June 13, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: My Favorite Drink

If you wanted to know my all time favorite cocktail (and it's hard to pick just one, because I'm not picky) I would have to chose the Mai Tai. I don't drink them often, but when I do, it's usually somewhere with a pool or beach just yards away. The flavors always remind me of relaxing in sunny weather!


I made a giant batch of these for Keith's birthday party BBQ last weekend, and it would be an understatement to say people enjoyed them! I made the drink the afternoon before the part to give it plenty of time to chill. We had a little drink station going with raspberry lemonade in the drink dispenser (my favorite serving piece for parties!), paper straws, drink umbrellas, garnishes (not seen: cherries, and orange + pineapple slices), and the pitcher of Mai Tais.


The Perfect Mai Tai

Makes one serving

1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger spiced rum
1/2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger coconut-flavored rum
1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
3 fluid ounces pineapple juice
2 fluid ounces orange juice

garnishes: pineapple, cherry, orange
 
Combine all  ingredients and shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour over ice in a glass. OR make a huge batch, stir, let it cool in the refrigerator over night and then serve over ice. It is great either way!
 
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Some pics from Keith's birthday BBQ:
 

Poor Keith, this was pretty much the only decoration! 

The kiddos playing with cars and trains. 

The men. 

 The women!

Fun was had by all! And I think I'm done entertaining for a month or two. I feel like we've had parties / dinners non-stop and I'm tried!

Happy Thursday Friends!

4 comments:

  1. I could definitely use one of those right now, yes at noon =-) THanks so a fabulously teething baby.

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  2. That drink looks so good and the party looks fun too, that is a lot of people!

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  3. That Mai Tai looks very tasty right about NOW!!!! And such a cute party!

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  4. That cocktail is RIGHT up my alley! Pinning this for the weekend!

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