Spring time…. That means that grilling, outdoor parties, and the consumption of adult beverages is coming! I am so excited for spring and summer to get here that I am literally jumping out of my shoes with excitement! A few weeks ago here in Michigan we saw temperatures close to 60 degrees! It was so nice to be able to take our three dogs for a mile long walk through downtown Mason, and once we got home we dusted off the grill and made BBQ chicken, grilled pineapple and grilled vegetables! As we sat there enjoying our dinner I realized that a nice frosty “adult” beverage, with bright spring n’ summer flavors, would have made our meal complete!
I have plenty of drink recipes that I plan to share with you over the next couple of months, but I wanted to start with this one! Why? Because it is by far, my favorite adult beverage to drink during the summer time! One important fact about myself — I love strawberries, and I love strawberry flavors drinks!!
I know, I know — A Long Island Iced Tea requires 5-6 different kind of liquors, which compared to most drinks is a lot! (For those who like to cheat and take the “semi-homemade” way there is a premixed Long Island Iced Tea mix that you can buy and use!) However, making this drink fresh yields a much tastier beverage and one you can customize until your heart is content. To do so — just select a different flavored fruit mix instead of the strawberry! I have tried peach, mango, and raspberry — all have turned out amazingly delicious!
This drink goes well with just about anything that you can cook up outdoors! So — fire up your grill (once the weather warms up) and enjoy a nice frosty beverage while you relax!
Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea
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.50 ounce Vodka
.50 ounce Tequila
.50 ounce Rum
.50 ounce Gin
.50 ounce Triple Sec
1.50 ounce Sweet & Sour Mix
Splash of Daily’s Strawberry Margarita/Daiquiri Mix
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass filled with ice. Pour everything into a drink shaker and give it a few brisk shakes. Pour the mixture back into the glass and garnish with a lime. Enjoy!!