Summers call for refreshing drinks. We love mojitos because of the potted mint that is always ready for a trim.

Tokyo Kaikan Gimlet

ingredients 2 oz gin 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp simple syrup 1/2 tsp Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice   preparation Pour into a shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover; shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty. Strain into a coupe glass; add 1 large ice cube from shaker.   yields 1 serving  ... Continue Reading →

ChrisGin Grey

I created this drink based on a drink by the same name promoted at the dinner theater during the opening weekend of Fifty Shades of Grey. Enjoyed them during our girls' weekend trip!


ingredients 12-oz can limeade frozen concentrate 1 can tequila, filling limeade can from above 1 can 7-Up, or other lime soda 1 bottle Corona beer   preparation Mix and serve over ice with fresh lime slices. Serve right away so it is fizzy.   yields 10-12 servings   source Friend


ingredients 2-3 tsp sugar 10-12 small mint leaves 1/4 cup white rum 2 Tbsp key lime juice 4 oz club soda, chilled   preparation Place sugar and mint in a tall glass; crush with a muddler or the back of a long spoon. Fill glass with ice. Add rum, juice, and club soda. Stir to... Continue Reading →

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