A toast to summer

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Sep 062006
 
Authors: Hallie Woods

A toast to summer

Say goodbye to summer in style

Cool mornings, hot days and those crisp Colorado nights. Fall is on its way. With the coming of this beautiful season we must say goodbye to the warmth of summer. What a better way to enjoy the last warm days of summer than having cold drinks with your buddies? So, invite your friends, hit the store and mix up any of these alcoholic or non-alcoholic summer drinks. A toast to the end of summer!

Non-alcoholic drinks

Serves 2

Recipes adapted from “Smoothies and Juices”

Christine Ambridge

Kiwi Smoothie

2/3 cup milk

juice of 2 limes

2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cups vanilla ice cream

Blend the milk and lime juice first,

then add the rest of ingredients.

Strawberry and Peach Smoothie

Peaches are in season and great for this recipe

3/4 cup milk

2 peaches, peeled and cut

2 apricots, chopped

12-14 fresh strawberries

2 bananas, sliced and frozen

Pour milk into the blender, add peach slices,

then apricots, strawberries and bananas.

Banana and Coffee Milkshake

1 1/4 cups milk

4 tablespoons of instant coffee powder

3/4 cup vanilla ice cream

2 bananas, sliced and frozen

Blend coffee and milk. Add half of the ice cream

and blend until smooth. Add the other half of

ice cream and then bananas.

Alcoholic drinks

Blue Margarita

1 ounce tequila

1/2 ounce blue Curacao (can be found in liqueur section)

1/8 ounce Rose’s Lime juice

2 ounces sweet and sour

Lime garnish

Wet rim with lime juice, dip in salt if desired. Mix

ingredients in cocktail shaker and pour. Can be served

on the rocks or blended.

Mai Tai

1 ounce light rum

1/2 ounce cr/me de almond (can be found in liqueur section)

1/2 ounce triple sec (can be found in liqueur section)

Equal parts sweet and sour and pineapple juice

Float on top 1/2 ounce Myers’ Rum

Garnish with orange

Blue Hawaiian

1 ounce light rum

1/2 ounce blue Curacao

2 ounce pineapple juice

2 ounce sweet and sour

garnish with orange

Lynchburg Lemonade

1 ounce whiskey (Jack Daniels)

1/2 ounce triple sec

1 ounce sweet and sour

Fill with Sprite or 7-Up

Lemon and cherry garnish

Verve editor Hallie Woods can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

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