5.16.2013

Thirsty Thursday - Summer Brew

Yep, second post for the day. I don't normally go about posting so much, but I seriously could not pass up this link party. No way, no how. 

I'm always in search for good drink ideas and when I saw Alicia over at Brew Mama was hosting this party I had to get in on the action!
Hopelessly Ever After
These days Scott and I aren't big drinkers (back in the day... that might be a slightly different story). Sure, in the evenings we may have a glass of vino to accompany dinner, or occasionally a beer, but nothing too crazy. However, there are times when a good cold refreshing mixed drink is in order. 

I've made Summer Brew for a few years now, and I always bring it to gatherings if we are asked to provide a beverage. Every time I share this I'm asked for the recipe. This stuff is delish and can be made a few different ways. 

Here are my two favorite mixes:
Summer Brew 1
1 can frozen limeade
3 beers (preferably lagers)
vodka (optional)

In a pitcher add limeade and beers. Fill empty limeade can with vodka and add to the mix. Combine well (my pitcher has a nifty handle that moves up and down to stir all the lovely ingredients).
Viola! The perfect summery beverage. 

Summer Brew 2
1 can frozen limeade
3 beers (preferably lagers)
tequila (optional)
In pitcher add limeade and beers. Fill empty limeade can with tequila and add to the mix. Combine well.
Summer Brew 2 has a more margarita-ish taste, and a nice rim of salt would be a great garnishing touch.

Either way, Summer Brew hits the spot on those hot days when you're lounging at the pool, or hanging out at the beach!
Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. This sounds good. We've made something similar called Cowboy Lemonade. It has frozen lemonade, vodka and beer. Its pretty yummy.

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  2. Ummm... yes please! This sounds really good! Especially on those warm summer days.

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  3. Thank you for linking up and now I have to try the summer brew. It sounds perfect for a day at the beach!

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  4. Why oh why does it have beer?! :(

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  5. Wow, that does sound good! And easy!

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  6. Sounds good! And also would be perfect for a bad day in the office!!!

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  7. i was just in bed this morning wondering if ill ever drink again? but the answer is yes. those summer fruity drinks especially when frozen are too good to pass up sometimes. take a sip for me please!

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  8. Yum!!! We love beer and this looks like an awesome summer drink!! Might have to make one this afternoon!!! Thanks so much for linking up with me today!!

    Kristin
    www.hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  9. i am not a big fan of beer but that sounds kind of good to me!

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  10. Obv a perfect drink for a 1st bday party?!....

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  11. Yum! It is heating up here and I think it is definitely about time for some Summer Brew! Cheers to the weekend, Friend!

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  12. Ok, I'm not typically a beer drinker unless we're at a party grilling out or something but the vodka brew looks like a great idea (I can't stomach tequila). Maybe because I love limeade...:) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I am looking for a new summer drink. I will be giving the first one a try for Memorial Day weekend. Cheers!!!

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  14. I love summer brew!!! Thanks for the recipe with tequila...I've never had it that way!!!

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