. So that leaves me water, juice and booze. As big a tea drinker as I am, I don't do iced tea, unless I brew some of my hot teas and chill them. Traditional American 'iced tea' is heinious, and 'sweet tea' is just an abomination.